Archives for July 31st, 2002

e-SATE OF THE NATIONS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 31 July, 2002

This 5th e-business survey report, prepared by EDS, highlights the findings from interviews with 82 Government Officials responsible for elements of eGovernment in 12 European countries. The pattern of digital methods adoption in government follows that of the private sector – i.e. a series of small tactical initiatives ultimately gives way to a top down overall strategy that embraces the whole of a government undertaking. By now 59% of respondents say they have shifted to an overall strategy. Germany (83%) leads the major economies in its adoption of a strategic approach whilst Spain is the most significant laggard. Six government respondents gave themselves 5 out of 5 for progress in the shift to eGovernment. By contrast only one of the 339 commercial respondents felt that their strategy was complete. Scandinavian countries claimed to be the most advanced whilst French respondents reflected the views of their commercial counterparts i.e. only 18% of French scored themselves 4 out of 5 for progress and several gave themselves just 1 out of 5.

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MODERNISATION OF EMPLOYMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 July, 2002

There’s been a widespread welcome for a taskforce report on modernising the legal process for unhappy employees.The Employment Tribunal System Taskforce recommends

– greater co-ordination and consistency of practice

– a shift in processes to encourage early disclosure of information with a view to identifying the issues in disputes and efficient resolution

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MORE MEAT ON SHARED PRIORITIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 July, 2002

The Government and Local Government Association have fleshed out how they will work together to improve the delivery of public services and quality of life for local communities.It follows a first ever publication of shared priorities earlier this month (see PublicNet Briefing, July 11, 2002).

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