Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Websites of the week: www.managementfirst.comOn 20 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today In the dotcom boom years, internet users became positively indignant if asite asked them to pay for its editorial. These days, it’s actually reassuring:not only does it give the material on the site a value, but it also means thewebsite stands a chance of commercial success and therefore longevity.ManagementFirst has been set up by Emerald, which is the new trading name ofMCB University Press, a management publisher of some 30 years. Its mission, itsays, is to make you a better manager and it aims to do so by providing a rangeof free but also paid-for in-depth articles, distillations of key managementinformation, business news and management theory. Users can click one of 13channels, which includes HR, CRM, and knowledge management, and are taken to aselection of news stories in that area. These stories then lead on to a précisof an article from the 35,000-strong Emerald database where you can read moreon the subject and are given the chance to buy the full text. There’s plenty offree-to-access info, polls and discussion forums, and when we dropped by the HRsection there were handy guides on carrying out background checks andestablishing a policy for whistleblowing. Comments are closed.