Archives for February 13th, 2002

MORE BUSINESSES GO ON LINE

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 February, 2002

Latest figures from Oftel show that 63 per cent of small and medium sized businesses are now online, an increase from 55 per cent in May 2001.The quarterly study by the telecoms watchdog also shows that 36 per cent of all small and medium enterprises use more than one fixed telecoms supplier and one in three use an unmetered Internet access package.

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MORE RIGOROUS COMMONS SCRUTINY

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 February, 2002

A modernisation committee, set up to review one the processes of the House of Commons, has announced plans to enhance the role of select committees.The announcement comes after some MPs have begun to question the power of select committees. The Government has been accused in the past of slowing the work of potentially challenging committees by dawdling over the appointment of its share of members.

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MANAGEMENT AND THE PROFESSIONS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 13 February, 2002

Fiona M. WilsonAll prestigious or highly-paid occupations in Britain are dominated by men: this is as true of the public sector as it is of industry. This article examines the evidence for discrimination in the public sector. It deals with both the situation at work and the one at home. It looks at various explanations as to why this is the case, as well as the evidence on how men and women deal with the inequality. The author concludes that there are good reasons why men and women do not see or confront the issues discussed in her article. Unless men and women wake up to the fact that we live in an unequal society and wish to see the glass ceiling well and truly broken, little is likely to change.

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