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Effective recruitment tools

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 28th November 2018.5 min read

Scientific recruitment

All managers will interview candidates for jobs with their firm. Each interview, as the single selection instrument, must be designed to give evidence against all decision criteria. Interview alone is unable to be that good. Indeed, no single selection instrument is that good. We recommend the use of a number of ‘tools’ to support the interview. Read about those tools here.

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So now you’re a manager

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 8th June 2017.9 min read

Professional Services

The article notes that before promotion, the engineer was an ordinary employee. He or she achieved great things through their own efforts. Now their success comes from causing others to perform. They're still an engineer. But they've added a whole new part to their identity. Now they're a manager of engineers. They're a boss, a leader of men and women. It's the same whatever the discipline.

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The manager's role in managing employee mental health

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 13th June 2019.8 min read


There’s been a plethora of articles in the management press and in management-oriented social media recently declaring that mental health is a big issue in firms. Here we temper this alarmism and give a practical three point plan comprising knowledge, awareness and sensing and intervention.

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Setting reward - practicalities of pay and benefits: Trimester 1, Webinar 4

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 28th May 2019.

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• How people think about pay and reward.
• The link (if any) between motivation and pay.
• Setting out a pay and reward policy, structure and system for a firm.
• How to evaluate jobs and set relative pay.
• The benefit of benefits and the idea of total reward.

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Establishing the manager-employee relationship: Trimester 1, Webinar 1

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 30th May 2019.

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• Introduction to management - interventions, outcomes and the use of a feedback model to drive action.
• How firms come about and the role of entrepreneur, leader, manager, contractor and employee.
• Understanding contracts and the nature of the various contracts available to the manager.
• Introducing the psychological contract and the way social action changes contractual relations.

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Winning staff commitment and job-engagement: Trimester 1, Webinar 2

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 30th May 2019.

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• Understanding how people (HRM) practices determine personal and organisational outcomes.
• Learn methods of gaining employee commitment to the organisation.
• Learn the definition of motivation and how people become motivated and on what motivation depends.
• Learn methods that the manager can use to ensure the employee's engagement with their job.
• Understanding how to design management interventions to effect change in organisational outcomes.

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