Driving Public Sector culture and digital transformation against a background of workforce reduction and skills shortage seems an insurmountable challenge. The key to successfully delivering the productivity improvements and modernisation of the sector is the creation of a culture of continuous performance management.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts cuts in general government employment, reaching 1.1 million by 2018
Actus, a G Cloud supplier since 2015, develops solutions in line with the government’s Cloud First Policy, that will help public sector organisations meet the challenges of achieving their transformation objectives through better – people performance, talent management and succession planning.
Employee engagement, workforce compliance and retention are highly relevant processes in this new era of the Public Sector. Typically, they are reliant on legacy HR databases, SharePoint, or a manual paper-based appraisal process, which doesn’t sit well with the environmental commitments of the sector or the Digital Agenda, to deliver these processes.
Without real time data; HR teams can only measure process compliance. There is no easy way for them to understand and address the development needs or career aspirations necessary to attract and retain the next generation workforce.
The current backward focused annual review process can do more harm than good as NHS staff survey data frequently identifies that despite appraisal compliance being high, the level of satisfaction is often very low.