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The first participants of the European Union-funded Education Programme for Acquiring the Key Skills in Human Resource Management have completed their training and have been certified as human resource managers. The programme lasted four months, where 25 participants, twice a week, were taught about key activities and legislations in the field of human resource management.
One of the participants is Denis Martinovic from the Employment Agency, who recognised the lack of motivation of employees in the public administration.
"We have learned how to motivate them, so that workers are more satisfied and; therefore, more productive," Denis told the media after the ceremony.
Project was financed from EU direct budget support for public administration reform. The EU Ambassador in Montenegro, Aivo Orav, congratulated the participants and expressed his hopes that initiatives such as these will further contribute to better public administration in Montenegro.
“Citizens and businesses ask for a service-oriented public administration, with a high degree of transparency, effectiveness, and accountability. As the need for productivity grows, it has become important that the public sector is staffed with the right people, at the right place, and at the right time. Human resource planning plays a crucial role in this process,” Orav said.
The Minister of Public Administration, Suzana Pribilovic, stated that effective human resource management is a key goal of the public administration.
"We have to remove the prejudices that we are a slow and sluggish public administration. We need to get closer to the goal and be a persistent, conscientious, and committed administration. Tomorrow, your role will be especially important," Pribilovic told the participants.