Change from within to attract from outside
Rebecca Davis discusses the results of research into diversity within our organisations, and finds that the benefits can be significant if we hold the mirror up to ourselves and commit to long-term change.
We won't stop until it ends
What a week for diversity and inclusion. Fiyin Fayeye looks at what needs to happen next
Stepping up to the surge
Hounslow LBC mobilised swiftly when the borough’s surge area status was announced, says Kelly O’Neill.
A diverse approach to tackling vaccine hesitancy
Cllr Khtija Malik outlines Luton’s multi-layered approach to tackling vaccine hesitancy within some communities, and says more help is needed from the Government to help the town bounce back from the ravages of the pandemic.
How to retain an inclusive workforce
Actions speak louder than words, says Anj Popat, and while having an inclusive recruitment process may help attract a more diverse workforce, without the right culture it does not guarantee retaining that talent.
Tackling the social care talent deficit
The development of the future leaders within councils, be that in children’s services or elsewhere, must start now, says Philip Emms.
Is Black Lives Matter making a difference?
Managing director of Penna Julie Towers reflects on the rightful and renewed focus on diversity and inclusion since the tragic murder of George Floyd.
George Floyd – ‘much more to do’ in London
One year on from the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Cllr Muhammed Butt reflects on the progress made on pan-London work to tackle racial inequality and injustice.
Why diversity matters in an emergency
Jehangir Malik of Emergencies Partnership explores the crucial role diverse communities played in the COVID-19 emergency response and why they must be at the heart of crisis management.
On the right track in West Northants
Had the enormity of the task facing the new West Northamptonshire Council been set out as a business continuity exercise it would have seemed a bit far-fetched, says Rebecca Peck – but a bright future lies ahead.
Birmingham lays out its latest plans for building a fairer city
Birmingham City Council is poised to present an update to its Cabinet on the city’s plans to make tackling inequalities everyone’s battle and everyone’s business, says Cllr John Cotton.
Boards of the future will be more diverse
Diversity, in all forms, including cognitive diversity, is informing every conversation on the make-up of boards and executive teams, says director, executive recruitment at Penna Enterprise Charles Wilson.
The right time to show your agility
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.
LEPs: delivering on jobs and diversity
Local enterprise partnerships have worked across boundaries and borders to help create or preserve almost 18,000 jobs, and as Stacey King explains, they have also made great strides on diversity.
Choose to challenge on International Women's Day
On International Women's Day, Jo Miller pays tribute to the woman who truly inspired her to be the change she wanted to be - a true warrior woman - her mum
How can we make recruitment more truly inclusive?
Tracy Walters looks at ways recruiters can recognise and address unconscious bias, engage with a diverse range of talents and tap into a bigger pool of candidates.
Emerging stronger from crisis in Camden
A hundred days into his new post at Camden LBC, Hanad Mohamed says his role is to ensure that equalities remains front and centre.
Tapping into public sector talent
As a growing number of public sector leaders step down, Graeme McDonald urges local government to seize this opportunity to grasp more diverse talent for the future
Social media and programmatic are a real force for change
There are plenty of reasons why social media channels continue to play an important part in how employers share career opportunities and engage talent, says Penna's Tristan Moakes.
‘Normal’ no more
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.