Archives for April 28th, 2003

PERSONALITY AND WORK

Book News, PublicNet: 28 April, 2003

By Murray Barrick and Ann Marie RyanThe subject of personality has received increasing attention from industrial and organizational psychologists in both research and practice settings over the past decade. But while there is an overabundance of information related to the narrow area of personality testing and employee selection, there has been no definitive source offering a broader perspective on the overall topic of personality in the workplace. Personality and Work at last provides an in-depth examination of the role of personality in work behavior.

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MEDICAL PROFESSION GIVES MORE POWER TO LAYMEN

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 April, 2003

The General Medical Council, which regulates the profession, has been re-constituted with increased non-medical representation. Changes in legislation have allowed lay membership of the Council to be increased from 25 to 40%Health Minister John Hutton said: “This will help to strengthen the vital work of the GMC in public protection. The lay members will have an influential and important role to play in ensuring that further progress is made to modernise professional regulation for the benefit of patients and doctors alike.”

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COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT NETWORKS FLEX MUSCLES

Headlines, PublicNet: 28 April, 2003

Dissatisfaction about working relationships expressed by Community Empowerment Networks has resulted in the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister giving them greater freedom. The networks, funded by the community empowerment fund, were created to help the community and voluntary sectors participate in local strategic partnerships.The networks operate under the umbrella of the local Council for Voluntary Services who become the ‘accountable body’. Many networks have experienced difficult relationships with their CVS and under new guidance issued by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit they will be able to take on the role of the accountable body or find another organization to fulfill the role.

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