From Friday 14th June, no recall notices will be sent out. This means that from this date, you will not receive emails asking you to return a book you have on loan if someone else has reserved it. Read more ›
What follows is a list of new electronic books received by the Library during May 2019 ordered by title. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.
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What follows is a list of new books received in the Library during May 2019 ordered by classmark. More complete details, as well as listings from previous months, are available on our website’s New Books page in the form of downloadable Excel spreadsheets.] Read more ›
This week, we are pleased to present something a little different – a post offered to us by David Mizne from the award winning 15Five blog on methods for working continually towards continuous performance management… continuously. I’m pretty sure there are at least two continuity errors in that last sentence, but you get my gist.
Anyhow – here is the advice from Miz…
Surveys indicate that annual performance reviews offer little value to employees. Team members are actually far more engaged when they have the opportunity to receive consistent feedback throughout the year. Meeting with a supervisor but once a year to discuss an employee’s performance doesn’t provide them with the insights they need to improve.
Managers and HR professionals have begun to address the deficit of once-a-year reviews by shifting towards a continuous performance management approach. By regularly checking in with employees, managers can make sure they’re keeping the right priorities, offer them resources for building their skills, and recognize them for their achievements on a more frequent basis.
Interested in implementing this approach in your organization? If so, keep the following points in mind. They’ll help you develop employee performance management processes that offer genuine value to your workers and the company as a whole.
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Maths Café has closed for the Summer! They will return from 16 September bringing you daily Maths (and weekly statistics, logistics and operational research) support.
While library staff are happy to help you find books, ebooks and other resources that might help you, few if any of us are sufficiently well versed in mathematics or statistics to be able to help you reliably. Should you need advice on mathematics and statistics between now and then, the best sources of expert help are:
- the Maths Cafe online resources on Moodle
- your Faculty/Departmental Learning Support Tutors
- your lecturer(s).
Our main Psychology resource, PsycINFO, is scheduled for a major update, expected to go live on Tuesday 4 June 2019. This “reload” will implement the latest APA thesaurus tool. Medical subject headings will be added as a search field and the default list of search fields will expand, so you might find that the default search returns more results from 4 June than before thanks to it searching these subjects headings and other new fields. Read more ›
In November 2018, I blogged about Portsmouth Municipal College and its students during the First World War. To tie in with the D-Day 75 commemorations, this piece looks at the college in 1944 and the continuing impact of events earlier in the Second World War. The student magazine the Galleon once again gives us an insight into what it was like to study or work at the college in wartime.
~ Anna Delaney, University Archivist
Portsmouth Municipal College in 1944
By 1944, life at Portsmouth Municipal College had unsurprisingly undergone significant change and disruption. This included production of the Galleon magazine itself, which had not been published at all between Summer 1941 and January 1944. In the early years of the war, both the Galleon editor and sub-editor were women, in a first for the student magazine. Read more ›