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Research Area:

Human Resource Renewal in Government

An important issue for many organizations is how to meet their changing human resources needs. Many organizations want to become "employers of choice" and are striving to be more flexible, knowledge-intensive and learning-based. For some, reaching these goals will require nothing short of bold new human resource strategies that can promote change within the organization - a strategy that encourages innovative ways of organizing, supporting, managing, and rewarding people.

As employers, governments at various levels also face the issue of human resource renewal. The Work Network recently completed a multi-year national research project on Human Resource Issues in Government. The goal of the project was to generate new applied knowledge to help the federal and provincial governments redefine the strategies, policies, and procedures needed to transform the public service. Renewing human resources in government requires new managerial approaches, new skills, and new workplace arrangements.



Publications:

Title Type Publishedsort desc.
Shifting Roles: Active Labour Market Policy in Canada under the Labour Market Development Agreement Other 13 Jun 2002
Economic Migrants in a Global Labour Market Research Report 23 Aug 2001
Changing Government Workplaces Research Report 18 May 2001
Employer of Choice? Workplace Innovation in Government - A Synthesis Report Research Report 5 Feb 2001
Employer of Choice? Workplace Innovation in Government Presentation 7 Nov 2000
Research Highlights Number 2: The 1990s: A Turbulent Decade for Labour Relations in the Public Service Other 11 Aug 2000
Pay Differences between the Government and Private Sectors: Labour Force Survey and Census Estimates Research Report 20 Jun 2000
Research Highlights Number 3: Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation Other 20 Jun 2000
''Industry Self-Management'' as a Strategy for Restructuing Government: The Case of the MCCR and the TSSA in Ontario Research Report 3 Dec 1999
Aeronautical and Technical Services - Natural Resources in Canada Research Report 3 Dec 1999
Outsourcing of the Engineering Design Process in the Alberta Transportation and Utilities Department Research Report 3 Dec 1999
Restructuring the Corporate Function in Government: A Case Study of the Integrated Justice Sector Corporate Services Division in Ontario Research Report 3 Dec 1999
An Era of Change: Government Employment Trends in the 1980s and 1990s Research Report 11 Jun 1999
Research Highlights Number 1: An Era of Change Other 11 Jun 1999
Voluntary Sector in Canada: Literature Review and Strategic Considerations for a Human Resource Sector Study Research Report 27 May 1999
Human Resource Development and Planning in the Canadian Software Sector Research Report 4 Dec 1998
Government Compensation: Issues and Options Research Report 7 Jul 1998
Restructuring Government: Human Resource Issues at the Workplace Level Research Report 25 Jun 1998