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Corporate Social Responsibility

Article

Written 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

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Written 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

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Written 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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Free Level 7 Manager Development Programme

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Written by John Berry & Sue Berry on 18th March 2018. Revised 1st November 2020.

7 min read


Around 80% of UK managers are untrained in people-management. Just think about the improvement in your organisation's lot if it were the other way. We offer an online programme covering hiring, managing and developing people in 18 webinars. It's for managers who want the Level 7 knowledge and skills without the assessment from formal courses. And it's completely free of charge. Can you think of managers in your own firm who don’t have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage people?

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Closing the deal - making sure the best join

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Written by John Berry on 25th May 2019. Revised 1st November 2020.

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• 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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Designing decision tools - selecting the best

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Written by Sue Berry on 25th May 2019. Revised 1st November 2020.

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• 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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