Topic: HR, workforce and communications

Developing and sustaining effective organisations


Is local government haunted? Definitely…

In this article, Professor Kevin Orr from the University of St Andrews overviews his research into ‘organisational ghosts’ – enduring influences or figures with histories, biographies and legacies that stay with us. He argues that those in local government are no exception to hauntings and asks what we can learn from these organisational spectres.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog-article

LGIU@40: Research Symposium

The LDRC Symposium will launch the LGIU@40 manifesto, a set of new ideas developed with our members and the wider sector for how local government could work better.

England & Wales, Global Event

How can councils help employees with IT issues?

How can councils help employees with IT issues? James Gallacher, ICT Manager tells us about West Dunbartonshire Council’s new Tech Desk for employees.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article With case study

Equality and inclusive leadership in local government

Experience LGIU's in-house training and explore equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work in public services. This course is FREE to LGIU members and only £10 for nonmembers. Dive into the full version of this training by reaching out to us about bespoke training for your organisation.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event

What is a monitoring officer and what do they do? Here are the answers

In this article, Beth Haines and Dr Greg Stride, from our Local Democracy Research Centre, look into the existing research on Monitoring Officers in English local government and answer all the key questions you may have ahead of some upcoming research exploring the changing role of monitoring officers.

England & Wales Blog-article

Supporting disabled people into work and out of poverty

This case study briefing highlights the link between disability and poverty. It considers the policy response of both the UK government and the Scottish government, as well as the role of local government, in tackling the challenges of addressing this correlation and improving the livelihoods of disabled citizens. 

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

Just the job: how labour market trends affect local government

The 2021 UK census asked people, among other things, about their jobs. But how does this affect local government? This new briefing uses census data to reveal how many people work in different professions, both for councils and in areas of employment affecting public services.

England & Wales Briefing