Archives for October 24th, 2000

COMPETITION FOR ON LINE JOBS HOTS UP

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 October, 2000

More public sector jobs are going on line with the arrival on 1st November of www.lgjobs.com  This follows the launch of jobs4publicsector which went live on 20 October. The new service is a joint venture between the Improvement and Development Agency and jobsgopublic, a specialist Internet recruitment company.lgjobs.com is an enhanced version of an earlier IDEA venture, Jobsearch, which has provided a basic jobs advertising service for local government for the last three years. The new service offers different levels of sophistication ranging from a basic advert to a full recruitment service. The Agency believes that the time is ripe for the new service because local authorities have largely overcome their scepticism about the use of the Internet. Smaller authorities with limited budgets see it as the way they can attract high calibre candidates without the high cost of traditional advertising.

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WHITEHALL CONNECTS UP TO KNOWLEDGE

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 October, 2000

Knowledge held in different departments across Whitehall is now being shared through the Government Secure Intranet in the first phase of the Knowledge Network. Some 54,000 civil servants can now tap into briefings and policy research findings of colleagues in different departments, so bringing joined up government a little closer to reality. They will also have access to local and regional statistical information.The first phase of the Knowledge Network project gives read only access to the database, but it is planned to allow users to add their departmental information so that a continually updated picture of cross cutting issues can be available across government. Progressively, more data held in departments will also be added to the database.

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