Public Personnel Management

A quarterly journal focused on human resource work in the public sector. Contains articles on trends, case studies, comparative information, and recent research. Topics include labor relations, assessment, personnel policies, government reform and other a

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer

Blurring the Line between Public and Private Sectors: The Case of Police Officers' Off-Duty Employment
While much recent attention has been given to the outsourcing of government services, little is known about the opposite situation in which private organizations retain the services of public workers. What do governmental workers have to offer the...
No Easy Path to HRM Performance Measurement Systems: Exploring the Introduction of the U.S. Human Capital Assessment and Accountability Framework and the Flemish Management Code
In contemporary public administration, one can see clearly an increased focus on measuring performance in government and public organizations. (1) Performance measurement is an important issue in nearly every public management reform, and in the literature,...
Nonrandom Response and Rater Variance in Job Analysis Surveys: A Cause for Concern?
Job analyses should provide the foundation for all HR management activities. (1) Job descriptions, consisting of samples of incumbent behaviors, provide the data to describe work conditions, work processes, and worker requirements. Employers use these...
Nursing Generations in the Contemporary Workplace
As populations of developed countries age, proportionately fewer people participate in the workforce. Concerns about the labor supply has created an interest in workplace demography. In addition to targeting consumers by generation, business managers...
Psychological Testing in Personnel Selection, Part II: The Refinement of Methods and Standards in Employee Selection
During the first hundred years of scientific management and personnel selection, psychological testing became a powerful and institutionalized tool that was broadly applied. Universities and trade schools, managers, engineers, psychologists, and government...
Tomorrow's Workforce: The Needs for Immigrant Workers and Strategies to Retain Them
Corporate decision makers throughout the United States are now facing tremendous challenges in the intensified global marketplace. They have realized that in the new business environment, people, not machines, have become the best source of sustainable...
Work-Family Experiences and the Insights of Municipal Government Employees: A Case Study
Accumulating evidence about the links between paid work and family life has prompted many businesses to initiate strategies to aggressively confront the work-life challenges experienced by their employees. (1) The Alliance of Work-Life Professionals,...
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