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Employment relations and labour market

employment relations advice

We work with councils to assess the current state of employment relations compared to your ideal, and together map out how to get to your desired state. A clear employment relations strategy can be key to delivering the culture and productivity you seek in your council.

Workforce analysis and planning

We work with clients to measure and assess the fit and alignment of their current workforce to their operating environment and future strategic direction. We have expertise in developing and reviewing workforce and capability strategies – we work alongside our clients to develop pragmatic responses to factors like changing demand for services, aging workforces and succession planning, and accessing talent where skills are in short supply.

Collective bargaining

We have extensive experience supporting clients with collective bargaining. We can help you develop bargaining strategies that will enable your organisation to take advantage of opportunities and manage associated risks. We then work with you as best suits to achieve your goals – either by leading the bargaining or providing ongoing support and advice.

Executive search and onboarding

We can provide you with specialist recruitment services through our subsidiary Rothley, which opened in November 2015 as a major expansion of our existing recruitment services. Rothley recruits for clients nationally across all professional disciplines from chief executive through to mid-level leadership and specialist positions. The focus is on understanding your council’s business needs before initiating searching, and services include a strong in-house workforce research capability. For more info, see Rothley – Intelligent engagement