Six principles for government workplaces that attract talent

Transform government workplaces into engaging and inclusive environments

October 26, 2023

The government sector is facing a critical challenge in the competition for talent. Almost 24% of the New Zealand workforce is over 55 years old, and 43% is older than 45 years, so filling the upcoming talent gap is urgent.

To attract and retain employees, the government needs to create inspiring, engaging workplaces that align with its mission and values. A workplace that is designed with the employee in mind can help attract a diverse and inclusive workforce, build organizational resilience, and preserve taxpayer dollars.

Based on research and practical advice, this guide contains actionable steps that government agencies can take to create a workplace that is aligned with their talent strategy.

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