“In this day and age, when knowledge is paramount for policy objectives in all segments of the society, when it gives us advantage and guarantees results and success, we must also dedicate due attention to knowledge transfer methods. This is exactly why mentoring is one of more than 10 recognised methods in professional development “, said Minister Branko Ružić during presentation of the „HResurs“ programme designed by the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia (AmCham) in cooperation with the Serbian Prime Minister’s Cabinet which will be implemented by the National Academy for Public Administration. The Minister said that this form of knowledge transfer and learning had been recognized and included in the Law on National Academy. “We introduced a mentoring programme for trainees in government bodies or for those who have just been employed because I believe that beginners’ work can be much better if they learn and work with more experienced colleagues. This is why I am pleased to support this programme which will be launched today because it adds quality to administration and helps civil servants to develop professionally”, Mr. Ružić said. The Minister said that the programme presented today is another sign of willingness of the Serbian Government to create public policies with business associations, non-governmental sector and other interested parties. “HResurs” programme will gather 28 participants from the private and public sectors. They will be connected in mentoring pairs and will have an opportunity to improve their knowledge in the field of human resources through various activities in the following three months. The programme will include various activities, workshops and work on joint projects.