Mercuri Urval in the Public Sector

Public organisations, departments, institutions and other types of politically led organisations operate within a complex system, especially in recent years. Greater demands are constantly required regarding new, more and better services delivered cheaper and smarter. Furthermore it has become more difficult to engage and retain the best leaders and employees.

At Mercuri Urval, we are certain that the possibility of succeeding and creating results in an ever changing public sector is heavily linked to good leadership. The need for skilled and engaging leaders is therefore greater than ever. The leaders are required to – in cooperation with competent specialists and employees – solve the diversity of tasks present, and at the same time solve them better and even more effectively.

Skilled leaders do not emerge by themselves

Mercuri Urval contributes to the development of an even better and more effective public sector and where leaders can lead with greater impact. Good and dynamic leadership in many different types of organisations and corporations is necessary to meet the increased demands in creating value and quality for the society, the citizens and the business, while at the same time securing that the employees experience higher job-satisfaction and well-being.

For over 50 years we have provided the public sector and other politically led organisations with professional management consulting in a number of areas:

  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment and selection of leaders, specialists and employees
  • Coaching of leaders
  • Organisation development
  • Management and team development
  • Talent Management
  • Outplacement and career counselling

We know the public sector 

Our consultants in the team are specialised in the terms and conditions of the public sector. All of them have been employed in politically led organisations and corporations, which gives us a thorough knowledge on what it takes to succeed as a leader in the sector.

We handle complex tasks for both governmental, municipal and regional organisations on a daily basis. We solve problems for departments, administrations and hospitals as well as educational institutions and utilities all over Sweden, geographically represented with offices in Stockholm, Malmö, Gothenburg, Örebro, Halmstad and Växjö. Our team also carries out various projects for national as well as international organisations such as EU and UN. We have a wide network and are in close cooperation with people from the top management levels in all of the sectors and are geographically represented all over the world.

We are compliant with the rules regarding openness and good administrative practice, and we know the professional terms, rules and cultures, which characterises politically led organisations. We offer versatile experiences as well as unique skills and tools in our management consultancy.

Our ambition is to contribute positively to the development of the public sector. That is why we strive to be the preferred partner whenever the public sector is recruiting and developing the best leaders.

Executive Search and Professional Recruitment in the Public Sector

Our society is in constant development; ever-changing and within many different areas: the technological and digital development, changed demographic structures, society reforms, urbanisation and increased expectations among users and citizens. Like the rest of the society, the public sector is affected by a comprehensive change and development agenda.

Employees with the right capabilities are required to solve such challenging societal tasks. It is increasingly challenging to recruit the best public leaders and employees who both can and want to make a difference.

Our dedicated team has decades of experience solving problems, within both the public sector and politically led organisations, working hand-in-hand with our clients on effective and transparent recruitment processes. We have extensive experience with and knowledge regarding special management terms, conditions and cultures characteristic of both public and other types of politically led organisations.

Transparent processes

Our consultants have a unique view on the developments and changes in the candidate pool, with expertise and knowledge where and how to find and attract the best and most suitable candidates.

We facilitate job interviews between candidates and your organisation, which is often represented by big and widely composed selection committees. We contribute to the selection process by conducting tests, holding in-depth interviews and speaking to the candidates' references.

Suitable candidates are selected based on a qualified and documented decision-making process, to which we present and go over with the selection committee. In reporting, we use the candidate evaluation which clearly illustrates strengths and development potentials of each candidate against the management level given the specific position, in addition to portray an overall picture of the candidate. It enables both the individual candidate and the selection committee to make the right decision.

Why choose Mercuri Urval?

  • Trusted Experts: Our consultants have great experience in finding and choosing successful leaders, specialists and employees to the public sector. We participate in approximately 300 recruitments and selection tasks in the public sector each year.
  • Extensive track-record: The majority of our consultants have leadership experience from politically led organisations. With more than 50 years experience with Executive Search and recruitment tasks we have an in-depth knowledge on what needs to be done to succeed as a leader and as an employee in the public sector and other types of politically led organisations.
  • Unrivalled methods: Our methodology is Quality Assured, including to ISO 10667-2 standards.