Headlines: 29 September, 2016

Skills for Care is working with Oxfordshire County Council and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in the South East to show employers how they can adopt a values and behaviours-based approach to recruitment and reap the benefits. Since 2014, Oxfordshire County Council has worked with local social care providers to promote […]


Headlines: 29 September, 2016

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, and the Civil Service to support greater professionalisation across the Service. There are around 4,000 staff in Civil Service HR who will benefit from the arrangement, which comes at a crucial time, given the inevitable changes taking place […]

Feature: 21 October, 2016

Today our public services, like healthcare, utilities and education, are increasingly under pressure in the UK, and as a result, IT is mistakenly overlooked as an expensive overhead. In this article Steven Little argues that the reality is that public sector organisations are so focused on their core service provisions that they can often overlook […]

Abstract: 15 September, 2016

In a new publication ‘The Border after Brexit’, the Adam Smith Institute in argues that the UK border needs to be secure so that we can trust who is coming in and decide whether they can be more open. The authors claim that The Border Force seems to be in a state of complete disarray, […]

Review: 5 October, 2016

The author, Chris Lewis, explains how to reclaim your creativity in a hyper-connected work culture. He explores how, despite being busier and more connected than ever at work, creativity is becoming more elusive and proposes innovative solutions to help you reclaim the creative process and generate better ideas. Our lives are getting faster and faster. […]

Review: 3 October, 2016

This book by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner offers a framework to help individuals at all levels, functions and backgrounds, to take charge of their own leadership development. The authors argue that the best leaders are the best learners. Leadership is a set of abilities and like any other skill set it can […]

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