Archives for March 7th, 2006

ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 7 March, 2006

By Garry N McleanThis book bridges the gap between theory and practice in Organization Development and is particularly relevant to human resource development, and organizational psychology. It provides readers with an overview of the field and acquaints them with the basic principles, practices, values, and skills of OD. It covers every aspect of the work of an OD professional in supporting organizations in achieving better health and becoming more adaptable and resilient to change. There are numerous illustrative case studies.

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MOBILE MESSAGES USED TO PERSUADE YOUNG PEOPLE TO REGISTER FOR VOTING

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 March, 2006

Mobile ‘phone technology is being used in a campaign launched this week in London to increase the number of 18-24 year olds who are registered to vote in the local elections in May. It is a joint venture by the Mayor of London and the Department of Constitutional Affairs.A media campaign will promote the 1824collective, which works with young people all over the country, encouraging them to register to vote by talking to them in their own terms. The London action will use mobile phones to connect with the group’s target voters by providing a simple text-to-register option. The young people can text “VOTE” plus their name, house number and full postcode to 86222 to receive a registration form.

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SEARCH STARTS TO FILL TOP JOB IN SOCIAL CARE

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 March, 2006

The search has begun for the person to fill the top job in social care and it coincides with a new television advertising campaign to attract more people in to the sector at ground level as part of the drive to create what the Government calls a ‘proud and professional workforce.’Details of the new Department of Health board-level post will be given in a speech tomorrow by Care Services Minister Liam Byrne. That will be followed by advertisements in the national and specialist press. Mr. Byrne will explain that the new Director General role confirms the added prominence being given to social care following the joint health and social care white paper and a review of Department of Health leadership.

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