Attracting and retaining talent in the public sector

Before the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak technology, demographic and social changes were making it increasingly difficult for the public sector to attract and retain talent. This was due to: 

  • low unemployment rates
  • skills shortages 
  • digital transformation
  • pressure on accessing emerging talent

Whilst the full impact of COVID-19 on the employment landscape is not yet clear, it is likely to have permanently disrupted the labour market in many ways. The public sector may increasingly be seen as an attractive and safe place to work. However, you will still need to work hard to recruit and retain the right people.

In these uncertain times, having a structured and responsive recruitment strategy, alongside a well planned programme to upskill your existing workforce and attract new talent, will ensure you are agile and resilient.

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We can provide you with expert guidance and support on everything from workforce legislation and policy changes to best practice hints and tips to recruiting and interviewing virtually.

Having the right blend of temporary and permanent employees, including apprentices, is important. We can help you take your workforce planning to the next level, whatever your current position. That might simply be helping you get started with a preferred supplier list. Or it could be helping you appoint a total talent management strategic partner or find the right apprenticeship training programme in a remote learning environment. 

Non-Clinical Temporary and Fixed Term Staff

Regional and national suppliers to help all public sector organisations secure quality temporary and fixed term candidates. Access an extensive range of specialisms including: admin, finance, HR, PR, IT, legal services, catering, drivers, estates and maintenance, security, environmental, scientific services and more.

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Public Sector Resourcing

A single supplier framework for organisations looking for a strategic partner to provide a fully managed service to help them fill contractor and temporary worker roles.

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Permanent Recruitment

General recruitment, executive search and talent mapping to help you find quality candidates for your permanent, fixed term and inward secondment vacancies.

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Apprenticeship Training

Apprenticeships can play a vital role in our economic recovery, as well as help you access emerging talent. Use your apprenticeship levy funds and support your workforce planning with a range of training programmes from digital and finance to health and care services.

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“As a customer of Public Sector Resourcing, Dave Bolas and Michael Culshaw provide me with expert information about the recruitment industry, as well as support using the framework and managing the supplier relationship. This ranges from Cabinet Office updates and guidance on IR35 to onboarding contractors during COVID-19 and transitioning contractors to the framework. They are professional, knowledgeable and understand what their customers need. Their commercial experience and excellent advice has been invaluable.”
Beverly Titioso
Commercial Contracts Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement

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