We recruit new outstanding officials into the government based on fair and transparent procedures.
The general principle of government recruitment is to hire public officials through the open competitive examinations. The open competitive recruitment exam is aimed at securing a wide variety of talented people with potential by ensuring equal opportunities for every citizen to apply for a government job, regardless of age, gender, education or work experience. Recruitment exams for grades 5, 7 and 9 are each administered every year with a single- or two-rounds of written tests and interviews.
Experienced professionals are recruited through a separate scheme to fill positions that require a high degree of expertise. This system recruits people with work experience, credentials and academic degrees relevant to specific fields/positions and is implemented regularly or on an ad hoc basis for all grades including the Senior Civil Service (SCS).
With the aim of enhancing expertise and competitiveness of the government, we are actively promoting to recruit more talents from the private sector in the civil service. The government-run headhunting program conducts talent search to fill key positions (i.e. open positions) in the government with the most qualified civilian experts, so that the right people work in the right place. In addition, our Ministry compiles a database of talented people working in various fields into the National Human Resources Database (NHRDB) and constantly utilizes it to enhance transparency and fairness in public personnel management.
Annual recruitment of public officials