Croydon told to act on interims
Croydon LBC has been told to move quickly to put a ‘substantive management team in place’ due to its high number of senior interims.
Tackling the social care talent deficit
The development of the future leaders within councils, be that in children’s services or elsewhere, must start now, says Philip Emms.
Is Black Lives Matter making a difference?
Managing director of Penna Julie Towers reflects on the rightful and renewed focus on diversity and inclusion since the tragic murder of George Floyd.
Successful leadership – top five emerging themes
Jes Ladva at Odgers Interim gives his assessment on the key leadership skills developing in local government for a bright post-pandemic future.
A tailored, personal approach gives you an edge
Sonia Tanda at Penna looks at how councils can stand out from the crowd when it comes to recruiting social workers.
Wolverhampton's i9 selected to house MHCLG's Midlands base
Two floors of Wolverhampton’s new i9 office building will be home to the first ministerial department outside of London, it has been announced.
Kerswell gets Croydon job permanently
Croydon LBC’s interim chief executive Katherine Kerswell is expected to get the job permanently after winning unanimous backing from the council’s cross-party appointments committee.
Working our way back to normality
Steve Guest says creating and maintaining COVID-safe and sustainable working environments is just the first step – and ‘workspace’ thinking is the way forwards – as we return from the pandemic.
The keys to ensuring good mental health
Toni Hall of Penna looks at the importance of looking after your mental health as an interim, and provides some tips for those needing support.
Leadership agility – now is the time to pick up the pace further
Charlotte Croffie looks at how leadership roles have adapted since the start of the pandemic.
Boards of the future will be more diverse
Diversity, in all forms, including cognitive diversity, is informing every conversation on the make-up of boards and executive teams, says director, executive recruitment at Penna Enterprise Charles Wilson.
How to recognise the seven traits of a modern board
Penny Ransley looks at why modern boards are increasingly wanting to harness the skills of local government.
What is the future role of directors of public health?
As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the nation, the profile of directors of public health (DPH) has risen massively. So what does the role look like now?
The right time to show your agility
Agile working and remote delivery can offer a unique chance for organisations to achieve success in this post-pandemic world, including the ability to attract the best interim talent around. Stephen Hoban explains.
Future Forum North: Change to flexible working will be permanent, predicts recruiter
New senior council hires expect to work in the office for just two days a week, a senior recruitment consultant has suggested.
A fresh look at the future of finance
Associate director, local government, at CIPFA-Penna Philippa Watkins shares the lessons learned from a virtual event putting finance on the stage.
It’s time to rethink assessment
It is really important to weigh up the cost of assessment against the value it brings, says head of assessment at Penna Ann Hartley.
Changing the climate from within
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.
How can we make recruitment more truly inclusive?
Tracy Walters looks at ways recruiters can recognise and address unconscious bias, engage with a diverse range of talents and tap into a bigger pool of candidates.
Feedback – the breakfast of champions?
Asking for and offering feedback is underappreciated, but beneficial to all sides in the recruitment process, says Martin Tucker.