Good news for the nice
When it comes to climbing the corporate career ladder being nasty or nice won’t determine your advancement, says Blair McPherson.
Making the most of remote working
Solace's 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?
Magda Stainton at Veredus 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
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
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
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
EXCLUSIVE: Croydon reaches out for MHCLG lifeline
Croydon LBC is understood to have made initial contact with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as it approaches Section 114 territory, The MJ understands.
Don't be afraid to recruit online
Local government recruiters should think about whether their current exercise will ‘lift and shift’ or needs changing, but the advice of Ann Hartley at Penna is don’t be afraid to move online.
Developing talent for a growing housing agenda
With house-building high on the agenda, and a perceived 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.
Spending controls for Ealing
Senior Ealing LBC councillors have agreed to introduce strict and wide-ranging controls on spending as the council seeks to balance its budget.
Seizing the opportunity to change perceptions
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
Do dark clouds have silver linings?
The forced adoption of virtual, agile working may provide opportunities for organisations to cast their net wider when seeking talent. Martin Tucker explains.
Test, test, test the tech!
Managing director of Penna Julie Towers offers some key observations on virtual recruitment, and says many of the online elements will be retained when lockdown eases further.
The right time for some strategic thinking
The pandemic has presented an opportunity for the sector to re-think its recruitment strategies, particularly in the search for experienced social workers. Maggie Hennessy and Sonia Tanda explain.
Now is the time to turn the tide on talent attraction in the public sector
It’s important that local authorities act now and focus on building their employer brand to make long-term prospects in the public sector more enticing, argues Selena Ayling.
Melting the boundaries after COVID
In our first virtual round table alongside recruiters Faerfield, chiefs from across the sector talk to Heather Jameson about the opportunities ahead to ‘build back better’ and reshape public services.
Three out of four councils boost recruitment
More than three-quarters of councils have been forced to recruit additional staff since March when coronavirus hit, a Local Government Association survey has found.
Reinventing recruitment for a more sustainable future
Local government has shown it can move faster and better when the bureaucracy is stripped away and decision-making is made at the local level. Manny Sandhu sets out a social care and related professions recruitment plan with a powerful purpose.
Prepare for a bright future
Neil Lupin looks at how local government might start to reinvent its future in the months ahead.
Necessity is the mother of invention
Solace has shown a willingness to take advantage of the opportunities that digital presents the sector, most recently using current technology to ‘virtually’ recruit for Adur and Worthing Councils. Steve Guest explains.