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.
This morning UHR can announce that we have become a signatory to the newly updated Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, joining organisations including The Wellcome Trust, UK Research and Innovation, Cancer Research UK and the UK Research Staff Association in showing our support, writes Sue Midha, UHR Vice Chair and Director of Human Resources at Cardiff University.
Gender-based violence (GBV) has gained increasing national and international attention in recent years. Our latest blog is a thought-provoking piece written "in conversation" from Anni Donaldson and Alison Locke of The University of Strathclyde, considering the pioneering work taking place in Scotland on the issue.
The Presidents Club Scandal that broke this week means that sexual harassment is once again the subject of the headlines. Sue Chambers, Director of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University, considers how it affects those working in HE institutions.
Dr Markos Koumaditis is HR Deputy Director at London South Bank University. Here he reflects on leadership lessons learnt during the UHR Emerging Leaders programme, and 10 principles for good leadership.
It's the time of year that many HR Directors will recognise, when employees request to carry-over their outstanding annual leave entitlement to the next holiday year. But why do so few staff take the time that's owed to them? Sue Chambers, Director of Human Resources at Aberystwyth University reflects on how we can encourage employees to make the most of the time available.
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