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Bristol City Council has become the first local authority in the country to use job applications without a tick box that asks applicants about their criminal record.
Jes Ladva argues that local authorities are embracing genuine transformation in recruitment as the austerity freeze continues.
Three regions will take part in a new programme to help retrain 100 social workers who have left the profession.
Councils could face a management-level recruitment and retention crisis unless public sector pay restraint is eased, a respected think-tank has warned.
Plans to boost mental health services and recruit thousands of new staff have been announced today by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.
Devon County Council has announced a jobs freeze in order to manage a projected £8.1m budget overspend.
The majority of HR directors in local government believe a new style of leadership is required to help them deliver a better quality of service.