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UHR - an Introduction

For those newer to the sector or not yet on top of how UHR can help them, we will be releasing a set of mini-films this year, the first of which is online now. We promise this series won’t extend endlessly and become a kind of X-Men style franchise, not least because we tried the costumes on and they didn’t fit. But when given the chance to explain our work, the UHR team weren’t at all shy. Hope you enjoy.

An introduction - watch now


UHR24 - Future Imperfect: Thinking Ahead

If your Institution had a team ticket for our 2024 online Conference then you can now access all the recordings and slides, in case you missed anything the first time around. If you didn't have a team ticket you'll have to wait until 1st August before you can access all of these fabulous resources. This year's theme was 'Future Imperfect: Thinking Ahead'. We looked at the coming world of HR, at technologies including AI and how these will impact on our roles and on ordinary working lives; and we had the usual mix of fantastic speakers and workshop sessions.




Pre-conference articles from some of our great partner orga...


Martin Higgs

Huge thanks to all of our partners for #UHR24 including those who have provided articles in advance of the conference to help us understand more about their work and the specific topics they’ll be dealing with in their conference sessions. Dip in ahead of time, use them to steer your session choices during conference and of course they’ll act as a reminder afterwards too.  

Are “back office services” really better together?


Helen Scott

There's a history of attempts to drive efficiency by sharing services - and precious little evidence of success. Helen Scott asks whether one more try will make a difference

UHR24 Programme Shortcuts by Specialism


Ruth Turner

This guide lists a summary of the sessions in our UHR24 Conference programme by subject and specialism for easy reference.

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Our new mentoring platform is now live

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Mentoring scheme which is open to all UHR members and aims to pair mentors with mentees to develop specific areas of expertise related to human resource. We’re excited to partner with SUMAC, who are hosting our membership platform, meaning that sign-up and matching of mentors and mentees will be hassle-free.

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