In conversation with Erma Ranieri, South Australia's Commissioner for Public Sector Employment Ep5

July 06, 2018

The People & Culture Podcast is a series of in-depth discussions with practitioners and leading experts on emergent trends impacting on the shape of the future workforce. In this episode I am joined by Erma Ranieri, South Australia's Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.

I ask her about the role of the Commissioner in a state where the government is the largest employer. We explore what a connected, modern public sector workforce looks like, how it might position itself as an employer of choice and whether some common media portrayals of the public sector are in fact accurate. 

Erma also explains some of the 90 day projects they have instigated, bringing together multiple agencies to tackle wicked public sector challenges including specific projects that have led to changes to patient discharge practices and better connect agencies to tackle issues like domestic violence.

Some of the personal situations and obstacles she has faced in promoting diversity and workplace flexibility are also traversed in our conversation as are topics like leadership and the future of public sector work and the public sector workforce. 

 

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