Human Resource Reforms in Public Administration: The Importance of the Reward System

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Human resource management encompasses administrating and managing human resources or otherwise known as employees. The HR or Human Resources department of any company, whether it be public or private, deals with the day to aspects pertaining to employees, from the recruitment process to probably the most important aspect for any employee; remuneration and benefits. The importance of finding a perfect equilibrium between monetary and non-monetary incentives is crucial in obtaining an efficient work environment, as well as increasing productivity and employee motivation. Having an administrative background or knowledge is essential for any HR manager, in order to detect and implement the most beneficial reward system for both implicated parties.

This paper aims to examine human resource reforms in public administration, primarily in reference to the remunerations of civil servants and employees by giving examples of the importance of salary within the structure of human resource management, looking at new laws involving the increase of salaries within the near future, concluding with suggestions on improving the reward system implemented by human resource managers in Romania’s system of public administration.

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