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Webinar: Is Public Sector Performance Management due an appraisal?

Created in partnership with the Public Services People Managers Association

With intense pressure being put on public sector organisations to produce more with less, HR and Talent functions are often the first to feel the impact. In this climate, how can we get the most from our people? How do we ensure that our workforce is engaged?

This latest webinar focuses on the challenges and opportunities of implementing a continuous performance model. We’ll have insights and advice from some of the brightest minds in the sector including the Executive Director of the Public Services People Managers Association, and stories from organisations as diverse as the Valuation Office Agency and Waltham Forest Council

Attendee feedback: Your Waltham Forest case study is incredible: it's amazing to hear of a local council breaking new ground like this

Download now to find out how to ensure visibility, transparency and accountability from performance and people development.

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Click here to find out more.

Catalyst Land Solutions Ltd

 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

Brexit microsite (Information about the Article 50 process & our negotiations for a new partnership with the EU):

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

OSSW:  EU Exit - Advice for individuals & businesses in Wales

DExEU:  Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act - ending all EU law in the UK

DExEU:  UK officials will stop attending most EU meetings from 1 September

10DS:  PM call with Taoiseach Varadkar of Ireland: 19 August 2019

MHCLG:  £9m announced to get ports & local areas ready for Brexit

HM Treasury:  Chancellor accelerates Brexit preparations for businesses

Cabinet Office:  Government ditches non-disclosure agreements for Brexit preparations

DIT:  UK & Korea to sign trade continuity deal to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit

OE Weekly Briefing: Boris Johnson challenges the EU on the backstop

B4B:  Damaging Democracy

B4B:  A “No Deal” Brexit: the First Step to a Good Deal 

B4B:  It’s time the EU stopped playing hardball and agreed on a basic free trade deal

B4B:  Johnson’s letter to the EU – misstep or masterstroke?

B4B:  Can They Block Brexit? Law v. Convention

B4B:  A Brexit Britain Can Help Avert a Global Trade War

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