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No redundancy procedure? Build one now!

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.4 min read

Redundancy occurs when a firm finds that it has a ‘diminished need for work of a particular kind’. When a firm decides that it does indeed have need of less labour, it must follow its own published procedures in making staff redundant and these procedures must be fair and lawful. But if you don't have a redundancy procedure, you will trip!

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Does a redundancy payment to an employee get posted on the P&L or balance sheet?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 6th May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.1 min read

Any redundancy payment that an employer makes to an employee is part of pay and hence is an expense accounted for on the employer's profit and loss account, taken in the month in which the redundancy occurs.

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Setting out the process of development talent management and succession: Trimester 2, Webinar 4

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 27th May 2019. Revised 25th March 2020.1 min read

  • Discussing the meaning of ‘talent’, who’s in the talent pool and who’s not
  • Discussing the GE 9-box and CIPD 4-box talent matrixes
  • Building a model for talent management using the CIPD 4-box matrix
  • Illustrating talent management as a continuous process
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Understanding what makes people developable: Trimester 2, Webinar 3

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 28th May 2019. Revised 25th March 2020.1 min read

  • Translating job description accountabilities to personal characteristics
  • Determining the changes in competencies and behaviours needed
  • Identifying critical development to yield required future performance
  • Discussing why some people are developable (and others not)
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Training Effectiveness: ensuring successful skills acquisition

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 6th May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.29 min read

Training is an intervention in the employee’s working life, hopefully to the benefit of both employer and employee. This paper asks what activities are needed to ensure that the training is a success and that learning results. This learning, moderated by the trainee’s motivation on the job, will then generate the desired behaviour change.This paper identifies three phases in training: pre-training, training and post-training, and explains why all three are equally important.

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The ‘why, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of training in change management

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 22nd August 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.5 min read

Some use the term ‘entertrainment’ to describe how trainers deliver an enjoyable event without actually imparting knowledge. It's often that way in the training of change management as trainers make the mistake of assuming that change is led by a great leader rather than managed by a great manager with leadership skills. Here's how to avoid training being nothing but a distant memory - and a plastic folder full of slides.

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