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In 2008, the G20 called on the OECD and other key international organisations to help them respond to the global economic crisis. Since then, the OECD has served as an active participant in G20 meetings and summits, providing analysis, data and policy recommendations on all relevant issues and priorities.
The OECD area unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.9% in April 2012, around the same rate observed since January 2011, but 2.3 percentage points higher than the level recorded four years earlier. Differences in unemployment rates across OECD countries remain large.
Recruiting the best candidates for the public workforce is important at a time when the loss of experienced employees due to redundancies and retirements is creating a talent shortage.
Korea faces the challenge of reversing rising inequality while sustaining robust economic growth.
These workshops discussed the cross border cluster “Bio Based Europe” in the provinces Western-Flanders, Eastern-Flanders and Zeeland and the cross border area of the Belval, Ecocité and Pôle Européen de Développement-Longwy.
As with any organisation, good public sector performance rests with its staff: their capacities and skills, as well as the ability of the leadership to motivate staff to do their best in achieving organisational objectives.
Human Resource Management Reviews, a type of peer review, provide a detailed diagnosis of the management of government employees and solutions for improving it.
The Public Employment and Management (PEM) Network is a high-level, collaborative, practitioner-based forum that provides direction for an analytical work programme that seeks to address current challenges affecting the public service workforce.
Strategic human resource management allows governments to align their workforce with their goals. It enables governments to have the right number of people with the right skills at the right place. Such practices help governments increase efficiency, responsiveness and quality in service delivery.
The majority of OECD member countries have a central human resource management agency responsible for at least some key human resource management functions (see the country profiles for links to member countries’ central human resource management agency).