Archives for October 31st, 2005

IMPROVING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE THROUGH WORKPLACE COACHING

Book News, PublicNet: 31 October, 2005

By Earl Carter and Frank McMahonEmployee under-performance is expensive, time-consuming and bad for morale. This book is essential reading for managers who want to improve employee performance. Drawing upon the authors’ experience of developing a risk management approach to people management, the book covers all the tools required for implementing a performance management system and includes setting the scene for workplace coaching, conducting formal reviews and what to do when the response to the coaching is inadequate. The theory is illustrated by case studies.

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EFFICIENCY PUTS THE BRAKE ON GROWTH

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 October, 2005

Public sector employment has risen every year from 1998 and in June 2005 it reached 5,846,000. This was an increase over the period of 11.6%. The private sector increase was 5.7%. The figures are published in report from the Office for National Statistics, ‘Public Sector Employment Trends 2005’. The savings required by the Gershon efficiency review which recommended cuts in the civil service and other back-office jobs across the public sector appear to have stopped the growth trend.A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development found that there are employers in the public sector who expect to employ more staff, but these increases are entirely offset by those expecting to employ fewer people. In the current year local councils intend to make efficiency gains exceeding 1.1 billion pounds according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Over half of the efficiencies are being sought from individual service departments such as Social Services, and the remainder from activities either supporting or cutting across several direct services to the public.

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WAKEUP CALL FROM EU ON E-GOVERNMENT TAKE-UP

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 October, 2005

With many public bodies in central and local government planning to celebrate achievement of the e-government target of getting all services on-line by December 2005, the EU has sent a wakeup call about take-up of the services. Many voices have warned about low take-up and the need to market the benefits more aggressively, but the results of an EU wide survey provides the hard evidence that the public in the UK are not yet experiencing the improved services that e-government can bring.The survey by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities, provides a picture of use of on-line services across 26 member states. EU wide, the Internet is used by 47% of individuals and by 89% of enterprises. Only those who use the Internet were included in the survey. The results show that 31% of private individuals who use the Internet in the UK obtained information on-line compared to the EU average of 45%. This puts the UK behind Latvia, Portugal and Slovenia. Denmark, Finland and Germany took the first three places with 52%, 51% and 46% respectively.

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