Although the mission of regional and local authorities is to provide better service whilst continually improving their efficiency, this must now be conducted in a rapidly changing environment. Current constraints make this a complicated task. The scarcity of resources connected with local taxation reforms, the elimination of professional tax, the freezing followed by the reduction of government grants and the gloomy economic environment have worsened tension surrounding the resources available to implement the public policies devised by the authorities. More than ever before, public decision-makers are required to examine the way in which they conjugate their political, administration and managerial projects and their HR policy.
With in-depth knowledge of the sector and business expertise, we help local and regional authorities with this examination. Our consultants devise and implement innovative and pragmatic processes that help companies manage change.
We help public bodies redefine their organisation and governance mode and effectively distribute skills in accordance with article III of the French law on decentralisation. Finally, we support HR functions that, in order to anticipate and support these transformations, must examine the way in which they can revamp their approach by putting in place a forward-looking method for managing jobs, workforces and skills and implementing a truly operational HR strategy concerned with retaining people in employment, managing absenteeism and training managers, etc.
What our customers say about us...
Anne Girard-Mayeux, Director of Jobs and Skills at Morbihan General Council. Why did you call upon the Arthur Hunt Group to create a disability policy agreed with the FIPHFP (fund to provide job opportunities for disabled persons in the public sector) and an initiative to retain disabled persons in employment?
Anne Girard-Mayeux: Although we have internal skills, we opted to obtain assistance from external consultants as these topics require specific expertise and time. Also, the Arthur Hunt Group's consultants have detailed knowledge of current issues in the field of human resources.
Are you satisfied with this collaboration?
AGM : "Yes, absolutely. We saw good results very quickly. Just one year after the assignment began, we exceeded the legal disabled worker requirement of 6% of the workforce.
Yet aside from the figures, the commitment of our teams and field professionals and the professionalism, ability to adapt to our context and attentiveness of the Arthur Hunt Group's consultants allowed us to set up a new dialogue. Fears were banished and trust relationships were established between the various stakeholders. Employees with disabilities felt confident enough to identify themselves. It was a great success!"
What did you think of their approach?
AGM : "The approach proposed by the Arthur Hunt Group included a number of awareness-raising initiatives. We put on a play and we are currently making a film with testimonials from disabled employees, colleagues and carers. The consultants also carried out an in-depth organisational study. Also, they were true partners, acting as the go-between with the FIPHFP and help me coordinate the internal groups involved in the project (preventive medicine, human resources, communication, etc.)."
AGM : "We are continuing our efforts and are working with them to examine new initiatives to help our disabled employees: devising management training on the topic of joining a team of disabled persons; examining working structures and job descriptions., etc. All of these initiatives help improve each individual's working conditions.. In conclusion, the initiative has given extra meaning to our HR activity."