Archives for November 23rd, 2000

WARNING ON WINTER PRESSURES

Headlines, PublicNet: 23 November, 2000

There’s a warning from local government that extra money being pumped into the NHS may not solve the winter pressures problem.Winter planning officers for local councils have voiced concerns over staff, resource and funding shortages.

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COST CONTROL STILL A PROBLEM FOR MOD

Headlines, PublicNet: 23 November, 2000

There is evidence that the Ministry of Defence’s implementation of ‘smart procurement’ has begun to mean more control of its costs, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).But its current major projects continue to drift on cost and on being delivered on time.

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PERSONNEL MANAGERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF DISHONESTY IN THE WORKPLACE

Abstracts, PublicNet: 23 November, 2000

Coyne I, Bartram DHuman Resource Management Journal, (UK), 2000 Vol 10 No 3

Start page: 38. No of pages: 8

Surveys a random sample of 1,000 UK personnel managers about their perceptions of the level of dishonesty in their workplaces, the importance they place on honesty and integrity, and the measures taken to assess honesty in the selection process. Analyses the 279 responses received and sets out the extent to which the personnel managers believed that particular forms of dishonesty took place (unauthorized breaks, absenteeism, theft, etc.) ; the importance they attached to these types of dishonesty; and the methods they used to assess the likelihood that a job applicant will be honest and conscientious. Comments on the attitudes towards dishonesty that the findings revealed and discusses the effectiveness of the selection methods used for detecting the likelihood that an employee will act dishonestly.

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