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  • 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

  • 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