Headlines: 16 July, 2014

As the number of younger workers declines in the next ten years, older workers will take their place. To help this transition the Government has appointed a Business Champion for Older Workers. Demographic changes present major opportunities for employers to harness the benefits of taking on older staff, but also pose a serious threat to […]


Headlines: 2 July, 2014

The ‘troubled families’ programme, which is designed to turn around the lives of some of the most disadvantaged families, is unlikely to meet its targets because it is proving very difficult to identify the families that need help. The DCLG programme which aims to turn around the lives of 120,000 troubled families by March 2015 […]

Feature: 25 July, 2014

Phil Neal examines the findings of a recent survey on the topic of early intervention and asks how technology can support children’s services teams in rolling out successful strategies. The financial cost of the UK’s 120,000 troubled families is estimated to be £9 billion per year, according to government research. But a staggering £8 billion […]

Abstract: 28 July, 2014

Social enterprises and rural development are important in helping Local Enterprise Partnerships to achieve their objectives according to new research. Research by Defra found LEPs value and positively engage with the rural social enterprise sector. The interviews also revealed the benefits of this, including the ability of social enterprises to support economic growth and create […]

Review: 12 June, 2014

Graeme Davies and Geoff Garrett offer advice to leaders in the professions. In increasingly competitive, ‘knowledge worker’ environments, people working at all levels prize their freedom and resist direction. The challenging job of leading them can often feel like the business of ‘herding cats’. The benefits of having a highly educated, independent and proactive staff […]

Review: 2 June, 2014

In Future Work: Changing Organizational Culture for the New World of Work, Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson claim that we are in the early stages of a transformation of work and there is “no turning back”. In the book’s newly published second edition, they provide compelling evidence that progressive work practices are gaining momentum throughout […]

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