Civil servants fear cuts will drive out young talent

Eight out of 10 national government civil servants are worried that the pending government cuts will lead to large numbers of young people leaving for the private sector, according to research by the Hay group for magazine Binnenlands Bestuur.

The cabinet plans to save €6.5bn in public sector spending, which will involve the loss of thousands of jobs.
The cuts may also lead to the government employing large numbers of interim specialists back from the private sector to compensate for the cuts, the Hay Group says.
‘If you want to continue doing everything with fewer people, you increase pressure, lower the quality and worsen the climate. That forces talent out,’ the organisation said in a statement.

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