Recruitment and retention: Who will be left to care in the future?
Auditors, academics, practitioners and unions are pointing to the recruitment and retention issues in adult social care as one of the country’s biggest domestic issues. Mark Conrad examines the problem.
Growing our own talent
Cllr Paul Carter and Cllr Kevin Bentley celebrate nine years of the Bruce-Lockhart Scholarship as competition hots up for this year’s LGA Local Government Challenge
It's time to get serious about digital
Where can we find the right talent to lead ambitious digital transformation in local government? Matt Cockbill explains.
County deputy chief announces retirement
Leicestershire CC’s deputy chief executive has announced his retirement after 12 years at the authority.
Glasgow denies £500m government loan reports
The leader of Glasgow City Council has blasted claims it plans to ask the Government for a £500m loan to meet its equal pay bill.
Council called out on bullying and harassment
Cheshire East Council has a bullying and harassment problem, the Local Government Association (LGA) has concluded.
Being the peer of the year
Winner of Peer into the Future, Sonia Grewal, explains how the programme helped her develop into her first HR director role.
Public sector employment figures show a rise in workers
Austerity is over judging by latest public sector employment figures which show rises in health, central government and police.
Gatenby boss to step down
Martin Tucker, the chief executive of recruitment firm GatenbySanderson, is to step down at the end of the year.
Council leaders demand end to pay cap
Nearly 100 council leaders have written to the chancellor demanding extra funding for workers and an end to the public sector pay cap.
Taking control of your interview
Blair McPherson argues recruitment panels are often inadequate and risk serious consequences.
#MeToo’s unintended consequences
Prescriptive procedures can result in workplace relations becoming over-policed and more toxic than the problem they are supposed to be tackling, writes Claire Fox
Surrey CC announces new chief executive
Former Essex CC chief executive Joanna Killian has been named as the new chief at Surrey CC.
We don't pay homecare workers enough
Michael Bracey argues the sector needs to look again at how much it is prepared to pay for homecare and homecare workers.
Will the sexual exploitation scandal extend to local government?
A string of allegations against MPs over sexual harassment has thrown Westminster into turmoil. Mark Whitehead turns the spotlight on the local government landscape.
Grenfell council hires three new directors
Kensington & Chelsea RLBC has made three new senior appointments to lead its Grenfell recovery amid criticisms that its rehousing efforts have been ‘painfully slow’.
Slough in turmoil as leader denies sexual harassment allegation
Senior councillors at Slough BC are considering a motion to remove the authority’s leader following his suspension over sexual harassment and bullying claims.
Local government can lead the way on the Living Wage
Cllr Andy Hull explains how Islington LBC is working to ensure people in the borough - those employed by the council and outside - are paid the National Living Wage.
Labour Party suspends Slough leader
Slough BC’s leader has been suspended from the Labour Party, amid criticism over his choice of permanent chief executive.
Bristol's mayor backs decision to axe chief executive role
Bristol City Council’s mayor has dismissed the overview and scrutiny committee’s concerns about his decision to axe the role of chief executive.