All Careers Advice

  • Green Park’s Neil Lupin looks at one of the most common terms heard since the pandemic began, and asks just what ‘new normal’ means in local government.
  • Martin Tucker shares his thoughts on what we have learned from the past few months and how we might use these findings to help cope with the challenges that lie ahead
  • Fiyin Fayeye reflects on a series of webinars with HR professionals on the current state of HR and OD and where things are headed post-COVID.
  • Karishma Vakta-Smith looks at the impact of remote working, and what it means for the future of recruitment
  • Magda Stainton looks at the issue of health and social care integration, and ponders if things would improve under ownership of the NHS
  • Jon Dilling asks if it is now time for a shift in your organisation’s recruitment strategy when looking to bring in middle management and other hard to fill talent?
  • The coronavirus crisis has prompted a massive change in work practices, but what are the lessons for recruiting that we will take forward beyond the pandemic, asks Luke Judd
  • With office working still a way off for many organisations, how can the induction and settling in process be replicated effectively in this era of virtual recruitment? Jessica Mullinger looks at ways to address this dilemma
  • With housebuilding high on the agenda for local authorities, and a percieved lack of ready made talent in this area within the sector, Helen Anderson says it is more important than ever to be open minded and focus on building your own talent pipeline
  • Rebecca Davis looks at how an ambitious initiative across the West Midlands has highlighted the important work of council workers, who are making as much of a difference in their own way as any emergency service
  • The forced adoption of virtual, agile working may provide opportunities for organisations to cast their net wider when seeking talent. Martin Tucker explains
  • Jes Ladva looks at the landscape for local government post-COVID, and outlines the developing trends as organisations attempt to move forwards at this delicate time
  • We are at a time of significant reflection, and as a sector Dawar Hashmi feels it’s time we start to talk about ‘culture add’, not culture fit
  • The current pandemic has presented an opportunity for the sector to re-think its recruitment strategies, particularly in the search for experienced social workers. Maggie Hennessy and Sonia Tanda explain
  • Steve Guest looks at the importance of good leadership during this uncertain time for the sector, as everybody gears up towards the ‘new normal’
  • Magda Stainton looks at what local authority adult social care needs to do to be sustainable in the ‘new normal’ life after COVID-19, and outlines how interim and permanent recruitment specialists can help them get there
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic rewriting the rules of upheaval in modern times, Dawn Faulkner discusses how the sector can bounce back and the new leadership psychology necessary to do so
  • Penna’s Pete John assesses how skillsets and structures have significantly changed under COVID-19
  • Local government has shown it can move faster and better when the bureaucracy is stripped away and decision-making is made at the local level. Manny Sandhu sets out a plan with a powerful purpose
  • Neil Lupin looks at how local government might start to reinvent its future in the months ahead