Public Sector

ALARM: Don’t Miss Out on the 2012 Forum

Don’t forget it’s not too late to book your place at the 2012 Learning and Development Forum in Manchester. This will be Alarm’s first return to Manchester since 2006 and will also mark our 21st year as a membership organisation.... More »


Promoting a Principled Approach to Mediation in the Public Sector

The Government recently published its response to the consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes, placing mediation centre-stage in its strategy of reducing the cost of workplace conflict and improving the culture of employment relations in both the private and public sectors. It outlined plans for a long-term programme to make mediation a more accepted and trusted part of workplace dispute resolution. Included in these plans are two government-funded pilot mediation schemes. ... More »


Positive Job Searching

Every time you go for a job or any new opportunity, chances are there will be many other people going for the same job. Especially in this economy, where positions are more contentious than ever and there are more people than ever in the market. If you are not successful, it is important that you bounce back quickly, for several reasons. In this article, Mindy Gibbins-Klein explains the reasons why picking yourself up quickly is important to beat of negative vibes and what to do when you are ‘recovering’ from rejection.... More »


New database saves Swindon Council £8,000 per year

Swindon Borough Council has launched a bespoke database system for their Supporting People department, which manages local government funding for vulnerable adults. After several months of testing, the system went live in December 2011. ... More »


DON’T STOP ME NOW – Queen music is the Nation’s top feel good tune

A YouGov poll shows that Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now is the nation’s favourite feel-good song with nearly two fifths of people (39%) selecting it, making it the UK’s number one uplifting tune. The poll being published today by Samaritans coincides with the launch of their new fundraising day, Feel Good Friday. People chose their favourite feel good songs from a list of 40 popular tunes. After Queen, the top five feel-good songs were: Abba’s Dancing Queen (31%), The Monkees’ Daydream Believer (25%), Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine (23.35%) and I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (23.28%).... More »


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