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The British Library Bringing knowledge to life: The British Library Annual Report and Accounts 2007/08

My highlights from 2007/08

"Like many colleagues I believe the British Library is an amazing place to work. Communicating effectively why people want to work here is a key means of attracting and retaining new talent, so this year we’ve worked hard to develop our employer proposition.

Through focus groups with existing staff we established what the Library means to them as employees and these messages will underpin future recruitment and advertising, challenging preconceptions and positioning us as an employer of choice for recruits ranging from web developers to procurement managers.

Our work on leadership development has given us a better understanding of the ways we might develop managers to meet the organisation’s evolving needs and, as we roll this scheme out to managers at other grades, our aim is to be able to address issues such as succession planning in a more strategic way."

Responsibilities

Organisation Development

  • OD strategy
  • Learning and Development
  • Talent and Career Development

Pay and Reward

  • Remuneration
  • Employee Relations
  • Job Evaluation
  • Benefits

Strategic HR Management

  • Policy Development
  • Professional HR advice and support
  • Diversity
  • HR Operations

Management Information and Business Development

  • Colleague opinion survey
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Business and Financial planning for HR
  • HR Management Information
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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