Wendy Hirsh

MA, PhD, FCIPD

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Principal Associate

wendy.hirsh@employment-studies.co.uk

+44(0)1273 763 400

Dr Wendy Hirsh is a consultant and researcher on a range of people management issues especially career development, talent management, succession planning, workforce planning and leadership development. Her particular interests are in considering both organisational and individual perspectives; linking employee development more strongly with changing business and skill needs; and helping managers and employees to tackle these career and future-related aspects of employment more clearly and more confidently.

In addition to working independently, Wendy has close links with several leading institutions. She is Principal Associate of the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), where she was formerly Associate Director; Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and Associate of Roffey Park Institute. Wendy is also Visiting Professor at Kingston University and Visiting Professor of Career Development at the University of Derby. She has been a regular research contributor for the Corporate Research Forum (CRF). In recent years she has regularly featured in the top 20 list of HR Magazine's HR Most Influential UK Thinkers.

Recent consulting projects include succession and talent management strategy and implementation in a global NGO, a European bank, in oil exploration and both local and central government in the UK. She has run workshops for both HR professionals and line managers on succession and talent management, career development, effective career conversations and strategic workforce planning in a range of sectors including power generation, logistics, food and the police. She has contributed to recent research for BIS on changing employer approaches to graduate recruitment and how adults make career decisions. She was recently on the national consultative group for the re-design of the Investors in People employer standard.

Research publications

Articles and chapters

  • Tomorrow's talent, today, Hirsh W, Briefing: Shared Visions, LegalSupportNetwork, May 2017
  • Positive career development for leaders, Hirsh W, Leadership in Organizations: Current issues and key trends (3rd edition), ed. John Storey, Routledge, New York and London, 2016
  • Careers 50/50: reflecting on the past: innovating for the future, Barham L, Hirsh W, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 34, NICEC, April 2015
  • Planning your career in a week: Start your career planning in Seven Simple Steps, Hirsh W, Jackson C, Teach Yourself Series, Hodder Education, London, January 2016
  • Careers 50/50: reflecting on the past, innovating for the future, Barham L, Hirsh W, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, Issue 34, April 2015
  • Four steps to effective talent management, Hirsh W, Strategic HR Review, Emerald Insight, Vol. 13, Issue 3, May 2014
  • Some new tools of the trade, Hirsh W, The MJ (PPMA supplement), July 2013
  • Developing sustainable career coaching in the workplace, Hirsh W, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, Issue 30, pp33-38, March 2013
  • Obtaining customer feedback on HR - Who dares wins, Reilly P, Hirsh W, People Management, January 2012
  • Performance Management: Fine intentions, Brown D, Hirsh W, Performance Management, September 2011
  • Sharing experience of careers work in different settings, Collin A, Hirsh W, Watts AG, Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, Issue 26, February 2011
  • Workforce planning in action, Hirsh W, HR and Business, HR Society, November 2010
  • Positive career development for leaders, Hirsh W, Leadership in Organizations: Current Issues and Key Trends (2nd Edition), Story J (ed.), Routledge, August 2010
  • Managing talent - keeping it simple, Hirsh W, Strategic HR Review, Emerald, Vol. 9, No. 5, August 2010
  • Employee development: The role of the line manager, Robinson D, Hirsh W, HR Zone, January 2010
  • 10 Checklist: effective succession planning, Hirsh W, Edge Magazine, January 2010
  • Clarifying your learning and development strategy: 3, Hirsh W, Burgoyne J, Training Journal, June 2009
  • Clarifying your learning and development strategy: 2, Hirsh W, Training Journal, May 2009
  • Clarifying your learning and development strategy: 1, Hirsh W, Training Journal, April 2009
  • Talent Management: Issues of Focus and Fit, Garrow V, Wendy Hirsh, Public Personnel Management: Special Issue on Talent Management, IPMA, Vol. 37, No. 4, Winter 2008
  • What do people want from you?, Hirsh W, People Management, Personnel Publications, September 2008
  • Career development in employing organisations: practices and challenges from a UK perspective, Hirsh W, Career Research and Development, NICEC, No. 20, Summer 2008
  • Career development in employing organisations: Practices and challenges from a UK perspective, Hirsh W, Report of Guidance for Workforce Development Conference, CEDEFOP, Summer 2008
  • Developing talent through effective support, Hirsh W, Talent Management Review, Osney Media, January 2008
  • Who's next in line?, Hirsh W, Municipal Journal, October 2007
  • Succession planning in the public sector, Hirsh W, The HR Director, October 2007
  • The significance of workplace learning for individuals, groups and organisations, Hirsh W, Eraut M, Seminar, SKOPE Magazine, Oxford, May 2007
  • Piece by Piece: aligning training and development with business needs, Hirsh W, Tamkin P, People Management, December 2005
  • Careers support in the workplace: who is best placed to deliver it?, Hirsh W, Newscheck, July 2005
  • Managers as Developers of Others, Hirsh W, Silverman M, Tamkin P, Jackson C, Personnel Today, April 2004
  • Straight Talking: the nature of effective career discussion at work, Hirsh W, Kidd J, Jackson C, Journal of Career Development, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 231-245, Spring 2004
  • A brighter future, Learning Centre, Hirsh W, People Management, February 2004
  • Literature review on the development of management and leadership capability and its contribution to performance, Hirsh W, Burgoyne J, Williams S, DfES/DTI Leadership and Management Unit, DfES/DTI Leadership and Management Unit, December 2003
  • Positive Career Development for Leaders and Managers, Hirsh W, Leadership in Organizations: Current Issues and Key Trends, Routledge, October 2003
  • Career management - meeting the challenge?, Hirsh W, Reflections. Trends and issues in career management, CIPD, June 2003
  • Informing Choices: The Need for Career Advice in Medical Training, Hirsh W, Jackson C, Ball J, Kidd J, Career Research and Development, NICEC, No 9, Summer 2003
  • Snakes and Ladders, Hirsh W, Rolph J, People Management, May 2003
  • The outcomes of effective career discussion at work, Hirsh W, Jackson C, Kidd J M, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, 62 (2003), pp. 119-133, Elsevier, Spring 2003
  • Graduate Schemes - A Changing Picture, Connor H, Hirsh W, Barber L, Graduate Market Trends, CSU, Spring 2003
  • Careers in Organisations - Time to Get Positive, Hirsh W, The Future of Careers - CIPD Executive Briefing, CIPD, May 2002
  • The Contribution of the UK Business Schools to Developing Managers and Leaders, Hirsh W, Watson S, Report of the Business Schools Advisory Group, Council for Excellence in Management and Leadership, April 2002
  • A word with the wise, Hirsh W, Jackson C, Kidd J M, People Management, July 2001
  • Organisational values - enhancing the brand or just hot air?, Hirsh W, Marketing means business for the CEO, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, November 1999
  • How should we describe work?, Hirsh W, Kidd J, Watts T, NICEC Bulletin, NICEC, No. 50, Spring 1999
  • Mergers and acquisitions need not be a problem, Hirsh W, Personnel Today, November 1998
  • Skills Planning, Hirsh W, Reilly P, People Management, July 1998
  • Empower steering, Hirsh W with Jo Wood, Cabinet Office, People Management, March 1998
  • Career journeys from a nomadic perspective (a review), Hirsh W, People Management, March 1997
  • From Rhetoric to Reality: delivering individual development, Hirsh W, ‘t’ Magazine, November 1996
  • Ticket to Ride or no Place to go?, Hirsh W, Jackson C, People Management, June 1996
  • Career Data Must Stay Under Wraps, Hirsh W, Personnel Today, March 1996
  • Do Competencies Contribute to Delivering Management Training and Development?, Strebler M, Hirsh W, Competency, IRS, Vol. 3, No. 3, Spring 1996
  • Self-development: from Rhetoric to Reality, Hirsh W, Training for Results, Blackwell Publishers, November 1995
  • Human Resources Planning, Hirsh W, Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Organisational Behaviour, N Nicholson (ed.), Blackwell, Oxford, October 1995
  • Succession Planning, Hirsh W, Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Organisational Behaviour, N Nicholson (ed.), Blackwell, Oxford, October 1995
  • Defining Managerial Skills and Competences, Hirsh W, Strebler M, Mumford A (ed.), The Handbook of Management Development, Gower, London, March 1995
  • How to turn line managers into trainers, Hirsh W, Training for Results, March 1995
  • Career Development: Adapting to Uncertainty, Hirsh W, Coutts Career Consultants magazine, Coutts Career Consultants, London, November 1994
  • Self-development: Rhetoric or Reality, Hirsh W, Coutts Career Consultants magazine, Coutts Career Consultants, London, November 1994

Conference appearances

  • Challenges and changing practices in graduate recruitment: the real experiences of employers, Hirsh W, Pollard E, CIPD Applied Research Conference 2016, CIPD, London, December 2016
  • Talent management in the HE context: Issues of focus and fit, Hirsh W, Exploring workforce planning and talent management in the HE context, UCEA, London, January 2016
  • Taking Charge of Your Own Development, Hirsh W, Seminar, Newham College Cambridge, November 2015
  • Talent and Succession Management: Where next?, Hirsh W, Talent and Succession Management: Where next?, Oxenpark, London, November 2015
  • Conference Chair, Hirsh W, Future HR? HR Summer School, Eversheds, Merton College, Oxford, July 2015
  • The UK plc Remuneration Committee: its evolving purpose, effectiveness and challenges, Hirsh W, The UK plc Remuneration Committee: its evolving purpose, effectiveness and challenges, PARC, London, June 2015
  • Career Development at Work: Making the problematic doable, Hirsh W, Career development for employees: Why should employers bother and what can they usefully do? , National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC), London, March 2015
  • Chair, Hirsh W, Strategic Workforce Planning conference, Corporate Research Forum, London, March 2015
  • Talent Management: How to focus and de-clutter, Hirsh W, 'Bitesize' workshop, CIPD Sussex Branch, Lower Beeding, March 2015
  • Issues and Directions in People Management, Hirsh W, UCEA Board Awayday, University and Colleges Employers Association, London, February 2015
  • The Regulatory Officer of the Future, Hirsh W, Findings of IES study of the Regulatory Officers in Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing, Local Government Association, London, November 2014
  • Stepping up to the plate: How HR can take a lead, Hirsh W, HR Summer School, Eversheds, Ashridge, July 2015
  • How Grown Ups Make Career Decisions, Hirsh W, At the Cutting Edge-Research into Practice, NICEC and CDI, University of Derby, July 2014
  • Expert contributor, Hirsh W, Risky business: Managing talent in a changing world, HR Magazine, online, March 2014
  • Succession Planning: Trends in Practice, Hirsh W, Strategic Dimensions Breakfast Seminar, London, January 2013
  • Planning for Succession in Changing Times, Hirsh W, Crome Seminar, Brighton University, Brighton, November 2012
  • Talent Management: from Rhetoric to Reality, Hirsh W, SAP Best Practice Workshop, Windsor, November 2012
  • Providing Career Support in Employing Organisations, Hirsh W, Sink or Swim? What it takes to be an outstanding career professional in the 21st century, ACPi, London, October 2012
  • Talent Management – From Rhetoric to Relevance, Hirsh W, HR Summer School, Growth with Fewer People, Eversheds, Henley, July 2012
  • Talent Management: Friend or foe?, Hirsh W, CCS Alumni Conference 2012, Career Counselling Services, Windsor, June 2012
  • Chair, Hirsh W, Identifying and nurturing talent, Buckingham University, Great Missenden, June 2012
  • A conversation on performance management, Hirsh W, Oxen Park, London, May 2012
  • Panel member, Hirsh W, Lost Generation or Regeneration?, CIPD, London, May 2012
  • Performance Management: The implementation challenge, Hirsh W, Oxen Park, London, October 2011
  • Succession Planning Podcasts, Hirsh W, goodpractice.com, GoodPractice, August 2011
  • What do customers want from HR?, Hirsh W, Boardroom perspectives: HR Summer school, Eversheds, Saïd Business School, Oxford, July 2011
  • How is resilience relevant for careers?, Hirsh W, Panel debate, Birkbeck Careers Week, London, June 2011
  • West London action learning set: HR communication and integration, Reilly P, Hirsh W, Heads of HR London Councils, London Councils, London, November 2010
  • Whither talent management in the civil service?, Hirsh W, Senior Talent Forum, Cabinet Office, London, November 2010
  • Employer Engagement with High Education, Hirsh W, Seminar for EEL (Employer Engagement Exchange Group), Birkbeck, October 2010
  • Keynote: Seeing our work from the outside: responding to how others see career issues and the need for career support, Hirsh W, ACP International Annual Conference, Florida, October 2010
  • Advising working adults: what’s different?, Haughton L, Wendy Hirsh, NAEGA Annual Conference, Manchester, October 2010
  • Spreading good practice, rapporteur and summary session, Hirsh W, Corporate Research Forum, London, July 2010
  • Conducting HR Based Research Projects, Hirsh W, HR Society, Essentials Series, HR Society, London, May 2010
  • Outstanding leadership, Tamkin P, Hirsh W, Institute for Government, lunchtime seminar, April 2010
  • Seeing our work from the outside: responding to how others see career issues and the need for career support, Hirsh W, CCS alumni conference, Great Missenden, January 2010
  • Talent management in practice, Hirsh W, Towards World-Class HR in the North West, NHS North West, Blackpool, December 2009
  • Key concepts in workforce planning, Strategic People Planning, Hirsh W, Corporate Research Forum, London, November 2009
  • Learning and development strategy: choices for the future, Hirsh W, Fairhurst P, Training Journal Conference and Awards 2009, Training Journal, London, June 2009
  • Conducting HR Research Projects, Hirsh W, HR Society Workshop, HR Society, London, May 2009
  • Effective Career Discussions at Work, Hirsh W, Corporate members' workshop, Career Management Research Centre at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Ghent, March 2009
  • What Customers Want from HR, Hirsh W, HR Society Research Briefing, HR Society, London, January 2009
  • What Customers Want from HR, Hirsh W, London Councils HR Seminar, London Boroughs, London, January 2009
  • Career Development in Employing Organisations, Hirsh W, Guidance in Finland 2008, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, Espoo, October 2008
  • Talent Management - Looking Ahead, Hirsh W, WIG Learning Exchange on Talent Management, Whitehall and Industry Group, London, October 2008
  • Effective Career Discussions at Work, Hirsh W, NAEGA Annual Conference, National Association for Educational Guidance for Adults, Keble College Oxford, September 2008
  • What do customers want from HR?, Hirsh W, Carter A, CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2008, CIPD, Harrogate, September 2008
  • Career Development: What is it and why should organisations bother?, Hirsh W, CIPD Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference, CIPD, London, June 2008
  • Career development as a Retention Tool, Hirsh W, CIPD Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference, CIPD, London, June 2008
  • Conducting HR-based research projects, Hirsh W, Essentials seminar, HR Society, London, May 2008
  • Supporting career development, Hirsh W, HRD 2008 Conference, CIPD, London, April 2008
  • Succession Planning: Preparing for the Future, Hirsh W, Succession Planning Summit 2008, Improvement and Development Agency, CBI, London, February 2008
  • Talent Management - Focussing your talent management efforts, Hirsh W, Talent Management Conference, CIPD, Birmingham, November 2007
  • Talent Management - Focussing your efforts, Hirsh W, Talent Management Conference, CIPD, Birmingham, November 2007
  • Trends and challenges in career development, Hirsh W, Trends and challenges in career management, Vlerick Leuven Management School, Brussels, October 2007
  • Succession planning: what it is, how it works and where it fits with talent management, Hirsh W, CIPD Annual Nottingham Branch Conference, CIPD, Nottingham, October 2007
  • What is Talent Management? Cutting edge theories and practices, Hirsh W, Talent Management Community of Practice event, IDeA, Birmingham, July 2007
  • Career development in employing organisations; practices and challenges from a UK perspective, Hirsh W, Guidance for workforce development, CEDEFOP, Thessaloniki, June 2007
  • Effective Succession Planning, Hirsh W, Annual Retention and Talent Management Conference, CIPD, Kensington, June 2007
  • The Significance of Workplace Learning for Individuals, Groups and Organisations, Hirsh W, Eraut M, Seminar, SKOPE Oxford Department of Education, Oxford, May 2007
  • One More Time, How DO we classify people and work when we plan?, Hirsh W, HR Society Think Tank, HR Society, London (RIBA), March 2007
  • Talent management and all that; are we really developing the potential of our employees?, Hirsh W, CIPD Sussex Branch, CIPD Sussex Branch, Brighton, February 2007
  • Developing the talent pipeline: towards a more integrated approach, Hirsh W, Leadership Development: Building a Sustainable Talent Pipeline, Personnel Directors' Forum, Said Business School, Oxford University, January 2007
  • Positive career development: Rationale and Delivery, Hirsh W, Career Development Strategies: Refreshing your Approach, Roffey Park Institute, Horsham, November 2006
  • Keynote speaker: Positive career development at work: trends and issues from the UK perspective, Hirsh W, AACC06 International Conference, Australian Association of Career Counsellors Inc., Sydney, Australia, April 2006
  • Succession planning: The Myths and the Reality, Hirsh W, East of England Regional Assembly and the Employers Organisatiion for local government, East of England Regional Assembly and the Employers Organisatiion for local government, Robinson College, Cambridge, November 2005
  • Managers as Developers of Other People, Hirsh W, Centre for Guidance Studies, Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby, November 2005
  • Attracting and Developing Talent, Barber L, Hirsh W, HR Society, Hard Edge Workshop, HR Society, London, November 2005
  • Career services for employees and the role of the ‘career coach’, Hirsh W, NICEC seminar, National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, London, November 2005
  • The Involvement of Managers in Career Management, Hirsh W, Devonshire House Workshop, Devonshire House Workshop, London, November 2005
  • Managing careers, Hirsh W, Profiting from Longer Lives: TAEN Annual Conference, TAEN, London, October 2005
  • Performance, Hirsh W, Fit for Business, Employers Organisation for local government, London, October 2005
  • Effective career discussions at work, Hirsh W, Staff Learning Week, HM Treasury, London, May 2005
  • Effective Career Discussions, Hirsh W, Counseling Arabia, 2005 Conference, Unity Through Diversity, United Arab Emirates University, Dubai, May 2005
  • Keynote speech: Positive career development at work, Hirsh W, Counseling Arabia, 2005 Conference, Unity Through Diversity, United Arab Emirates University, Dubai, May 2005
  • Managers as developers of others, Hirsh W, CIPD regional seminar, Salisbury, April 2005
  • Leading Edge Management Practice: How managers can develop others, Hirsh W, Seminar for senior managers in MOD, Ministry of Defence, March 2005
  • Succession and Talent Management: Trends and Challenges, Hirsh W, Inter-Departmental Talent Management Seminar, Cabinet Office, London, March 2005
  • Succession planning: the myths and the reality, Hirsh W, Succession Planning Summit, Employers Organisation for Local Government, London, March 2005
  • Engaging with managers on people management issues, Hirsh W, Building a strategic HR function, Public Sector Consortium, Employers' Organisation for Local Government with CIPD and CMPS, London, February 2005
  • Managers as Developers of Others, Hirsh W, Studying Leadership Conference, Centre of Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, December 2004
  • Managing your own career, Hirsh W, Jackson C, BMJ Careers Fair, London, November 2004
  • Talent management - challenges for the future, Hirsh W, HBOS HR masterclass: Identifying, developing and retaining: tools and techniques for talent management, HBOS, Edinburgh, November 2004
  • Developing Learning Strategies, Hirsh W, Skills Strategy Event, Cabinet Office, London, October 2004
  • Managers as developers of others, Hirsh W, People as Assets, Best Practice in Central Government, MLI, London, October 2004
  • CEML and after: the relationship between UK Business Schools and employing organisations, Hirsh W, UK Forum for Employers and Business School Deans, CIHE/ABS, September 2004
  • Managers as developers, Hirsh W, dblearning, Gloucester, May 2004
  • Managers as developers, Hirsh W, MOD Learning Advisers, Bournemouth, April 2004
  • Getting careers in gear - input and session chair, Hirsh W, HRD Week, CIPD, London, April 2004
  • Succession planning, Hirsh W, Hard Edge Workshops, HR Society, March 2004
  • Developing Talent - Skill and Career Development to meet changing needs, Hirsh W, Human Resources Issues in the Civil Service and Wider Public Sector, Westminster Explained, November 2003
  • Supporting career transitions - a practical framework, Hirsh W, Raising our professional profile, Association of Career Professionals, UK conference, November 2003
  • Effective Career Discussions at Work, Hirsh W, Centre for Guidance Studies seminar, Centre for Guidance Studies, Derby University, October 2003
  • Careers in Organisations: Time to get positive, Hirsh W, Guidance Council, Annual Meeting, Guidance Council, October 2003
  • Managing employee careers: issues, trends and prospects, Hirsh W, Counselling and Career Management forum, CIPD, London, June 2003
  • Careers in organisations: time to get positive, Hirsh W, The Career Agenda, Roffey Park, May 2003
  • Chair, Hirsh W, At the cutting edge II: CRAC/NICEC Conference, CRAC/NICEC, Coventry, April 2003
  • Developing Careers: Human Resource Issues in the Public Sector, Hirsh W, Westminster Explained, London, March 2003
  • Succession Planning, Hirsh W, CIPD Conference, CIPD, Edinburgh, February 2003
  • Future directions in management development, Hirsh W, The Future of Management and Leadership Development, Personnel Directors’ Forum, Templeton College, Oxford, January 2003
  • Careers in organisations: time to get positive, Hirsh W, Skills for Tomorrow’s technology business, CRAC, December 2002
  • Straight talking: effective career discussions, Hirsh W, Skills for tomorrow’s technology business, CRAC, December 2002
  • Managing your own career and skill development in a changing organisation, Hirsh W, Making the most of people potential, CRAC, London, November 2002
  • The value of business and management education, Hirsh W, Burgoyne J, Annual Conference of Association of Business Schools, Association of Business Schools, Leeds, October 2002
  • Supporting the self-managed career, Hirsh W, Jackson C, Hot Topics in HR, Kingston University Business School, September 2002
  • Straight Talking: The Nature of Effective Discussion at Work, Hirsh W, Kidd J, Jackson C, American Academy of Management Conference, American Academy of Management Conference, Denver, USA, August 2002
  • Effective Careers Discussions at Work, Hirsh W, CRAC Member Conference, CRAC, Cambridge, June 2002
  • HR’s Role in Supporting Career Development, Hirsh W, Annual CIPD Conference, CIPD, London, June 2002
  • Developing Your High Potential People, Hirsh W, Whitehall and Industry Group seminar, Whitehall and Industry Group, London, February 2002
  • Straight Talking: Effective Career Discussion at Work, Hirsh W, Jackson C, Kidd J M, CRAC/NICEC conference, CRAC/NICEC, London, June 2001
  • Careers or Just Careering?, Hirsh W, Herriot P, Marshall J, British Psychological Society Centenary Annual Conference, British Psychological Society, Glasgow, March 2001
  • Career Development for Employment, Hirsh W, Career Guidance Conference, Derbyshire Careers Service, March 2001
  • Career Development for Employment, Hirsh W, Careers and Connexions. Conference for College Principals and Headteachers, Kent Careers Service, Maidstone, February 2001
  • Trends and issues revealed by research, Hirsh W, Succession Planning for your High Potential People, CRAC, London, October 2000
  • Employability, Hirsh W, The Challenge of Career Development in Employment, Annual Training Conference of the National Association of Careers and Guidance Teachers, University of Warwick, July 2000
  • Planning for Succession, Hirsh W, IPD seminar, IPD, June 2000
  • Tomorrow’s e-employees, Hirsh W, Conference facilitator, Manpower Society Conference, Bournemouth, May 2000
  • At the Cutting Edge - Conference Rapporteur, Hirsh W, NICEC/CRAC Conference, NICEC/CRAC, University of Leicester, April 2000
  • Who does what in career development?, Hirsh W, Career Development in Flatter Structures, Roffey Park, March 2000
  • A policy for people, Hirsh W, Ministry of Defence Personnel Director’s Conference, Sunningdale, November 1999
  • The Challenge of the Self-Managed Career, Hirsh W, Kingston University Business School seminar, Kingston University Business School, November 1999
  • Ensuring Succession for the future: staying ahead, Hirsh W, Henley Learning Partnership Development Forum, Henley Management College, July 1999
  • The seamless civil servant, Hirsh W, Third Civil Service Human Resources Conference, Heathrow, June 1999
  • Overview- the People Perspective, Hirsh W, From Merging to Integration, The Manpower Society, Bournemouth, May 1999
  • Employee development beyond the current job, Hirsh W, HR Excellence Awards Conference, London, April 1999
  • Planning for Skills, Reilly P, Hirsh W, Strategic Planning Society, Strategic Planning Society, London, March 1999
  • Succession Management: ensuring the supply of future leaders, Hirsh W, Management Center Turkey Conference, Management Center Turkey, Istanbul, February 1999
  • Planning for Succession, Hirsh W, Personnel Directors’ Forum, Oxford Institute for Employee Relations, Templeton College, Oxford, January 1999
  • Employers’ needs for labour market, learning and skills information, Hirsh W, DfEE Skills Task Force Seminar, London, January 1999
  • Supporting Individual Career Development, Hirsh W, Inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor, Kingston University Business School, December 1998
  • Trends in Career Development, Hirsh W, Police Career Development Conference, Sussex, October 1998
  • Career management implications of a diverse workforce, Hirsh W, Managing Diversity, Hawksmere, London, May 1998
  • How to set priorities for employee development, Hirsh W, HRD Week, IPD, London, April 1998
  • How useful are competencies?, Hirsh W, Competencies for Competitiveness, Economist Conferences, London, January 1998
  • Career management implications of a diverse workforce, Hirsh W, Managing Diversity, Hawksmere, London, June 1997
  • Career Development in the New Millenium, Hirsh W, 2nd Annual Conference, IPD Northern Ireland Branch, IPD Northern Ireland Branch, Belfast, June 1997
  • Career development in flatter structures, Hirsh W, Women’s Management Network seminar, Women’s Management Network, Eastbourne, May 1997
  • Career development: beyond the gizmo, Hirsh W, Career Management in the 21st Century, HRD Week, Wembley, March 1997
  • Making it to the top? Career development in the 90s, Hirsh W, IPD, Thames Valley Branch, IPD, Reading, February 1997
  • Beyond the ‘self managed’ career, Hirsh W, AMED conference, AMED, London, December 1996
  • Getting Individual Development to Happen, Hirsh W, Management Development Network, Civil Service, London, October 1996
  • Making New Career Deals Work, Hirsh W, Rolls-Royce, Derby, R-R Derby, September 1996
  • Learning Strategies, Hirsh W, Strategic Personnel Programme, Sundridge Park, September 1996
  • Pros and Cons of Competences, Hirsh W, Training Solutions Conference, Birmingham, July 1996
  • The Career Development Challenge, Hirsh W, Civil Service Human Resource Conference, London, July 1996
  • (Chairperson), Hirsh W, Innovative Approach to Managing Careers, CRAC/IES conference, London, June 1996
  • Changing Work Patterns: the Implications for Careers Education and Guidance, Hillage J, Hirsh W, Schools and Careers Services: The Changing Nature of Careers Education and Guidance, NICEC/CRAC, Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincs, May 1996
  • The Career Development Challenge: What are the Implications of a Reduced Hierarchy?, Hirsh W, Human Resource Development in the Horizontal Organisation, Richmond Events, London, May 1996
  • Succession Management - Evolution or Revolution?, Hirsh W, Career Development for Individuals and Teams, IBC, Birmingham, May 1996
  • Approaches to Measuring the Personnel Function, Hirsh W, Performance Measurement for Human Resources, International Quality and Productivity Centre, Swallow International Hotel, London, March 1996
  • The Changing Career Development Environment, Hirsh W, Career Planning and Human Resource Development in the Horizontal Organisation, EuroForum, London, February 1996
  • Balancing Individual and Corporate Needs in Career Development, Hirsh W, New Strategies for Career Management, TCC/GHN/Human Resources, London Kensington Hilton, December 1995
  • The Role of Competences in Career Development, Hirsh W, Maintaining Two-way Loyalty, Careers Research Forum, London, November 1995
  • Measuring the Personnel Function, Hirsh W, Greater London Employers Association seminar, Greater London Employers Association, November 1995
  • What's so Important about Encouraging Individuals to take Responsibility for Success?, Hirsh W, Herriot P, Achieving Individual and Business Growth: Implications for Organisations, CRAC/NICEC, London, July 1995
  • How do We Plan for Goal Posts Moving Again? So: What of the Future?, Hirsh W, Achieving Individual and Business Growth: Implications for Organisations, CRAC/NICEC, London, July 1995
  • How the concept of the career has changed and what are the organisational implications, Hirsh W, ETPD, Education Training and Personnel Development, Birmingham, July 1995
  • Career Development in the Nineties, Hirsh W, Education, Training and Personnel Development Conference, ETPD, Brintex, NEC, Birmingham, July 1995
  • From Career Planning to Career Development, Hirsh W, 25th Anniversary - Members' Forum, Manpower Society, London, June 1995
  • Messages for the UK?, Hirsh W, Prospering in a World without Jobs, GHN, Royal Society of Arts, London, February 1995
  • Prospering in a world without jobs, Hirsh W, Messages for the UK, GHN, London, February 1995
  • Essential Consideration in Self-development, Hirsh W, Careers Research Forum conference, Careers Research Forum, London, December 1994
  • Career Development in Organisations: Similarities and Differences with Careers Education and Guidance within Education, Hirsh W and Jackson C, NICEC in association with Department of Policy Studies, University of London Institute of Education conference, NICEC in association with Department of Policy Studies, University of London Institute of Education, London, November 1994
  • Career Development in Organisations: Similarities and Differences with Careers Education and Guidance within Education, Hirsh W, Jackson C, NICEC in association with Department of Policy Studies, University of London Institute of Education, NICEC in association with Department of Policy Studies, University of London Institute of Education, London, November 1994

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