Attracting and retaining talent in the public sector following COVID-19: is your workforce strategy agile and resilient?
In this paper we explore ways in which you can rise to the opportunities and challenges of attracting and retaining talent in the public sector, as the long term impact of coronavirus continues to unfold.Download the paper
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 and empower you to make better recruitment decisions.
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Access general recruitment, executive search and talent mapping services to help you find quality candidates for your permanent, fixed term and inward secondment vacancies. You can also chose to add on extra services such as assessment centres, testing and interview support.
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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