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How did Oxford just become the world's best university? A lesson in Talent Management

For the first time, Oxford has become the world's no.1 University in the Times Rankings for 2016/7 snatching away the title from CIT, Stanford and MIT.

How did they do it?
According to vice-chancellor of the University of Oxford, Louise Richardson, says: it’s all about recruiting the best scholars, she says, since “any university is only as good as the academics it can attract”. Research performance and academic reputation form a huge part of what makes an institution successful.

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Are you missing an opportunity to show how HR can make a real difference (and boost your reputation)?

An ROI process is a must for every HR and HRD function as over 300 case studies prove…

For years, proving that you are capable, flexible, at the top of your game and can deliver great results has been at the top of the agenda for many HR or HRD functions.  Gaining the credibility and respect you deserve is a natural desire, however, often great work goes unnoticed and forgotten in the ‘busyness’ of business, too much noise.

So how can we systematically prove we make a difference at every level of HR and HRD?

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Working long hours, productivity, well being - the stats

In this article from WEF, we see some scary satistics on health, well being and productivity when connected to the concept that working long hours is a great achievement.

In fact quite the opposite, from increasing your risk of developing various diseases and even early death, investments in well being and mindfulness and showing increases in productivity.

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4 toxic practices that dramatically affect mental well being...

Recent data suggests we are losing 70 million days a year to mental health associated well being issues. That costs the economy something like £100 billion. Not small change. So what are we doing about it?

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Is this part of your well being strategy? Parenting Classes?

In this article on City firms hiring Parenting consultants to give seminars on how to be a parent one might be surprised but the reality is organisations can do quite a lot to help the mental well being of their staff in all sorts of home/life situations that cause them stress, this just being one example.

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Steven Spielberg - Is the secret to Engagement an Emotional Trigger?

Is it all about the heart strings?

In this great video by Stephen Spielberg he talks about your inspiration being a whisper. The inspiration for what you love to do in life and it got me thinking, is Engagement really an emotional trigger that comes from what you love to do, people you enjoy being with, heading towards a great purpose, in an supportive and development and creative environment where the boundaries and goals are clear and you know where you stand?

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Is your mobile the answer to all your learning needs?

In this article Vodafone claim that their mobile learning solution and their is the saviour of their world. Whilst I may be adding a little drama here, it reflects their level of enthusiasm for their, perhaps well thought through solution.

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Brexit and the implications for HR

With the debate rolling on as to what could happen if Britain should exit the EU...I attach a very detailed document written by Michael Ford QC on behalf of the TUC but also there is a more straightforward article here listening the major things to consider.

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Have we entered the personalisation era? What does this mean for engagement?

Customer service is EVERYWHERE, maximum choice on EVERYTHING is the norm, targeted advertising in the blink of an eye...convenience and accessibility are the watchwords, so does this mean we have truly entered the PERSONALISATION ERA?

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How well are you aligned to Business Excellence and Business Strategy?

Don't know where to start? Is your Business Strategy not on track? Not sure how to get there?

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The HR Smart Leadership Toolkit - 4 principles and 4 ways to develop them

Smart leadership can seem daunting to many, especially in the field of HR and L&D because everyone sees what you do. You're under the microscope, constantly.

Here is our info-graphic on how to keep focused and how to develop those skills through 4 typical ways to learn (key learning styles).

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4 myths about leadership you should know before developing leadership in others

If you have worked in business any longer than 5 minutes, it's pretty easy to spot good managers or leaders very quickly and equally those who really don't have a clue on how to manage people - they stand out like sore thumbs.

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What are the 4 key elements that drive well being? Integration into a people strategy

“Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello.” This is the conclusion that neuroscientist Richard Davidson at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his colleagues have come to.

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How is your HR function's brand image? 8 tips for improving your Brand

In her book Brand HR: Why and How to Market Your Image, Shari Caudron says that 'If you want HR to be perceived as more strategic, more valuable, more credible, more whatever, you need to start thinking like a business with a product and market your overall brand image.'

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