We want you back

The government wants you back. A lot was invested in your training. You gained valuable experience which we could really use now. We have developed a great programme for supporting returnees like yourself. We understand why you left, there were a lot of unpopular changes,  we were experimenting with changing the skill mix, long hours and a cap on pay rises didn't help. The emphases on efficiency was well intended but may have given the wrong impression. 
The management philosophy was more appropriate to the private sector, too many targets, too much naming and shaming not enough valuing and supporting. Zero contracts, the over reliance on agency staff and the aggressive approach to absence management were a failed experiment. 
Seeing people as ,"customers" seemed like a good idea but choice and value for money can have unintended consequences. 
There was a lot of uncertainty what with proposals on mergers, centralising services and outsourcing. 
We lost a lot of good people.
So what would it take for you to come back?

Blair McPherson www.blairmcpherson.co.uk 

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