Presentation of Human Resource Management Manual and Related HR Workshop

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The Civil Service Bureau of Georgia, together with USAID’s Office of Democracy and Good Governance Programme and NATO’s Professional Development Programme, organised a presentation of the first Human Resource Management Manual for governmental agencies. The HRM Manual aims to serve as an educational tool for those currently involved in HR management functions within governmental institutions. It clearly lays out basic human resources functions, principles and approaches. The Manual was developed with the financial and professional support from USAID/G3 and NATO PDP Georgia and has been adjusted to suit the specific context of the Georgian civil service. This is the first volume of the Manual and we will be presenting the remaining two publications within next several months. The first volume aims at discussing issues related to recruitment, job descriptions, orientation and structure of HR departments.

Mr Irakli Kotetishvili, Head of Civil Service Bureau, opened the presentation and spoke about the importance and benefits that the HRM Manual will bring to all government institutions through application of a unified approach to human resource management. Ms Maia Tskitishvili, Head of Chancellery of the Government of Georgia, Mr William Lahue, Head of NATO Liaison Office in Georgia and Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy and Good Governance Programme Ms Danielle Reiff also made remarks on this new initiative.

Ministers and deputy ministers, representatives from Chancellery of the Government of Georgia, heads of HR departments of ministries, cities and municipalities, as well as representatives from diplomatic corps attended the event.

The Manual’s launch was followed by a special training session for HR managers of local government agencies. Training was delivered jointly by representatives from NATO’s Professional Development Program, the Civil Service Bureau and different governmental agencies. The training focused on important issues, such as the cycle of HRM, law regulations regarding entry into the civil service, strategic planning of organisations, development of job descriptions, recruitment and selection processes and organisational induction. The training was not focused solely on theoretical knowledge, but also on practical examples, which were utilised throughout the program.

Click here to DOWNLOAD Human Resource Managment (HRM) Manual for Georgian Governmental Agencies.