How can the civil service recruit, retain and reward the right people? What needs to change on pay and opportunities for promotion to reduce staff turnover? What skills and expertise do civil servants need? What type of quantitative skills should the civil service be developing and where do they need to be deployed? What are the barriers to recruiting and retaining engineers, mathematicians and economists? How do different professions fit in? What difference would it make to the quality of policy advice?
Catherine Baxendale, author of How to best attract, induct and retain talent recruited into the Senior Civil Service
Edwina Dunn, CEO of Starcount and Commissioner at the Geospatial Commission
Dr Louisa Nolan, Head of Data Science Projects at the Office for National Statistics
Matthew Trimming, Senior Adviser at PUBLIC
Max Tse, Executive Director at the National Audit Office
Chaired by Alex Thomas, Programme Director at the Institute for Government.