Topic: HR, workforce and communications

Developing and sustaining effective organisations



The state of workforce planning in Australian local government

The future of the public sector workforce will look significantly different to today, which is why effective and strategic workforce planning for a diverse local government sector is essential to enabling a successful transition, as explored in this briefing.

Australia Briefing With case study
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Working at home or in the office? The growth of hybrid working in local government

Hybrid working is operating successfully in local government and is popular among staff. Some councils are going further and introducing home working contracts or trialling four-day weeks. In this briefing, we ask, what does this mean for traditional office or desk-based working?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

Lightening the load: mental health support for local government workers

As we emerge from lockdowns and restrictions into a cost-of-living crisis that shows every sign of worsening, local authorities are reporting mental health challenges among the workforce.  This situation is challenging for both individuals and organisations when workforce numbers are subject to cuts and roles cannot be filled. Support is critical. This briefing highlights local…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

In brief: Workforce planning

The free version of Global Local looking at workforce planning to support local government. With fresh new global insights.

Members & Global Local

Global Local bulletin: Workforce planning

The latest Global Local is packed full of new research on workforce planning and employment support for local governments and communities.

Global Daily-news

Local government workforce and capability planning

Effective workforce planning and development is essential for local government to ensure they have the capacity and capability to deliver services to communities and meet future challenges. At the same time, local councils are significant employers and play an important role in their local economies. While the powers and responsibilities of local government differ across…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland Publication With case study

Cities are leading in efforts to advance workers’ rights

Guest bloggers LiJia Gong and Terri Gerstein outline their recent findings on how local governments in the US are supporting their own workforce and enforcing workers’ rights in their communities.

Global Blog Post Blog
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State of the Australian workforce – Skills gaps & future needs

Some of the country’s most critical economic challenges include a tight labour market, widespread skills shortages, and a lack of real wage growth. The experience of these issues has been intensified by the impacts of climate change, high inflation, rising interest rates, global economic uncertainty, disrupted supply chains, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the…

Australia Briefing

Developing political awareness & sensitivity: the key to working effectively with Members

This online session is a chance for those new to working in a political environment with members to understand the respective roles and the skills needed. It is also a chance for more experienced officers to reflect on their experiences and add to their toolkit of approaches and skills.    

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event