Topic: HR, workforce and communications

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Lessons from social media and local government engagement in Canada and the UK

What role does social media play in local government service provision and community engagement? This briefing explores this question and gives examples of how councils in the UK and in Canada have used social media as a means of delivering their message, and engaging more actively with service users.

Australia, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Good Work: The Taylor Review of modern working practices

The Taylor Review on worker rights and employer responsibilities is a comprehensive examination of the key issues and challenges facing the rapidly changing labour market. Eagerly awaited it received mixed responses. This briefing summarises the report and comments on it.

England & Wales Briefing
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Technical and Further Education Act 2017

The Technical and Further Education Act takes forward the government’s programme of reform of vocational education. It expands the role of the Institute for Apprenticeships to oversee college-based technical education as well as apprenticeships, requires schools to provide information on technical education, establishes an insolvency framework tailored to the further education sector, and requires combined…

England & Wales Briefing
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Immigration Update July 2017

This briefing provides an overview of current UK immigration policy and of the status of EU citizens currently in the UK: it ends with a brief summary of the options available for future immigration policy.

England & Wales Briefing
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Teacher workload update 2017

Government recognition of the excessive hours worked by school teachers in 2014 has led to a number of initiatives to reduce burdens . This briefing looks at them and how they might improve working conditions for teachers and assist the retention of teachers in the profession.

England & Wales Briefing
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Navigating media and communications for councillors

The briefing provides an introduction to media and communications for councillors, describing how councils commonly involve councillors in media coverage. It covers some legal issues and describes the ways in which councillors can use the media and direct communication, giving tips on identifying news stories and speaking to journalists.

England & Wales Briefing
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Local government communications: building good relationships with the media

Councils may not always appreciate how they are reported by the media. Yet if it wasn’t for journalists, most people would know far less about what councils do and about the importance of local government. We look here at how councils can work effectively with the media promoting positive stories.

England & Wales Briefing