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Open Access Government July 2019

Open Access Government July 2019 has an impressive array of intellectually stimulating content on government policy issues across the globe, including health and social care, research and innovation, environment, agriculture, energy, transport, industry, ICT, legal affairs and HR & training.
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Open Access Government April 2019

Open Access Government April 2019 showcases a wide array of insightful opinion articles on government policy issues across the globe, including health and social care, research and innovation, environment, agriculture, energy, transport, industry, ICT, blockchain innovation, government, legal affairs and HR & training.
modern slavery

Addressing modern slavery through building supply chain resilience

Howard Kerr, Chief Executive, BSI shares his views on addressing modern slavery through building supply chain resilience.
the current european commission

Günther H. Oettinger, the current European Commission

Günther H. Oettinger European Commissioner in charge of budget and human resources European Commission The latest statistics show eight million jobs created in the European Union since the current European Commission took office. At the same time, over the past two years the EU’s economic growth has surpassed that of...
scientific progress

The outermost frontiers of knowledge

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency to further scientific progress, as Open Access Government reveals The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the...
smart working

Smart working – let us make your place work for you

Emmanuel Chautemps, Director of Bouygues E&S FM UK limited explains how smart working can transform workplaces to improve happiness, wellbeing, and productivity
procurement

Procurement qualifications: QCF procurement diplomas or exams?

Stefan Thresh, Managing Director of Qube Vocational Development Ltd gives an evaluation of the benefits of procurement vocational qualifications compared with traditional academic forms of study The procurement diplomas are competency-based qualifications which require learners not only to prove their knowledge and understanding but also to demonstrate the application of...

Change management

Why is it difficult to make it part of business as usual? Change Management is not well understood amongst business leaders plus the skills to perform it do not occur in many businesses as a norm. Sometimes people expect IT solutions to provide the silver bullet to cure this but...

Winning Support for Continuous Improvement Projects

Your quick step-by-step guide Gaining support to implement and sustain a continuous improvement program is an oft-voiced concern within organisations. These concerns reflect frustration in both senses of the term – feeling frustrated personally and encountering attitudes that frustrate the effectiveness of the program. Three sets of skills and methods have...

Tackling our productivity gap requires a shift in thinking

Mark Beatson, Chief Economist at CIPD (the professional body for HR and people development) outlines what needs to be done in order to boost productivity in the UK The UK’s poor productivity was highlighted by the Chancellor as perhaps the biggest economic problem facing the government during its term of...
Lean Six Sigma

Why Train Staff in Lean Six Sigma?

Dr Andy Slaney, Principal Consultant and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, BSI explains the benefits to organisations of using the training initiative Lean Six Sigma With its roots in manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma is now being applied across numerous diverse industries, in both the public and private sectors. Irrespective...

Why governance matters

David Armstrong, Head of Profession at the Chartered Quality Institute details the benefits of using governance to transform organisations For all organisations, the delivery of high-quality products and services is essential. The consequences of failure grow ever more significant in today’s world of increasing customer and stakeholder expectations, regulatory oversight...

The future of public services: how to manage change effectively

Change can be integral to an organisation or business, here Barry Pirie, President of the PPMA outlines the key points when integrating and managing changes  Improving the delivery of public services has always been critical for any public sector organisation which wants to remain relevant and valued by the citizens...

Talent recruitment – the Bucks way

Jenny O’Neill, Workforce Management Manager at Buckinghamshire County Council, tells AG how her Council is focusing across the age spectrum in the search for talent There is a common myth that older people are no longer valued and no longer needed in the workplace. But I can assure you that is...

Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Louise Aston, Workwell Director, Business in the Community, gives her views on why a positive culture of wellbeing is vital for all organisations Supporting employees to be happy and healthy at work is one of the most important ways that an organisation can ensure sustainable high-level performance, and there is...
safety

Behavioural Safety Readiness

A key part of any business’s journey towards ensuring safety excellence, behavioural safety is a proactive method for preventing hazards from escalating into incidents and injuries. If implemented well, it is known to produce a return on investment of around €1.5m, per 100 employees, per year. Successful behavioural safety processes...

Case study: Team efficiency review

Improving Customer Experience Much emphasis is placed these days on improving Customer Experience – and rightly so. Happy customers cost less to care for and the department performs more efficiently as queries and problems are handled in a shorter time. And how is this improvement most commonly sought? Often it is...

Healthy workforce, happy customers, healthy bank

Employee health and well-being can make a significant difference to an organisations productivity and costs. Here Dr Jill Miller, Research Adviser at CIPD explains further Investing in employee well-being isn’t just nice to have – studies consistently show that having a well-thought-out well-being strategy reaps dividends for both the employee...

Understanding continual improvement

David Armstrong, Head of Profession at The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) sheds light on what lies at the heart of continual improvement for organisations It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” This famous quote by Darwin is true not only...

Engaging the new world

Nita Clarke OBE, Director at IPA details why employee engagement has never been more imperative for the sake of the UK economy and public sector As David Macleod and I were writing our 2009 report Engaging for Success, there was a widespread view that engaging employees, while possibly an interesting...

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