Planning the next steps

By Tim Hills and Philip Emms | 05 July 2022

Philip Emms and Tim Hills question if now is a pivotal point to invest in system and sector succession planning?

As 2022 progresses, we continue to see considerable change in local government, stemming from senior officers retiring, making lifestyle changes or leaving the sector altogether.

This leadership disruption is a growing trend across the spectrum of public services, exacerbated by emergence from prolonged pandemic response, and leading to uncertainty among senior leadership teams and creating gaps in organisational structures. It does, however, present an opportunity for leaders and HR colleagues to reassess their approach to long-term resourcing of senior posts and highlights the importance of succession planning.

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