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.



Theory and practice in the comprehensive training program

The mission of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HCSO) formulated that the presence and the continuous development of up-to-date professional knowledge is one of the most important resources of the office. In this sense a new training strategy and its representing institution, the “HCSO-School” was elaborated in 2005. The aim of the project was to communicate the general statistical culture and to ensure the presence of special skills, knowledge and expertise necessary to carry out the various tasks of the statistical office on a high level. These skills cannot be acquired in the present Hungarian school system due to a lack of relevant specializations in the tertiary university level education. Some facts and figures that are demonstrated in this paper characterize the 8-years history of the HCSO-School highlighting the importance of the internal training institution.


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