REC confirms final big name speaker for its public sector summit
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has announced that Dr David Halpern, the Institute of Governments Director of Research, will be the opening speaker at its Public Sector Summit at Londons Congress Centre on Tuesday June 8.
Dr Halpern, who was Chief Analyst in the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit from 2001 to 2007, will set the scene for the days discussions by giving summit delegates an overview of the new coalition Governments proposed budget deficit programme.
In his role with the Institute of Government, he has been heading up the research on a major report Better Government at Less Cost. The reports aim is to help the new administration come to the right decisions on making Government departments and the Civil Service more efficient through redesigned and streamlined policies.
Commenting on Dr Halperns appearance at the summit, Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive said: Nobody is probably better placed currently to give a totally up to the minute assessment on the new governments thinking on how best to tackle one of the biggest financial challenges the UK has ever faced.
The profile of the summit has continued to gather momentum with the appearances of the highest possible calibre of speakers all of whom are committed to ensuring there is a greater understanding of the roles that both the private and public sectors need to play at an extremely crucial time both politically and economically.
Also speaking at the summit will be Sir Peter Gershon, the Conservative Partys efficiency adviser Jackie Orme, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Dean Shoesmith, President of the Public Sector People Managers Associations (PPMA) and David Frost, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
The summit is the focal point of the RECs public sector campaign that was launched in February to promote the need for public sector services reform through maximising the use of flexible resourcing and acquiring the talent which will lead the transformation of public sector employers.
Green added: The summit is the ideal platform on which recruiters can build dynamic, productive partnerships with both HR practitioners and public sector employers so no-one working in public sector resourcing can afford to miss it.The summit called The Future of Public Sector Resourcing, Working Together to Deliver Excellence will bring together experts from HR, procurement and recruitment to explore public sector resourcing over the next five years.