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SME Career Management

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 1st May 2017.4 min read

Career Management

Career management in the SME has huge benefits in engendering commitment to the firm and engagement with the job. But top management must first commit to the concept. There are many approaches. Here's how.

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National Minimum Wage Rates

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017.3 min read


National minimum wage figures for UK employers. This data is updated whenever legislation changes.

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The Business of Night Working

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 1st October 2017.6 min read

Nightshift Sewing

Anyone working between 11pm and 6am on a regular basis is classed as a night worker. In the majority of cases their managers are day workers. So, how can this scenario ever work?

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Our Solutions in Human Resource Management

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.3 min read

Five Round Laptop

To succeed, a firm must determine its strategy and follow its plans to fruition. Part of that strategy must define how the firm proposes to deal with the people it employs. Human resource management policies, practices and procedures embellish the employment contract between management and staff. This contract is framed by documents but made real by management action. This blog sets out what's needed.

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New roles in product-based software solutions

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 27th June 2018.5 min read


Many software development firms pride themselves in being able to tackle almost any software task. They elicit requirements, or build prototypes, and code databases, business logic, algorithms and user interfaces without any particular market or industry focus. Others productise. Over time they standardise and focus. But what new jobs are needed to make this happen?

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Inaction is costly! Return to Work Plans Are Free

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017.8 min read


It’s not always easy to know what to do when someone goes off sick. How long do you wait until you speak to them? Can you make decisions when they are off sick? Can you contact them? So many questions!

One thing that is certain – the longer you wait to deal with sickness absence , the harder it becomes. Find out what you should do, and when.

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