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Getting started in HR

I am currently studying for a Level 3 CIPD qualification with the Home Learning College, and I will complete...

2 days ago

Catch 22

Hello everyone, I am currently finishing my CIPD level 7 accredited MA in HR Management whilst working...
Aleksandra Skiba

11 Oct, 2016 20:54

Can we stop asking for a degree as a minimum standard of education?

I can't be the only one that gets incredibly frustrated with seeing 'degree or equivalent'...

Let's do something to encourage 'job sharing'

It’s always good to get real examples of people working a flexible arrangement. Many of you will...

from the blogs

Edward Houghton - The HR Files: the truth is out there


In recent months I’ve been fortunate to have been invited to attend a number of round-tables exploring how investors view people data. Whilst at first that might not seem the most invigorating of topics, if you delve a little deeper you can appreciate...

Peter Cheese - Flexible working is here to stay: it’s time to start designing jobs and workplaces that truly embrace it


Flexible working is a fundamental part of the modern workplace. Whether it’s part time working, working remotely, job sharing, or working ‘irregular’ hours, it gives many people the opportunity to fit work around their other commitm...