My resources

Sheelagh Geraghty, HR services manager at CIS

Publications The Financial Times daily for the business round-up and
for general news and business articles. The Guardian on Saturday – its Jobs and
Money section provides a good legal round-up and interesting articles quite
often focusing on diversity issues – a subject close to my heart. I started
actively reading the HR journals when I took on responsibility for managing a
professional team.

Books I haven’t read many management theory books since completing my
CIPD qualifications. However, the one which especially helped me while I was
studying was Michael Armstrong’s Personnel and the Bottom Line. Charles Handy’s
The Age of Unreason has also inspired me. I keep Tolley’s Employment Handbook
on my desk for quick and easy reference to a range of employment issues. John
Grisham and Michael Crichton have also given me some additional insights into
the corporate world.

TV Channel 4 News, Newsnight, Question Time for news and topical
employment updates. Faking It and Big Brother for the human interest and because
I love to people watch.

Radio John Humphrys and James Naughtie on the Today Programme on
Radio 4 in the mornings, as I like to be inspired early in the day and this is
often facilitated by the Thought for the Day segment.

Advertisements The ‘Could You?’ television advertisement campaign for
attracting candidates to a career with the Police. When Bob Geldolf invites
people to consider whether they could deal with child abusers, it is powerful
and thought provoking. I also think the ads for the Teacher Training Agency are
powerful and inspirational. They reflect brilliantly the influence good
teachers can have on the young and future generations.

Internet www.complinet.com,
www.personneltoday.com, www.askjeeves.com.
These are all quick sources of information.

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