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SSC - how much are our senior bureaucrats really worth?

The fallout over Roger Sutton’s resignation and State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie’s handling of it raises issues beyond inappropriate behaviour and its sterilisation by the old boys network. 700 more words

New Zealand Politics

A career in the public sector?

An inescapable fiscal reality facing many countries is that government purses are increasingly likely to contain less with which to finance the public sector, even as the task of delivering services to an aging, less culturally homogenised population with new patterns of employment and unemployment, becomes more complex and more costly. 328 more words

Graduate Jobs

Putting Cloud prejudice aside in the cultural heritage sector

Pre-event interview with Pavel Kats for the Public Sector World Cloud Forum.

Pavel Kats is Chief Technology Officer at the Europeana Foundation, and is chairing a panel session at… 798 more words

Cloud Computing

12 days of Council

Councils just collect bins don’t they? This is a common perception by most people, and in the lead up to Xmas I started to think about what the Council does do for me that is perhaps unnoticed as I go about my day-to-day life. 440 more words

Leadership

The secret world of out-of-hours NHS treatment in Cornwall

I had a marvellous opportunity this past weekend to experience the NHS in action in Cornwall. We hear many claims about how wonderful the NHS is, and I am very much on the side of the medical staff who deliver a generally excellent service despite being pressured, bullied, understaffed and underpaid by useless bureaucrats who take home many thousands of pounds for non-jobs like ‘diversity manager’ and ‘ dignity at work manager.’ 858 more words

NHS

Some thoughts about measuring knowledge workers

In Sweden there is currently a fairly vivid debate on performance measures, reporting and follow-up in the public sector – especially in education and healthcare. Many teachers and physicians experience that documentation and reporting steal time from work with pupils and patients, that their professional competence is questioned and that performance measures give unintended incentives. 568 more words

Knowledge Workers

Off the Ball

Once again it has been a very bad week for the reputation of football. The ongoing allegations of corruption surrounding FIFA’s awarding of the World Cup… 325 more words