Kick off for Swedish Talent Attraction Forum (STAF)

Last week representatives from 10 regions and cities in Sweden met in Stockholm for the first time to kick off the Swedish Talent Attraction Forum (STAF). Strategies to attract international talent and competence is high up on the agenda for many Swedish regions and cities in order to meet the demands of the green and digital transformation and skill shortage in the public welfare sector. Sweden as a country has not prioritised working with international talent attraction on a national level to the same extent as many other European countries. On behalf of many of our Swedish clients Future Place Leadership has created the network to develop best practices and coordinate a national platform and agenda for international talent attraction. 

STAF is primarily aimed at employees in the Swedish public sector who work with talent attraction and retention. At this point 13 Swedish regions and cities, from north to south, have signed up. 


The network will meet at least four times a year to share experiences, get inspired and get tools to help each other to create best practices around common challenges. After last week’s meeting the members have decided to specifically focus on new ideas and solutions to get more Swedish employers open to the idea of recruiting internationally and public and private requirements of speaking Swedish at the workplace. More info on STAF here (in Swedish)!

Next meeting will take place in February. If you want to hear more about STAF or want to get involved, drop Camilla or Jessica a message! 📩

Camilla –, 070-342 7426

Jessica –, 070-794 9021

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