All Careers Advice

  • 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
  • Martin Tucker on why asking for feedback is often undervalued, but can be hugely beneficial
  • Alexis Curtis-Harris examines how the public sector can lead the way in promoting diversity and inclusion
  • From tragedy to opportunity, local government has a chance to move forwards and make the most of the positive changes the sector has seen since the pandemic hit, as Neil Lupin explains.
  • Gemma Stevenson-Coupe emphasises the importance of ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues as the pandemic forcibly changes the environment we live and work in.
  • Helen Anderson says we need to use this year to start building for the future and ensuring our workforce is ready for the challenges ahead
  • Julie Towers of Penna looks back on 2020 and the legacy impact on the people agenda.
  • GatenbySanderson’s Phil Whitman outlines the importance of embracing adaptive leadership in public services.
  • With a year of challenge, opportunity and growth for HR and OD incoming, Fiyin Fayeye looks at the results of Penna’s HR survey of 2020 and says that a new style of leadership is emerging
  • Ben Parsonage says many employers need to change their dated mindset requiring candidates to ‘fit in’ with their existing culture, and instead start visualising what qualities they can ‘add to’ your organisation.
  • A lot has changed and so must leadership – we need to lead beyond ‘authority’, explain Manny Sandhu and Louise Teboul
  • Drawing on feedback from Solace’s recent development programmes and events, Jessica Mullinger assesses the advantages and disadvantages to both live and virtual settings as we look at different ways of learning due to the pandemic
  • Will virtual working lead to a greater spread of geographical talent? Craig Clarke looks at the possibilities
  • What can the sector do to drive diversity and inclusion and push forward the agenda set by Black Lives Matter? Julie Towers explains we can all add to the momentum
  • COVID has forced us to change the way we work forever says Ben Manojlovic, and local authorities have increasingly had to look at digital transformation in order to move forwards – but what are the benefits?
  • Jes Ladva of Odgers looks at the insight and ideas put forward during recent leadership events with top government figures on the subject of non-executive directors
  • With remote working likely to remain for the foreseeable future, what do leaders need to do to ensure their teams continue to function well and develop? Dr Simon Willson looks at ways in which this might be done