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TIME TO DO WHAT THE EMPLOYABILITY INDUSTRY DOES BEST: RECRUIT

Thousands of roles available in the ‘hidden’ employability industry as the sector prepares for the busiest time in its history

Employability Day on 30 April 2021, was the UK’s largest celebration for organisations supporting often disadvantaged people to gain, sustain and progress in work. Led by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), it’s an annual

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Investing in Nature: An Emerging Institutional Asset Class

The Green Purposes Company, in partnership with Finance Earth, has today published a ground-breaking report on the urgent need to accelerate and scale up investment in nature. This report is published at a critical time: we are facing an environmental crisis with global wildlife populations plummeting and the impacts of climate change increasingly being felt

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YPO LOOKS TOWARDS POST-PANDEMIC SUCCESS WITH THREE SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has made three appointments across its board and senior leadership teams, as part of a wider focus on stability and pandemic recovery for the organisation.

Julie Hawley will be taking the role of executive director of finance, Jacquie Lightfoot will be joining YPO as executive

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Unemployment during COVID: Kingston leads effort to boost local economy as unemployment triples

Kingston Council has outlined its work to boost the local economy as new figures reveal that the pandemic saw local unemployment almost tripled last year.

A report for the council’s Response and Recovery Committee this evening shows the number of local people claiming unemployment benefits shot up from 2,115 to 6,090 in the year to

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Laying down the digital tracks for hybrid working

By Evan Wienburg, CEO at Bath-based Truespeed, a full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP

Hybrid Nirvana. It sounds like a chart-topping music album, and it is certainly top of the pops at the moment for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Working from home, aka WFH, has become the norm for huge numbers of employees

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How a Business IT Mindset Can Help Smart Cities Maintain Cleaner Air

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

As our cities continue to grow in population density, the need for positive environmental action on a domestic and global scale grows more urgent. However, the sheer complexity of contemporary urban living means city planners need more actionable insight into the factors affecting issues such as air quality

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New partnership launched to reduce absenteeism and help disabled workers under UK scheme to get a million people into employment

Occupational health & disabled services provider distributes technology to 200 assessors NuroKor bioelectric technology will help support disabled people as they start work Microlink staff with health conditions successfully trial NuroKor therapy

Microlink PC, a global leader in education and assistive technology solutions, is offering cutting-edge technology from NuroKor BioElectronics to 200 disability assessors,

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Alcidion acquires UK patient flow software company ExtraMed

ExtraMed, which provides patient flow software to NHS trusts, has been acquired by smart health tech provider Alcidion Group in a move that will provide an enhanced offering to hospitals and associated primary and social care organisations.

Smart health technology provider Alcidion Group has today announced the strategic acquisition of ExtraMed, a UK company which

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Prime Minister invited COP President to update Cabinet on climate change today

The Prime Minister opened Cabinet by thanking those involved in sending an aid support package, which included a number of oxygen concentrators and ventilators, to India to assist their work in tackling coronavirus. The first shipment arrived in the country today.

The Prime Minister said he was proud the UK has been able to help

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Cumbria’s new Blue Light Hub brings better service for community

The emergency services outside Cumbria’s new Blue Light Hub

A new Blue Light emergency services hub to better serve the local community has opened in Cumbria.

The multi-million pound Furness Peninsular Blue Light Hub brings services together under one roof for the first time in the south of the county.

Cumbria County Council has

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Local authority car park management boosted by touchless solution

Local authority car park management boosted by touchless solution

APT Skidata, the UK’s leading parking solutions business, has launched Path, an innovative parking solution that enables local authorities and operators to manage parking across multiple environments through a single ecosystem, with access to real-time user data.

Path is an app-based solution that allows

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Landmarc welcomes new MOD report on climate change and sustainability

Landmarc Support Services responds to new Ministry of Defence (MOD) report: Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach, issued on 30 March 2021.

Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) welcomes last month’s report on climate change from Lt. General Richard Nugee, Climate Change and Sustainability Review Lead in Defence, in which he sets out how Defence will redouble

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How to Tackle Technical Debt

Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

Most public sector organisations and their IT teams will be familiar with the challenge of balancing time between implementing new technologies against the need to keep existing systems running effectively. In some cases, organisations can do little more than focus on the

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THE TWELVE NEW PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNANCE FOR PUBLIC BODY NEDS

Mark Florman, chairman and CEO of Time Partners

Some years ago, I did some work on the difference in the duties and responsibilities of directors of private companies and directors of public bodies. I noticed that I was one of very few people who had taken an active role in serving on both. Following

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