How Merton upped its recruitment game

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.

Merton is a fantastic place; only 25 minutes from central London on the Tube, with acres of beautiful green space, great housing and schools, and an incredible sporting heritage that goes way beyond the world-famous Wimbledon tennis championships to which it is home.

For too long though, it's been one of London's best-kept secrets. Merton LBC holds a reputation among the London boroughs for being efficient, with some excellent services, but over the years it has kept a low profile within the capital.


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