Recruitment

Rethinking the tech skills gap in local government

13/01/2020

Nick Walrond explains how how can local government attract candidates with the right tech skills, while avoiding long-standing vacancies or needing to outsource the role altogether.

Former social workers urged to return to sector

06/01/2020

Former social workers are being encouraged to get back into the care sector with the return of a national scheme.

At last 90,000 extra social workers needed to meet care reforms

28/11/2019

An extra 90,000 care workers will be needed to provide just two hours of basic care for older people with high needs, a report has warned today.

Council launches bond scheme to recruit key workers

11/11/2019

Cherwell District Council has launched a new bond scheme to encourage more key workers to move to the area.

Social care sector faces 'disastrous' staffing black hole

10/09/2019

A care workers union has warned of a 'disastrous' staffing black hole in England’s social care sector as research shows there are tens of thousands of vacant posts.

Over 40% of emergency hospital admissions ‘avoidable'

25/07/2019

Council chiefs have called for more resources to recruit care home staff after research shows four in 10 hospital admissions from care homes could be avoided.

'Slow progress' two years after inadequate judgement

24/05/2019

Gloucestershire CC is making ‘slow progress’ in improving its services for its children and young people two years after it was judged inadequate, Ofsted has found.

Double the number of providers handing back care contracts to councils

12/02/2019

The number of social care providers handing back contracts to councils has more than doubled in 2018, new research has revealed.

Whitehall launches social care recruitment drive

12/02/2019

The Government has launched a new national recruitment campaign to help fill the 110,000 vacancies in the adult social care sector.

Ashford BC offers £3,000 bursary to undergraduates

14/01/2019

A Kent council has approved the introduction of an undergraduate work placement and bursary scheme - the first of its kind amongst local authorities in the county.

Shortage of social care workers to reach 290,000 by 2030, says report

06/12/2018

NHS figures show that in the last two years two million hospital beds were unnecessarily occupied because of a shortage of social care to support patients ready to be discharged, according to management consultants.

A leading question

28/11/2018

Jayson Darby considers the traits of good leaders and the role people assessment tools can play in identifying if someone’s leadership material.

The rise of predictive analytics in local government recruitment

20/11/2018

Why does data have such an important role to play in improving recruiting practices within the local government? Charles Hipps reports.

Fighting for talent in local government

13/11/2018

How are councils transforming approaches to talent acquisition using tailored technology offerings? Charles Hipps reports.

Counties launch joint venture to recruit temporary agency staff

21/09/2018

Hampshire has joined forces with a company set up by Kent County Council to recruit temporary agency workers.

Council announces recruitment ‘freeze’ to tackle £60m budget gap

03/08/2018

Shropshire Council has announced it will be ‘freezing’ all recruitment in order to ensure the authority stays within its budget.

Staff churn in local government - an unsustainable reality

26/07/2018

Garry Nelson explains how councils can improve effective talent acquisition, retention and development programmes.

Bristol first council to become ‘Ban the Box’ employer

17/04/2018

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.

Five recruitment trends in local government

05/03/2018

Jes Ladva argues that local authorities are embracing genuine transformation in recruitment as the austerity freeze continues.

Project launched to retrain 100 social workers

23/10/2017

Three regions will take part in a new programme to help retrain 100 social workers who have left the profession.

Councils face recruitment crisis unless pay restraint eased, say financial experts

20/09/2017

Councils could face a management-level recruitment and retention crisis unless public sector pay restraint is eased, a respected think-tank has warned.

New plans to increase mental health services revealed

31/07/2017

Plans to boost mental health services and recruit thousands of new staff have been announced today by the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

County Council announces jobs freeze to tackle £8m overspend

05/01/2017

Devon County Council has announced a jobs freeze in order to manage a projected £8.1m budget overspend.

60% of local councils want a new leadership approach

14/12/2016

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.

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Managing short-term lets

Deborah Heather explores the issue of homestay rentals and managing short-term lets within council boundaries.
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