Human Resource leadership has always been a very important role in any organized business. The services offered by HR are embedded within organizational structure, employee recruitment, employee development/training, compensation/benefits, employee performance/disciplinary management among many others. These essential functions of HR provide a foundation for any organization that wants to be successful.

Although HR leadership in public and private sectors have similar regulations, their needs and functions can look very different. This project will look into the differences between the management of human resources between the public and private sectors of business within the United States. HR policy and procedure can look very different between the public government sector and private businesses due to laws, budgets and political environments. Taking a comprehensive look into the differences in HR management between the two can help determine ways to improve the HR functions mentioned above in both sectors.

Each entity can learn a lot about retaining good employees by looking at the avenues and methods each uses to recruit and select those employees. There are also many differences in the compensation and benefits offered by each of the entities. Variances in pay and other benefits can have a great effect on their ability to retain competent employees. Performance Management, employee training, and the ever-increasing technological advancements all play a statistical role in the success of organizations. In discussing all of these functions, we will review improvements and see what each sector can learn from the other.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2020

Senior Project Advisor

G. Michael Barton, MBA, SPHR

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

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