Human Resource Strategies in Local Government: A Survey of Progress and Future Directions

Jonathan P. West, Evan Berman

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Abstract

This article examines career development in American local governments. It considers the factors affecting municipal adoption of career-development programs and compares past accomplishments with future challenges. It also uniquely compares municipal and corporate success in implementing career development. Results indicate a large “aspiration gap” between past accomplishments and future challenges and a public-sector lag behind the private sector on career initiatives. Cities that emphasize customer responsiveness, organizational performance, professionalism, and personal needs of employees are most likely to achieve success in career development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-297
Number of pages19
JournalThe American Review of Public Administration
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Marketing

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