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The people factor : strengthening America by investing in public service

Author: Linda Bilmes; W Scott Gould
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents a blueprint for reinvigorating the public sector based on 'The People Factor.' Shows why the U.S. personnel system needs reform, revealing the high price of inaction. Lays out specific steps to achieve the necessary gains, focusing on implementing 'best practices' from successful companies, the military, and high-performing government agencies"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bilmes, Linda.
People factor.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)749171855
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Bilmes; W Scott Gould
ISBN: 9780815701415 0815701411 9780815708940 0815708947
OCLC Number: 185691164
Description: xv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Strengthening public service: A call to arms : why the federal workforce must become a national priority ; The power of strategic human capital : lessons from the private sector ; The people factor in government --
Investing in public service: Leadership in the public sector ; Why organizational structure is important ; Achieving excellence in human resources ; Training ; Managing performance --
Enacting public service reform: A job for the President : engaging stakeholders to reform public service ; Funding the transition program ; Concluding observations on public service reforms --
Appendixes: Survey of college juniors and seniors : attitudes toward working for the public and private sectors ; Summary of laws, reforms, and key demonstration projects and test cases pertaining to the civil service ; List of interviewees ; Sample of federal job announcement ; The history of personnel reform ; U.S. government merit principles.
Other Titles: Strengthening America by investing in public service
Responsibility: Linda J. Bilmes, W. Scott Gould.

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Successful businesses have spent the past two decades retooling and rethinking how to manage their people better. Most big companies that have survived and prospered in the 21st century view  Read more...

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