All Careers Advice

  • Neil Lupin explores resilience in local government and the direct correlation between feeling positive and working in a role and an environment that aligns to your values
  • Digital offers an exciting opportunity for a more agile method of career development – driven by factors the public sector can offer in abundance – opportunities to learn, interesting and challenging work as well as investment in training and development, writes Joanne Cumper
  • Interims need to keep their options open and must invest in their own development. That’s why a career coach is essential to assist and support an interim’s longer-term career ambitions, writes Anthony Lewis
  • Julie Towers of Penna reviews 2019’s year of talent and looks ahead to what 2020 has in store
  • The importance of the role of the director of children’s services has never been clearer, and with one in 10 children needing some form of extra help, this work is closer to home for many of us than we may realise. Craig Clarke explains

  • As the war for talent intensifies, Jessica Mullinger explores the many advantages of hiring a career interim to get the maximum return on investment during their time with your company
  • Maggie Hennessy assesses the state of adult and children’s services and asks what those looking to recruit can do to ensure the best talent steps forward
  • Nadira Hussain asks how the sector can future-proof continuous improvement when technology and ‘need’ evolve all the time
  • Getting a balance between achieving cultural fit and not stifling individuality is important when recruiting to your organisation. And innovation and creativity are key to getting this right, as Beth Roberts explains.
  • Ann Hartley demonstrates how you can get real change from embedding and measuring values and behaviours within your organisation
  • Neil Lupin looks at how local government can thrive despite the uncertain times we find ourselves in

  • CVs are difficult documents to write and everyone will have their view on what a good CV looks like.
  • Running a local authority in today’s climate requires a skill set quite different to that of previous years, so recruiting candidates into the sector can be more challenging than ever. Gemma Stevenson-Coupe explains
  • David Weir discusses five questions you should ask yourself before becoming an interim manager
  • Amy Morris looks at the key ingredients for a good EVP and explains why investing in one can be the difference in attracting the best talent tempering staff turnover
  • Jes Ladva explains what you need to know in order to become the chief executive of a local authority
  • Greg Hayes says that, used well, psychometric profiling can provide great aid for your recruitment processes, as well as a good foundation to retain and develop leaders
  • Steve Guest assesses the immediate future of recruitment within the local government sector, and he has seen an initial need for a focus on housing turn into a wider emphasis towards communities
  • David Weir discusses five ways effective onboarding can help you and your employees succeed
  • How can local government face off competition from other public services to attract the brightest talent? Nicola Chiverton discusses the importance of the sector showing a willingness to accept change and move forwards with the next generation