Commissioning and its Impact on Small Charities

Commissioning and its Impact on Small Charities

Author: Sandra Hamovic Date: 15 Apr 2019 Type: Insight

More and more of my discussions with clients are about the challenges they face engaging with commissioners.  Bidding for contracts is not new to the sector, but the latest changes in government funding and new commissioning models are having a major impact on voluntary organisations and smaller charities. Shortfalls in statutory funding are leading organisations to use reserves to subsidise activities, while also freezing staff recruitment and putting service development on hold.

Categories: Charity Recruitment

Housing associations which are embracing change and creating first class customer service are allowing the modern tenant to thrive.

Categories: Housing Recruitment

Organisations in almost every sector are dealing with economic uncertainty and digital transformation. For most, the complexion of the workforce is changing; employers are calling out for staff to fill critical roles – many related to digital capabilities – while other roles emerge, evolve and expire. Key to navigating this state of flux is Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and Kate Parker gives her view on how to make this work in Personnel Today.

This time last year, a Housing Today research piece showed that 58 councils had established housebuilding companies. At the same time, here at Berwick Partners, we were working with councils in Barking, Bexley and Havering as those authorities sought to use this type of model to move their own housing development piece forward. Fast forward a year and my belief is that the number of councils with such vehicles has at least doubled. Presently almost half of my work is directly linked to councils delivering new housing.

Categories: Government Recruitment

Being faster, better and cheaper than the competition requires colleagues, partners and stakeholders across an entire supply chain to work together. Katie Hart in our Supply Chain practice gives her opinion in a Raconteur report published today in The Times

Categories: Procurement & Supply Chain Recruitment

MIPIM, the world’s largest real estate expo, is on this week and presents a significant opportunity for public sector and placemaking leaders to highlight a destinations’ potential and capture investor attention. Yet, to be truly effective, mayors, ministers, ambassadors and those at the forefront of high-level discussions must also have the people-power behind them to recognise, react to and capitalise on investor interest. Marek Dobrowolski gives his opinion on how to maximise opportunities at MIPIM in the MJ.

Categories: Government Recruitment, Real Estate Recruitment

Matt Cockbill discusses how Senior IT leaders can dispel any fears (and/or misconceptions) across their organisations in Information Age publication.

Categories: IT & Digital Leadership Recruitment

As part of the panel at Inside Housing’s Customer Experience Conference in London this week, Tom Neely enjoyed being involved in the interesting discussion around the changing world of customer service.

Categories: Housing Recruitment

While some CEOs and leaders may lack the level of experience or understanding in areas such as digital, IT, marketing and HR when it comes to omnichannel application – they should look to assess the talent around them. Claire Stewart discusses the importance of full buy-in from the very top of a company when it comes to the success of a omnichannel strategy in Retail Sector.

Categories: Consumer & FMCG Recruitment

The Unilever buyout of healthy food snack firm Graze is yet another example of big FMCG heavyweights taking on smaller challenger brands to drive expansion, harness innovation and diversify into 'fashionable' growing markets and consumer trends – spanning health, socially-conscious, purpose-driven and subscription-based services. 

Categories: Consumer & FMCG Recruitment

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