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  • Change from within to attract from outside

    • 22 Jul 2021
    • Rebecca Davis is Chief Executive of West Midlands Employers

    Rebecca Davis discusses the results of research into diversity within our organisations, and finds that the benefits can be significant if we hold the mirror up to ourselves and commit to long-term change

  • Understanding your talent gap

    • 15 Jul 2021
    • Jon Dilling and Gemma Matin are Sourcing Leads at Penna

    Are you having trouble hiring specialists and managers? You’re not alone. Jon Dilling and Gemma Matin of Penna recently hosted a webinar to discuss and share learning around tackling hard to fill roles. Its clear many organisations are experiencing challenges with recruitment – but as the webinar evidenced, solutions can be found.

  • Getting set for a post 9-to-5 culture

    • 8 Jul 2021
    • Jason Wheatley is a Partner at Færfield

    The ‘death of Dolly’? Jason Wheatley explains why it’s important organisations re-imagine their places of work to meet the changing requirements of a post-pandemic world

  • Remote working – the new personal challenge

    • 1 Jul 2021
    • Nicola Chiverton is a managing consultant for the Solace Interim Team

    Has virtual working blurred the line between our personal and professional ‘self’? Nicola Chiverton asks the question as the workforce emerges from a post-pandemic world

  • How to retain an inclusive workforce

    • 24 Jun 2021
    • Anj Popat is senior consultant at Tile Hill

    Actions speak louder than words, says Anj Popat, and while having an inclusive recruitment process may help attract a more diverse workforce, without the right culture it does not guarantee retaining that talent

  • Tackling the social care talent deficit

    • 17 Jun 2021
    • Philip Emms is a consultant within GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    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?

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • Julie Towers is 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

    • 3 Jun 2021
    • Jes Ladva is Partner – Local and Central Government, at Odgers Interim

    Jes Ladva gives his assessment on the key leadership skills developing in local government for a bright post-pandemic future

  • Forwards, not backwards

    • 27 May 2021
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search.

    The world of work has changed irreversibly since COVID, says Neil Lupin, and from leadership level onwards it is time to embrace the physical and emotional benefits of workplace transformation

  • Working our way back to normality

    • 20 May 2021
    • Steve Guest is director of executive recruitment and assessment at Solace in Business

    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

    • 13 May 2021
    • Toni Hall is director of Penna Public Sector Executive Interim

    Toni Hall 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

    • 6 May 2021
    • Charlotte Croffie is Partner with GatenbySanderson’s Executive Search Practice

    Charlotte Croffie looks at how leadership roles have adapted since the start of the pandemic

  • How to recognise the seven traits of a modern board

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • Penny Ransley is Director at Starfish Search

    Penny Ransley looks at why modern boards are increasingly turning to local government

  • Building on the interest in public sector

    • 22 Apr 2021
    • Dino Christodoulou is a senior consultant at Tile Hill

    Dino Christodoulou looks at the decisions organisations need to make to attract the best talent, and asks if a cross-sector approach will ensure a wider pool to choose from.

  • A fresh start for the sector?

    • 15 Apr 2021
    • Josh Bembridge is a consultant at Penna

    Josh Bembridge asks if, post-pandemic, the landscape has changed for future delivery of services across local government?

  • The right time to show your agility

    • 8 Apr 2021
    • Stephen Hoban is Director of Public Sector Interim at Veredus

    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.

  • Everyone needs a coach

    • 1 Apr 2021
    • Dawar Hashmi is Partner, Civil Society and Government at Green Park Interim & Executive Limited

    Dawar Hashmi discusses the importance of coaching, regardless of what level you work at, and how it is now time to collectively implement elements of coaching into your organisation’s daily routine.

  • Virtual recruitment – a year on

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • Karishma Vakta-Smith is an assistant consultant at Solace

    Karishma Vakta-Smith assesses the benefits and pitfalls of remote recruiting, and offers a few pointers on how to get the best out of the process

  • A fresh look at the future of finance

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • Philippa Watkins is associate director, local government, at CIPFA-Penna

    Philippa Watkins shares the lessons learned from a virtual event putting finance on the stage

  • Changing the climate from within

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • Kate Wilson is development manager at Osborne Thomas

    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.