How many public sector HR staff does it take to change a lightbulb?
If you have worked in the public sector you will already know the answer - it is of course eight!!
One to change the lightbulb.
The second to assess the risk of the light bulb changing process.
A third to ensure the light bulb changing process adheres to the internal compliance regime for health and safety during light bulb changes.
A fourth to ensure that the internal purchase order procedures have been adhered with for light bulb change orders.
A fifth to audit the supply of the light bulb following the internal purchase order procedure.
A sixth to report back to the compliance and risk functions that the supply and audit divisions had complied with the light bulb change risk and compliance procedures.
A seventh to monitor that the light bulb was changed by a member of staff who was cleared by the CIPD to be authorised with light bulb changing management.
And an eighth being the most important.........they are responsible for costing the light bulb changing process and being creative enough to incorporate the pricing of the eight people into their customers' monthly billing statement without their customer noticing.
Who says you have to be process driven in the public sector!!