Rewriting the script

Kelly, Helen
March 2006
Personnel Today;3/28/2006, p26
Trade Publication
The article focuses on modernising HR practices in the public sector in Great Britain. In March 1999, British Prime Minister Tony Blair set in motion one of the biggest public sector overhauls of all time with his "modernising government" agenda. The plan was to foster entrepreneurial skill and create a greater sense of professionalism in public service. With skills gaps at an all-time high, for many public sector HR departments this has proved an uphill struggle as they attempt to train existing staff to carry out the modernisation agenda. Staffordshire County Council has installed a complex SAP recruitment software system as part of an in-house project to advertise job vacancies from its 416 schools, fire and police services, as well as the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors.


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