Droman director Paddy Tomkins and former Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House visited the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia in support of the EU Twinning project Modern Concept of Human Resources Management in the Serbian Ministry of the Interior. The aim was to discuss how strategic staff planning, performance management and other measures can help to ensure operational competence is achieved on a day-to-day basis and sustainably.

The week’s sessions were designed to promote discussion and share experience from the UK perspective on how executive teams focus on strategic plans to ensure that on a day-to-day basis the right people are in the right place at the right time with the right skills.

As the General Police Directorate within the Ministry of the Interior is embarking upon a large reform programme, driven primarily by economic factors, there is a much local interest in this matter. The mission helped the senior management team of the Ministry of the Interior to define an approach to police reform that uses HR strategically, linking the staff of the Ministry of the Interior both qualitatively and quantitatively, to the needs of the new future structure.

Photo: Droman directors Mr Paddy Tomkins and Mr David McCracken, together with the with former Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House, in the Palace of Serbia