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Building a Performance Management Culture

22 March 2017, London
Explore what your organisation needs to do to properly align your workforce behind your purpose and support them to act with clarity, passion and hard work 

Timewise Council Initiative

The Timewise accreditation programme supports organisations to drive cultural change and best practice on flexible working, as a way to retain and attract the best talent, and maximise their performance.

Social workers resource

The Recruitment and retention toolkit, employer standards, case studies, a new podcast and the Social Work healthcheck.

We work with councils and their partners to help create a workforce able to respond to major changes within the public sector.

Our support is designed to:

  • help councils develop a flexible and productive workforce
  • ensure an affordable and flexible pay, reward and conditions system for local government
  • work with different public sector employers to address the challenges and opportunities in the local workforce.

We have a key role in providing the main interface between employers and trade unions for consultation and negotiations on:

  • pay
  • pensions
  • workforce issues and advice; and
  • social partnership.

The employment groups within our remit include:

  • local government staff
  • teachers
  • firefighters
  • police and police support staff.

LGA working for local government

Working in consultation with, and on behalf of local authorities, regional employers and other stakeholders, we:

  • represent local government employer interests on pay, pensions and employment issues to central government, government agencies, trades unions, and European institutions
  • support the employers' sides of the national negotiating bodies
  • provide advice and support for councils implementing national pay and conditions agreements
  • offer technical advice, information and training on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and related matters
  • deliver guidance and advice on employment issues including: employment law, sickness absence management, reward systems and structures, health and safety, age discrimination and the workforce implications of procurement.

Workforce bulletin

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March 2017 workforce podcast

Workforce news podcast
March 2016

We look in detail at the Government's new apprenticeship regulations and talk to the outgoing Head of Workforce, Sarah Messenger, about her new role.

LGA announces enei offer (PDF)

Agreement with the Employers Network on Equality & Inclusion (enei) provides Equality and Inclusion support to LGA Members at a significantly discounted rate.

Forecasting the adult social care workforce to 2035: Workforce intelligence report

The Department of Health commissioned the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) to carry out a review of the adult social care workforce in England looking ahead to 2035.

NHS Flu Fighters (PDF)

Find out more about NHS Employers' flu vaccination initiative, which has had an impact on workforce efficiency, reducing sickness absence and increasing engagement.


Local Government Pension Scheme website

Teachers' pensions

Comprehensive information covering teachers' pensions for LGA members and Workforce subscribers. Sign in required.

Living Wage podcast

The LGA has produced a podcast discussing the key issues about the living wage.