This week’s news in brief…NHS shows ambition ● A new initiative to help unemployed people find work in thehealth service has been launched by the Department for Work and Pensions. The‘Ambition: Health’ pilot scheme will provide support and training to help theunemployed into jobs in the NHS. It will start in Merseyside in September 2004and in South Yorkshire in 2005. www.dwp.gov.uk Dozy office workers ● One in four people have fallen asleep at work, grabbing 40winks in the toilet, during boring meetings or even under a desk. A poll of 500office staff, by recruitment firm Pertemps, found that most had dozed for lessthan 10 minutes while at work, but one in 10 snoozed for more than half anhour. One City worker admitted to curling up and sleeping in the staff shower. www.pertemps.co.uk Carlsberg top job filled ● As part of last week’s story about Carlsberg UK’sdifficulties in recruiting an HR director, we asked readers if senior HR was upto the job. The damning result (see News Barometer below) shows a distinct lackof confidence in those at the top. However, Personnel Today can report that theposition has now been filled – although the successful candidate’s identityremains a mystery as he is yet to inform his current employ-ers of theimpending move. www.personneltoday.com/goto/23443 Comments are closed. In brief…On 4 May 2004 in Personnel Today The issues that count ● Which issues really matter to HR professionals, and whatchallenges will they be facing in the coming months? IRS Employment Review ispublishing its annual HR Prospects Survey, establishing what has been good andbad about the industry in the past 12 months, and which areas are likely tooccupy HR’s thoughts in the coming year. See Personnel Today next week for thefull story. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.