I received this comment on the previous post. I just wanted to post it here as an update to the post:
Ok got some backstory on the vid.
It was created by the now defunct CPSA to support public service renewal. It’s a promo aimed at recruiting and retaining the best possible talent for the PS.
It’s intended to strengthen the image of the PS by telling a compelling story about who we are, what we do and how we affect the quality of life of Canadians.
It’s also aimed at new public servants and those that are hired on a short term basis to help them in deciding if the PS is their employer of choice.
The vid was officially launched at the U of Waterloo career fair pilot on November 4, 2008, where it was well received. And, it will be used in the 2009-10 post-secondary recruitment career fairs across Canada.
As far as I know, the only external site hosting the vid is the PCO.
phew, there you have it.
Thanks Rob for this. Yay the power of the social web!
In related news
You may be interested to know I have a follow-up blog post that will be published soon about the PCO video blog post, as I may have spoken too loosely in the post. Look for it early next week! I’m not!
If anything the video looks like something that’d be a good intro movie for new public servants. I’m surprised that the CSPS hasn’t picked it up for use at the Orientation to the Public Service course.
I don’t know if I can mention we spotted 10 people who work at the CSPS in the video. Can I?
Maybe it was a CSPS-sponsored/crafted production or something.
Mind you CSPS was quite involved with CPSA, its (former) cousin central agency. I don’t know if there are ties between this possibly-CPSA video and CSPS. Weird also is the limited video quality of the video too. Hopefully they have a better version.
I think its showcase in the Orientation course is a very good idea.