Going Above and Beyond in Diverse Public Service Recruitment

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This event will support iNetwork members to identify opportunities and best practice in attracting a talented and diverse workforce

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Covid-19 has highlighted the crucial role of the local public sector in keeping society going. Despite this, renewed talk about public sector pay freezes, and the perception of some that the local public sector is stuffy and inefficient, poses a serious challenge to the effective recruitment of enthusiastic and skilled colleagues into the sector. This, combined with the phenomenon of demographic ageing, risks a potential skills shortage in some of our most socially important jobs.

In this seminar, we invite you to listen to some leading examples of innovation in recruitment processes, advertising channels, organisational branding, diversity, and inclusion, which are supporting public services to attract a diverse range of new talent and, in doing so, equipping the sector to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

You will have the opportunity to consider your own organisation’s recruitment processes and skills attraction strategies, and to ask questions of peers and leading practitioners on these topics.

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We are working hard to bring you insights from both local practitioners and industry leading experts. We will update this section once invited speakers have confirmed.

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iNetwork creates space for local public services organisations to "collaborate to innovate" to deliver more innovative and cost effective support for individuals, families and communities.

A large number of councils, police, fire, health, housing and voluntary sector organisations are members of iNetwork. In addition, we run National Programmes for Central Government and host the National Information Standards body for Local Government, with our sister programme iStandUK.

Established in 2001 by local authorities, iNetwork has been hosted by Tameside MBC since 2006 and have a history of enabling and supporting reform in local public services.

We work across many areas of the government and social sectors to upskill leaders; share best practice and facilitate collaborative thinking spaces. With support from approximately 90 expert advocates who instill their passions, visions and direction into the iNetwork community through the Network Leadership Groups and Executive Boards.

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