Some pain, big gain

June 2008
People Management;6/12/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p29
The article discusses the impact of the massive restructuring in the health service in Northern Ireland on human resource (HR). It mentions that when Peter Hain, then the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, announced the changes that were due to take place as a result of the review of public administration (RPA) in 2005, he described the country as both over-governed and over-administered. INSETS: Why some public service reforms are being reformed;In business after a 'difficult' start;There are so many competing demands and no blueprint for anything.


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