The market for leadership talent in 2022

By Frazer Thouard and Sam Ellis | 11 January 2022

Sam Ellis and Frazer Thouard look at the landscape for public services over the coming year, and highlight key prioities for organisations, as the sector embarks on a ‘war’ for talent

As we start what is likely to be another very active year in finding and developing senior talent, it’s timely to look back over the trends of 2021 across public services. What are the skills in most demand and is investment keeping pace with strategic direction? A battle for talent is no longer sufficient to describe the potential long-term skills shortfall, with Fortune Magazine recently predicting a ‘war’ that will continue until 2031.

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Recruitment Council staff