Vingt-cinq ans de recrutement d'universitaires par le secrétariat permanent de recrutement

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During the last two decades, the yearly number of university graduates has more than doubled. Many of those graduates have been employed in the public sector. In the recruitment policy of the Belgian ministries, some tendencies can be discovered. First of all, the recruitment of university graduates increases, while as the number of internal promotions decreases. Like in other employment sectors, the public sector as well is asking for higher educational qualifications. Secondly, the central administration is recruiting more and more for specific grades instead of general grades. This reffrcts among other things the growing complexity of administrative practice. Thirdly, the recruitment philosophy is changing.
While as in earlier times knowledge was emphasised, nowadays the learning capacity of people is stressed. Finally, since the eighties, a lot of university graduates are employed in non-academic jobs. T his, of course, is due to the effects of economic crisis on the labour market.

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Hondeghem, A., (1987) “Vingt-cinq ans de recrutement d'universitaires par le secrétariat permanent de recrutement”, Res Publica 29(2), 231-258. doi:

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Published on
29 Jun 1987
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