Archives for August 20th, 2003

LEARNING ABOUT LEARNING

Book News, PublicNet: 20 August, 2003

By Samuel MaloneThe book aims to help managers outside the HR arena better understand the complexities of learning, one of the key factors of people management and development. It is a dictionary of the terms and phrases used by HR professionals to describe the theories, models and concepts around the learning process. It is aimed at every employee or manager who has ever wanted to understand how to train and develop themselves or others, but has been put off by the jargon around the subject. This book provides clear,concise explanations of everything to do with learning, from Ability to the Zeigarnik effect.

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ONLINE FORUM BRINGS TREATY TALKS OUT OF ‘SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS’

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 August, 2003

The government has created an online forum for the debate on the proposed European Constitution. The system, launched by the Europe Minister, Denis MacShane, will allow those who log on to discuss the issues directly with ministers and officials.The Foreign Office has worked closely with Graham Allen MP and the Hansard Society to set up the independently monitored website which will allow everyone who chooses to put their point of view to the people who will be conducting Britain’s negotiations on the proposals.

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STRATEGY SETS OUT STEPS TO COMBAT CRISIS IN REGULATORY RECRUITMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 August, 2003

Local authorities and professional groups are calling for a million pounds of government money to fund a range of measures to combat the crisis in recruitment of environmental health and trading standards officers. The Local Government Association is warning that without action Britain is facing a public health meltdown and more freedom for rogue traders.It points to recent research by the Employers’ Organisation for local government which shows that almost half of councils cannot recruit enough environmental health officers and just over a third are facing similar problems with trading standards staff. As a result, it says, inspections have fallen by ten per cent, putting public health and safety at risk.

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