Archives for October 22nd, 1998

LOCAL AUTHORITIES CRUCIAL

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 October, 1998

Home Office Minister Alun Michael has urged local authorities to continue backing youthful interest in communities as a way of encouraging positive alternatives to disaffection and social exclusion.And he told delegates at a Local Government Association and National Youth Agency seminar that partnership was key to giving young people the opportunity to make a difference in their communities.

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PARTNERSHIP APPROACH IMPROVES WORK

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 October, 1998

A new survey shows that partnership working, training and family friendly working practices lead to higher levels of employee commitment and job satisfaction.The 1998 Workplace Employee Relations Survey involved the DTI, ACAS, the Economic and Social Research Council, and Policy Studies Institute. It covered the views of 30,000 employees, 1,000 worker representatives and managers in over 3,000 workplaces, making it the largest survey of its kind.Key findings from the research show that more than half of workplaces have mechanisms to promote employee involvement and these same workplaces have had the highest levels of productivity growth.

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