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  • Hello 2022!

    • 20 Jan 2022
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search

    Neil Lupin takes a look at what this year brings for the sector, and assesses the immediate future for interims.

  • The market for leadership talent in 2022

    • 13 Jan 2022
    • Sam Ellis is director of strategy and marketing for GatenbySanderson and Frazer Thouard is partner for GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    Sam Ellis and Frazer Thouard look at the landscape for public services over the coming year, and highlight key priorities for organisations, as the sector embarks on a ‘war’ for talent

  • Reflections on 2021

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    Julie Towers looks back on the past 12 months, anticipates what will be in store in the new year and assesses how the sector needs to adapt to keep up with the pace of change

  • Spotting the signs of dysfunction in a hybrid team

    • 9 Dec 2021
    • Frazer Thouard is a partner with GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    The move to hybrid working has resulting in a seismic shift in working practices, the greatest we have seen in the past 20 years. But as Frazer Thouard asks, how will new leaders perform in this alternative way of working

  • Experience counts

    • 2 Dec 2021
    • Kathryn Reed is a consultant at Tile Hill

    Kathryn Reed looks at how the ‘candidate experience’ will differentiate your organisation in the market for talent

  • A golden opportunity for the sector

    • 25 Nov 2021
    • Nicole Chiverton

    Nicola Chiverton says local government is currently enjoying a renewed, positive profile – in no small part due to the efforts made during the pandemic.

  • Caring for care leavers: The Covenant Employers’ Charter

    • 18 Nov 2021

    A helping hand in the form of a well-meaning mentor, some CV advice, interview preparation… everything can make a difference to young care leavers. And as Julie Towers explains, a new charter has been launched to help them flourish

  • The hybrid era

    • 11 Nov 2021
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search

    Neil Lupin looks at hybrid working in local government and suggests there is no going back

  • The Case For Real Inclusion

    • 4 Nov 2021
    • Charlotte Croffie is a partner with GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    Charlotte Croffie digs deep to find the true meaning of ‘inclusion’ – and how you can apply it to your organisation in times of great change

  • Local Government: The Nexus for a Bright Future

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • Jes Ladva is a Partner and Head of the Government Practice at Odgers Interim

    Jes Ladva reflects on the vital importance of utilising cross-sector expertise to provide unparalleled leadership across all government functions

  • Ten tips on your next chief exec hire.

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • Martin Tucker is Managing Director and Founder of Faerfield

    Martin Tucker shares his thoughts on what leaders and elected members might consider when hiring their next chief executive

  • A time of Black pride – Celebrating #ProudToBe this BHM

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • Alexis Curtis-Harris is Penna’s Diversity & Inclusion Lead

    Celebrating Black History Month, Penna’s diversity and inclusion leader, Alexis Curtis-Harris, gives her perspective on why she’s ‘Proud to Be Black’

  • A diverse challenge for the sector

    • 7 Oct 2021
    • Steve Guest is Director of Executive Recruitment and Assessment at Solace in Business

    With concerns about the immediate leadership pipeline of staff, and wider challenges facing councils in the ongoing battle for talent, the issue of recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce across the sector has never been more important. Steve Guest looks at how Solace is approaching this challenge at a systemic and operational level, and also how we as individuals can help effect meaningful change.

  • A critical juncture for integration

    • 30 Sep 2021
    • Chris Barrow - Senior Consultant at Tile Hill

    Chris Barrow discusses how 'true integration' into all service areas is needed to attract and retain staff

  • When recruiting, what are the challenges to success?

    • 23 Sep 2021
    • Dawar Hashmi is Partner, Executive Search (Government, Health and Housing) at Green Park

    Dawar Hashmi discusses how to get the best out of working with external recruiters and offers some key tips

  • Making a success of succession

    • 16 Sep 2021
    • Simon Ray is a director at Hamptons Resourcing

    Simon Ray looks at the benefits of having a clear policy of succession planning, and offers some key tips to ensure your organisation’s strategy is an effective one.

  • A national HR and OD alliance

    • 9 Sep 2021
    • Manny Sandhu is director of leadership, OD and resourcing at West Midlands Employers

    Manny Sandhu champions the impact of a new academy collaboration aimed at inspiring local people-leaders – in particular those in HR and OD – to pool their expertise to create innovation and change for the sector.

  • Governance under the spotlight

    • 2 Sep 2021
    • Seb Lowe is a partner with GatenbySanderson’s local government practice.

    More than ever, councils need to have the right systems of finance and governance in place – and as Seb Lowe explains, the role of the in-house monitoring officer in particular is one that has to change

  • More than just a recruiter

    • 19 Aug 2021
    • Gemma Stevenson-Coupe is a consultant – talent acquisition and development, at Solace

    In the post-pandemic world, recruiters have the opportunity to take a fresh look at how they view their interim candidates – and in particular how they support and care for them. Gemma Stevenson-Coupe outlines how Solace have approached this issue

  • Through turbulent times – let’s celebrate leadership

    • 12 Aug 2021
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    Penna is proud to be long-term sponsors of the Senior Leadership Team category as part of The MJ’s annual Achievement Awards. Although the 2021 winner won’t be revealed until 17 September, Julie Towers reflects on the impressive calibre of senior leadership demonstrated by this year’s finalists