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Reinventing the Appraisal and a Maturity Model for HR
PDR should energise staff and identify opportunities for development, but is often a time consuming source of dread or indifference.The same issues face organisations outside of HE and practice is changing. October's Harvard Business Review carried a long article on the subject. Firms including Adobe, Dell, Microsoft, and Gap have moved from annual appraisals to more regular, less formal check-ins focused on development and the future.

New UHR Mentoring Scheme launches
On behalf of the UHR Executive, we are delighted to launch UHR's new Mentoring Scheme, open to all its professional members to further support individuals; career aspirations and develop the sector's current and future HR leaders.


AI, Automation and HR
Will our jobs be taken by robots? Opemipo Koshemani, Assistant HR Business Partner at University College London, reflects on the ways that new technologies will affect university HR professionals.

Nudges in the Right Direction
Guest blogger, Rob Baker, from Tailored Thinking, provides some ideas of how HR teams can harness nudges; and behavioural insights to improve work experiences and deliver fairer, higher impact HR using a case study from the University of Melbourne. Rob has over 10 years experience in Higher Education and has worked in various HR leadership roles at the University of Sheffield and the University of Melbourne.




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