The HR summit at Le Royal in Dbayeh. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Key speakers at a human resources conference in Beirut Friday lamented the lack of proper staff training in most public departments which hinders productivity."We need strategies to create and reinforce the role of human resources in the public sector," Hakim said.He emphasized the importance of human resources as a main driver of economic growth, especially in Lebanon which is a country characterized by its highly skilled workers. Echoing similar views, former Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud stressed that the public sector suffers from a lack of expertise in human resources and it is in great need of reform.Abboud said that procedures in the public sector are put in place by regular employees and not by professional human resources departments.Abboud said that the public sector in Lebanon does not employ the right people in the right positions.
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