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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…

Inspiring Further Change in Education Recruitment – White Paper

Inspiring Further Change in Education Recruitment – White Paper

On Wednesday 4th October 2017, the Chapter team joined other key industry experts in speaking at the Inhouse Recruitment Network breakfast event – ‘Inspiring Further Change in Education Recruitment’.   The event looked at ways in which schools can change their approach to recruitment – adopting innovative, more pro-active methods of attracting the best talent.…

Jobsgopublic at the LA Challenge

Jobsgopublic at the LA Challenge

On Thursday 2nd November, it was our pleasure to go along to the Local Authority Challenge East as main sponsors and advisers. The event saw 22 teams from local councils from across the East of England take on a gruelling day of role playing tasks. Each team took on the role of the senior management…

London Success Stories

London Success Stories

In a candidate-driven market, competition for the best talent is fierce. Standing out from the competition, attracting the right people and achieving your goals can be particularly challenging. This is especially true in the capital, where candidates have more choice in terms of opportunity than possibly anywhere else in the country.   We’ve recently had…

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…

SmartSearch Success

SmartSearch Success

2017 has been a huge year for SmartSearch – working on a record number of campaigns. For those still unaware of how SmartSearch operates, the service was designed to tackle the prominent challenges in recruiting to senior, executive and hard to fill positions within the public sector. Using a combination of online search methods and…

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