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Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership

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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 Credit: Cal-America New content
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 Credit: 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 Credit: 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 Credit: By Jon Curnow via Flickr 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 Credit: 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.

99Rewind: Women, power and influence in Wales

99Rewind: Women, power and influence in Wales Copyrighted image Credit: The National Assembly For Wales
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Apr 2011
How far has the world lead the Nartional Assembly For Wales has given in female representation been replicated across wider Welsh society?

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Developing your skills as an HR professional

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Masters level Duration 9 hours Updated 20 Aug 2015
This free course will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR professional. You will practise learning...

Facilitating group discussions

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 23 Jul 2015
Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course you will look at some of the behaviours effective...

What is strategy?

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Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 09 Jul 2015
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 28 Apr 2015
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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Masters level Duration 15 hours Updated 20 Sep 2013
It is common for managers and firms to highlight the difference culture makes to business and management. However, arguably more important is the...

Choosing a human resources consultant

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Masters level Duration 6 hours Updated 19 Jul 2012
Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This unit...

Using Voluntary work to get ahead in the job market

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
This unit explores how engaging in voluntary work can enhance your employment opportunities

Strategic view of performance

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 08 Jul 2011
Strategic management and planning are no longer the preserve of senior executives. This unit looks at three different approaches to strategy before...