A cut above

Pickard, Jane
May 2010
People Management;5/6/2010, p18
The article presents a conversation with British professionals who see the future challenges in public sector human resources (HR) as a chance to transform their organisations. Despite the spending cuts facing the public sector, optimism surrounds the mood in public-sector HR, according to the author. He attributes the optimism to the major programmes of reform and the belief among HR directors that with saved money and improved services, the chance to go further is possible.


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