• Making a success of succession

    14 September 2021

    Simon Ray at Hamptons Resourcing looks at the benefits of having a clear policy of succession planning, and offers some key tips to ensure your organisation’s strategy is an effective one.

  • Fixing social care

    09 September 2021

    Kathryn Smith outlines her main concerns about the Government’s new plans for tackling the crisis in social care and offers her vision for a ‘fully transformed’ system.

  • Government withholds core funding from LEPs

    07 September 2021

    The Government is withholding the full year of core funding from local enterprise partnerships (LEP) as it strongly signals the organisations are facing major change.

  • Staff shortages leaving care at ‘breaking point’

    01 September 2021

    Social care pressures and demand are ‘higher than ever before’ amid a national workforce shortage, the Government has been warned.

  • Penna view: Now is a great time to recruit

    31 August 2021

    What has changed when it comes to recruiting staff post-pandemic? Andrew Tromans looks at some of the issues - and opportunities - when it comes to getting the best staff

  • Governance under the spotlight

    31 August 2021

    More than ever, councils need to have the right systems of finance and governance in place. The role of the in-house monitoring officer in particular is one that has to change, says Seb Lowe.

  • Care providers warn of ‘winter meltdown’

    25 August 2021

    A body representing independent care providers has warned the sector faces collapse this winter due to the staffing crisis.

  • Penna view

    18 August 2021

    Using a packed calendar of one-to-one sessions, group mental health support webinars and other events, during the last 18 months Penna provided interims with the support many were lacking, says Toni Hall.

  • Workforce churn will continue for some time, say sector experts

    18 August 2021

    Recruitment experts have warned the COVID-19 pandemic could mean workforce churn in the sector persists for some time to come.

  • More than just a recruiter

    17 August 2021

    In the post-pandemic world, recruiters have the opportunity to take a fresh look at how they view their interim candidates – and in particular how they support and care for them. Gemma Stevenson-Coupe outlines how Solace have approached this issue.

  • Mind the gap

    17 August 2021

    An increasing number of senior managers in local government have announced their retirement and councils are finding it harder to recruit. Martin Ford examines the challenges and looks towards solutions.

  • How will neighbourhoods look post-pandemic?

    04 August 2021

    As the country attempts to recover from the impact of COVID, ‘place’ is currently being prioritised. Kate Wilson says those with good local leadership and the best talent will emerge in the best position to cope with the economic fallout.

  • ‘Tell me what you want, what you really, really want’

    28 July 2021

    Frazer Thoubard looks at how recruiting the right candidates is set to become more challenging than ever – so anticipating what the market wants is going to be vital to future success.

  • Change from within to attract from outside

    21 July 2021

    Rebecca Davis discusses the results of research into diversity within our organisations, and finds that the benefits can be significant if we hold the mirror up to ourselves and commit to long-term change.

  • Future Forum North: Key behaviours show what good leadership looks like

    07 July 2021

    GatenbySanderson’s Altitude leadership model benchmarks behavioural excellence for leaders. Seb Lowe and Liaquat Lal explain the 12 behaviours that form the key to successful long-term strategic clarity.

  • View from the Hill

    07 July 2021

    Councils can help break the cycle of gender pay inequality, says director at Tile Hill Executive Recruitment Greg Hayes.

  • Remote working – the new personal challenge

    30 June 2021

    Has virtual working blurred the line between our personal and professional ‘self’? Nicola Chiverton asks the question as the workforce emerges from a post-pandemic world.

  • How to retain an inclusive workforce

    23 June 2021

    Actions speak louder than words, says Anj Popat, and while having an inclusive recruitment process may help attract a more diverse workforce, without the right culture it does not guarantee retaining that talent.

  • Croydon told to act on interims

    17 June 2021

    Croydon LBC has been told to move quickly to put a ‘substantive management team in place’ due to its high number of senior interims.

  • Tackling the social care talent deficit

    16 June 2021

    The development of the future leaders within councils, be that in children’s services or elsewhere, must start now, says Philip Emms.