New network offers a lifeline to HR

New network offers a lifeline to HROn 8 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HRdirectors and managers working in the public sector can now share ideas andknowledge via a new networking initiative. TheHuman Resources Performance Improvement Network (HR PIN) has been set up by theInstitute of Public Finance to offer a forum to senior HR to exchange ideas andbest practice across the public sector.HRPIN will provide independent information and hands-on support through a seriesof events held nationally, which will draw attention to the need for strategicworkforce development and flexible ways of employing and managing staff.Membershave access to the HR PIN website, which gives information about publicannouncements and new research, plus hourly updates of news ‘snippets’. Furtherservices include a quarterly newsletter, weekly e-mail updates and additionalsources of information through in-house research and feedback from networkmembers.Thenetwork has an advisory panel made up of leading HR bodies including theSociety of Personnel Officers (Socpo) and the Chartered Institute of Personneland Development.Presidentof Socpo, Mary Mallett, said anything that enables HR professionals to shareinformation and get up-to-the-minute guidance and support should be encouraged.”It can be pretty lonely out there as an HR manager or director, andonline access and telephone advice can be very helpful,” she said.PennyBlundell, lead adviser to HR PIN, said the network offered a unique platformfor those in HR to work together, help develop good practice and build capacityacross the public sector.www.ipf.co.uk/humanresources Related posts:No related photos.