Best value: changing roles and activities for human resource managers in Scottish local government

Best value: changing roles and activities for human resource managers in Scottish local government This article aims to examine the effects of the best value policy initiative on the human resource function in Scottish local government. The article examines whether best value provides the human resource function with the opportunity and ability to perform strategically, rather than in a reactive and opportune manner. In addition, it will examine whether the policy will enable the human resource (HR) function to move from the mechanistic, repetitive activities HR specialists report consume their time, towards the "softer", more consultative tasks associated with the HR function. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Public Sector Management Emerald Publishing

Best value: changing roles and activities for human resource managers in Scottish local government

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-3558
DOI
10.1108/09513550010363595
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Abstract

This article aims to examine the effects of the best value policy initiative on the human resource function in Scottish local government. The article examines whether best value provides the human resource function with the opportunity and ability to perform strategically, rather than in a reactive and opportune manner. In addition, it will examine whether the policy will enable the human resource (HR) function to move from the mechanistic, repetitive activities HR specialists report consume their time, towards the "softer", more consultative tasks associated with the HR function.

Journal

International Journal of Public Sector ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2000

Keywords: Scotland; Human resource management; Service levels

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