Public sector HR seeks a better strategy
Many public sector human resources (HR) workers feel they are not considered of strategic importance to their agencies, according to a study released in July by Houston-based EquaTerra. While 61 percent of respondents in the private sector said HR is considered a strategic asset in their companies, only half of the public sector respondents said that executives considered HR staffers as strategic allies. Three-quarters of respondents said public sector HR departments would be more strategic if they became leaders in “total talent management,” which includes recruiting, performance, learning and succession planning. The entire report is available at www.equaterra.com.