Should workforce change put HR heads in the driving seat?
As HR heads meet this week for their annual conference Michael Burton questions why the profession is still not better represented at the top.
Senior salaries are justified by the burdens of the job
Heather Jameson comments on the latest Taxpayers' Alliance annual town hall rich list.
How to manage today’s millennials (and tomorrow’s public sector leaders)
Jonathan Swain says the millennials are becoming the most important generation, and this talent base needs to be properly encouraged and enticed if the sector is to ensure its future.
IR35 – the first year
A year into the new rules on IR35, The MJ and Solace spoke to HR professionals about the difficulties – and the unexpected upside – of its implementation. Heather Jameson reports.
Is the gender pay gap a myth?
Claire Fox ask whether dodgy data is holding back the real debate about the perceived gap in pay between men and women.
Commercial nous with public service values
The bottom line should never be the top priority, for the private or public sector, writes Yvonne Skingle
IR35 – a year on
Toni Hall examines the impact on councils the amended IR35 legislation has caused, and fears a hike in hiring specialists.
Delivering positive changes to the gender pay gap
Cllr Liz Wardlaw discusses how her council is working to lower the gender pay gap at the council.
Paving the way towards equal gender pay
Heather Jameson comments on the latest gender pay gap statistics.
Councils continue to pay men more than women
Council gender pay gaps vary wildly across the sector, with the average council paying women 5% less than men, according to the latest data.
Recognising recruitment trends in local government
As we approach the new financial year in local government, Simon Law shares his five key recruitment trends to look out for across the sector in 2018/19
Becky Shaw: Women mustn't hold back from going for senior roles
Women must stop shrinking away from applying for jobs that do not precisely match their experience if they want to move up the career ladder, the chief executive of East Sussex CC has said.
Redbridge bucks the trend on women's pay
Redbridge LBC pays its female staff more than their male counterparts, an audit of staff salary has shown.
Returning to work
Catherine Kift calls on councils to invest time and resources helping senior managers who have been out of work for a while to rebuild their skills and capabilities.
Northampton appoints new chief executive
Northampton BC’s permanent chief executive role has been filled by a Shropshire Council veteran.
Workforce shortages put more strain on the system
After auditors warned of a looming crisis in the recruitment and retention of care workers, Paul Burstow outlines why supporting unpaid carers in employment is increasingly vital.
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.