‘Invest, adapt and reform,’ say ScotsOn 9 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Invest, adapt and reform: this was the message to the Scottish public sectorfrom delegates at the Public Sector People Management Expo. The key watchwords were delivered at the Scottish Exhibition and ConferenceCentre in Glasgow, as delegates debated how to initiate change in the sector. After six years of devolution, Scotland’s public sector is now made up of200 bodies, ranging from the Scottish Executive through to local authoritiesand health boards, spending a total of more than £20bn a year. Hot topics at the two-day event held at the end of last month were trainingand recruitment – especially how to recruit and manage staff in the face of anevolving modernisation and reform programme. Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell told delegates to rise to thechallenge. “Our public services play a central part in our lives,” hesaid. “An ever-changing modernisation and reform programme places anincreasing demand on our public services. “A key challenge is how to how to recruit, equip, train, retrain andmotivate the many public sector workers in Scotland.” To do this, an increasing number of Scottish public sector organisations areforming partnerships and working with initiatives such as the 21st CenturyGovernment, the Joint Future Programme and the Agenda For Change. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.