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Why Your Employer Brand Must Be International
Internationalisation has fundamentally changed the way today’s academics search for jobs, writes Erik Björkander, CEO of Academic Media Group, in a response to our recent blog on employer branding.

The World of Employer Branding
Unsurprisingly given the current climate for HE, more and more institutions – regardless of size and focus – are engaging with employer brand management (even if some are reluctant to call it by its name), writes Robert Peasnell of TMP Worldwide UK.

Doing It Right When Nobody Is Looking
Why does HR have a leading role in embedding a culture of quality within universities and colleges? Leanne Ennis of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education discusses, in our new UHR blog.

New UHR Chair announced
Paul Boustead of Lancaster University is announced as the new Chair of Universities Human Resources (UHR) at a time of real challenge for HR teams across higher education

Reflection Might Be Easier Than You Think
Sophie Harris, Deputy Director of HR at SOAS, discusses the benefits of reflecting on your working practice.

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.

Increasing Harassment Complaints in The HE Sector: Are You Ready?
Our partners at Pinsent Masons have observed a "spike" in the number of complaints of harassment being raised with Higher Education sector clients.

Finding Confidence as a University HR Leader - 10 Principles of Good Leadership
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.

The Ant and The Dove - Random Acts of Kindness in the Workplace
Alex Killick, Director of People at Glasgow Caledonian University, marks World Kindness Day by reflecting on how we can encourage kindness in the workplace.


2022 UHR Exec membership description of role and expectations

Intro to HE What are the current challenges 29.11.21.

Showcasing Good Practice 2021 - LINCOLN: University of Lincoln – Dynamic, Engaged People Strategy

2021 UHR Exec membership description of role and expectations

Salesforce - creating a best workplace for everwhere

How Orbit Group introduced a "post-pandemic" homeworking programme for 850 employees

UHRS Directors Group 4 Feb - Future World of Work slide deck

Pinsent Masons Employment Law + Weekly Briefing

2020 UHR Exec membership description of role and expectations

Apprenticeships and Bradford: Leveraging the Levy – Senior HR Forum Leeds 26 Feb 2020

UHR Scotland Conference December 2019 - Change in the HE Sector - Sam Sanders

UHR Scotland Conference December 2019 - Making major change happen - Ian Tebbett, Phil Copestake

UHR Scotland Conference December 2019 - Facing the Future - Sir Anton Muscatelli

Showcasing Good Practice - Lancaster 50th Anniversary Lectureships Scheme - Paul Boustead

Introduction to HE December 2019 - The people Agenda in Higher Education - Naina Patel

Employment Works Project

UHR Showcasing Good Practice November 2019 - University of Exeter

UHR Showcasing Good Practice November 2019 - Edinburgh Napier University

Introduction to HE December 2019 - The culture of the sector - Kim Frost

Introduction to HE December 2019 - An overview of UK HE - Bettina Rigg, Kim Frost

UHR Showcasing Good Practice November 2019 - Imperial College London

Showcasing Good Practice Agenda 29 November 2019

SUPC New Temporary and Permanent Recruitment Services Agreement

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

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



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The People Management Framework

The framework was launched by Universities HR in 2010. Developed in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers and in collaboration with the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the PMF is a framework to enable higher education institutions to measure the effectiveness of their people management interventions and activities, against internal and external comparators, and over time, using both common and individually developed measures.

Use of the People Management Framework is free to institutions in full and associate membership of Universities HR.

Find out how to register and use the PMF.


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