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October 2009
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Public Recognition

‘CIPD research clearly shows that engaged employees perform better and are less likely to be absent or quit’, says John Sylvester, executive director of performance improvement company P&MM and head of its Motivation Division. He continues: ‘The public sector in particular tends to see higher levels of staff turnover and, with the cost of recruitment at around £7,750 per position (and even more for managers), it makes financial sense to invest in employee engagement.’ […]

Contract wins signal growth for ESE

ESE, a division of Chess Storage and Interiors, one of the UK’s leading providers of storage and interiors solutions, has secured new contracts totalling £1.2 million within the last 6 months for work in the public sector. […]

University of Bath & Pharmacy Practice Research Trust Press Release

A new report published by the Pharmacy Practice Research Trust (The Trust) suggests that care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia needs to be more holistic in its approach, and that the assessment tools used for treatment options are not sensitive enough. […]

Cheaper Electricity Is Possible

The cost of gas and electricity has never been higher so it is no surprise that public sector organisations of all types and sizes are looking at ways to cut down on consumption. What many are also waking up to is that there is no such thing as customer loyalty with UK energy suppliers and – by staying with one supplier from one year to the next – you will end up paying more expensive rates. […]

Public Sector Green Options

There is a thought that ‘green’ does not mean ‘lean’ With the focus today on cost-cutting many departments and organisations within the public sector are sidelining environmental initiatives in favour of ‘cheap’ alternatives – despite still caring about the core issues. […]

Sussex Health Informatics Service

Sussex Health Informatics Service (HIS) plays a crucial role in the management and implementation of projects that form part of the National Programme for IT (NPfIT). It is responsible for the Sussex Community of Interest Network (COIN). The COIN has been set up to provide a single, secure private network. It connects over 200 sites, including five acute-care hospitals, connecting 25,000 users from 11 different organisations to critical applications and databases. […]

B&Q awarded largest UK chain-of-custody certification

B&Q, the UK’s largest home improvement retailer is delighted to announce that it has gained a chain-of-custody certification for both Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC), effective beginning of July 2008. The award has followed a strict audit of B&Q’s procurement and handling of certified wood products by the SmartWood programme of the Rainforest Alliance. […]