All Careers Advice

  • 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
  • Tim Farr’s trip to Australia and New Zealand revealed how connected local authorities are to their communities – particularly in more rural areas and why a career in local government is viewed as being so prestigious
  • Rebecca Davis examines the need for communication, dialogue and trust within organisations and how pioneering programmes are developing strategies to smash the culture of silence that impedes progress
  • Millennials are an incredibly rich source of organisational energy, ability and creativity. Martin Tucker explains how get them involved in new developments and systems to give you greater access to insight and satisfy their need to get involved.
  • There can be no such thing as a ‘perfect’ CV, but there’s nothing wrong with having that objective in your sights. Take charge of your CV presentation and follow a few key principles of best practice to ensure you put your best foot forward writes Karishma Vakta-Smith
  • Neil Lupin explores resilience in local government and the direct correlation between feeling positive and working in a role and an environment that aligns to your values
  • Digital offers an exciting opportunity for a more agile method of career development – driven by factors the public sector can offer in abundance – opportunities to learn, interesting and challenging work as well as investment in training and development, writes Joanne Cumper
  • Interims need to keep their options open and must invest in their own development. That’s why a career coach is essential to assist and support an interim’s longer-term career ambitions, writes Anthony Lewis
  • Julie Towers of Penna reviews 2019’s year of talent and looks ahead to what 2020 has in store
  • The importance of the role of the director of children’s services has never been clearer, and with one in 10 children needing some form of extra help, this work is closer to home for many of us than we may realise. Craig Clarke explains

  • As the war for talent intensifies, Jessica Mullinger explores the many advantages of hiring a career interim to get the maximum return on investment during their time with your company
  • Maggie Hennessy assesses the state of adult and children’s services and asks what those looking to recruit can do to ensure the best talent steps forward
  • Nadira Hussain asks how the sector can future-proof continuous improvement when technology and ‘need’ evolve all the time
  • Getting a balance between achieving cultural fit and not stifling individuality is important when recruiting to your organisation. And innovation and creativity are key to getting this right, as Beth Roberts explains.
  • Ann Hartley demonstrates how you can get real change from embedding and measuring values and behaviours within your organisation