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Roffey Park launches its open programmes to a national audience!

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October 15th, 2018

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Roffey Park, one of the UK’s leading Leadership, Management and Organisational Development Institutes, is making its open programme portfolio available across the UK for the first time, beginning in Manchester and Bristol. CEO, Dr Robert Coles explained: “Roffey Park has a huge reputation for its development programmes, as well as for our ethos of facilitating […]

Essential skills for HR Business Partners

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August 21st, 2018

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HR Business Partnering is a widely accepted approach in today’s organisations.  HR Business Partners must focus intently on the organisational goals of delivering value, driving change and stakeholder satisfaction.  Here in our infographic we outline ten essential skills they need to be effective. Business Acumen able to understand the impact of the latest economic and […]

What are effective HR Business Partner Skills?

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August 1st, 2018

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When working with groups of HR business partners on our HR business partner training programmes, we usually start with discussion about what exactly is the role of an HR business partner followed by  a self-assessment of essential skills. What is an HR business partner? There are many definitions of an HR business partner.  In 2008 […]

Another day, another high street chain in trouble

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June 29th, 2018

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The list of high street chains in trouble seems to grow daily – Mothercare, House of Fraser, M&S, and (even) Waitrose have all recently announced store closures in a bid to restore or improve profitability. The retail sector is not the only one hitting the headlines because of poor performance and corporate crisis – international […]

The future for HR is agile, systemic and here

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April 30th, 2018

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A systems thinking definition In a recent article for HR Magazine Paul Walley gave a useful definition of systemic thinking as: “an approach to problem-solving that sees complex entities as a series of components with each part interacting with and influencing the rest. The approach can be applied to managing organisations: the various divisions, units […]