Public Sector Job Advertising

Not strictly business, I know, but an idea to broaden the base of recruitment to managerial posts in the public sector.

 

Why not remove the monopoly held by The Guardian newspaper over the advertising of managerial posts in this sector?  Stipulate that such posts should be advertised in the recruitment sections of a specified list of papers which would include a broad range of political views.  In time, the public sector would have to interview and appoint people of a broader range of views than are perhaps found among Guardian readers (no disrespect to them intended).

Why is this idea important?

Not strictly business, I know, but an idea to broaden the base of recruitment to managerial posts in the public sector.

 

Why not remove the monopoly held by The Guardian newspaper over the advertising of managerial posts in this sector?  Stipulate that such posts should be advertised in the recruitment sections of a specified list of papers which would include a broad range of political views.  In time, the public sector would have to interview and appoint people of a broader range of views than are perhaps found among Guardian readers (no disrespect to them intended).

Mandate use of Job Centre Plus advertising for Gov/Public Secor jobs

The Job Centre Plus does not have all the Government and Public Sector jobs listed as a matter of course for external jobs (off these are listed with agencies and recruitment sites as alternatives). This should be manadatory, why not show faith in Governments own services?

Why is this idea important?

The Job Centre Plus does not have all the Government and Public Sector jobs listed as a matter of course for external jobs (off these are listed with agencies and recruitment sites as alternatives). This should be manadatory, why not show faith in Governments own services?

Prevent discrination against non-public-sector candidates applying for public sector jobs

There are a lot of public sector jobs advertised that discriminate against non-public-sector candidates.

For example you need to be a member of a professional body which is only for public-sector employees, or you need to have experience of a particular piece of computer software that is only used in the public-sector.

There is also the practice of tailoring the job requirements to an existing incubant. For example for a £30k job there was a long list of not very relevant requirements one of which was a Phd. I suspect this job had already been filled.

This practice locks in blinkered public-sector thinking and prevents new ideas entering the public sector.

Why is this idea important?

There are a lot of public sector jobs advertised that discriminate against non-public-sector candidates.

For example you need to be a member of a professional body which is only for public-sector employees, or you need to have experience of a particular piece of computer software that is only used in the public-sector.

There is also the practice of tailoring the job requirements to an existing incubant. For example for a £30k job there was a long list of not very relevant requirements one of which was a Phd. I suspect this job had already been filled.

This practice locks in blinkered public-sector thinking and prevents new ideas entering the public sector.