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Four out of five managers looking elsewhere – Survey results

Four out of five managers looking elsewhere – Survey results

Public sector employers may need to work harder to retain their managers with just over eighty percent admitting to looking for work occasionally or regularly, according to a recent survey. The research conducted by SmartSearch found that many managers are particularly looking for new challenges, a better work life balance or progression opportunities. Just over…

Data Driven Decisions

Data Driven Decisions

Data is a wonderful thing! Last week I was walking home, and an unfamiliar green bus drove past me with ‘A bus from CityMapper’ written on the side. Upon further investigation, I discovered that this was the result of some excellent use of data. For those unaware, CityMapper is a mobile app that provides recommended…

Smart(er)Search…better outcomes

Smart(er)Search…better outcomes

I recently posted on LinkedIn about the extortionate costs a council had reportedly been charged for taking an ‘external support and search approach’ for recruiting a senior level post. To add insult to injury, in this particular instance an appointment wasn’t made, making the cost even harder to stomach. The reported fees really were mind…

Let’s Talk Digital – The follow-up

Let’s Talk Digital – The follow-up

On the 13th June 2017, Jobsgopublic held our incredibly successful ‘Let’s Talk Digital’ event in partnership with the PPMA. In a recent blog, PPMA East Midlands Chair and Head of People Management at Lincolnshire County Council Fiona Thompson looked back on some highlights of the day. ————————————— Hello PPMA members and friends, Fiona Thompson, Head…

Solving the riddle of recruitment for multi academy trusts

Solving the riddle of recruitment for multi academy trusts

Our Senior Client Partnership Manager – Education, Adele D’Silva, discusses the changes she’s seen in education recruitment recently and how new challenges can be approached. Having held a number of different positions, both in local councils and private organisations, I’ve been working closely with schools on their recruitment for over a decade. As a result,…

The Cost of Waiting

The Cost of Waiting

Speaking with our clients as regularly as we do, we understand how busy you all are. The mountain of work on your desk never seems to get any smaller despite how much you chip away at it. Along with this, recruitment is harder than ever, candidates have more choice than ever and putting the necessary…

Why candidates move from the private to the public sector

Why candidates move from the private to the public sector

It is a common misconception that because Jobsgopublic.com is a dedicated public sector jobs board, our audience is exclusively people currently working in the public sector. Many people are surprised to discover that approximately a third of our audience work in the private sector. These people use our services in order to find an opportunity…

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