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Public Employment and Management 2021

The Future of the Public Service

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This is the first edition of a new annual publication on public employment and management issues. This edition presents a vision of a future-ready public service workforce that is forward-looking, flexible and fulfilling to a diverse range of public employees. It provides insights to help governments achieve that vision through comparative data and analysis, a set of illustrative case studies, and expert commentary. Public service leadership and recruitment systems are fundamental inputs to renew and transform the public service. Both of these issues are highlighted and illustrated with new data from recent surveys.

English Also available in: French

Expert commentary on the future of the public service

This chapter presents independent expert commentary on the Future of the Public Service by Professor Peter Cappelli, Director of Wharton’s Center for Human Resources at the University of Pennsylvania. He discusses two different types of predictions about the future: the first relates to predictions based on historical data, while the second type of prediction, expert judgement, is used when the past is not a good predictor of the future. He considers both types of predictions to identify trends in Human Resource Management and how these are likely (or not) to impact the future of the public service.

English Also available in: French

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