Archives for April 4th, 2001

UNDERSTANDING HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 4 April, 2001

By Ken N KamocheKen Kamoche critically examines contemporary issues in the management of people. He reviews some of the significant themes that have shaped HRM as it has emerged during the course of the last century. The book identifies the definitive role of the tension between the drive for organizational performance and the ‘humanization ‘ of work. It argues, however, that our understanding of both strands is inadequate and poorly researched, leading to an incomplete picture of the dynamics of managing people. Understanding Human Resource Management also examines the relevance of contemporary debates and explores how researchers and practitioners can now move towards a more viable conception of HRM.

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SCOTLAND REVIEWS FINANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 April, 2001

Finance heads working in Scotland’s public sector meet tomorrow to discuss radically changing times for their services.The annual CIPFA Scottish Conference coincides with the announcement of a review of the finances of local government in the country – with people in local government calling for a shake-up that would give them more control over income and spending and a fairer system of tax.

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CLICK ON TO GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 April, 2001

Government is making a wealth of information gathered to inform its policies commercially available online.A new ‘Click-Use’ online licence goes live on Her Majesty’s Stationery Office’s website this week.

Businesses, publishers, libraries and members of the public will be able to utilise and communicate Government information, such as data about health, house prices, schools performance tables, crime, census results and guidance issued by Departments.

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