The success of a people first approach
Exceptional people management is the most effective way to turn round a failing organisation or turn a coasting organisation into a world class one, says Blair Mcpherson.
Sharing a passion for supported internships
Edwina Grant shares her experience of supporting young people with autism and learning disabilities at Lancashire CC, and her belief in the importance of other councils and companies getting involved with the transition to work programme.
Council leaders warn of post-Brexit shortage of professional regulators
Local authority leaders have urged the Government to do more to train staff to work in the regulatory system due to an increase in post-Brexit challenges.
The deep wounds of moral injury
Nick Cole looks at the importance of being alert to ‘moral injury’ and its impact upon workforce wellbeing and retention.
Count on culture not cash
With inflation outstripping planned wage increases, it will be the culture, working for an innovative authority, in a community – ultimately the job satisfaction – that will attract and keep good people in local government, says Heather Jameson.
Hybrid working is here to stay
The end of the nine-to-five routine is driven by economic forces, not the indolent public sector workers of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s imagination, says Michael Burton.
How to stand out from the interim crowd
Tile Hill’s Dino Christodoulou offers his top five suggestions on what high performing interims do differently that ensure a healthy career.
Planning for the new workforce
Hybrid working and chronic shortages mean councils need to radically rethink their workforce strategies. Michael Burton talks to Gordon McFarlane, the new president of the association representing HR professionals, about what lies ahead.
Ensuring everyone has a voice in creating the future of work
Employees are looking for organisations that show emotional intelligence, encourage open communication and foster a culture of trust, says Fiyin Fayeye of Penna.
Finding talent to fulfil your green ambitions
The sector has been leading the charge in promoting the climate agenda with a host of green initiatives, but none of this will work if the right people are not in place to implement them.
Council chief turnover quadruples post-pandemic
The number of council chief executives leaving their jobs has shot up in the last year, new figures have confirmed.
Sunak snubs LGA meeting request
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has snubbed a Local Government Association (LGA) call for a meeting on a range of issues affecting the sector.
Sacked director to face no further action from police
A South Somerset DC director sacked after allegedly using furloughed council staff to work on her private vineyard will face no further action from police.
Building a diverse workforce ecosystem
Charlotte Croffie highlights why inclusive leadership is vital in todays evolving world, and how a workforce that reflects its community can truly benefit your organisation.
The seemingly insecure view from the top of the ladder
Blair Mcpherson examines the precarious view from the top of the career ladder, and the factors that can lead to moments of insecurity.
Transforming temporary recruitment practices in the West Midlands
West Midlands Employers has led a project to help set up a first-of-its kind regional temporary workforce solution aimed at improving access to quality staff. Rebecca Davis outlines the benefits of a local government-owned service.
A sense of belonging
When equality, diversity and inclusion are a golden thread weaved into the wider organisational strategy, it just becomes business as usual and the standard, expected way of working, as Darra Singh explains.
Talent acquisition: the perfect storm
Natasha Hilton-Keane assesses the key questions being asked by ambitious candidates looking to take the next step, and looks at what local authorities are doing to stand out in a challenging market.
Would you answer the Siren call?
The motivations for taking on the task of trying to turn round a failing organisation aren’t always based on careful research and clear understanding of the problems, says Blair Mcpherson.
Local government’s response to Russia’s war on Ukraine
Local government has a crucial role to play in how we as a nation stand by Ukrainians and resist a hybrid war being waged against us all, says Cormac Smith.