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Publication date: 20 June 2008

David Richards

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Strategic HR Review, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1475-4398

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Publication date: 20 March 2009

The purpose of this paper is to describe a program at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK to encourage internal promotions and to award talented employees with deserved recognition.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe a program at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK to encourage internal promotions and to award talented employees with deserved recognition.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper explains how TalentPool puts ten specially selected employees through a number of key development modules, providing them with the skills to climb the company's career ladder.

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The paper lists the seven development modules, in areas including management training, presentation skills, health and safety, finance for non‐finance managers and general product training. Reveals that the final test is a presentation before members of the UK board. Coursework is set after each module and marked to help to determine a TalentPool “top achiever”.

Practical implications

The paper reveals TalentPool to be part of the company's overall quest to create and sustain a stimulating and empowering environment that attracts, retains and nurtures high‐performing employees.

Originality/value

The paper highlights how employee recruitment at management level in an industry such as freight forwarding is tough, especially when it is not particularly recognized as a higher‐education subject or vocational path in the UK. It shows how one company came to the conclusion that it would therefore have to produce high‐caliber staff internally.

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Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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Publication date: 1 July 2005

Sean O'Connor

In 2000 a consortium headed by David Richards acquired the commercial and promotional rights to the World Rally Championship (WRC) via International Sportsworld…

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In 2000 a consortium headed by David Richards acquired the commercial and promotional rights to the World Rally Championship (WRC) via International Sportsworld Communicators (ISC) Ltd. ISC planned to market the WRC with the stated objective of gaining a top five position as a global sports television brand. This case study was developed between 2000 and 2003 by the author, a marketing professional in the WRC, based on interviews with ISC management. The ISC marketing strategy was found to be divided into four phases: research, development and planning, execution, and evaluation and revised strategy.

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International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1464-6668

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Publication date: 1 April 1993

Air Hanson handed over its first MD 520N NOTART fitted helicopter to David Richards, (managing director of Prodrive, the International Motorsport and Engineering Group…

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Air Hanson handed over its first MD 520N NOTART fitted helicopter to David Richards, (managing director of Prodrive, the International Motorsport and Engineering Group, just 4∼ ∼in time to support their two‐car entry in the Portuguese Rally, round 3 of the FIA World Championship.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 65 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 January 1989

David Richards and Carol Lerche

The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG), a nationwide consortium of research institutions, operates the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN), an information…

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The Research Libraries Group, Inc. (RLG), a nationwide consortium of research institutions, operates the Research Libraries Information Network (RLIN), an information system and communications network that supports RLG's cooperative programs as well as the technical processing and public services requirements of research libraries. Changes in communications technology, in the regulatory environment, and in user requirements have led RLG to redesign its communications network. The goals, topology, hardware, software and protocols, deployment, and related matters are discussed. Sidebars address current RLIN communications technology and the integrated RLIN network.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 7 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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Publication date: 1 June 1991

David Richards

The relationship between culture and management development in theSouth East Asian state of Brunei is examined. The natures of culturaland organisational values in Brunei…

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The relationship between culture and management development in the South East Asian state of Brunei is examined. The natures of cultural and organisational values in Brunei are found to be similar to those of other countries in the region. Brunei′s cultural orientations are shown to cause problems in the introduction of change, especially towards more collaborative behaviour. Modifications to values and attitudes, through training and development, and possibly also the redesign of organisations, are seen as remedies.

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Journal of Management Development, vol. 10 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0262-1711

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Publication date: 1 June 1998

Ian Richards, David Foster and Ruth Morgan

The concept of Brand Knowledge Management looks to move brand‐led organizations from content to process and from data to tacit knowledge. This paper proposes a manifesto…

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The concept of Brand Knowledge Management looks to move brand‐led organizations from content to process and from data to tacit knowledge. This paper proposes a manifesto for brand marketing that re‐focuses its activities and challenges the roles, structures and behaviour of its management. Above all, it provides a new framework for developing, exploiting and managing brand knowledge.

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Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 2 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1367-3270

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Publication date: 20 July 2009

Graham Turpin, Jeremy Clarke, Ruth Duffy and Roslyn Hope

Two years ago, we published within this journal a scoping article (Turpin et al, 2006) concerning the urgent need to review and enhance the workforce responsible for…

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Two years ago, we published within this journal a scoping article (Turpin et al, 2006) concerning the urgent need to review and enhance the workforce responsible for delivering psychological therapies to people seeking help for common mental health problems in primary care (London School of Economics, 2006). We estimated that the demand for such interventions, the service models that might deliver increased capacity for psychological treatments, the implications for workforce numbers and the impact that this would have on education and training. Much of the thinking that was adopted within the review was based on current development work around the mental health workforce led by the National Workforce Programme sponsored by the National Institute for Mental Health England (NIMHE) on New Ways of Working (NWW).The current paper reflects on the process and the added value that NWW has contributed to what is a radical new venture, which has been described by the lead evaluator of the pilot Improving Access for Psychological Therapies (IAPT) phase, Professor Glenys Parry, as 'the industrialisation of psychological therapies'. More specifically, it reviews the implementation of a national programme designated as IAPT, which was commissioned on the basis of the NWW work, and the evidence accrued from the IAPT national demonstration sites at Doncaster and Newham, together with the efforts of Lord Layard and the New Savoy Partnership.The first year implementation of IAPT is described, together with the lessons learned from the roll out. As the programme has developed, it has become important to ensure that clients also have a choice of evidence‐based interventions. NWW has provided a means to help practitioners come together from a range of therapeutic orientations and professions to contribute to this more diverse workforce. Finally, it is argued that NWW has been instrumental in helping managers and professions alike think more flexibly about service models and provision, and how to develop a new workforce competent to deliver such an innovative service.

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Publication date: 15 May 2007

Joanna Gray

To report and comment on the case Real Estate Opportunities v. Aberdeen Asset Managers Jersey Ltd & Ors.

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To report and comment on the case Real Estate Opportunities v. Aberdeen Asset Managers Jersey Ltd & Ors.

Design/methodology/approach

Outlines the facts and explains the decision reached.

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The Court ruled that the rules relating to the attribution of knowledge to a company of the knowledge of its individual employees meant that knowledge acquired by an employee in the course and for the purpose of his employment is properly attributable to the employer.

Originality/value

The decision is significant insofar as it provides some insight into the practical effect of Section 348 beyond the immediate circumstances where it was designed to provide confidentiality protections, namely the conduct of regulatory investigations themselves.

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Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, vol. 15 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1358-1988

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Publication date: 11 November 2013

Larry Richards

This paper aims to offer a personal reflection on the 2012 joint conference of the American Society for Cybernetics and the Bateson Idea Group, “An Ecology of Ideas”. The…

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Purpose

This paper aims to offer a personal reflection on the 2012 joint conference of the American Society for Cybernetics and the Bateson Idea Group, “An Ecology of Ideas”. The intent is to raise awareness, through examples, of ideas – and their associated ways of thinking – that the author tends to take for granted in the work as systems theorists as well as in everyday life, yet ideas that confound the very social issues the conferees were trying to address.

Design/methodology/approach

The thoughts expressed arose after five days of listening to presentations and discussions, both formal and informal. The approach is conversational, with a desire to stimulate further conversation.

Findings

Certain versions of systems theory – whole systems, purposeful systems, systems theory as ideology – rely on ideas that although written about extensively in philosophical and socio-political works go unchallenged in everyday life. Three of these ideas – hierarchy, purpose, belief – are embedded in the way of talking about, and the language used to formulate, solutions to social problems. The suggestion is to avoid or suspend these ideas so that alternatives can be considered.

Originality/value

Idea avoidance offers those who study social change and/or those who participate in making it happen a way to escape the stuckness of ideas so ingrained in the everyday ways of thinking that they go unnoticed.

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Kybernetes, vol. 42 no. 9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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