• 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.

  • Seizing the opportunity to change perceptions

    14 July 2020

    Rebecca Davis looks at how an ambitious initiative across the West Midlands has highlighted the important work of council workers, who are making as much of a difference in their own way as any emergency service

  • Do dark clouds have silver linings?

    07 July 2020

    The forced adoption of virtual, agile working may provide opportunities for organisations to cast their net wider when seeking talent. Martin Tucker explains.

  • Test, test, test the tech!

    24 June 2020

    Managing director of Penna Julie Towers offers some key observations on virtual recruitment, and says many of the online elements will be retained when lockdown eases further.

  • The right time for some strategic thinking

    17 June 2020

    The pandemic has presented an opportunity for the sector to re-think its recruitment strategies, particularly in the search for experienced social workers. Maggie Hennessy and Sonia Tanda explain.

  • Now is the time to turn the tide on talent attraction in the public sector

    16 June 2020

    It’s important that local authorities act now and focus on building their employer brand to make long-term prospects in the public sector more enticing, argues Selena Ayling.

  • Melting the boundaries after COVID

    09 June 2020

    In our first virtual round table alongside recruiters Faerfield, chiefs from across the sector talk to Heather Jameson about the opportunities ahead to ‘build back better’ and reshape public services.

  • Three out of four councils boost recruitment

    22 May 2020

    More than three-quarters of councils have been forced to recruit additional staff since March when coronavirus hit, a Local Government Association survey has found.

  • Reinventing recruitment for a more sustainable future

    13 May 2020

    Local government has shown it can move faster and better when the bureaucracy is stripped away and decision-making is made at the local level. Manny Sandhu sets out a social care and related professions recruitment plan with a powerful purpose.