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HSE Transformation: How Is The Medicine Working?

by Tom O'Connor on November 30th, 2009

In launching its new Transforming Public Services (TPS) initiative, the government, no doubt, will be looking for pointers from the Health Services Executive (HSE), its largest constituent unit (with over 110,000 staff and a budget of over €14 billion), who have already embarked on a similar journey over the past 4 years. Tangible Progress There, […]

Transforming Public Services

by Tom O'Connor on November 24th, 2009

The current reports from the OECD and its follow-on Task Force on The Public Service recommend a transformation of the public sector, principally by ramping up: – the use of shared service centres – e-government processes – avenues for staff mobility and redeployment – performance management based on outcomes and innovations. Specific timelines for action […]

AIB’s Headhunting Woes

by Paddy Collins on November 24th, 2009

In a recent RTE interview George Lee said that AIB should keep on searching until they find an external candidate for the top job. Headhunters do not believe in failure – the very essence of their proposition to clients is that they can and will produce a result, and I’ve no doubt in this case […]

Bankers: The Human Dimension

by Tom O'Connor on November 2nd, 2009

It is somewhat fitting, I suppose, that Shane Ross’s new book, The Bankers, tracing the near collapse of the Irish Banking system should arrive on the shelves just in time for Halloween. Certainly, this bewitching tale of pin-striped wizardry makes for scary reading, complete with its cast of spooky characters and boardroom covens, running rings […]