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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Emergenetics with East Devon’s Senior Leadership Team

To support the Senior Leadership Team’s development we engaged with the LGA’s Emergenetic’s pilot which was used to help the team understand each others’ thinking and behaviour styles and which will be used to inform further development opportunities as we embark on a further period of change.

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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council: Workforce development case study

This case study outlines plans and initiatives set out and used by Tameside MBC to grow and develop a workforce that is adept at being responsive to the diverse needs of Tameside residents.

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Luton Borough Council: A fresh approach to contingent recruitment

When the contract to supply temporary staff came up for renewal, Luton Borough Council reviewed the existing approach against three priorities – ability to: generate additional savings, reinvest savings in council services, and to strengthen the permanent workforce.

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Strategic recruitment: Dorset Council’s innovative approach to increasing recruitment reach and effectiveness

Dorset Council has begun a transformation of our recruitment. Our aim was to improve candidate connections, foster inclusivity, embrace technology and use data-driven decision making. This innovative approach has proven to enhance recruitment effectiveness, with measurable results, offering valuable and transferable insights for other local authorities.

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Ashfield District Council: The DMA review

In this case study we hear from Theresa Hodgkinson, Chief Executive, at Ashfield District Council. Working with the LGA, Ashfield utilised the DMA review to develop their organisational structures.

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Nottinghamshire County Council: Virtual work placement programme

Nottinghamshire County Council created a virtual work placement programme aimed to engage the future workforce, while reflecting the hybrid working of the current employees. 

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Castle Point Borough Council: Utilising the DMA approach to create efficient organisational structures

Castle Point Borough Council's challenge was to create effective and efficient structures as part of their organisation review. The council achieved this through using the Decision-Making Accountability (DMA) approach, as part of their organisation review and an opportunity for their employees to engage during this process.

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London Borough of Hillingdon: Being a Disability Confident Leader

The London Borough of Hillingdon council wants to maintain its status as a Disability Confident Leader and continue to make progress in being a more inclusive employer for people with disabilities. Using the Disability Confident framework, they are continuing to develop activities and make changes to a range of employment practices to support cultural and behavioural change in the organisation.

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Essex County Council: Emergenetics pilot offer

Essex County Council’s Strategy, Insight and Engagement (SIE) Senior Management Team participated in the Emergenetics pilot offer. Read below to find out more about the team and their experience of Emergenetics.

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Warwickshire County Council: Emergenetics pilot offer

Warwickshire County Council’s Corporate Policy Unit participated in the Emergenetics pilot. Read below to find out about the team and their Emergenetics experience.

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