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Transforming recruitment and retention

How local government can successfully fill digital jobs in an era of flexible working

Authors and contributors: SA Mathieson, David Ogden

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The rise of flexible working, including working from home, has made it more challenging than previously for local government technology functions to recruit and retain staff.

This report looks at the rise of flexible working and how public sector employers including the Department for Work and Pensions have embraced it. It includes viewpoints from Matt Lewis, chief operating officer of SRS Wales and a Socitm vice-president; the London Borough of Hounslow; Adam Elliott, head of resourcing at Socitm Advisory, and Andy Campbell-Critchley, HR director at Socitm Advisory; as well as Sam Hall, former chief digital officer for Welsh local government and now a director for Digital Health and Care Wales. It concludes with a range of options for individual organisations and the sector on how to make recruitment and retention work better.