Councils join forces with IBM to improve services

Chubb, Laura
November 2007
People Management;11/29/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 24, p13
The article reports on the joint venture formed by the Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council with IBM to put transformational human resources (HR) at the forefront of plans to improve local services. The move allowed them to form the company Southwest One. Richard Crouch of the Somerset County Council said it means there will be one HR department delivering services to the councils. That means one management team and one head of HR instead of two.


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