New Professionals on tap? The human resource challenges in developing a new generation of municipal and local government managers in Nova Scotia

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Andrew Molloy
David Johnson

Abstract

Canadian governments are facing significant human resource management challenges due to pending retirements, projected labour market shortages and the workplace expectations of New Professionals. This paper explores human resource recruitment planning initiatives, which have been undertaken by Nova Scotia municipalities, in order to attract and retain a new generation of municipal government managers. We will argue, in line with a recent Association of Municipal Administrators (AMA) of Nova Scotia municipal report that Nova Scotia municipalities must take intergenerational issues into account, for management succession planning to be successful. Our exploration of municipal succession planning will take place in the context of a larger study, which we have done on “New Professional” recruitment, retention and development initiatives in Canada

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Molloy, A., & Johnson, D. (2010). New Professionals on tap? The human resource challenges in developing a new generation of municipal and local government managers in Nova Scotia. Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance, (5), 126-144. https://doi.org/10.5130/cjlg.v0i5.1474
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Research and Evaluation (Peer Reviewed)
Author Biographies

Andrew Molloy, Department of Political Science, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia

Associate Professor

David Johnson, Department of Political Science, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia

Professor of Political Science