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Despite the current advocacy of a limited role for the state and the drive for privatization, governments continue to play a primary role in the delivery of services. However, following the recession of 2008, which was accompanied by auto, banking and housing industry failures in the United States, there is now increased demand for government control. Despite President Trump’s call for a reduction in the role of the government , his ambitious plans for border security and immigration control, and economic regulations will require the recruitment of more public personnel. Most of the countries in the world face complex problems which defy easy solutions. As a result, there is an increased emphasis on the role played by human resources management (HRM) in the public sector. This chapter discusses the problems of recruitment resulting from the loss of prestige, and the loss of tenure in public employment. Khan analyzes the current challenges of performance, procedural justice, diversity, democracy and the protection of whistle blowers.
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