All Careers Advice

  • 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
  • The current pandemic has presented an opportunity for the sector to re-think its recruitment strategies, particularly in the search for experienced social workers. Maggie Hennessy and Sonia Tanda explain
  • Steve Guest looks at the importance of good leadership during this uncertain time for the sector, as everybody gears up towards the ‘new normal’
  • Magda Stainton looks at what local authority adult social care needs to do to be sustainable in the ‘new normal’ life after COVID-19, and outlines how interim and permanent recruitment specialists can help them get there
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic rewriting the rules of upheaval in modern times, Dawn Faulkner discusses how the sector can bounce back and the new leadership psychology necessary to do so
  • Penna’s Pete John assesses how skillsets and structures have significantly changed under COVID-19
  • Local government has shown it can move faster and better when the bureaucracy is stripped away and decision-making is made at the local level. Manny Sandhu sets out a plan with a powerful purpose
  • Neil Lupin looks at how local government might start to reinvent its future in the months ahead
  • Solace has shown a willingness to take advantage of the opportunities that digital presents the sector, most recently using current technology to ‘virtually’ recruit for Adur and Worthing Councils. Steve Guest explains
  • Public health, and in particular the leaders from this area, will be at the forefront of efforts to tackle the challenges the coronavirus presents communities and indivduals. Nick Raper explains
  • Dave Weir and Anthony Lewis provide a guide to making the most of your time during the coronavirus crisis to emerge fit, well and ready for business
  • How do you adapt to attract talent during the coronavirus crisis? Penna’s Julie Towers shares her experience of the new normal in recruitment
  • Applying for a new role is a time-consuming process that takes a lot of energy and personal investment. Sharon Davies believes applicants must be supported to put their best foot forward for current and future applications. And, she points out, honesty and kindness go a very long way
  • Often a tough quality to pin down, assessing motivation from prospective candidates is an important step to finding the right person for the role. Philip Emms and Tim Hills offer some insight
  • A 4G workforce provides challenges in adapting HR professionals’ management approach to work – a challenge which most public sector organisations are failing to meet, argues Lesley Shore