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  • Strength lies in differences

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • Ben Parsonage is an executive search consultant in the local government practice at Green Park

    Ben Parsonage says many employers need to change their dated mindset requiring candidates to ‘fit in’ with their existing culture, and instead start visualising what qualities they can ‘add to’ your organisation.

  • Todays challenge – tomorrow’s world

    • 3 Dec 2020
    • Manny Sandhu - Dir at West Midlands Employers and Louise Teboul-Operations Dir at Common Purpose UK

    A lot has changed and so must leadership – we need to lead beyond ‘authority’, explain Manny Sandhu and Louise Teboul

  • The learning never stops

    • 26 Nov 2020
    • Jessica Mullinger, Head of Interim Management at Solace

    Drawing on feedback from Solace’s recent development programmes and events, Jessica Mullinger assesses the advantages and disadvantages to both live and virtual settings as we look at different ways of learning due to the pandemic

  • Breaking down the barriers to employment

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • Craig Clarke

    Will virtual working lead to a greater spread of geographical talent? Craig Clarke looks at the possibilities

  • Diversity and inclusion – the job’s not done

    • 5 Nov 2020
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    What can the sector do to drive diversity and inclusion and push forward the agenda set by Black Lives Matter? Julie Towers explains we can all add to the momentum

  • Digital transformation – the new norm

    • 29 Oct 2020
    • Ben Manojlovic is local government consultant at Veredus

    COVID has forced us to change the way we work forever says Ben Manojlovic, and local authorities have increasingly had to look at digital transformation in order to move forwards – but what are the benefits?

  • Five tips for developing a NED portfolio

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • Jes Ladva is a partner at Odgers Interim and Odgers Connect

    Jes Ladva of Odgers looks at the insight and ideas put forward during recent leadership events with top government figures on the subject of non-executive directors

  • Stepping up to the challenge of socially distanced teams

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • Dr Simon Willson is a Solace Associate and freelance OD consultant and coach

    With remote working likely to remain for the foreseeable future, what do leaders need to do to ensure their teams continue to function well and develop? Dr Simon Willson looks at ways in which this might be done

  • From good to great

    • 9 Oct 2020
    • Julie Towers is managing director of Penna

    In the wake of The MJ’s successful virtual achievement awards last week, Penna’s Julie Towers takes a look at what qualities lead to success in a leadership team

  • 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