Career Development

  • Seven ways to accelerate your HR career
    Have you got what it takes to rise to the top? Stephanie Sparrow asked the experts for tips on HR career progression.
  • Self-marketing is key to sustaining your HR career. From how you come across in meetings, or employee communications, to performing in job interviews and having an appropriate professional profile on social media, who you and others think you are is integral to career success...
  • Do you know how you measure up against your peers? Job candidates who perhaps haven’t looked for a new role for a while can feel that they lack understanding of where they fit, or how to benchmark themselves against others.
  • The past decade has seen a revolution in the way HR is viewed, and emphasised the requirement for the profession to shape future work and demonstrate an understanding of organisation design and business models.
  • Finding a new job may top your list of New Year Resolutions, but do you also require a new mindset? HR professionals, who nurture the careers of others while constantly having to prove their own credentials, can feel ‘stuck’.
  • Compelling career “stories” are the best ways to grab a recruiter’s attention. This is the advice from consultants and business psychologists, as they notice more HR professionals using these accomplishment-driven narratives in CVs and job interviews to prove their business credentials.
  • Are you a credible, passionate, job seeker for 2016, or will the New Year ring in the same old you stuck in the same old rut? It could be time to take stock of who you think you are and how others see you: in other words, your personal brand. This is a sensitive subject for HR professionals who ...
  • You could be headhunted in 2016. Being headhunted boosts self-esteem and career confidence as it indicates that you are already regarded as a credible candidate.
  • No matter which stage of your HR career you currently inhabit, it must always be remembered that there are many recognised qualifications that really can progress your career to the next level.
  • If you are searching for your first Human Resources job, or are already working in the HR field and would like a new challenge or alternative company to work for, there are many things you can do to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

  • The banking and financial services sector is a thriving area for HR job opportunities but is also a complex area absorbing mergers, acquisitions, the effects of new regulation and expansion in certain areas. Follow our five top tips, to help boost your prospects.
  • The HR profession faces relentless pressure to maintain its status as a business partner. Our new series looks at how to make yourself marketable for the roles which are evolving as a result, starting with data and analytics.
  • Achieved by only 6% of IiP accredited organisations on a global basis, this is a fantastic example that recruitment companies really do see that their people are their business, they invest in talent and they lead by example.
  • Career progression requires resilience to negotiate uncertainty and reach your goals. As you limber up for your next jobs move here are our tips to get you over likely obstacles.
  • HR – it's all about tea and sympathy isn't it? As long as you can make a good brew and offer a biscuit when the going gets tough for employees, you're all set for a career in the sector. Well, not necessarily.
  • As competition gets stronger for highly skilled HR professionals we are starting to see a salary war heating up for those who can add real value to a companies greatest assets.
  • In this video Mike discusses his 'People Plan' that he has introduced to Devere Hotels and the factors that have made such a great success with Devere's employees.
  • How do you make the decision to jump? 10 things to know that you are making the right decision.
  • Whether you're looking to start your career in HR or advance further, find out the qualifications you'll need and others that are available to help you progress.
  • Empower yourself and put a plan together to keep you on top of your game. What 5 things should you consider for that plan?