What can the General Election do for the public sector workforce?
Caroline Nugent lays down the key asks the PPMA is making of the new government.
Warwickshire’s new double team
Warwickshire CC’s new joint managing directors David Carter and Monica Fogarty explain how the new partnership – the first of its kind among the counties – places the authority in a prime position to succeed.
Who are the innovation policy-makers of the future?
Innovation policy has been changing fast and local authorities have to ensure they have access to the skills needed to construct policies for the future, argues Alex Glennie and Benjamin Reid.
Improving the candidate experience
Attracting good job applicants is one thing, but a poor recruitment experience can put them off for good, says Robert Peasnell.
How’s your resilience?
Blair McPherson gives a few tips on improving your ‘bounceback-abillity’ by focusing on your organisation’s resilience.
Councils need to think differently when designing cyber defences
Criminal hackers don’t stick to the rules when they are designing attacks and nor should councils when designing their defences, writes Andrew Muter.
The search for commercial minds and social hearts
While housing associations don’t always have the big salaries to offer, they do have great social and moral purpose and challenging work to offer, write Steven Burleigh and Ruth Lane.
Former Notts boss takes helm at Oxford
Gordon Mitchell has been named as the new interim chief executive at Oxford City Council.
London borough names new boss
Ian Davis has been promoted to the top job at Enfield LBC.
Growing our own talent
Local government is in a period of unprecedented change. New PPMA president Caroline Nugent outlines her priorities for the rocky year ahead to Sam Clayden.
A springboard to the next leadership level
It is always a great idea to stand back from day-to-day life and review and reflect what is on the horizon, writes Yvonne Skingle.
Redress the balance on lack of diversity
Following the results of an exclusive The MJ/PPMA survey, Heather Jameson says the sector must look to diversity in its leadership if it is to address the new sets of challenges ahead.
Blake to leave St Albans
St Albans City and DC’s chief executive, James Blake, is leaving to take a top job at the Youth Hostels Association (YHA).
EXCLUSIVE: Essex break for Kitcat
Former Brighton & Hove City Council leader Jason Kitcat has taken a leap into the officer world after he was appointed to Essex CC’s reformed senior management team.
TPA shows the cost of senior staff – not the value
The TaxPayers' Alliance Town Hall Rich List was, as ever, misleading. Heather Jameson points out how chief executives have witnessed their role change dramatically in the last few years.
Getting the Apprenticeship Levy working for you
Tricia Fuller has completely turned around on her opinion of the apprenticeship levy.
Levy is a catalyst for choice and opportunity
The new apprenticeship levy is presenting a much more dynamic and responsive approach to vocational training and skills development in local authorities, writes Jason Stevens.
A turbulent time for talent
Is local government approaching a deficit of leadership? Sam Clayden analyses the results of a new survey of council chief executives, conducted by Penna for The MJ’s Future Forum.
Time to diversify digital leadership
It is well established that technology enables people to thrive. But Socitm president Geoff Connell believes diversity throughout an organisation is vital to successful digital leadership.
App for real-life recruitment
Buckinghamshire CC is the first authority in the country to use a computer simulation in the recruitment process for social workers. David Johnston explains.