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  • Hybrid hiring and working – here to stay?

    • 11 Aug 2022
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna.

    Penna’s Julie Towers shares the views of hybrid hires and hiring managers from a recent webinar held alongside the Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA)

  • Let’s de-CODE the sector

    • 4 Aug 2022
    • The purpose and value of HR and organisational development can often be lost in the busy day to day of service delivery and the quest to problem solve – but at the heart of it, what we need our teams to do is to create an environment in which organisation

    Rebecca Davis introduces a new network supported by employers across the UK, set to launch next month, which aims to promote organisational development within local government

  • The value of giving to gain...

    • 28 Jul 2022
    • Kate Wilson is development manager at Osborne Thomas

    Kate Wilson looks at the best ways of accommodating the needs and wants of todays’ candidates – and employees

  • Getting your story straight

    • 21 Jul 2022
    • Steve Guest is director of executive recruitment and assessment at Solace in Business.

    Tangible outcomes and hard facts can make an enormous difference in a recruitment decision, so Steve Guest outlines the importance of telling the whole story and celebrating your successes when applying for a job role

  • For the love of the game

    • 14 Jul 2022
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    Julie Towers shares the key findings from the recent Love Local Government webinar hosted by The MJ and Inner Circle Consulting

  • Planning the next steps

    • 7 Jul 2022
    • Philip Emms is lead research consultant for local government and Tim Hills is senior researcher at GatenbySanderson

    Phil Emms and Tim Hills question if now is a pivotal point to invest in system and sector succession planning?

  • Is now our perfect storm?

    • 30 Jun 2022
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search

    Neil Lupin looks at the current challenges faced by local authorities and the benefits of having interim managers

  • Reaping the benefits of a good experience

    • 23 Jun 2022
    • Anthony Lewis is a director of Tile Hill.

    Anthony Lewis asks whether candidate experience is integral to hiring the best talent

  • Survival skills in a candidate-short market.

    • 17 Jun 2022
    • Jonathon Sheppard is senior consultant, local government at Penna Consulting.

    With a lot movement within the sector since the pandemic began, Jonathon Sheppard assesses the current state of a market where availability of dependable and skilled candidates is becoming the key component

  • What does employer brand mean for new elected members?

    • 9 Jun 2022
    • Nancy Scott is a partner in GatenbySanderson’s local government practice.

    Nancy Scott looks at the increased focus on public leaders at a time where diversity of thought has never been more important, and how those involved in the appointment process need to think more carefully about the evolving needs of their organisation.

  • Making the most out of the Great Resignation.

    • 26 May 2022
    • David Weir is director and founder of Tile Hill.

    At a post-pandemic time where workers of all stages look to rethink their careers, conditions and long-term goals, David Weir assesses the opportunities for those that remain in this new world of work

  • Journey of learning and improvement

    • 19 May 2022
    • Alexis Curtis Harris is head of ED&I – attraction and communications, at Penna.

    When it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion, it is important for everyone to broaden their awareness, knowledge, understanding and education around the subject – whether you are an individual, employer, or recruiter. Alexis Curtis-Harris explains

  • A journey of learning and improvement

    • 19 May 2022
    • Alexis Curtis Harris is head of ED&I – attraction and communications, at Penna

    When it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion, it is important for everyone to broaden their awareness, knowledge, understanding and education around the subject – whether you are an individual, employer, or recruiter. Alexis Curtis-Harris explains

  • The deep wounds of moral injury.

    • 12 May 2022
    • Nick Cole is a senior consultant in GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    Nick Cole looks at the importance of being alert to ‘moral injury’ and its impact upon workforce wellbeing and retention

  • A seat at the top table?

    • 5 May 2022
    • Martin Tucker is managing director of Faerfield

    Martin Tucker considers the role of HR and its place within a local authority

  • How to stand out from the interim crowd

    • 27 Apr 2022
    • Dino Christodoulou - Senior Consultant - Tile Hill

    Tile Hill’s Dino Christodoulou offers his top five suggestions on what high performing interims do differently that ensure a healthy career

  • Finding talent to fulfil your green ambitions

    • 21 Apr 2022
    • Gemma Matin and Jon Dilling are Sourcing Leads at Penna

    The sector has been leading the charge in promoting the climate agenda with a host of green initiatives, but none of this will work if the right people are not in place to impliment them. Gemma Matin and Jon Dilling look at how best to find the right candidates to maintain your organisation’s greener outlook

  • Building a diverse workforce ecosystem

    • 14 Apr 2022
    • Charlotte Croffie is a partner with GatenbySanderson’s local government practice.

    Charlotte Croffie highlights why inclusive leadership is vital in todays evolving world, and how a workforce that reflects its community can truly benefit your organisation

  • Securing interim talent in a buoyant market

    • 7 Apr 2022
    • Beth Roberts is Associate Consultant at Solace

    The current market for interim talent is in good shape, and you might need to adapt your approach in order to attract the best candidates. Beth Roberts looks at some of the steps needed to put your organisation in prime position

  • Talent acquisition: the perfect storm

    • 31 Mar 2022
    • Natasha Hilton-Keane is Director of Recruitment at Osborne Thomas.

    Natasha Hilton-Keane assesses the key questions being asked by ambitious candidates looking to take the next step, and looks at what local authorities are doing to stand out in a challenging market