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Solace blog

20th September 2023

MJ Article: The workforce challenges we face cannot be ignored, Kath O’Dwyer

“Local government is full of passionate, innovative and dedicated staff who work tirelessly for their communities, and it has been a privilege to lead and work alongside so many of them over the past years.

Our people are our greatest asset, yet all assets need maintenance. And as anyone working in local government knows all too well, widespread challenges of recruitment and retention are currently impacting councils throughout the country. This issue spans a wide range of skills, professions and occupations within councils, as we are all struggling to find and to keep the staff we need to provide the services our residents rely upon.”

Click here to read the full article by Kath O’Dwyer, Solace spokesperson for leadership and learning, in the MJ.