Archives for July 22nd, 2002

EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS SURVEY

Abstracts, PublicNet: 22 July, 2002

This survey by Manpower, the UK’s leading recruitment and outsourcing company, involved over 2000 employing organizations. 25% of employers in the Public Sector said they would be increasing staffing levels; with 7% expecting to decrease staffing levels; leaving a ‘net balance’ of 19% planning to take on staff. Manpower concludes that employment prospects in the Public Sector continue to grow positively, with local government and public sector industries appearing to benefit from the impact of Government spending priorities. Health is second in the sector league table with a net balance of 28% – the second highest level in the last 10 years. Education is at the bottom of the table with a negative balance, a net 1% of employers are planning a reduction in staff next quarter. The survey report points out that with the UK GDP up and inflation and interest rates remaining low, employment prospects in the UK are like to continue to improve.Survey of Employment Prospect published by Manpower available from 020 8870 2214; or e-mail nicky@saltlondon.com.

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MODERNISATION WEBSITE

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 July, 2002

The Privy Council website has been re-launched, with a new focus on news about the Government’s modernisation agenda.There’s background on modernisation of the Commons in the form of a memorandum by Leader of the House Robin Cook on his proposals and the work of the Select Committee to date.

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POLICE WEBSITES LAGGING BEHIND

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 July, 2002

Police websites are lagging behind many other public service sites in terms of content and interactivity, according to a new survey.SOCITM, the society for IT managers in public service, organised a survey of all 59 UK police force websites. ‘Better Connected: The Police’ reports on examining the sites from a variety of possible user perspectives:

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