Date: 25/09/2017

AmCham's Contribution to Improving HR Management in Public Administration

Representatives of AmCham member companies were participated in the Human Resources Network Meeting of the Standing conference of cities and municipalities (HR conferences) within the project "Human Resource Management in Local Self-Government", funded by the Council of Europe and the European Union.

Recognizing the importance of connecting the private and public sector in the field of human resources management, AmCham accepted the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Serbia to participate in the meeting, the representatives of member companies shared the experience and knowledge necessary in the field of human resource development and management. AmCham member companies Law Office Karanović & Nikolić, BOŠ, Delta Holding, Direct Media, G4S, Gi Group, HR Centar, ManpowerGroup, Mind.Protect, PwC, Sitel, Vojvođanska banka delegated their HR managers and trainers, who held a series of lectures and workshops on different topics from the field of HR management, and thus to the employees in the state administration and local self-government, brought the human resources area closer to the corporate point of view. The focus is on topics in the field of recruitment and selection, training and development, motivation and rewards and evaluation of performance. Unlike from the public sector, which is expert in administrative affairs, the private sector has the opportunities and capacities to bring the professional part of personnel management closer.

The event was opened by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia Ana Brnabić, who expressed her gratitude to AmCham as a representative of the business community for active engagement and contribution to the improvement of human resources in the state administration and achieving the set goals, such as creating more efficient administration at the state and local level.

The Human Resources Network meeting is one of the first steps towards improving human resources management in the public sector. The significance of the meeting is also reflected in the promotion of the National Academy for the Professional Development of Public Administration Employees, which will be the central institution responsible for the education of public administration personnel, in which the corporate sector will have the opportunity to assist and provide knowledge and experience in this field.