Best of both worlds

Arkin, Anat
November 2008
People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p26
This article focuses on the idea of appointing one individual to lead human resources (HR) services across two boroughs in Great Britain. Dean Shoesmith, head of HR for both the London Borough of Sutton and Merton, relishes the chance to take concept of shared services to a new level. Geography made the two adjoining boroughs obvious partners for such an arrangement. Other possible solutions to the employment conundrum include setting up a joint venture company or transferring one borough's employees to the other under the Tupe regulations.


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