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Our people framework
A people framework, or people strategy, sets out how an organisation will deal with its employees.
While some people frameworks have a narrow focus - looking at HR issues like recruitment, pay and performance management - other frameworks are more comprehensive, looking at the challenges an organisation faces and how these can be met. This is the kind of people framework we intend to produce for the Civil Service.
Why does the Civil Service need a people framework?
Most Civil Service departments have their own people strategies or are in the process of developing them.
However, there are areas where coordination and collaboration across the Civil Service will help employers to meet their business objectives. Feedback has shown that departments want this kind of framework, which sets out the long-term approach the Civil Service will take with its employees.
The framework will focus on three specific areas:
- A clear, shared understanding of the characteristics of our future workforce.
- A people management framework that guides the steps we need to take to create the future workforce.
- A ‘deal’ for employees through which we will communicate the expectations they and we, as employers, should have of each other.