As the debate on whether automation will deplete, displace or create jobs rages on, I thought it worth continuing our blog series on automation by looking at a sector where the demand for front line workers is already outstripping supply; the UK Public Sector. In every part of government, from central to local, health to social care, work and pensions to HMRC, the volume of demand to deliver more services, better joined up services, and more intelligent personal services and to do so in a spending envelope which under any future hue of party politics will always be constrained, is a topic not only debated in the corridors of power, but also on the front pages of the press and radio talk shows across the country.
New Employee Preparation – Are we ready for our new digital colleagues? Have we prepared the environment and made sure all the processes and tools they need to be successful are in place? Are the work processes they are expected to deliver so poor that they will be fighting from day one to be successful? Have we spent time ensuring their role in the business is well defined and that other resources, processes, people and systems are aligned to give my new digital employee the greatest chances of success? Good preparation for digital workers by improving existing processes, laying the groundwork on systems, and ensuring their role is integrated into the rest of the business is as vital to their success as any human employee.
Newbury UK, 13th June 2018 – Roc Technologies today announced it has been awarded a 5-year contract to transform and manage IT services by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd(Dounreay). Dounreay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cavendish Dounreay Partnership Ltd, a consortium of Cavendish Nuclear, Jacobs and AECOM and funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to deliver the site closure programme at Dounreay.
The import of the Chief Digital Officer has been much talked about over the last few years, so much so I was lured into using this fancy new title myself. You always know if a title says what it does on the tin by the number of times you need to explain exactly what the role entails, what your specific responsibilities are, and exactly what you are paid to deliver.
Newbury, April 19th 2018 – The Roc Running team today proudly donned their new team colours outside of the companies Newbury HQ in preparation for the Newbury Roc10k taking place on Sunday 27th May 2018. The team of twenty-two, comprising of Roc team members, family, and a number of Roc customers will take the starting line after training hard throughout the winter, regularly hitting the streets of Newbury after work, and battling through the snow and ice, even training during the beast from the east.
Newbury, 17 April, 2018: In a little over a month’s time, on Sunday, May 27, hundreds of runners will line up for the start of the 2018 Roc Newbury 10k supported by The Good Exchange – the race formerly sponsored by Bayer – and one West Berkshire charity will take a special interest in cheering the runners on.