Delivering public value is increasingly challenging given increasing citizen demand, political uncertainty and technological disruption in a tightening fiscal environment and an era of smaller government.

At the same time, the world of work is changing and the public service must respond with a new set of skills, policies and ways of working to stay relevant.

A strategic approach to workforce planning will be vital to creating a highly mobile, diverse, entrepreneurial, commercially minded and digitally fluent workforce.

At this forum Michael Hiller shared the results of some recent work from KPMG in this area, and was then joined for a panel discussion on the impact for the public sector now and into the future.

The panel included:

  • Erma Ranieri, Commissioner for Public Sector Employment in South Australia.
  • Michael Hiller, National Industry Leader, Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare, KPMG Australia.

Dr Matt Pearce emceed the forum.