We both have extensive experience of working in human resources within the public sector. In the summer of 2015 we took early retirement. Between us we had worked over sixty years’ in local government across the gamut of HR activity; strategic planning, industrial relations, contract management, pay
Remote working arrangements do not mean an absence of management. Instead, managers must do things differently and provide strong leadership.
We begin by describing how a manager should act as a role model. We then look at key areas of the management task, deciding who can work from home, tools and technology, good communications, performance management, as well as health and wellbeing considerations. The emphasis is on the areas of difference from managing within a shared workplace and our approach is to offer practical and common-sense solutions based on best practice.
This book has been written by Bernard Nawrat and Jill Seymour. We each have over 30 years’ experience in public sector HR. This has included introducing flexible working arrangements, such as home working. Since starting our consultancy in 2015 we have continued to support public-sector employers on HR matters and have worked with Bookboon on a series of e books on HR issues. Our approach is to offer practical and common-sense solutions based on best practice.