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- Does perceived work ability improve after a multidisciplinary preventive program in a population with no severe medical problems? The Finnish Public Sector Study. Saltychev, Mikhail; Laimi, Katri; Oksanen, Tuula; Pentti, Jaana; Kivimäki, Mika; Vahtera, Jussi // Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health;Jan2013, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p57
Objectives This study examines the short- and long-term effects of a multidisciplinary preventive program on perceived work ability in a population with no severe medical problems. Methods Altogether 859 public sector employees who participated in the program in 1997-2005 and their 2426...
- Selling to the Public Sector. Mu�oz, Sarah-Anne; Tinsley, Stephen // Journal of Corporate Citizenship;Winter2008, Issue 32, p43
This paper details the results of qualitative fieldwork carried out as part of a three-year project relating to social enterprise development in the East Midlands region of England. The results of in-depth interview analyses reveal the complexity of the procurement relationship between social...
- Keeping the faith. Rossiter, Ann // Public Finance;9/23/2005, p24
Characterizes the public sector service ethos in Great Britain. Differences and similarities between the public and the private sector; Factors that contribute to the erosion of the division between the public and private sector; Factors that motivate employees of the public sector; Implication...
- Job satisfaction. Thatcher, Mike // Public Finance;8/1/2003, p4
Criticizes the British government's creation of unnecessary jobs and overly generous pay increases in the public sector. Rise in the number of public servants; Government recruiting activities; Implications of a growing public sector for the society.
- Public Sector Highs and Lows. // Alberta Views;Jan/Feb2016, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p62
The article presents statistics related to Alberta's public sector as of January 2016 including the number of provincial civil servants in the Canadian province, total number of Albertans employed in the public sector, and the province's public sector employment growth between 2003 and 2013.
- Neformalni viri vpliva v EU: trda in mehka znanja ter uÄinkovitost slovenske drÅ¾avne uprave v Äasu predsedovanja Svetu EU. Svetličič, Marjan; Kajnč, Sabina // Druzboslovne Razprave;sep2009, Vol. 25 Issue 61, p59
The objective of the article is to find out whether Slovenia as the presiding EU state in the first half of 2008 and its diplomatic elite and experts were 'equipped' with adequate competencies to materialise its soft sources of influence, sources that the small countries theory says small...
- Rethinking the Irish Civil Service. Coghlan, Noel // Studies: An Irish Quarterly;Summer2011, Vol. 100 Issue 398, p147
The article discusses the need for the government to reform the civil service system in Ireland. It stresses that the origins of the failure of the country's public sector may well have lain in the self-understanding of senior pubic officials. In reforming the civil service, it suggests the need...
- Social Responsibility Initiative Implementation in the Public Sector in Latvia. Voronchuk, Inesa; Stariņeca, Olga // Socialiniai Tyrimai;2014, Vol. 2014 Issue 3, p67
The public sector provides many different jobs in Latvia; however, the number of people employed in the public sector is small. Sometimes private sector organisations with a socially responsible culture are more attractive for specialists. The authors propose to evaluate Social Responsibility's...
- Public contracts should demand high ethical standards. // Supply Management;Jul2014, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p9
The article reports that the British government should use a strategic programme to reinforce the ethical standards in contracts for delivering public services according to the Committee on Standards in Public Life, a committee comprising of politicians and members of the public sector.