• Breaking down the barriers to employment

    11 November 2020

    Will virtual working lead to a greater spread of geographical talent? Partner with GatenbySanderson’s interim leadership practice Craig Clarke looks at the possibilities.

  • Birmingham has to work to be a real equal opportunity employer

    02 November 2020

    Europe’s largest local authority is already leading the charge on tackling inequalities affecting Birmingham’s diverse population, writes Cllr John Cotton – but now it’s turning the spotlight on itself as one of the city’s major employers.

  • Digital transformation – the new norm

    26 October 2020

    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?

  • It’s time for change

    21 October 2020

    The Penna family is using its diversity package to effectively reach audiences, including passive candidates who aren’t actively looking for roles, says Raja Balachandran.

  • Councils told to tackle funding through diversity

    16 October 2020

    Increasing the level of diversity in local government is key to tackling the sector’s funding gap, according to one expert in the field.

  • Reducing homelessness through radical recruitment

    12 October 2020

    A new Radical Futures employment initiative will reduce the burden on councils and prevent homelessness, says Emma Freivogel.

  • Director returns to birthplace to become chief executive

    08 October 2020

    Councillors last night approved the appointment of Larissa Reed as the new chief executive of Swale BC.

  • Survey shows councillors expect more COVID-related cuts

    01 October 2020

    More than two thirds of councillors believe the COVID-19 pandemic will mean further cuts to public sector budgets, according to a UK-wide survey.

  • private sector view

    23 September 2020

    People are being displaced from jobs in the private sector, says practice director executive recruitment at Penna Enterprise Charles Wilson, 'but there are also opportunities in the public sector in interesting and varied roles'.

  • The new (ab)normal?

    23 September 2020

    Green Park’s Neil Lupin looks at one of the most common terms heard since the pandemic began, and asks just what ‘new normal’ means in local government.

  • Good news for the nice

    07 September 2020

    When it comes to climbing the corporate career ladder being nasty or nice won’t determine your advancement, says Blair McPherson.

  • Making the most of remote working

    30 August 2020

    Solace's Karishma Vakta-Smith looks at the impact of remote working, and what it means for the future of recruitment.

  • A Sisyphean task for health and social care?

    19 August 2020

    Magda Stainton at Veredus looks at the issue of health and social care integration, and ponders if things would improve under ownership of the NHS.

  • Blended recruitment – helping you sleep at night

    10 August 2020

    Jon Dilling asks if it is now time for a shift in your organisation’s recruitment strategy when looking to bring in middle management and other hard to fill talent?

  • New rules for recruitment

    05 August 2020

    The coronavirus crisis has prompted a massive change in work practices, but what are the lessons for recruiting that we will take forward beyond the pandemic, asks Luke Judd

  • Getting onboard the digital recruitment era

    28 July 2020

    With office working still a way off for many organisations, how can the induction and settling in process be replicated effectively in this era of virtual recruitment? Jessica Mullinger looks at ways to address this dilemma

  • EXCLUSIVE: Croydon reaches out for MHCLG lifeline

    23 July 2020

    Croydon LBC is understood to have made initial contact with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as it approaches Section 114 territory, The MJ understands.

  • Don't be afraid to recruit online

    21 July 2020

    Local government recruiters should think about whether their current exercise will ‘lift and shift’ or needs changing, but the advice of Ann Hartley at Penna is don’t be afraid to move online.

  • Developing talent for a growing housing agenda

    21 July 2020

    With house-building high on the agenda, and a perceived lack of ready made talent in this area within the sector, Helen Anderson says it is more important than ever to be open minded and focus on building your own talent pipeline.

  • Spending controls for Ealing

    15 July 2020

    Senior Ealing LBC councillors have agreed to introduce strict and wide-ranging controls on spending as the council seeks to balance its budget.