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Snippet of the Webinar: Determining the right developmental tool for each person and goal

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 25th September 2018.

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A 1 minute 30 second snippet advertising the link to the TimelessTime webinar titled "Determining the right developmental tool for each person and goal". This is Webinar 6 in Trimester 2 of the Level 7 Manager Development Programme. The full 20 minute video recording of the webinar is available at https://community.timelesstime.co.uk - navigate under Categories to Level 7 Manager Development Webinars.

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Methods of Job Evaluation

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 23rd September 2018.

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Job evaluation is at the heart of the process in which managers determine how much to pay one employee over another. Many managers guess where salaries should lie. This results in feelings of injustice in employees over both the method and the result. Here are some rational methods where the manager can justify decisions.

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The case for using psychometrics

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 31st May 2017.7 min read

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This article makes the argument that since engineers are quick to adopt models of systems, engineering managers should be happy to adopt models of personal behaviour and with that the method of characterising personal traits and attributes within the science of psychometrics.
[Published February 2014]

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Is it right for employees to attend to work emails outside of work time?

Audio VisualWritten by John Berry on 14th September 2018.

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Many people work on emails when commuting. Are employees right to do this? Are managers right to expect it? John Berry recently appeared on BBC Radio Sussex, on the Neil Pringle show, to give comment and add to the debate. Listen again to the various respondent comments and John’s discussion on this complex topic.

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Difficulties in sub-contracting to suppliers under an Agile approach

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 23rd August 2018.6 min read

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Many software firms now use the Agile approach. But, arguably, it’s use is inappropriate when working with suppliers. In principle, there’s no actual reason why suppliers should not be engaged to do the work of employees under Agile, but care is needed to properly manage the work packaging and the supplier contract.

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Implementing truly flexible benefits

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 28th August 2018.8 min read

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The argument in favour of granting employees 'benefits' over and above salary is sound. But employee attitudes to benefits change with age - with life stages. As a result what's really needed is flexibility in granting those benefits. But traditionally, management overheads have determined that flexible benefits has been the preserve of the large firm. In fact, designing a flexible benefits systems is simply done by all.

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