Scheme to boost strategic HR in the public sector

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first_img Comments are closed. Scheme to boost strategic HR in the public sectorOn 13 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. The Employers’ Organisation for local government (EO) has launched a pilotproject to help HR managers in the public sector to take on a more strategicrole. The EO hopes its new programme, LEAP, will move HR away from its traditionalimage of ‘people who write policies and procedures’ by linking peoplemanagement to the council agenda. The scheme will be piloted from February to July, using 12 participants fromcouncils in the East of England and a further 12 from the North West. LEAP involves eight hours of confidential one-to-one sessions and groupworkshops. Tracey Connage, assistant director of best practice at the EO, said it wastime HR in local authorities raised its game. “HR managers need the credibility and skills to lead as well as supportthe people management interventions that will result in improved services tothe community,” she said. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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