Diversity

  • Change from within to attract from outside

    21 July 2021

    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

    13 July 2021

    What a week for diversity and inclusion. Fiyin Fayeye looks at what needs to happen next


  • Stepping up to the surge

    30 June 2021

    Hounslow LBC mobilised swiftly when the borough’s surge area status was announced, says Kelly O’Neill.


  • A diverse approach to tackling vaccine hesitancy

    30 June 2021

    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

    23 June 2021

    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

    16 June 2021

    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?

    08 June 2021

    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

    25 May 2021

    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

    19 May 2021

    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

    19 May 2021

    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

    11 May 2021

    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

    05 May 2021

    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

    08 April 2021

    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

    30 March 2021

    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

    07 March 2021

    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?

    26 February 2021

    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

    17 February 2021

    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

    17 February 2021

    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

    10 February 2021

    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

    10 February 2021

    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.