FIGHTING BACK THROUGH TALENT INNOVATION

Abstracts: July 29th, 2009

This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Management explores the different ways in which organisations are finding creative solutions to talent management in the recession. Most organizations surveyed were in the private sector, but the findings will become increasingly important in the public sector as budget cuts start to bite.

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TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY SERVICES: QUALITY FRAMEWORK

Abstracts: July 27th, 2009

The Quality Framework implements the national strategy for quality improvement in health and social care and it outlines an ambitious future for primary and community care. It presents a vision for community care emphasising the key role in providing personal care, particularly for children and families, older people and carers, those requiring rehabilitative support or with complex care needs and those at the end of life. It also supports the drive for promoting health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities.

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TRANSFORMATION IN BIRMINGHAM

Abstracts: July 22nd, 2009

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It reviews Birmingham City Council’s Business Transformation agenda which has achieved cash savings of £384 million and speeded up payment of invoices with 95% paid on time. The Council adopted a joint venture approach with Capita to form Service Birmingham.

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STRESS MANAGEMENT MORE IMPORTANT IN RECESSION

Abstracts: July 20th, 2009

Stress management has become a key activity for managers as the effect of the recession has an increasing effect in the workplace. New guidance, jointly funded by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Health and Safety Executive and Investors in People, has been published to identify the management behaviours that will help organisations reduce stress at work.

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THE LEARNING REVOLUTION

Abstracts: July 15th, 2009

The learning transformation fund has been launched to promote informal adult learning. It is part of an initiative to create a new movement for informal learning.

Informal adult learning means learning for its own intrinsic value. It covers a variety of activities which include a dance class in a community centre, a self organised reading group in a village hall, a music class in an FE college, a guided visit to a nature reserve or stately home, researching the National Gallery collection on-line, writing a Wikipedia entry or taking part in a volunteer project to record the living history of a particular community.

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STEPPING UP THE CHALLENGE

Abstracts: July 13th, 2009

This document sets outs ways in which the recommendations of The Tackling Worklessness review of the contribution and role of English local authorities will be carried forward.

The measures include inviting local authorities to make bids for innovative approaches to apprenticeships. Funding has been provided to set up Apprenticeship Training Agencies who will hire apprentices out to businesses, giving the host employers more flexibility and reducing the administrative burden on them. Funds will be open to public and private sectors.

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NATIONAL HEALTHY SCHOOLS PROGRAMME EVALUATION

Abstracts: July 8th, 2009

Findings from an independent evaluation of the healthy schools programme, which has been operating for 10 years, show that it is making a significant contribution to participating schools.

The research revealed significant links between achieving and working towards NHSS, and better Ofsted ratings of school effectiveness, lower total and unauthorised pupil absence, higher contextual value added scores, and higher levels of pupil participation in high quality PE.

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BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

Abstracts: July 6th, 2009

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It describes the long-term Business Transformation programme adopted by Birmingham City Council. The programme is expected to deliver over £1.6 billion in cashable savings over 10 years through more efficient ways of working. The Council adopted a joint venture approach with Capita, to form Service Birmingham.

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REGENERATION FRAMEWORK

Abstracts: July 1st, 2009

This framework document from Communities and Local Government describes how regeneration is to be taken forward to reverse economic, social and physical decline in areas where market forces will not do this without government support.

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DIGITAL BRITAIN AND COUNCILS

Abstracts: June 29th, 2009

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. In this interview, Antony Walker, Chief Executive of the Broadband Stakeholder Group – the government’s leading advisory group on broadband – discusses the opportunities and challenges following the recommendation in the Digital Britain report by Lord Carter for every home to have access to broadband by 2012.

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