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  • Working our way back to normality

    • 20 May 2021
    • Steve Guest is director of executive recruitment and assessment at Solace in Business

    Steve Guest says creating and maintaining COVID-safe and sustainable working environments is just the first step – and ‘workspace’ thinking is the way forwards – as we return from the pandemic

  • The keys to ensuring good mental health

    • 13 May 2021
    • Toni Hall is director of Penna Public Sector Executive Interim

    Toni Hall looks at the importance of looking after your mental health as an interim, and provides some tips for those needing support

  • Leadership agility – now is the time to pick up the pace further

    • 6 May 2021
    • Charlotte Croffie is Partner with GatenbySanderson’s Executive Search Practice

    Charlotte Croffie looks at how leadership roles have adapted since the start of the pandemic

  • How to recognise the seven traits of a modern board

    • 29 Apr 2021
    • Penny Ransley is Director at Starfish Search

    Penny Ransley looks at why modern boards are increasingly turning to local government

  • Building on the interest in public sector

    • 22 Apr 2021
    • Dino Christodoulou is a senior consultant at Tile Hill

    Dino Christodoulou looks at the decisions organisations need to make to attract the best talent, and asks if a cross-sector approach will ensure a wider pool to choose from.

  • A fresh start for the sector?

    • 15 Apr 2021
    • Josh Bembridge is a consultant at Penna

    Josh Bembridge asks if, post-pandemic, the landscape has changed for future delivery of services across local government?

  • The right time to show your agility

    • 8 Apr 2021
    • Stephen Hoban is Director of Public Sector Interim at Veredus

    Agile working and remote delivery can offer a unique chance for organisations to achieve success in this post-pandemic world, including the ability to attract the best interim talent around. Stephen Hoban explains.

  • Everyone needs a coach

    • 1 Apr 2021
    • Dawar Hashmi is Partner, Civil Society and Government at Green Park Interim & Executive Limited

    Dawar Hashmi discusses the importance of coaching, regardless of what level you work at, and how it is now time to collectively implement elements of coaching into your organisation’s daily routine.

  • Virtual recruitment – a year on

    • 25 Mar 2021
    • Karishma Vakta-Smith is an assistant consultant at Solace

    Karishma Vakta-Smith assesses the benefits and pitfalls of remote recruiting, and offers a few pointers on how to get the best out of the process

  • A fresh look at the future of finance

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • Philippa Watkins is associate director, local government, at CIPFA-Penna

    Philippa Watkins shares the lessons learned from a virtual event putting finance on the stage

  • Changing the climate from within

    • 11 Mar 2021
    • Kate Wilson is development manager at Osborne Thomas

    Kate Wilson looks at the challenge of finding talent in an increasingly competitive and talent-short market, while continuing to progress the overall goal of zero carbon emissions.

  • Rethinking for reset and recovery

    • 4 Mar 2021
    • Nick Cole is a senior consultant with GatenbySanderson’s local government executive search practice

    What can be learned from the pandemic to improve how local government services are delivered? Nick Cole looks at how corporate centre colleagues have risen to the challenge and offers some tips to local leaders

  • Feedback – the breakfast of champions?

    • 25 Feb 2021
    • Martin Tucker is managing partner at Faerfield

    Martin Tucker on why asking for feedback is often undervalued, but can be hugely beneficial

  • The change that must start from within

    • 18 Feb 2021
    • Alexis Curtis-Harris is lead for diversity and inclusion at Penna

    Alexis Curtis-Harris examines how the public sector can lead the way in promoting diversity and inclusion

  • ‘Normal’ no more.

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner at Green Park Interim & Executive Search

    From tragedy to opportunity, local government has a chance to move forwards and make the most of the positive changes the sector has seen since the pandemic hit, as Neil Lupin explains.

  • Work and wellbeing in a COVID world

    • 4 Feb 2021
    • Gemma Stevenson-Coupe is an associate consultant at Solace

    Gemma Stevenson-Coupe emphasises the importance of ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of yourself and your colleagues as the pandemic forcibly changes the environment we live and work in.

  • Workforce planning for a post-COVID world

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • Helen Anderson is a senior consultant at Tile Hill Executive Recruitment

    Helen Anderson says we need to use this year to start building for the future and ensuring our workforce is ready for the challenges ahead

  • Unprecedented, but definitely not on Mute

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    Julie Towers of Penna looks back on 2020 and the legacy impact on the people agenda.

  • Knowing when to hit the dance floor.

    • 14 Jan 2021
    • Phil Whitman is Client Solutions Partner for GatenbySanderson’s leadership and talent consultancy

    GatenbySanderson’s Phil Whitman outlines the importance of embracing adaptive leadership in public services.

  • Leading the charge to a brighter 2021

    • 17 Dec 2020
    • Fiyin Fayeye is senior consultant for HR at Penna

    With a year of challenge, opportunity and growth for HR and OD incoming, Fiyin Fayeye looks at the results of Penna’s HR survey of 2020 and says that a new style of leadership is emerging