Drive for pride and identity
Lizzie Nugent sets out the latest leg of this year’s LG Challenge where instilling pride and identity into local communities was the theme.
We're seeing shortages and rising salaries in the housing sector
The Social Housing Sector is growing. Both in terms of demand for its housing provision but also for careers.
Three steps to success
Agility, skills, and recruitment and development are the keys to a successful future for local people and your own staff. Richard Grice reveals how Haringey LBC has used these factors to create an action plan that is set to provide many challenges but reap significant rewards.
Bailey to oversee management review at North Somerset
An ex-chief executive of Islington LBC, Local Partnerships and consultancy iMPOWER has been appointed interim boss and head of paid service at North Somerset Council.
Public practice makes perfect
Sarah Cary says public planners are doing a herculean job, but there simply are not enough of them.
Cross-sector leadership – the way forward
Jessica Mullinger and Steve Guest look at the lessons that can be learned from the private and public sector coming closer together
Kemp: Liverpool have questions to answer
Liverpool is under pressure to answer questions about its appointment of an interim chief and what senior figures knew about allegations against two former executives.
Future Forum: Chiefs call for formal mentoring programme
The sector would benefit from a formal mentoring development programme for new chief executives as the job gets harder, The MJ’s Future Forum has heard.
Whitehall speed dating
Diary is a bit old-fashioned when it comes to dating.
Talent development is a strategic impreative
Karen Grave on her priorities for the year ahead.
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.
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.
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.