Over 20 government departments and organisations compete for the Commissioners’ Mark of Excellence

Over 20 entries have been submitted for the 2023 Commissioners’ Mark of Excellence

The Mark of Excellence will be given to the department/s or organisation/s that have demonstrated consistent excellent practice in promoting a career in the Civil Service and widening opportunities to external candidates.

The judging panel is made up of First Civil Service Commissioner, Baroness Gisela Stuart, Civil Service Commissioner and entrepreneur, Atul Devani, and Civil Service Chief People Officer, Fiona Ryland. 

The entries will be shortlisted by the panel, with an overall winner and runners up announced by the end of the year.

Civil Service Commissioner and panel member, Atul Devani said:

‘As independent Commissioners, we get to see some excellent and innovative HR practice in departments. The Mark of Excellence is a way of sharing ideas and celebrating those hiring teams who go the extra mile, using the flexibility of the Recruitment Principles to attract and bring in talented people. 

This year we are focusing on the innovative ways departments are making external by default a reality; how they widen the pool of candidates available to work in the Civil Service at all levels and how they induct and retain those external recruits.

We’d like to thank all those who have submitted entries and wish them good luck. We’ll be alerting shortlisted departments next month and announcing the winners at the end of the year.’ 

Winners of the Commissioners’ Mark of Excellence can use the logo on all their recruitment activity for one year. 

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