Topic: HR, workforce and communications

Developing and sustaining effective organisations


Covid-19: Truth be told

In quarantine with the internet makes fertile ground for conspiracies, misdirection and information that is just plain wrong. But do we make things worse by angrily confronting the lies?

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on vulnerable workers in Australia

This briefing is the first in a two-part series examining the impact of the current economic shutdown on vulnerable workers, drawing on analysis of labour market characteristics to identify the types of communities and sectors that are uniquely vulnerable.

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Business Continuity Plans – What is needed in the current emergency?

Australian councils have had a difficult summer season, with many communities facing drought, bushfires, flooding and the Covid-19 pandemic in quick succession. This briefing explores the rationale, process and contents of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address some of the longer-term operational challenges that councils are facing as a result.

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Coronavirus: How local government communications can make a difference

Clear advice from councils is helping people negotiate Covid-19. But how can they best ensure it reaches residents and business? We look at some of the issues local authorities face and highlight good practice from around the UK, including use of social media as well as websites.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study

Online Training: Effective Social Media (lunch hour sessions)

This course consists of three modules of one hour each which cover an introduction to using social media effectively, planning and managing your social media and using images and video effectively.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

LGIU Fortnightly podcast 3 April: Communication, coordination and Covid-19

This time on the podcast we hear from a council leader, a head of comms and a front line care worker as we continue to cover the impact of Covid-19 on the work of councils. Plus a catch up on what LGIU is doing to keep you informed during the crisis.

England & Wales, Global Podcast Blog

The future of immigration

The government’s post-Brexit immigration system is focussing firmly on skills and the economy. But what will it mean for local government and the wider economy? We look at the Home Office’s proposals and some of the key issues raised, including possible skill shortages in sectors such as adult care.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

The changing world of work: future work

Technology is transforming our lives. Work is changing and future livelihoods are at stake. With in-work poverty and insecurity rising, and average pay still recovering to pre-crisis levels, ‘good work’ and productivity are high on the political agenda in the UK. What will future work look like?

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Engaging with the media is crucial to restore faith in local government

Levels of trust in the UK government, media and businesses have plummeted over recent years. Sophie Willett, Founding Partner at Willem Communications, blogs for us about why it’s important to engage with the media and how to do it.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog