Archives for November 2013

SKILL SHORTAGE PUTS BRAKE ON USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE PEOPLE MANAGEMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 11 November, 2013

Technology offers the possibility of getting a clearer picture of performance and insights into the potential of staff, but skill shortages are hampering progress.

New developments in technology now provide an opportunity to harness readily available data for better people management. ‘Big data’ is the term used to describe the use of diverse streams of information on people and demographics. It gives the ability to use unstructured data to gain fresh perspectives on people and performance.
‘Talent analytics’ is the term that describes the use of data streams within HR to drive insight on everything from engagement to e-learning.

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PUTTING YOUR TRUST IN MANAGED ICT SERVICES

Features, PublicNet: 8 November, 2013

A wide range of systems are used by schools to provide ICT facilities. This feature describes the benefits from a group of schools with a combined student population of almost 5000 adopting a single system.

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT FAILINGS EXPOSED ONCE AGAIN

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 November, 2013

The Public Accounts Committee has joined the chorus of criticism of the universal credit programme with charges of failures in governance, planning, project management and financial control. The Committee’s report provides supplementary detail to the NAO findings published in September 2013.

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DANCING ATG THE EDGE: COMPETANCE CULTURE AND THE ORGANISATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Book News, PublicNet: 6 November, 2013

Maureen O’Hara and Graham Leicester explore the competencies – the ways of being, doing, knowing and organising – that can help us navigate in complex and powerful times. They argue that these competencies are innate and within reach of all of us – given the right setting, plenty of practice and some gentle guidance. But they are seldom seen because they are routinely undervalued in today’s culture. That must change, the authors insist, and this book is intended to begin that change.

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INTEGRATED HEALTH CARE GOES FROM POINEERING TO PILOTING

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 November, 2013

Fourteen pioneering initiatives have been launched to transforming the way health and care is being delivered to patients by bringing services closer together. The original total place pilot project in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset found that it was possible to save £12m by refocusing resources from acute care for older people to supporting them to live at home and thereby reducing hospital admissions by some 15 per cent. The pioneering project reported in 2010.

The pilots will showcase innovative ways of creating change in the health service, which the Government and national partners want to see spread across the country. The pilots were selected by a panel of experts, including international experts drawing together global expertise and experience of how good joined up care works in practice.

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT DELIVERY BY 2017 IS UNREALISTIC

Headlines, PublicNet: 4 November, 2013

The welfare reform programme, which will merge six benefits, has reached another defining moment and is going through a further rethink. What is clear amongst this uncertainty is that it is unrealistic to believe that the Universal Credit can be delivered by 2017 as planned.

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YOUNG CARERS GET GREATER SUPPORT FROM WALL TO WALL DATA PICTURE

Features, PublicNet: 1 November, 2013

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched an initiative to improve the life chances of young carers. Council Leader, Mohamed Pervez, explains why giving children’s services team’s access to more information on these vulnerable children is key to its success.

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