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Guides offer practical insights into key people management and development issues based on our research. Find out about our current research.

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Unlock new talent: how can you integrate social action in recruitment?

Outlines why employers should integrate social action into their entry-level recruitment processes. The guide brings together a range of practical tips from employers and includes 11 case study organisations.

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    Unlock new talent: how can you integrate social action in recruitment?

     July 2015

    Outlines why employers should integrate social action into their entry-level recruitment processes. The guide brings together a range of practical tips from employers and includes 11 case study organisations.

     
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    Pre-employment checks: an employer's guide

     December 2013

    Provides advice to employers on how to conduct checks before employing an individual in a way that will support business objectives.

     
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    Zero-hours contracts: understanding the law

     November 2013

    Sets out what employers need to do to manage zero-hours contracts within the law.

     
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    Internships that work: a guide for employers

     May 2013

    Guidance to help employers start an internship scheme or improve their existing programme. Includes a checklist and model agreement.

     
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    Work experience placements that work

     April 2012

    Updated guidance for employers in designing worthwhile work experience placements for young people, it includes case studies and a 'quality charter'. An additional leaflet offers practical steps and tips for employers.

     
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    Importance of line managers: well-being and perfomance

     January 2012

    Considers the role of line managers in the implementation of a well-being strategy and concludes that positive people management by line managers can reduce the risks an consequences of ill health at work.

     
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    Managing age: new edition 2011

     May 2011

    To help employers and trade unions understand how to implement good practice to tackle unfair age discrimination this revised version takes into account good practice developments since 2006 and the phasing out of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) from 6 April 2011.

     
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    Global talent gazetteer

     May 2011

    Examines the cultural and institutional environment in a number of countries worldwide and the potential impact of the characteristics of national context on talent management and human resource management in each.

     
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    Developing resilience: an evidence-based guide for practitioners

     April 2011

    Aimed at practitioners, this guidance is based on a thorough review of the available evidence about how to develop resilience at individual and organisational levels.

     
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    The pay review process

     January 2011

    Aims to help HR and reward practitioners evaluate salary review procedures for handling the process in their own organisations

     
 
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