Archives for August 27th, 2004

NO MORE PUBLIC-PRIVATE DIVIDE IN JOB CHOICE

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 August, 2004

Fewer people now regard a career in the public sector as a ‘job for life’ and there is now little to choose between the long-term security of working in the public or private sector according to the results of a new survey.The employment study by staffing services company, Select Appointments found a large number of jobseekers had no preference between working in the public services or in business, an indication, the company says that people now take jobs on their individual merit rather than basing a decision on which sector the job is in.

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PAY GAP MAY EXPLAIN NORTHERN HOSPITALS’ BETTER PERFORMANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 August, 2004

University researchers say NHS hospitals in the North of England are performing better than those in the South under the star ratings system and that this can be explained by regional differences in the gap between public and private sector pay.Analysis by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, based at the University of Bristol and released today indicates that hospitals in areas where nurses are paid relatively well compared with the private sector score higher on a range of performance targets.

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Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Features, PublicNet: 27 August, 2004

By Tony Martin The introduction over the next five years of the NHS National Programme for IT is prompting trusts to think hard about different ways to manage IT. The challenge is to manage the different systems which have grown up over the years as a single entity. A situation which is common across the public sector. The author describes an approach that was adopted to meet the challenge.

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