‘Public Sector Recruitment – The Present And Future’ was an In-house Recruitment Network breakfast held in London, in February 2016, and what a fantastic event it was!

This breakfast saw 30 in-house recruitment professionals join us for a morning devoted to public sector recruitment, how it’s currently managed and how it’s set to change in the future. As with all of our events, this breakfast meeting was an opportunity for in-house recruiters from various household name, public sector businesses to discuss shared challenges and successes, in a sector that is more often than not, riddled in red tape.
charlotte johnsOur special guest speaker, Charlotte Johns, Head of Recruitment Operations at Transport for London, kicked off the morning’s discussions with an interesting presentation that highlighted how she created a strategy for recruitment at TfL, despite the challenges involved in working for a public sector organisation.

Charlotte joined TfL at a time where the recruitment function needed structure. What it required was a complete overhaul. Contending with hiring managers, the red tape of a public sector business and candidate perceptions, she describes how she managed to change the face of recruitment in TfL and how she still continues to evolve and adjust the way recruitment operates within the organisation.

Click below for Charlotte’s full presentation:


Charlotte Johns Front Page




AAEAAQAAAAAAAAD9AAAAJDdlNzY2MWE0LWY2ZDEtNDVjMS04YWViLTg5NGQwZWI0ZGE5NgOur second special guest speaker of the morning was Miles Skelton, Managing Director of jobsgopublic.  Jobsgopublic are primarily known for their highly successful job site, but they also boast expertise and services across social media and direct sourcing. With an intense passion for the public and not-for-profit sectors, there was no better person than Miles to round off the morning’s events. Miles delivered an incredibly informative presentation, which divulged some very interesting statistics on candidate perceptions of the public sector, as well as key target audiences for social channels.


Click below for Miles’ full presentation:


Jobsgopublic first page


During the interactive roundtables, we discussed the following questions:

  • What are the key challenges teams in public sector recruitment face right now?
  • What steps are currently being taken to overcome these challenges?
  • What works well in public sector recruitment?
  • What are your most successful sourcing channels?
  • How do you track applications?
  • What will the public sector recruitment landscape look like in 2017?


We would like to say a huge thank you to Jobsgopublic for partnering with us in this event and for their undeniable passion and expertise on recruitment in the public and not-for-profit sectors:








As a follow-up to this hugely successful breakfast, we have created a whitepaper in conjunction with Jobsgopublic to give you all the hints and tips you need to aid your recruitment efforts in the public sector. Click on the image below to view:

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