We have 'gone backwards in some respects' on diversity

By Graeme McDonald | 29 October 2019
  • Graeme McDonald

Officer or councillor, recruitment is one of the most important roles you can perform at a council. The complex environment in which local government operates requires leadership of the highest calibre. Get it right and you build a team able to deliver successfully for your community. Get it wrong and time and money can be wasted.

Recruiting in many areas of local government is tough. Shortages, particularly in professions such as social work or planning, are well documented and having an impact on the quality of services. This trend has also seen shortages across senior strategic roles. All roles in a management team decision are now difficult. Your choice in recruitment has become critical.

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