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Developing selection criteria, specifying the ideal candidate: Trimester 3, Webinar 3

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry & Sue Berry on 26th May 2019.01 min read

• Illustrating how to define people in terms that can be assessed and tested during selection;
• Describing what’s meant by general mental ability, personality and person-environment fit;
• Telling how the various characteristics impact on job performance;
• Showing how job descriptions can be analysed to give the necessary competencies and behaviours; and
• Discussing how managers typically make decisions during selection and how this should be done.

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Finding the best candidates: Trimester 3, Webinar 4

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 25th May 2019.01 min read

• Helping you understand the mechanisms of search, considering the time candidates are available;
• Helping you decide which search methods to use for each type of job;
• Explaining the process you should use to probe the labour market and set up your search;
• Discussing what to do when searching (and what not to do); and
• Setting out the plethora of alternative sources of good candidates.

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Designing decision tools - selecting the best: Trimester 3, Webinar 5

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 25th May 2019.01 min read

• Emphasising that in deciding at interview and selection, you’re predicting who will excel;
• Illustrating the various selection tools available and show their ability to predict accurately;
• Discussing the key tools like general mental ability, personality and other psychometric tests;
• Showing you how to build work sample tests; and
• Setting out how you should go about interviewing to give good predictability.

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Closing the deal - making sure the best join: Trimester 3, Webinar 6

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 25th May 2019.01 min read

• Emphasising the crucial interactions between you and your chosen candidate at this final stage;
• Showing you how to close and interview whilst opening the gate for an offer and acceptance;
• Showing you how to build a compelling verbal offer;
• Setting out the documents and detail of those documents to make a written offer; and
• Illustrating how to use the various steps and documents to close the deal.

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How Much Holiday Do I Have To Give My Staff?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 27th April 2019.1 min read

Ensure that you give your staff the correct amount of holiday. You must give at least the statutory minimum. Calculating holiday for staff who work a regular daily pattern, five days a week is easy. Not so when patterns are unusual, continuously changing and hourly based.

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Feedback-driven management

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 25th April 2019. Revised 26th April 2019.1 min read

The manager is constantly sensing performance given by his or her people. He or she has in mind a reference performance for each person that they’d find acceptable. And the manager is constantly comparing the actual performance with the reference. If the performance falls below the reference performance, the manager will act by way of an intervention. Here's how it works.

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