Business of Government: awards for the best and brightest – and do public servants make the cut on trust?

Business of Government: awards for the best and brightest – and do public servants make the cut on trust?
Doctors win as the most trusted profession in NZ. (Image: Unsplash/National Cancer Institute)
Jem Traylen
How much is our public sector really trusted?For the first time, New Zealand was included in an international poll on trust in professions – and the results for government employees weren’t quite as flattering as the Public Service Commission’s ongoing survey of trust in the public service “brand”.The Ipsos Global Trustworthiness Index 2023 reported that only 34% of New Zealanders surveyed ranked government employees among the most trusted professions, while 19% considered them the most untrusted.Like most other co...

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