We recruit new outstanding officials following fair procedures. Public officials are recruited through open competitive examinations. The open competitive recruitment exams are aimed at securing a wide variety of talented people with potential by ensuring equal opportunity 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 administered every year through written tests (once or twice) and interviews.
Experienced professionals are also recruited to fill positions that require a high level of expertise. This system recruits professionals with career credentials and academic degrees in a specific field and is implemented regularly or when necessary for all grades, including SCS.
With the aim of enhancing the expertise and competitiveness of the government, we are actively seeking to recruit more talent from the private sector in the civil service. The government-run headhunting system finds and recruits civilian experts of the highest level, in order to hire them in key positions, so that the right person works in the right place. In addition, we have compiled and continue to utilize a national talent database of talented professionals working in various fields, to enhance transparency and fairness in personnel management.