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A Practical Approach to Managing Work Based Stress

ArticleNew!Written by John Berry on 5th May 2017. Revised 3rd August 2020.11 min read

This article proposes a practical approach to managing of work based stress. It suggests use of the HSE Management Standards to describe six forces that need to be balanced. It then elaborates this to include these forces in a feedback model to suggest a method by which managers can actually manage reduction in stress through control of stressors and increase in coping.

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Recruiting during lockdown

Blog PostNew!Written by Sue Berry on 30th July 2020.010 min read

Covid has changed the way that many work practices are conducted. Interviews have gone online. But we argue that the recruitment process can still be as robust as it was before lockdown. Managers must still take an evidence-based approach, seeking proof that favoured candidates will indeed perform as well. In this much, nothing has changed.

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About payments when making furloughed staff redundant

Blog PostNew!Written by John Berry & Sue Berry on 28th June 2020. Revised 30th July 2020.4 min read

Pay as present leading up to the notice of redundancy, and pay both notice and redundancy pay based on normal wages. The firm is liable under statute for both notice and redundancy payments. We believe it wrong to use Government payments intended to keep the firm afloat to meet the firm’s redundancy payment obligations. Here's our rationale.

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Integrating international operations

Blog PostNew!Written by John Berry on 30th July 2020.07 min read

Many managers think that it’s simple to build an international concern. They believe that it’s simply a matter of offer, acceptance and a place to work. But great thought is needed to make it work. It's not coincidence that Mulberry, Hornby and Raspberry Pi are bringing it all back as they realise the real cost of managing operations abroad.

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Business Continuity: keeping organisations working come what may

White PaperNew!Written by Sue Berry on 1st May 2017. Revised 30th July 2020.11 min read

Staff are key to any business. Whilst they are the biggest asset, they also potentially represent the greatest risk to business continuity. By developing a plan that centres on the key risks it is possible to be prepared for circumstances which may disrupt the business. Includes an analysis of BCP during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Redundancy - Questions employees will ask

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 1st July 2020.13 min read

Your staff are going to have a whole series of questions which you will need to address as you go through the redundancy process. We've pulled together some of the more important questions that you are going to be asked, and presented them for you here. They range from questions about contractors to simple things like whether companions can attend meetings.

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