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The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Great answers to tough CV problems: CV secrets from a top career coach

Covers the purpose of CVs, their role in recruitment, personal brand management, researching employers, communication and presentation skills, formatting CVs, covering letters, and performing live presentations for interviewers. It also includes several template CVs for a variety of job markets and circumstances.

Developing employee talent to perform: people power

The book offers strategies for talent management that will lead to optimal performance. It includes chapters on understanding staff dynamics, brand management, and developing talents an intangible resources. It includes illustrative examples of successful talent management in the real world.

Designing workplace mentoring programs: an evidence-based approach

The book includes chapters on planning and providing infrastructure for mentoring, participant recruitment and selection, matching mentors with proteges, training, the mentoring process, programme evaluation.

Coaching and mentoring

A book on coaching and mentoring for those who want to help people learn more effectively. It examines how to create practical conversations to improve learning and encourage personal development. It also explores ways in which people interact to help support and improve performance.

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Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Employees who work from home

Extended flexible working rights, technology and social change make working from home an increasingly cost-effective and attractive option both for businesses and the individuals who work for them.

Investors in People

Since 1991, leading companies across the UK have been working towards, or have achieved, the Investors in People Standard. They recognise that their success depends on their employees — and that Investors in People is an effective way to make the most of them.


Making sure your employees have the skills they need is essential. NVQs are work-based qualifications that focus on ensuring that the individual can carry out their job to the required standard.

Personal development plans

Personal development plans (PDPs) provide a powerful, flexible way to link employees' professional and personal development with the development of your business.

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Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.

Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Agility in HR

Human resources departments are adapting to the changing business environment and employment culture. This article looks at the biggest changes affecting talent management, employee training and performance appraisals.

The [re] evolution of Learning and Development

Article looks at developments in corporate training, learning and development - a shift from a trainer-led to learner-led model and future developments including the use of virtual reality and augmented reality.

Taking the complexity out of analytics: Retailers need to innovate to get the most out of data analytics

The article focuses on the importance of technological innovation systems in the data analytics of retail firms. It mentions the functionality priorities of data analytics in retail firms including the use of graphical solutions, the development of flexible rules and key performance indicators (KPIs) and the promotion of an advanced employee training program.

Brown Smith Wallace: Investing in the whole employee

This article focuses on Brown Smith Wallace LLC, a accountancy top 100 firm that employs 292 people. It is noted that the company offers flexible working as employees know that their chances at advancement will not be hurt by taking time off or working nonstandard arrangements. It is stated that through a robust continuing education program called Brown Smith Wallace University, the firm invests in its employees' development.

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