Archives for November 14th, 2001

THE CAREER DECISIONS PLANNER: WHEN TO MOVE, WHEN TO STAY AND WHEN TO GO OUT ON YOUR OWN

Book News, PublicNet: 14 November, 2001

By Joan Lloyd

Designed to aid readers in analyzing their careers, offering specific problem-solving strategies for dead-end jobs. Describes how to diagnose the signals that point to crossroads in one’s career such as problems with the boss, personal satisfaction, culture, etc.; when to change positions within an organization; the time to begin looking at other areas; ideas on starting a business of one’s own. Chapters are organized in a three-part format that include: symptoms, prognosis and cures. Packed with numerous actual case studies and self-quizzes enabling readers to learn what works and what doesn’t when making a career move.

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CULTURAL SERVICES’ CENTRAL ROLE IN TACKLING SOCIAL EXCLUSION

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 November, 2001

Local councils will hear today (Wednesday, November 14) that cultural services such as leisure and arts classes lie not at the fringes but at the heart of poverty and social exclusion initiatives such as neighbourhood renewal and of modernisation initiatives such as local strategic partnerships and community plansThe Local Government Association (LGA) has set up a conference at its premises in Smith Square, London to showcase a new toolkit which promises to assist authorities in providing more socially inclusive culture and leisure services.

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LESSONS FROM NATIONAL INSURANCE CONTRACT

Headlines, PublicNet: 14 November, 2001

There are important lessons for all Government departments in the continuing saga of the Inland Revenue’s new National Insurance computer system (NIRS 2).National Audit Office head Sir John Bourn says that the potential for major legislative change should be considered as a risk at the outset, when major contracts are being awarded, and the flexibility to accommodate this written in to such deals.

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