Human resources management and training

Compilation of good practices in statistical offices

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The Conference of European Statisticians (CES) at its plenary session in 2006 conducted a seminar on human resources and training in statistical offices. The seminar concluded that human resources and training are crucial elements for the successful fulfilment of the mission of the offices and that there was a need to continue the exchange of experience in the area of human resources and training. Hence, as a follow-up to the CES seminar, workshops on human resources management and training (HRMT) were organised in 2008, 2010 and 2012 where HRMT issues were discussed. This paper takes a forward looking approach and provides an outline of the future challenges in the area of HRMT for statistical offices. It also on the discussions at the workshop in 2012 and incorporates issues that were raised by countries, as well as information collected through a survey to CES member countries on their practices and plans in HRMT.



e-Learning system in STI, Statistics Korea: Achievements and challenges

The Statistical Training Institute (STI) started E-learning in 2005 with two courses and 378 certified trainees. It continues to grow resulting in 33 E-learning courses and 14353 certified trainees in 2011. E-learning courses can be divided into three types: (1) Statistics for the staff of Statistics Korea (KOSTAT); (2) Survey Manuals for enumerators of KOSTAT, and (3) Statistics for the General Public. Despite the rapid growth of E-learning, STI faces various new challenges with the development of ICT. These challenges include confidentiality, the development of user-friendly content development, competing with other training institutes in attracting trainees, new demands placed on smart learning, the request for more productivity but less manpower, and working with a limited budget. Under these circumstances, STI will provide U-learning services this fall. In preparation of this, the following introduces SWOT analysis and the major strategies implemented by STI for E-learning. Furthermore, this paper evaluates the past experiences of E-learning, examines some of the recent challenges and responses to it, and provides a brief introduction to the framework of U-learning.


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