Unite, GMB and UNISON are three local government unions that represent the council and school staff in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. They have proposed an offer to employers of a £2,000 pay rise along with a one-off pandemic payment, a reduction in the working week and an extra day of annual leave for all council staff. This claim applies from 1st April 2022.
The job market is changing, it’s becoming much more fast-paced and competitive than ever before. As soon as you send your CV off, most employers will look you up to see if you would be a good candidate, keep reading to see how you can stand out among others by building your personal brand.
The Local Government Association, Socitm and Solace have created a new outcomes-based framework for supporting and improving local government digitalisation programmes. The move to a more digital and modernised approach to services has been implemented across the world in the majority of services, and the local government is no different.
As a manager, you are responsible for your team’s retention and engagement. There are many ways that you can create a good working and supportive environment for the team, keep reading to see a few tips on how you can ensure this.
Want to impress in the public sector and secure a much-needed role change or promotion? Soft skills are more difficult to demonstrate to hiring managers than hard or technical skills that are measurable. So, we have summed up the top skills needed for a role in the public sector as well as how to develop these, keep reading to find out more.
Leading a company is growing to be more complex, with many more responsibilities to take on, which has led to a renewed look at co-CEO models. Harvard Business Review published a study which revealed that 87 companies led by co-CEOs generated above average shareholder returns and nearly 60% of those companies outperformed. Keep reading to see the benefits of shared leadership and tips for making it work.
As with any successful managerial career, improving your personal skillset and your knowledge is vital to continue to grow and succeed. However, this can be tougher for those working in interim management, as the fate of your next role is…
The need to invest in and support the mental health and well-being of employees is increasing more than ever. People are now less willing to remain in a job where they are unhappy or have to sacrifice their health or personal life for their job. It has been found that executives can sometimes overestimate how well their employees are doing and how supported they feel by their managers. Keep reading to see how you can ensure the well-being of your employees.
Transformation continues to remain a high priority for local authorities following the recovery from the covid-19 pandemic. Across the UK, more and more councils are looking for ways to provide more efficient and cost-effective services to users, therefore increasing the demand for targeted project work and interim staff. Think you are in a work slump? Switching to an interim role may help to give you the breath of fresh air you need and provide a new outlook on your approach to your personal working strategies.