Public and not for profit sector HR professionals need to be ready, willing and able to embrace change, challenge and a shifting political landscape.
Historically public sector HR professionals have concentrated on advising senior managers regarding best practice and protocol. Now the human resources function is more influential and has a bigger role to play in establishing and implementing a coherent business strategy. The poor UK economy has impacted the public sector and HR professionals need to contribute towards making their employer leaner and more efficient while still valuing their prime asset; people.
As the public and not for profit sectors evolve, HR professionals will address a number of challenges.