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  • 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

  • Prepare for a bright future

    • 7 May 2020
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner and local government interim lead at Green Park Interim & Executive Search.

    Neil Lupin looks at how local government might start to reinvent its future in the months ahead

  • Necessity is the mother of invention

    • 1 May 2020
    • Steve Guest is head of executive recruitment and assessment at Solace in Business

    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

  • A brave new world post COVID-19

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • Nick Raper is lead public health recruiter at Penna

    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

  • Let’s get through this together

    • 17 Apr 2020

    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

  • Recruiting in the coronavirus crisis

    • 27 Mar 2020
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    How do you adapt to attract talent during the coronavirus crisis? Penna’s Julie Towers shares her experience of the new normal in recruitment

  • It doesn’t hurt to be nice

    • 20 Mar 2020
    • Sharon Davies is Consultant Executive Recruitment and Assessment at Solace in Business

    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

  • Identifying and assessing candidate motivation

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • Philip Emms is lead research consultant for local government and Tim Hills is senior researcher, specialising in housing and local government at GatenbySanderson

    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