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When it comes to loss-making and redundancies, managers have choice

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 29th June 2020. Revised 4th November 2020.6 min read

First Brexit uncertainty, then pandemic. And next, Brexit for real. All in all, pressures on the economy right now are universally downwards. The result, we hear, is that unemployment will rise. But why must that be so? Is it inevitable? And how should managers change to better manage their firms through short periods of unsettled trading? Here we set out the arguments.

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Coronavirus Questions

Blog PostWritten by Sue Berry on 26th March 2020. Revised 2nd November 2020.14 min read

The Government is presently making up policy day by day to help firms avoid having to layoff or make employees redundant. As a result, there are many ambiguities and issues with its schemes. This information represents our best interpretation. We will continue to update this blog as more information becomes available.

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Long-term absence dismissal not always unfair

Blog PostWritten by Sue Berry on 1st May 2017. Revised 1st November 2020.3 min read

A Court of Appeal ruling this month has given clarity to the question regarding dismissal of an employee who is on long-term sickness absence. Here's more on how to manage long-term sickness absence.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 24th May 2017. Revised 1st November 2020.4 min read

CSR is not a ‘bolt on’ to a firm but should be ‘part of the fabric’. This means that it should be embedded and viewed by all in the firm as part of day-to-day activities. Check out what your CSR statement might look like.

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Recruiting outside the box thinkers

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 31st May 2017. Revised 1st November 2020.5 min read

The proverbial ‘box’ is an idea suggesting that some of us are constrained (in a metaphorical box) while others can conceptualise ideas beyond our normal jobs. Those latter ‘outside the box thinkers’ can conjure up ideas that others might find a bit whacky. And yet outside-the-box thinking is considered hugely valuable by managers, because without it, firms won’t progress. Here's how to recruit such individuals. [Published April 2016]

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Rebrand readies for the future

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017. Revised 1st November 2020.5 min read

Society’s opinion about what looks good - what fits with the environment at any point in time – is continually changing. This change is fuelled by industries that drive style. The result is that the touch points of a firm, like its web site and business cards, can soon become out of congruence with the mainstream of similar businesses and with the expectation of its market. Here's our story about our rebrand.

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