How can governments reduce workforce costs while ensuring civil servants remain engaged and productive? The OECD is an organisation of 35 governments that provides a platform to compare experiences and seek answers to common problems.
Their new report clearly illustrates the complex challenges facing civil services, such as how to reduce size and cost, while still attracting and retaining talent.
The report shows that the pressure to reduce costs has required many OECD countries to make cuts that have likely reduced trust, motivation and commitment within the workforce. It then explores how countries are using surveys as a tool to better monitor and drive action on employee engagement, which is linked to better job performance, engagement, productivity and innovation.