Poor image hurts public service recruitment

Governments facing an increasing shortage of workers, problem could become nightmare by 2010
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/10/2003

The public service is facing an image problem as an employer, and is facing a significant challenge in recruiting talent to its ranks, according to a new study.

“One of the largest factors affecting public-sector recruitment is a poor image of government as an employer,” said Judith MacBride-King, director of human resources management and co-author of the Conference Board of Canada’s

Building Tomorrow’s Public Service Today: Challenges and Solutions in Recruitment and Retention