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  • Journey of learning and improvement

    • 19 May 2022
    • Alexis Curtis Harris is head of ED&I – attraction and communications, at Penna.

    When it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion, it is important for everyone to broaden their awareness, knowledge, understanding and education around the subject – whether you are an individual, employer, or recruiter. Alexis Curtis-Harris explains

  • A journey of learning and improvement

    • 19 May 2022
    • Alexis Curtis Harris is head of ED&I – attraction and communications, at Penna

    When it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion, it is important for everyone to broaden their awareness, knowledge, understanding and education around the subject – whether you are an individual, employer, or recruiter. Alexis Curtis-Harris explains

  • The deep wounds of moral injury.

    • 12 May 2022
    • Nick Cole is a senior consultant in GatenbySanderson’s local government practice

    Nick Cole looks at the importance of being alert to ‘moral injury’ and its impact upon workforce wellbeing and retention

  • A seat at the top table?

    • 5 May 2022
    • Martin Tucker is managing director of Faerfield

    Martin Tucker considers the role of HR and its place within a local authority

  • How to stand out from the interim crowd

    • 27 Apr 2022
    • Dino Christodoulou - Senior Consultant - Tile Hill

    Tile Hill’s Dino Christodoulou offers his top five suggestions on what high performing interims do differently that ensure a healthy career

  • Finding talent to fulfil your green ambitions

    • 21 Apr 2022
    • Gemma Matin and Jon Dilling are Sourcing Leads at Penna

    The sector has been leading the charge in promoting the climate agenda with a host of green initiatives, but none of this will work if the right people are not in place to impliment them. Gemma Matin and Jon Dilling look at how best to find the right candidates to maintain your organisation’s greener outlook

  • Building a diverse workforce ecosystem

    • 14 Apr 2022
    • Charlotte Croffie is a partner with GatenbySanderson’s local government practice.

    Charlotte Croffie highlights why inclusive leadership is vital in todays evolving world, and how a workforce that reflects its community can truly benefit your organisation

  • Securing interim talent in a buoyant market

    • 7 Apr 2022
    • Beth Roberts is Associate Consultant at Solace

    The current market for interim talent is in good shape, and you might need to adapt your approach in order to attract the best candidates. Beth Roberts looks at some of the steps needed to put your organisation in prime position

  • Talent acquisition: the perfect storm

    • 31 Mar 2022
    • Natasha Hilton-Keane is Director of Recruitment at Osborne Thomas.

    Natasha Hilton-Keane assesses the key questions being asked by ambitious candidates looking to take the next step, and looks at what local authorities are doing to stand out in a challenging market

  • The difference makers

    • 24 Mar 2022
    • Rebecca Davis is Chief Executive of West Midlands Employers

    Rebecca Davis looks at how the landscape of the sector will continue to evolve over the next 12 months, and that supporting ‘our people’ – both internally and externally – will be more important than ever.

  • Future proofing the sector

    • 17 Mar 2022
    • Neel Patel is principal consultant for GatenbySanderson’s local government interim leadership practice.

    Neel Patel looks at how councils are establishing large reform programmes to meet the financial challenges

  • Social workers: how to recruit and retain the best

    • 10 Mar 2022
    • Sonia Tanda is director of business development at Penna

    Using mental health as a key starting point, Penna’s Sonia Tanda offers some top tips on how to retain your key workers

  • We can all play a leading role.

    • 3 Mar 2022
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search.

    Leadership comes in many forms, and as Neil Lupin reflects on the countless examples being displayed both on a local level and abroad, he finds that leadership is not just the preserve of those ‘in charge’.

  • The art of good leadership

    • 24 Feb 2022
    • Dawar Hashmi is director of executive search at Penna

    Dawar Hashmi looks at the various definitions of leadership in today’s landscape and, using the experiences of the past, outlines how you can be an effective one.

  • How to solve the social care leadership problem

    • 17 Feb 2022
    • Nik Shah is Senior Consultant at Tile Hill

    In the world of social care, the post-pandemic environment has created a greater need for versatility and more agile structures of working – which in turn have put added pressure on leadership figures. Nik Shah looks at what can be done to help protect and develop one of the sector’s most valuable assets

  • Riding the career elevators and travelators

    • 10 Feb 2022
    • Phil Whitman is Client Solutions Partner for GatenbySanderson’s leadership and talent consultancy

    While there are ups and downs in the world of work, ‘climbing the ladder’ is not the only way – or more specifically, direction – in which to progress your career. Phil Whitman explains

  • Time to Talk mental health and wellbeing

    • 3 Feb 2022
    • Gemma Stevenson-Coupe is a  consultant – talent acquisition and development at Solace

    This month provides a significant opportunity to discuss mental health within our workplaces, homes and communities. Gemma Stevenson-Coupe looks at how organisations can use this moment to approach the challenge of encouraging and maintaining wellbeing.

  • The year of the candidate

    • 27 Jan 2022
    • Ben Cox is Director, Executive Search at Penna

    Ben Cox shares Penna’s data and insights on the executive talent market in 2021, and looks at what this year has in store

  • 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