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Lecture 7: Human Resources
Introduction
- paradox where the significance of human resource management is realized and its value is
elevated
- time of restraint when work force reductions; wage freezes; problems of employment equity
and pay equity; and more adversarial employer-employee relations all combine to reduce
employee moral.
- the management of personnel in all its aspects is as important as, if not more important than,
financial management in achieving effective overall management of government activities.
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Typical Employee cost portion of federal budget
- Human Resources in the Federal Civil Service
- Budgetary revenue : 160 billion $ (2000 2001)
- Spending: 42 billion $ debt service
- 25 billion $ transfers to provinces
- 40 billion $ transfers to individuals
- 44 billion $ program spending
- 9 billion $ defence
Salaries
- less than 20 billion for personnel, operating and maintenance and minor capital
- salaries are about 9.4 % of the cost of government or about 16.2 billion $
- defence budget (unlike other departments) is about 80% for non-capital expenditures (of a total
of 9.5 billion $ annually)
Evolution of Human Resource Management
- merit and the principle of competency
- knowledge, experience and ability
- networking and who you know
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