More than a money thing: lessons from the public sectorBy Graham S. Lowe04/23/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/24/2002 Most human resource professionals don’t view governments as fertile ground for innovative practices. But this could quickly change. As employers, governments are bracing themselves for unprecedented workforce renewal: compared with the private sector, governments face more immediate demographic pressures; skill requirements in the public service are rising fast; and governments’ extensive reliance on information technology places a premium on its effective use. But unlike the private sector, governments’ ability to provide economic rewards to the growing number of knowledge workers is constrained. In this respect, successful recruitment and retention requires bold new ways of organizing, managing, supporting and rewarding people. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.