Horizon Scan

14th September


This Horizon Scan will provide you with an update on ongoing and upcoming information which may influence the horizon you are working on.

Cross Government

ALL: Open Policy Making recently released an article on design thinking and how to ensure policy products are user friendly without compromising policy design or purpose.

Recruitment and Pay: The DWP Technology scheme may affect take up of DaT scheme and challenge what CSR currenty offer.

Talent Management: The management of the HR scheme and relocation assistance will affect the funding model, organisation and may increase take up of offers such as relocation double commitment. Study leave for the HRFS may be impacted by the amount of time offered. See contracts and scheme info for further information.

Talent Management: The new carers and working adjustments passports have been released and further information can be found on OneHR.


Recruitment: Graduate schemes such as PWC/Ernst and Young (Times top 5) have dropped their degree requirement, at present no other public sector organisation has moved towards this, will Civil Service pave the way?

Talent Management: Facebook page for 2014 Cohort regarding the 2014 FS report on diversity, 13 likes. Discussion on how we are moving forward, positive and promising comments

Employment Law

Talent Management: Sickness absence and pay to be changed in 2015. Being engaged with HMRC as a Stakeholder when they start dialogue on this from an operational perspective.