December 2011
People Management;Dec2011, p64
The article focuses on Dean Shoesmith, a personnel management executive for the Sutton and Merton Councils, local government organizations for boroughs of London, England. Shoesmith discusses topics including the challenges of personnel management in local government, industrial relations with public employee unions and the role of employee training in public administration.


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