An analysis of trends in human resource practices in public and private sectors

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Authors
  1. Holden, N.J.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Director Operational Research (Corporate, Air & Maritime);Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Personnel Operational Research Team;Operational Research Div, Ottawa Ont (CAN) Directorate of Strategic Human Resource Co-Ordination
Abstract
After years of downsizing, budget cutbacks, pay freezes and instability, organizations are now starting to rebuild their workforces. It is a daunting task considering they are faced with many challenges such as increasing globalization, the growing importance of knowledge capital, the increasing rate and magnitude of change, and an increasingly diverse and aging workforce. These challenges mean that both private and public sector organizations are becoming more flexible in policies and practices, more adaptable to constant changes in the work environment and more strategic in linking human resource (HR) practices with overall business strategies. This paper provides an analysis of trends in HR practices in leading edge public and private sector organizations. The objective in investigating these organizations is to explore potential applications of similar strategies in the Department of National Defence as an aid to decision-makers.
Keywords
Public sector;Private sector
Report Number
ORD-DOR(CAM)-RN-2000-13 — Research Note
Date of publication
01 Dec 2000
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
CA010908
CANDIS No
515124
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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