I’m Executive Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development here at Aston University. So, what does that mean? I’m responsible for the human resources function, which looks after all aspects of people and people management here in the University.
Managing Your Continuing Professional Development
Many of us may have reflected on how our day-to-day roles have altered since March 2020 but what of our Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? In this article, I’ll explore how professional services staff in the HE sector have adapted their CPD to changing circumstances and the challenges and opportunities that have come with new ways of working.
When it comes to mistakes, our default is to do anything to avoid the pain of addressing the failure. As a result, we often blame others, make excuses or suppress the vulnerability it has caused.
A Cover Letter For Industry
A cover letter for industry often has four sections – an introduction, the ‘sell’, motivations, and the close. It is important to tailor your document to the employer and you can do this through your research into the role and the organisation as well as the competencies you have to evidence. T
An Ethical Career – How You Can Make a Positive Impact
You might immediately think of working in the environmental sector, but an ethical career can have a much wider scope. In the broadest sense, it means working for a company or organisation that has a positive impact on the world. This can be through employment, social enterprise or by setting up your own company.
Positive Mental Health in Higher Education
Our modern world can be a tough place to navigate. Higher Education students face a real mix of challenges. At an often tender age, transitioning into HE and leaving familiar things behind, they have to face the extra pressure of higher fees, a challenging job market and an uncertain economy….>
Top Tips for Conducting Appraisals
The purpose of conducting appraisals is to increase an employee’s performance and efficiency – when done well, they should be a positive experience for both the appraiser and the appraisee. They are also intended to increase motivation, ensure that people are kept updated with the latest developments and inform them…>
What Does Success Look Like For You?
People say they want to be successful, but when pushed they can often find it hard to define what this actually means for them. What success looks and feels like is going to vary from person to person and it does not have to be just about promotion, recognition or…>
Three Tips to Spend Less Time on Emails
Did you know that nearly 300 billion emails are sent globally on a daily basis? According to a McKinsey analysis, nearly a quarter of our working time is spent reading and responding to emails. If you work in higher education, you may have experienced increasing pressures to be available on…>
Career Development Toolkit for Higher Education Professionals
This Career Development Toolkit contains Interactive Templates and Activities to Reinvigorate your Career Careers in Higher Education (HE) are changing rapidly as institutions adapt to a global marketplace for students, and as the political and economic landscape becomes more challenging. Traditional career structures are fast disappearing and new areas of…>