All Careers Advice

  • This month provides a significant opportunity to discuss mental health within our workplaces, homes and communities. Gemma Stevenson-Coupe looks at how organisations can use this moment to approach the challenge of encouraging and maintaining wellbeing.
  • Ben Cox shares Penna’s data and insights on the executive talent market in 2021, and looks at what this year has in store
  • Neil Lupin takes a look at what this year brings for the sector, and assesses the immediate future for interims.
  • Sam Ellis and Frazer Thouard look at the landscape for public services over the coming year, and highlight key priorities for organisations, as the sector embarks on a ‘war’ for talent
  • Julie Towers looks back on the past 12 months, anticipates what will be in store in the new year and assesses how the sector needs to adapt to keep up with the pace of change
  • The move to hybrid working has resulting in a seismic shift in working practices, the greatest we have seen in the past 20 years. But as Frazer Thouard asks, how will new leaders perform in this alternative way of working
  • Kathryn Reed looks at how the ‘candidate experience’ will differentiate your organisation in the market for talent
  • Nicola Chiverton says local government is currently enjoying a renewed, positive profile – in no small part due to the efforts made during the pandemic.
  • A helping hand in the form of a well-meaning mentor, some CV advice, interview preparation… everything can make a difference to young care leavers. And as Julie Towers explains, a new charter has been launched to help them flourish
  • Neil Lupin looks at hybrid working in local government and suggests there is no going back
  • Charlotte Croffie digs deep to find the true meaning of ‘inclusion’ – and how you can apply it to your organisation in times of great change
  • Jes Ladva reflects on the vital importance of utilising cross-sector expertise to provide unparalleled leadership across all government functions
  • Martin Tucker shares his thoughts on what leaders and elected members might consider when hiring their next chief executive
  • Celebrating Black History Month, Penna’s diversity and inclusion leader, Alexis Curtis-Harris, gives her perspective on why she’s ‘Proud to Be Black’
  • With concerns about the immediate leadership pipeline of staff, and wider challenges facing councils in the ongoing battle for talent, the issue of recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce across the sector has never been more important. Steve Guest looks at how Solace is approach...
  • Chris Barrow discusses how 'true integration' into all service areas is needed to attract and retain staff
  • Dawar Hashmi discusses how to get the best out of working with external recruiters and offers some key tips
  • Simon Ray looks at the benefits of having a clear policy of succession planning, and offers some key tips to ensure your organisation’s strategy is an effective one.
  • Manny Sandhu champions the impact of a new academy collaboration aimed at inspiring local people-leaders – in particular those in HR and OD – to pool their expertise to create innovation and change for the sector.
  • More than ever, councils need to have the right systems of finance and governance in place – and as Seb Lowe explains, the role of the in-house monitoring officer in particular is one that has to change