Lack of APS workforce planning: Sedgwick’s final push

A bad result on a new capability diagnostic may finally be the push needed to make whole-of-agency strategic workforce planning a reality in the Commonwealth public sector.

The Australian public service’s capability and capacity have fallen behind the United Kingdom and worldwide benchmarks after failing to heed 10 years of warnings about inadequate workforce planning.

A new diagnostic by the Australian Public Service Commission shows Commonwealth public servants are more engaged now, but still well behind international equivalent services.

It’s not all playing catch-up; the APSC’s human capital index says Commonwealth agencies are doing well on leadership, culture and conditions. In some cases, employee feedback is near the high results seen in the

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