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REPORT - Enhancing the attractiveness of the civil service in France - OECD

Resources Residents and Talents
Source : OCDE - Attractivité Fonction Publique

SUMMARY

"A growing number of OECD member countries are facing the challenge of making their civil services more attractive, even as the increasingly complex management of public policies requires new skills. This paper seeks to identify the attractiveness factors of the civil service in the French regions and across the member countries of the European Union, particularly against a backdrop of major trends in public employment that are constantly evolving. The first chapter aims to shed light on the attractiveness of the civil service in France, by focusing mainly on four regions (Grand Est, Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, Normandy) that are facing, in whole or in part, difficulties in attracting, recruiting and retaining their civil servants. The second chapter, beyond a better understanding of the major trends affecting public employment across the European Union and OECD member countries and the implications for the Human Resources (HR) function, explores the measures implemented by other administrations in OECD member countries as well as in the private sector to develop or adapt their human resources policies in order to better plan attractiveness efforts."

Keywords: public employees, talent attraction, attractiveness, civil service, employer brand, talents, OECD.
Illustration: cover © mentalmind/Shutterstock.com - © OECD 2023
Source : OCDE - Extrait du Rapport "Renforcer l'attractivité de la fonction publique en France"
Source : OCDE - Extrait du Rapport "Renforcer l'attractivité de la fonction publique en France"
Source : OCDE - Une des pistes proposées pour attirer et fidéliser les agents publics
Source : OCDE - Une des pistes proposées pour attirer et fidéliser les agents publics

Examples of international best practices shared in the report...

🇧🇪 Belgium: Talent Exchange is a mobility program open to all public servants, whether from federal, regional, community, municipal or provincial services. It enables participating organizations to exchange public servants to work for 6 to 12 months on specific projects.

🇺🇸 United States: the Volcker Alliance and its initiative Government-2-University initiative seeks to build up regional talent pools by bringing universities and governments together. This local networking also helps to limit the challenges associated with the geographical mobility of candidates and future agents.

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Cross-Government Recruitment Service aims to enable the public sector to build up a unique pool of digital talent. The service supports teams in need by implementing recruitment strategies and working on the quality of job offers. More strategically, it also provides access to a so-called "reserve" list of other departments, speeding up the identification of needed talent. An employer brand was launched at the end of 2023.