All Careers Advice

  • Will virtual working lead to a greater spread of geographical talent? Craig Clarke looks at the possibilities
  • What can the sector do to drive diversity and inclusion and push forward the agenda set by Black Lives Matter? Julie Towers explains we can all add to the momentum
  • 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?
  • Jes Ladva of Odgers looks at the insight and ideas put forward during recent leadership events with top government figures on the subject of non-executive directors
  • With remote working likely to remain for the foreseeable future, what do leaders need to do to ensure their teams continue to function well and develop? Dr Simon Willson looks at ways in which this might be done
  • In the wake of The MJ’s successful virtual achievement awards last week, Penna’s Julie Towers takes a look at what qualities lead to success in a leadership team
  • Nancy Scott and Barry McNeill look at the topic of ‘organisational belonging’ – is it top of your to-do list or just a ‘nice to have’?
  • 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.
  • Martin Tucker shares his thoughts on what we have learned from the past few months and how we might use these findings to help cope with the challenges that lie ahead
  • Fiyin Fayeye reflects on a series of webinars with HR professionals on the current state of HR and OD and where things are headed post-COVID.
  • Karishma Vakta-Smith looks at the impact of remote working, and what it means for the future of recruitment
  • Magda Stainton looks at the issue of health and social care integration, and ponders if things would improve under ownership of the NHS
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • With housebuilding high on the agenda for local authorities, and a percieved 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
  • 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
  • The forced adoption of virtual, agile working may provide opportunities for organisations to cast their net wider when seeking talent. Martin Tucker explains
  • Jes Ladva looks at the landscape for local government post-COVID, and outlines the developing trends as organisations attempt to move forwards at this delicate time
  • We are at a time of significant reflection, and as a sector Dawar Hashmi feels it’s time we start to talk about ‘culture add’, not culture fit