Way to Power Through Competition: Regional Recruitment Systems Development

The main topic of the panel discussion “Modern Public Administration: New Formation Civil Service” of the XI Gaidar Forum, held at the Presidential Academy, was a discussion of personnel and personnel services’ role in implementing national, regional and municipal projects.

New approaches to the formation of an effective management system at the regional level were the center of the discussion. Andrey Betin, Deputy Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, told the audience about the digital HR project created in the region, designed to select and promote state and municipal employees. “The Government Team portal has more than two million views in one and a half years, two hundred thirty-eight thousand unique users ... With the direct participation of residents of the region, five ministers were appointed via open voting for candidates through open competitive procedures. For example, more than eight hundred people participated in the competition for the post of regional minister of culture,” Andrey Betin said.

Nikolay Lyubimov, Governor of the Ryazan Region spoke on the issue of maximizing the effect of conducting competitive procedures on occupying vacant posts in government agencies. “Today we are discussing how to attract promising personnel, how to find employees, but for some reason we are not talking about those who took part in these competitions, but did not get into the public service. We also faced this issue. As a result, we decided to form an expert council under the government from among the finalists of the "Leaders of Russia" regional competition. These young people there could volunteer to work on specific tasks, in particular, on national projects. At the same time, they wouldn’t feel abandoned and useless.”

The following panel experts participated in the panel discussion: Azar Talibov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Andrey Soroka, Director of the Government Service and Human Resources Department of the Government of the Russian Federation, Andrey Chibis, Governor of the Murmansk Region, Alexey Shipov, Head of the Change Management Center of the Presidential Academy.


The organizers of the 11th Gaidar Forum are the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.

The title partners of the Gaidar Forum are PJSC Gazprom and JSC Gazprombank. The strategic partners are Coca-Cola, Mastercard, Russian Railways, Pharmstandard group of companies, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Novartis group of companies, MSD, AKIG group of companies, EF Education First. Partners are Prosveshchenie group of companies, EY, Huawei, RVC JSC, Russian Agricultural Bank JSC.

The title information partners of the Gaidar Forum are the Russia-24 TV channel, TASS, RBC, Business FM. The strategic information partners are Kommersant Publishing House, Interfax, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Invest Foresight magazine, Federal Press Agency. The main information partners are Anews.com, Gazeta.Ru, Lenta.Ru, News.ru, Profile. International partners are RT, ThomsonReuters, Sputnik, EFE, Cision, Pan Pacific Agency. Information partners are Snob media project, AEI PRIME, RNS, Expert magazine, Parlamentskaya Gazeta, Polit.ru, Ekho Moskvy radio station, PRO Business TV channel, FINAM.RU information and analytical agency, Davydov.Index, Strategiya magazine, Ekonomika i Zhizn newspaper, Econs portal, Gosudarstvennaya Sluzhba magazine, TV BRICS.