Workforce capacity

Resources that help local government employers with workforce staffing and management practices, which support their corporate objectives.


Local authorities face increasing pressures on their abilities to recruit and retain sufficiently skilled staff into many critical roles. This is at a time when demand for local government services continues to grow. We have resources that can help.

Our resources

Creating effective organisation structures (a DMA approach)

An organisational design tool using a decision-making and empowerment model to create an efficient management structure.

Creating effective teams (emergenetics psychometric profiling)

Analytically robust psychometric profiling and high energy training programmes to drive personal, team and organisational performance that contribute to positive cultural change.

Early careers

Information to support both councils in understanding the landscape of early careers routes and training in Local Government.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Tools to support local government employers to recruit people from the widest pool of talent and support retention through fair and inclusive people management practices.

New ways of working in local government

insight, tools and resources to support improvement and modernisation in local government workplaces.

Local government pensions

A valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees.

Local government workforce and earnings data

The latest information and data to inform local discussions on vital organisational and workforce issues.

Responding to the COVID-19 recovery: building organisational development capacity in local government

The LGA and North West Employers are working together to discover the Organisational Development (OD) and cultural change needs of local government organisations so they can develop guidance and a support offer in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Reward strategies for local government

Advice for aligning different elements of pay and reward with organisational and workforce strategies to support the recruitment and retention of staff.

Workforce planning

A framework to examine organisational objectives and service needs to ensure local authorities have the right people with the right skills in place to deliver the council plan.

Workforce wellbeing

Resources to manage employees’ mental, emotional and physical health as a key source of workforce productivity and effectiveness.