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Sally Coleman Selden

In: Handbook of Public Administration

Chapter 5: Innovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices

Edited by: B. Guy Peters & Jon Pierre

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781848608214.n6

Subject: Public Administration (general)

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Innovations and Global Trends in Human Resource Management Practices
Innovations and global trends in human resource management practices

For more than a decade, public sector entities have been making substantial changes in how they manage their human resources (HR). As the barriers to communication have broken down through telecommunication, information and partnerships, the field has witnessed a globalization of human resource management (HRM) practices. Reforms, driven by political, administrative and technical reasons, have transformed some public human resource management systems from regulatory and reactive into strategic and proactive. While public sector reforms have been called by many different labels — including reinvention, reengineering, privatization and organizational learning — the challenge has been similar. How do public sector human resource practices and policies change to improve the ...

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