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  • Taking steps to a more inclusive organisation

    • 1 Oct 2020
    • Barry McNeill

    Nancy Scott and Barry McNeill look at the topic of ‘organisational belonging’ – is it top of your to-do list or just a ‘nice to have’?

  • The new (ab)normal?

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search

    Green Park’s Neil Lupin looks at one of the most common terms heard since the pandemic began, and asks just what ‘new normal’ means in local government.

  • What will be YOUR lockdown legacy?

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • Martin Tucker is managing partner of Faerfield, specialists in executive search, interim management and board development

    Martin Tucker shares his thoughts on what we have learned from the past few months and how we might use these findings to help cope with the challenges that lie ahead

  • A renaissance for HR?

    • 10 Sep 2020
    • Fiyin Fayeye is a senior consultant in Penna’s HR team

    Fiyin Fayeye reflects on a series of webinars with HR professionals on the current state of HR and OD and where things are headed post-COVID.

  • Making the most of remote working

    • 3 Sep 2020
    • Karishma Vakta-Smith is Business Support Advisor – Interim Team at Solace

    Karishma Vakta-Smith looks at the impact of remote working, and what it means for the future of recruitment

  • A Sisyphean task for health and social care?

    • 20 Aug 2020
    • Magda Stainton, Director – local government and healthcare, at Veredus

    Magda Stainton looks at the issue of health and social care integration, and ponders if things would improve under ownership of the NHS

  • Blended recruitment – helping you sleep at night

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • Jon Dilling is Penna’s sourcing lead

    Jon Dilling asks if it is now time for a shift in your organisation’s recruitment strategy when looking to bring in middle management and other hard to fill talent?

  • New rules for recruitment

    • 6 Aug 2020
    • Luke Judd is a Partner with GatenbySanderson’s Local Gov Executive Search Practice

    The coronavirus crisis has prompted a massive change in work practices, but what are the lessons for recruiting that we will take forward beyond the pandemic, asks Luke Judd

  • Getting onboard the digital recruitment era

    • 30 Jul 2020
    • Jessica Mullinger is head of interim management at Solace

    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

  • Developing talent for a growing housing agenda

    • 23 Jul 2020
    • Helen Anderson is a consultant at Penna

    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

  • Seizing the opportunity to change perceptions

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • Rebecca Davis is chief executive of West Midlands Employers

    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

  • Do dark clouds have silver linings?

    • 9 Jul 2020
    • Martin Tucker is managing director and founder of Faerfield

    The forced adoption of virtual, agile working may provide opportunities for organisations to cast their net wider when seeking talent. Martin Tucker explains

  • A heroes guide to the three ‘Rs’

    • 2 Jul 2020
    • Jes Ladva is a partner at Odgers Interim and Odgers Connect

    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

  • A major opportunity for positive change

    • 25 Jun 2020
    • Dawar Hashmi is partner for local government and health, executive search at Green Park

    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 right time for some strategic thinking

    • 18 Jun 2020

    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

  • We’re in this together

    • 11 Jun 2020
    • Steve Guest is head of executive recruitment and assessment at Solace in Business

    Steve Guest looks at the importance of good leadership during this uncertain time for the sector, as everybody gears up towards the ‘new normal’

  • Care after coronavirus

    • 4 Jun 2020
    • Magda Stainton is director – local government and healthcare at Veredus

    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

  • Resilience in the face of recovery

    • 28 May 2020
    • Dawn Faulkner is a senior consultant with GatenbySanderson’s local government executive search practice

    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

  • The organisation: 2.0

    • 21 May 2020
    • Pete John is a senior consultant at Penna

    Penna’s Pete John assesses how skillsets and structures have significantly changed under COVID-19

  • Reinventing recruitment for a more sustainable future

    • 14 May 2020

    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