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Pay for performance around the world: how much choice do firms have?

Performance-related pay is much more likely to be adopted in firms where HR management is seen as strategically important.

24th July 2016

Exceptional student and alumni achievements honoured at the OUBS Awards

The highest achieving students and alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to an organisation or society have been commended at the 13th annual OUBS awards. Among the winners were a publishing manager, retail banker, civil servant and an independent public nurse.

19th July 2016

Why MPs were right to question Nicky Morgan’s choice to head Ofsted

A committee of MPs says it is unable to support the appointment of Amanda Spielman as head of the schools inspectorate.

7th July 2016

Executive Dean appointed Vice-President (academic), EFMD

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean of The Open University Business School, has been appointed Vice-President (academic) of the European Foundation for Management Development.

23rd June 2016

Is the productivity drive hurting employers as well as employees?

Work, consume, die. The relentless drive for improvements in our workplaces brings unexpected costs.

23rd June 2016

Vice-Chancellor Q&A

Video highlights from 4th May 2016 Breakfast Briefing, the OU's Vice-Chancellor Peter Horrocks responds to questions from Dr Andrew Lindridge, Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the OU Business School - discussing the future of the OU, the importance of our students’ success, and how to operate in an environment of change in turbulent times.

7th June 2016

Pensioners could lose due to government's secondary annuity proposals

The government aims to extend the new pension freedoms to those who have previously bought an annuity by allowing pensioners to sell their annuities from April 2017. However an independent study published by The Open University Business School, suggests there are fundamental barriers to effective competition for secondary annuities that are likely to prevent pensioners getting a fair deal, and that current government proposals appear insufficient to address this.

1st June 2016

FutureLearn and The Open University announce MOOCs for credit

Learners will now be able to use its massive open online courses (MOOCs) to earn academic course credits towards degrees and an MBA, professional qualifications and formal CPD accreditation.

26th May 2016

Personal financial advice from the experts

A forum held by True Potential PUFin to launch its latest free online course asked financial luminaries on the forum panel “What one piece of personal finance advice would you give?”

25th April 2016
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When all that we count becomes all that counts: HR at the heart of the productivity shift

The new productivity culture replaces top-down coercion with bottom up empowerment strategies and HR is at its heart, but what is the dark-side of this shift?

13th April 2016

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