• A fresh start for social workers?

    11 June 2024

    Simon Ray asks if a new Labour Government will mean fewer social workers are leaving the profession.

  • How Merton upped its recruitment game

    11 June 2024

    Polly Cziok explains how Merton LBC’s fresh approach to recruitment and attraction has led to the appointment of outstanding candidates, including its own homegrown talent.

  • Roney to become Birmingham's managing director

    06 June 2024

    Manchester City Council chief executive Joanne Roney has been announced as the managing director of Birmingham City Council.

  • How to partner with the right recruiter

    04 June 2024

    Philip Foster offers some practical advice to local authorities on how to partner with the right recruiter to streamline recruitment processes and enhance staff retention

  • Brum boss search still on track

    29 May 2024

    The pace of improvement at Birmingham City Council could be hampered by the surprise General Election, but the appointment of a new £300,000-a-year boss will be unaffected.

  • Recruitment needs a radical rethink

    28 May 2024

    A new approach matching people from disadvantaged communities with careers is bearing fruit in Birmingham, writes Sarah Longlands.

  • Using a STAR performance to shine brighter

    28 May 2024

    Sally Wilson offers some advice to those interviewing for their next role, championing a technique that has served well for more than a decade.

  • The regeneration gap

    21 May 2024

    As local and regional government colleagues gather in Leeds this week for UKREiiF 2024, Jonathan Swain looks at the ongoing diversity gap for the regeneration sector.

  • A response to the housing challenge you can bank on

    21 May 2024

    Cairistine Foster-Cannan explains how the East of England Local Government Association’s Talent Bank is expanding its offering to provide expertise on a wide variety of housing issues.

  • West Berkshire urged to make permanent appointments

    17 May 2024

    West Berkshire Council has been urged to focus on the management layer below its corporate leadership team (CLT) to ‘bring further stability’.

  • Learning to stop attrition

    14 May 2024

    Toby Barnard explores the impact an effective learning and development programme can have on employee retention in local government.

  • Be bold, be a rebel – anything is possible

    07 May 2024

    A prominent joint-appointment within Haringey has shown the value of taking a bold approach to recruitment. Here, Starfish outlines the task they were given and the positive results that emerged.

  • Growing our own talent

    07 May 2024

    Annie Egginton explains how the West Midlands Pension Fund’s recruitment and retention strategy includes a focus on opening up multiple routes into the organisation.

  • DCS churn nears record levels

    01 May 2024

    The number of changes in directors of children’s services (DCS) postholders has reached near record levels, it has been revealed.

  • Top Talent: Arts, culture and heritage

    01 May 2024

    In its latest Top Talent feature, Starfish introduces the rising stars of local government leading the charge in championing arts, culture and heritage within their communities.

  • Nationwide local government recruitment campaign planned

    29 April 2024

    Ministers have agreed to fund the roll-out of a national publicity campaign promoting the attractions of working for local government.

  • East Devon to appoint new chief

    29 April 2024

    East Devon DC is poised to appoint Tracy Hendren as its new permanent chief executive.

  • The key to a sustainable workforce

    23 April 2024

    At a time when candidates are in high demand and often can call the shots, a well-defined employer value proposition that contains a robust learning and development programme is the key to boosting retention – as Mark Bearn explains.

  • The war for leadership talent

    16 April 2024

    Are we winning the war or losing the battle? Toni Hall and Julie Towers share their experience as the pattern of leadership recruitment within the sector ebbs and flows

  • The importance of brand in the search for talent

    16 April 2024

    Steve Wilson of Commercial Services Group says councils can start to build a true talent pipeline if they can develop their own employer value proposition.