Archives for August 20th, 1998

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING

Abstracts, PublicNet: 20 August, 1998

Bennett N, Ketchen D J, Schultz E B

Human Resource Management, (USA), Spring 98 (37/1)
Start page: 3 No of pages: 14

Analyses the environmental, strategic and organizational factors that affect the likelihood that an organization will integrate its human resource function in its decision making. Using a sample of 148 US organizations across a wide range of industry sectors, concludes that the strategic type of an organization and the belief among its senior managers that employees are a strategic resource predict that an organization will integrate the human resource function in its strategic decision making the nature of the labour market in which it operates and its rate of growth do not. Focuses on those organizations in which the human resource function and strategic decision making are integrated and discovers that integration is not a guarantee that the human resource function will be rated as being particularly effective, or that the organization’s performance will improve. Explores the explanations for this, suggesting that the link between the integration and organizational performance may be indirect, or not sufficient in itself to guarantee better organizational performance. Considers the implications for human resource managers.

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NHS MANAGERS WANT MORE MONEY TO TACKLE MILLENNIUM BUG

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 August, 1998

Human life could be lost if millions of pounds isn’t ploughed into tackling the
problems likely to hit computer-operated equipment as a result of the turn of
the century date change.

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COMMUNICATION – KEY ISSUE FOR PUBLIC SECTOR

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 August, 1998

Radical changes taking place across public services are putting communication on the corporate agenda. Where there is instability and uncertainty people inside and stakeholders outside organisations want to know what is happening. Those involved in change want to know what is going on elsewhere, particularly in other professional disciplines.

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TALKING HEADS – THE ROLE OF CHIEF EXECUTIVES AS COMMUNICATORS

Book News, PublicNet: 20 August, 1998

John Walker former Head of Communications, Brent LBC

The Society of Local Government Chief Executives and the Local Government Management Board worked with professional PR groups to produce this booklet. It looks at the role of chief executives in communicating with a wide variety of audiences. These include: residents, service recipients, employees, councillors, local media, local government world, other public sector organisations and the business community. It shows how strategic intervention by the chief executive can for example influence potential employees. Suggestions are offered on the approaches that can be used for the different target audiences. The booklet seeks to stimulate action by posing 50 questions such as: ‘Could you produce a document of more than a dozen positive articles about your council that have appeared in the professional press over the past two years?’

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