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.
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.
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 (www.businesscoaching.co.uk). The idea for this blog arose from a presentation that Dominic recently gave to a meeting of Russell Group HRDs.
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.
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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