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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.


Are coaching cultures really relevant in higher education?
In today’s environment of rapid change, political uncertainty, and intense competition, having the ability to continuously adapt and generate better commercial results is paramount, writes Dominic Ashley-Timms, Founder and MD of Notion Ltd ( The idea for this blog arose from a presentation that Dominic recently gave to a meeting of Russell Group HRDs.

My Transformative Journey on the LFHE’s Future Professional Directors Programme
Nick Kapoutzis, Head of Leadership and Organisational Development at University of Westminster, reflects on his experience of the LFHE’s Future Professional Directors Programme.

The Octopus and the Grouper: a Tale of Teamwork
Alex Killick, Director of People at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and UHR Treasurer, shares a story of change in GCU’s award-winning People Services team.

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.


Introduction to HE for Professional Services Staff - Michelle Leek, PVC, University of Cumbria - June 19

Introduction to HE for Professional Services Staff - Siobhan Campbell, University of Huddersfield and Jayne Billam, NTU - June 19

Introduction to HE for Professional Services Staff - Di Gilhooley, Eversheds Sutherland and Michelle Leek, University of Cumbria - June 19

UHR Scotland Dec 2018 law future-chemistry-burness-paull

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - University of Exeter - Jonathan Cresswell and Emily Williams - Integrating Apprenticeships

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - Glasgow Caledonian University - Adrian Lui - Advancing Gender Equality

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - University of Liverpool - Steve Plant - Give Get Go

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - Nottingham Trent University - Rashmi Patel - CUPA bursary and study visit key lessons

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - University of Edinburgh - Melissa Highton and Dominique Green - The Playfair Steps Initiative

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - SOAS - Emily Crofts - Fractional Process Improvement Project

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - Imperial University - Su Nandy - Active Bystander Training

Showcasing Good Practice 2019 - Northumbria University - Lesley Lee and Jackie Rose - Academic Career Framework



UHR CPD Workshops for regional delivery

Introduction to HE for HR Professionals - The Implications for HR Professionals - P Boustead, J Marshall and M Adderley

Introduction to HE for HR Professionals - The Culture of the Sector - Andy Dodman

Introduction to HE for HR Professionals - An Overview of HE - Andy Dodman and Bettina Rigg

Showcasing Good Practice - Alex Killick - How People Services Re-energised a Workforce through Challenging times

Showcasing Good Practice - Sophie Harries - SOAS - Feb 2018

Showcasing Good Practice - Kate Lindsell and Imelda Rogers - University of Exeter - Feb 201

Showcasing Good Practice - Richard Lister and Sara Corcoran - University of Suffolk - Feb 2018

Showcasing Good Practice - Paul Stephenson - University of Surrey - Feb 2018

Showcasing Good Practice - Patrick Johnson - University of Manchester - Feb 2018

Headhunter Framework - Survey Responses

Online platform for mandatory training - Survey Results

Appraisal systems 2014 - Survey Results

Disciplinary Policy and Grievance Policy - Contractual v Non-Contractual - Survey Results

How do you go about gathering the learning and development needs of your staff - Survey Results

Talent Management in Knowledge-Based Organisations - anything new

UHR mentoring resource pack for mentors

UHR Mentee handbook

Global Talent Management at NYU

UHR Conf 2015 - Workshop - The Perfect Day - Nicola Robinson

UHR Conf 2015 - Workshop - New career structures - Indi Seehra and Louise Handley

UHR Conf 2015 - Workshop - Developing Emerging Leaders - Marc Adams

UHR Conf 2015 - Workshop - Creating and Shaping - Ross Mcnaughton



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