Skills shortage could threaten modernisation of public services

May 2003
Management Services;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p5
Academic Journal
Recruitment consultant Huntswood believes that a shortage of employees with a blend of public sector experience and business management skills could threaten the success of the government's program to modernize public services in Great Britain. A new Huntswood study reveals that while 68% of consultants expect growth in public sector business in 2003, just 4% of consultants have public sector experience. As such, it is important that government and consultancies work together to promote job shadowing, work experience and even job exchange between public sector workers and consultancies to permit the fullest range of business management talents to be brought to bear on the public service modernization program.


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