All Careers Advice

  • Rebecca Davis discusses the results of research into diversity within our organisations, and finds that the benefits can be significant if we hold the mirror up to ourselves and commit to long-term change
  • Are you having trouble hiring specialists and managers? You’re not alone. Jon Dilling and Gemma Matin of Penna recently hosted a webinar to discuss and share learning around tackling hard to fill roles. Its clear many organisations are experiencing challenges with recruitment – but as the webinar...
  • The ‘death of Dolly’? Jason Wheatley explains why it’s important organisations re-imagine their places of work to meet the changing requirements of a post-pandemic world
  • Has virtual working blurred the line between our personal and professional ‘self’? Nicola Chiverton asks the question as the workforce emerges from a post-pandemic world
  • Actions speak louder than words, says Anj Popat, and while having an inclusive recruitment process may help attract a more diverse workforce, without the right culture it does not guarantee retaining that talent
  • The development of the future leaders within councils, be that in children’s services or elsewhere, must start now, says Philip Emms.
  • Jes Ladva gives his assessment on the key leadership skills developing in local government for a bright post-pandemic future
  • The world of work has changed irreversibly since COVID, says Neil Lupin, and from leadership level onwards it is time to embrace the physical and emotional benefits of workplace transformation
  • Steve Guest says creating and maintaining COVID-safe and sustainable working environments is just the first step – and ‘workspace’ thinking is the way forwards – as we return from the pandemic
  • Toni Hall looks at the importance of looking after your mental health as an interim, and provides some tips for those needing support
  • Charlotte Croffie looks at how leadership roles have adapted since the start of the pandemic
  • Penny Ransley looks at why modern boards are increasingly turning to local government
  • Dino Christodoulou looks at the decisions organisations need to make to attract the best talent, and asks if a cross-sector approach will ensure a wider pool to choose from.
  • Josh Bembridge asks if, post-pandemic, the landscape has changed for future delivery of services across local government?
  • Agile working and remote delivery can offer a unique chance for organisations to achieve success in this post-pandemic world, including the ability to attract the best interim talent around. Stephen Hoban explains.
  • Dawar Hashmi discusses the importance of coaching, regardless of what level you work at, and how it is now time to collectively implement elements of coaching into your organisation’s daily routine.
  • Karishma Vakta-Smith assesses the benefits and pitfalls of remote recruiting, and offers a few pointers on how to get the best out of the process
  • Philippa Watkins shares the lessons learned from a virtual event putting finance on the stage
  • Kate Wilson looks at the challenge of finding talent in an increasingly competitive and talent-short market, while continuing to progress the overall goal of zero carbon emissions.
  • What can be learned from the pandemic to improve how local government services are delivered? Nick Cole looks at how corporate centre colleagues have risen to the challenge and offers some tips to local leaders