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  • 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

  • Recruiting with the future in mind

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • Lesley Shore is the Director of Corporate, HR and Membership Services at West Midlands Employers

    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

  • Notes from Down Under

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • Tim Farr is Associate Director – Local Government Executive Interim at Penna.

    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

  • Smashing the communication silence

    • 20 Feb 2020
    • Rebecca Davis is chief executive of West Midlands Employers.

    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

  • Getting the most from Millennials

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • Martin Tucker is the managing director and founder of Færfield appointments

    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.

  • Put your best CV forward

    • 6 Feb 2020
    • Karishma VaktaSmith is business support adviser at Solace in Business

    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

  • Building sustainable resilience

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • Neil Lupin is managing partner and local government lead at Green Park Interim & Executive Search appointments

    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

  • Entering digital transformation’s bold world

    • 23 Jan 2020
    • Joanne Cumper, head of digital at Penna

    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

  • Interim managers must invest in their own development

    • 16 Jan 2020
    • Anthony Lewis is director of Tile Hill

    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

  • 2020’s futuristic vision – and the reality

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    Julie Towers of Penna reviews 2019’s year of talent and looks ahead to what 2020 has in store

  • Pinpointing the talent pools to make social care ‘future-ready'

    • 5 Dec 2019
    • Craig Clarke is a partner with GatenbySanderson’s interim leadership practice and a specialist in social care and education

    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

  • How to make the most of your career interim

    • 28 Nov 2019
    • Jessica Mullinger is head of interim management at Solace

    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

  • A role that needs nurturing

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • Maggie Hennessy is director, Penna Public Sector Executive Search and social care lead

    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

  • Learning to lead is essential to the future

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • Nadira Hussain is leadership director and research director for SOCITM

    Nadira Hussain asks how the sector can future-proof continuous improvement when technology and ‘need’ evolve all the time

  • Is your recruitment fitting the bill?

    • 7 Nov 2019
    • Beth Roberts works for Solace in the interim recruitment team

    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.

  • The real levers of change

    • 31 Oct 2019
    • Ann Hartley is head of assessment at Penna

    Ann Hartley demonstrates how you can get real change from embedding and measuring values and behaviours within your organisation