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Attractor Consulting works with public sector bodies and private sector suppliers to support improvement and change in HR and Payroll operations.

Shared Services – A Recipe for Waste?


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited
The advice from many experts suggests the government should accelerate shared service implementation across the public sector.

The proponents of shared services claim this will reduce costs through economies of scale and improve  services through standardisation and improved performance management.

Decentralise Pay?


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited
While bankers pay and MP's expenses have been in the news regularly, the public sector is now a focus for attention as the scale of financial pressure becomes clear.

Should the public sector respond to increasing cost pressures with changes to pay and rewards?

Public Sector HR Efficiency


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited
The government's plan for back office efficiency, "Putting the Frontline First", was published this week.

The material includes benchmark data for finance, HR, IT and Estates functions in central government plus broad improvement plans for government and the wider public sector.

Attractor Presents at the Operational Efficiency Conference


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited
Attractor took the opportunity to run a masterclass at the Operational Efficiency Conference held at the Barbican Centre on 18th November 2009.

The conference brought together more than 250 representatives from public sector organisations including central government, national health and local government services.

Back Office: Risk Management or Red Tape?


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited

It may be credible to suggest public sector organisations are carrying out unnecessary activities. We yearn for the past, when common-sense applied, government was smaller, law simpler and we spent less time suing each other.

NHS Shared Services - The Way Forward?


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited

With ESR implementation and the Agenda for Change reward projects completed, the NHS now benefits from a single IT platform for HR and Payroll operations plus broadly common terms and conditions of employment. With these "modernisations" in place, the potential benefits of shared service models should be easier to realise and much stronger.

Operational Efficiency Programme


Posted by Vince Lammas, Principal Consultant, Attractor Consulting Limited

The Operational Efficiency Programme was launched by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on 3rd July 2009. Key themes have emerged from the programme -

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