REC responds to latest predictions on public sector jobs
The REC has responded to the CIPD prediction that 500,000 public sector jobs could be cut over the next five years.
Commenting on today's report, Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive says:
"Expenditure cuts will impact on public sector employment and may be counter-balanced by the improving jobs outlook in the private sector. The REC is stressing that deep-rooted reform is the only way to protect service delivery as knee-jerk cuts will not deliver sustainable employment or great public services.
“Effective procurement, well-managed outsourcing models and flexible staffing arrangements will be core elements of new resourcing strategies over the coming years. This is where the debate must focus rather than on guestimating numbers of job cuts.”
The need to focus on deep-rooted reform to attract leadership talent to the Public Sector and harnessing of flexible staffing are three of the messages that the REC's current public sector resourcing campaign is promoting. www.rec.uk.com/resourcing
One of the aims of the REC's Public Sector Summit on June 8th is to go into some of the detail on what public sector resourcing should look like in the future. http://www.rec.uk.com/resourcing/conference
This week, the REC will be publishing its latest JobsOutlook survey which tracks business confidence and hiring intentions of both public and private sector employers.