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OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2015

OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2015 Copyright free image Copyright free: Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2015
The time when the response to Monday was to ignore it. Then more free learning through the day.

Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership

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Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
So we have all heard of John Lewis, but did you know it is employee-owned? And what does this actually mean? Follow Supreme Streets' journey...

What is ROWE - and does it deliver results?

What is ROWE - and does it deliver results? Copyright free image Copyright free: Cal-America
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2015
ROWE - where employees are judged on what they do, rather than where they are, remains popular with some organisations. But does it deliver results?

Business Thinkers

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Business Thinkers
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Oct 2012
Join the dots of the business world to discover how influential thinkers in business are connected with our Business Thinkers interactive 

Making brains count

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Making brains count Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Mar 2012
Why is leadership normally associated with millitary figures and politicians? Allan Leighton, CEO of PACE talks about the role...

Looking through the glass floor

Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Mar 2012
John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit the news, he writes about how...

Snowpocalypse now?

Snowpocalypse now? Creative commons image By Jon Curnow via Flickr under Creative Commons license under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Dec 2011
Hoorah, it’s snowing in the UK again! Time to have a snowball fight, build a snowman and have a few unplanned days off school and work. But...

Family-friendly employment and the dream of the work-life balance

Family-friendly employment and the dream of the work-life balance Copyrighted image Copyright: Zoran Karapancev | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 24 Jun 2011
Getting a balance between work and life is an attractive idea - but you've got to be able to separate them in order to balance them.

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Developing your skills as an HR professional

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR...

Choosing a human resources consultant

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Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 14 Jan 2016
Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This free course,...

Strategic view of performance

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 14 Jan 2016
Strategic management and planning are no longer the preserve of senior executives. This free course, Strategic view of performance, looks at three...

What is strategy?

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Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 14 Jan 2016
Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course, What is strategy?, focuses on practitioner views of strategy. You...

Human resources: recruitment and selection

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 06 Jan 2016
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a...

International management: An institutional perspective

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 16 Dec 2015
It is common for managers and firms to highlight the difference culture makes to business and management. However, arguably more important are the...

Seeing institutions in different ways

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 13 Oct 2015
To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

Facilitating group discussions

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 20 Aug 2015
Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course, Facilitating group discussions, you will look at...

Using Voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Aug 2014
This free course, Using Voluntary work to get ahead in the job market, explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment...