Human resources (HR) has become one of the core features of organisations. With an array of responsibilities, a HR manager plays a significant role in an employee’s working life. Alongside the knowledge required to become an effective HR manager, it is also important to recognise that some practical skills are essential to help improve job performance, we therefore identify five skills which form a solid profile for effective HR managers in their job.

APMP stands for Association for Project Managers Professional and is a qualification offered by the Association for Project Managers (APM) a professional body which represents Project Managers.

APMP demonstrates an understanding of the APM Body of Knowledge, which covers fifty-two knowledge areas required to manage any successful project. With areas such as business case development, leading, motivating, earned value management and critical path analysis covered, it is designed to help increase your knowledge of diverse subjects surrounding Project Management.

Why choose APMP specifically?

Although 2015 is firmly behind us, we nonetheless can make important comparisons from last year. From an independent study conducted among 2,006 British employees in 2015, it was found that the two areas that became a focus for many businesses’ to improve were engagement and productivity.

According to the Office for National Statistics, workforces are 31% less productive than those of the US with engagement and productivity affected by various obstacles, one of these being employee motivation.

The independent study also found that half of the UK workforce did not feel positively about their job last year and staff are only going to become engaged and have a better output if their employer makes them feel driven and inspired.

What motivated staff in 2015?

• 45% a good work/life balance
• 25% a motivating boss who’s very good at their job
• 19% great peers who always motivate you
• 17% boss saying thank you
• 16% the office environment


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