The article of IEM teachers was published in the British journal

A British magazine has published an article by IEM associate professors on the topic of the involvement of citizens in the decision-making processes. The study conducted in eight regions of Russia showed that mechanisms for public participation in personnel decisions are developing, and in some regions, this participation already has decisive importance.

The article Participative HR-Technologies in the Governance of the Russian Regions written by Svetlana Martynova and Svetlana Evarovich, associate professors of the Department of State and Municipal Administration is the result of practical research in public administration. Participatory management is an actual research direction, helping to assess the degree of involvement of members of society in the processes of development and implementation of management decisions.

- We set ourselves the goal of analyzing the current practice of applying personnel technologies in the state administration of Russian regions in terms of compliance with the principle of participation, - says Svetlana Martynova, head of the Department of State and Municipal Administration. - As a result, we proposed a participatory algorithm for the formation and implementation of a competence model of a state and municipal employee and identified participatory mechanisms and algorithms in the best practices that can replenish a bank of technological developments.

The study was based on the analysis of documents and interviews with civil servants (considered personnel technology in eight Russian regions). The authors of the article themselves were the developers of competence models of state and municipal employees in the Tomsk Region, including using participatory technologies.

- Today there are not enough mechanisms that provide for the wide participation of the population in making personnel decisions, - Svetlana Martynova sums up. - Most often the regions attract experts representing the point of view only of the professional community, often the experts are from the civil servants. However, the participatory practice is developing and the prerequisites for using a wider set of tools tested in other management technologies are being formed. We also see that in some Russian regions the society not only participates in making personnel decisions, but has a direct and final influence on these decisions.