Archives for April 7th, 1999

JOINED UP GOVERNMENT IN THE REGIONS

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 April, 1999

The Performance and Innovation Unit have launched a study into the future role of central government at the regional and local level. The consultation paper which is being used to stimulate debate can be seen at www.cabinet-office.gov.uk/piu/1999/consultation

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JOINING UP TO BENEFIT BUSINESS

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 April, 1999

Inland Revenue and the Department of Social Security are making practical contributions to joined up government. There is immediate benefit for the business community from the transfer of the Contributions Agency from the DSS to the IR and there will be longer term benefit from a Memorandum of Agreement between the two departments which spells out a framework for collaborative working.

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WHERE THE PUBLIC SECTOR SCORES

Abstracts, PublicNet: 7 April, 1999

Wheatley M
Human Resources, (UK), Oct 1998 No 39
Start page: 28. No of pages: 3

Challenges the belief that the UK public sector is amateurish, inefficient, remote and poorly managed. Argues that private sector managers are looking to the public sector for best practice in training; staff retention (through family/friendly policies); motivation; change management; recruitment; and human resource management in general. Acknowledges that this good practice is uneven, pointing to problems in public sector remuneration, but suggests that the ability of the public sector to recruit people with business backgrounds indicates the excellence that can be found in the public sector.

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