Collaborative Management: A Positive Approach to Public Sector Employee Relations

Source: Thomas J. Calo, HR News Magazine, April 2008

For the public sector HR professional, the challenge is not, as it may be in the private sector, to actively resist or avoid unions. Rather, because of increasing demands for ensuring accountability in government, good customer service, and government effectiveness, the public sector HR professional is challenged with creating positive employee-management relations with unions and individual employees. Public sector agency and HR managers are well advised and well served to continually explore and implement strategies fro maintaining satisfaction and effectiveness among both unionized and nonunionized employees.

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