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.



Strategy-based HR management in practice - experience of Statistics Finland

The areas of emphasis in Statistics Finland’s strategy are reliability of statistics, usability of data, good service to researchers, stable budget development, improvement of profitability, standardisation of processes, quality commitment, skilled personnel, renewing modes of work and procedures, and a healthy work community. The goals are translated into actions in the context of annual planning. The targets for the coming year and the measures describing their attainment are decided in annual performance agreements between the Director General and the statistics departments. At the same time, agreements are made about the resources that the departments will have available.


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