More councils look to shared services to keep them afloat

Brockett, James
February 2009
People Management;2/26/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p12
The article focuses on British local authorities' adoption of the human resource (HR) shared service model to counter the effects of the financial crisis. Results of a Local Government Association survey revealed that 15% of local councils are cutting jobs, including those in Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Northumberland, Nottingham and Oldham, while 22% have halted recruitment. According to Richard Crouch of the Somerset County Council, the recession would boost the adoption of shared services in the public sector.


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