Archives for April 13th, 2007

AUTHORITIES URGED TO HELP BOOST MICROGENERATION

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 April, 2007

AUTHORITIES URGED TO HELP BOOST MICROGENERATION

 

Local authorities are being urged to do more to help increase the number of households generating their own electricity. The think tank the Local Government Information Unit wants councils to promote the benefits of decentralised power and to give local people the planning information they need to help them do so.

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STUDY SAYS COUNCILS MAY HAVE TO TURN TO EASTERN EUROPE FOR STAFF

Headlines, PublicNet: 13 April, 2007

STUDY SAYS COUNCILS MAY HAVE TO TURN TO EASTERN EUROPE FOR STAFF

 

Local authority chief executives and other senior managers have underlined in a new report the link between their ability to recruit and retain good staff and the condition of the local economies in which they work. The report, “The Future Shape of Local Authorities’ Workforces” also concludes that in some parts of the country councils will face real difficulties in recruiting professional staff and may have to turn to recruits from Eastern Europe.

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Efficiency and the Information Goldmine

Features, PublicNet: 13 April, 2007

By Brian Sussex Information is power and giving managers a rich picture of what is happening in the organization allows them to use the levers to deliver better results. Children and Young People’s Services in local councils generate vast amounts of data and the author describes how Devon County Council has worked this goldmine of information to bring widespread benefits.

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