NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ825409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
HEFCE's People Management Self-Assessment Tool: Ticking Boxes or Adding Value? A Case Study
McDonald, Claire
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v13 n1 p17-22 Jan 2009
This article examines one specific organisational development tool in depth and uses a case study to investigate whether using the tool is more than a tick-box exercise and really can add value and help organisations to develop and improve. The People Management Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) is used to examine higher education institutions' (HEIs) own practice and progress to determine their staff management priorities and plans for the future. At Durham University the process of completing the self-assessment was a fairly time-consuming exercise, involving over twenty-five staff from across the institution. There were a number of difficulties and challenges to be faced and the thorough nature of the tool meant that almost every aspect of staff management was examined. The tool was fairly easy to use and provided a structured framework to work with. (Contains 2 figures.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)