Linking Employer Branding with Training & Development

Research Paper Title Training & Development: Enhancing the Employer Brand in a Turbulent Economy Abstract Training and career development has been an important role for human resource (HR) management and by many is considered equally important as talent acquisition is as an HR function. Opportunities for career development now rank as one of the more important… Read More


Delivering Flexibility through People: Harnessing Human Capability [in the RAF]

Discussion Paper Title Delivering Flexibility through People: Harnessing Human Capability. Abstract This is the second of two papers arguing for greater organisational flexibility in the Royal Air Force (RAF). Necessarily broad in scope, they consider the consequences of a systematic move towards a strategy that prioritises flexibility against the components of Kenneth Galbraith’s Star Model. Whilst the… Read More

Outdoor Fitness & Reasonable Access to Documents

Offer + Acceptance = Contract When your employer sends you a contract of employment it constitutes an offer (the first part of a contract between two or more parties). When you sign (and return) your contract of employment to your employer it constitutes acceptance (the second part of a contract between two or more parties). However,… Read More

Outdoor Fitness: Workers/Employees & Social Media Use

An article by Jonny Gifford, Research Advisor with the CIPD, talking about social media use by workers/employees and HRs role. I think this article should give Outdoor Fitness companies, managers and workers/employees food for thought about the appropriate use of social media. Blurred Lines – Autonomy or Control in Social Media? Our increasing use of… Read More

New Sub-section: Restrictive Covenants

A new sub-section ‘Restrictive Covenants’ under the main page heading of ‘Human Resources’ has been added. This particular article will be looking at: What is a Restrictive Covenant; Types of Contracts using Restrictive Covenants; Free and Fair Competition; The Judicial Approach to Restrictive Covenants; Challenging Contractual Restrictions; The Consequences of an Unreasonable Contractual Restriction; Employment… Read More

Assessment Centres: The Gold Standard (Well Sort of)

Assessment Centres are considered the gold, if somewhat expensive, standard for selecting candidates for a job or role. However, there are perils if you do not know what you are doing, as demonstrated below. An excerpt from People Management (p.23): “The employer had developed a candidate assessment centre with exercises that scored people according to… Read More

The 20 Best Organisations for HR

Number 4: The UK Armed Forces Key Traits: Engagement; Recruitment and evaluation; Learning and development; Equality and diversity; and Leadership. Excerpt: Qualityof training and leadership is paramount in any organisation. In the British Army, RAF and Royal Navy, it can be a matter of life or death. When your staff sign a contract agreeing to… Read More