Archives for January 24th, 2003

NHS CONSULTANTS CAUTIOUS OVER REWARDS PACKAGE

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 January, 2003

Plans for a new package of rewards for NHS consultants, designed to reform the way the service delivers patient care, have been announced by the Health Secretary, Alan Milburn.The proposals follow the rejection by consultants of a new contract of employment negotiated between the Government and the British Medical Association. The measures have been greeted with caution by the BMA but welcomed by the NHS Confederation which represents health service managers. In a letter to some 40,000 consultants and Specialist Registrars Mr. Milburn says the Government intends to introduce the package from April this year following a short period of discussion with representative organisations.

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MAY POLL WILL BE BIG TEST FOR e-VOTING

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 January, 2003

Local election day in May will be the biggest test so far of  e-voting with more than 1.5 million people able to vote using the internet, digital television or text messaging.The government has announced that 18 local authorities have won  approval for e-voting electoral pilot schemes. In almost every case the successful councils will be trying out e-voting in all their wards. That means that while the number of e-pilots is double that in last May ‘s elections, the number of people who will get the chance to use the new methods has more than trebled.

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CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 24 January, 2003

By Hamilton Beazley, Jeremiah Boenisch, David Harden”How can I keep knowledge from walking out the door when employees leave?” This pressing question is insightfully answered in this landmark book. Operational knowledge has never been more critical to organizational success. Knowledge loss from downsizing, imminent baby-boomer retirements, and high job turnover have created a knowledge continuity crisis that poses an unprecedented threat to organizational productivity. Based on extensive research, Continuity Management solves this crucial problem of knowledge loss for managers at any organizational level by describing an effective strategy for preserving knowledge continuity between employee generations. Revolutionary in its effect, but evolutionary in its practice, continuity management is fueling a new knowledge revolution.

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