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Assessment centres as methods of personnel selection

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 28th February 2019.6 min read

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An assessment centre is where a number of candidates participate together, undertaking exercises as selection tests while being observed and rated by multiple assessors. The candidates are effectively in competition. Assessment centres can replace interviews and a host of other tools as methods of employee selection but they are misunderstood and controversial. Here's why.

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It's easier to settle than manage

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 23rd April 2019.7 min read

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Entrepreneurs and leaders must become managers and embrace management when they want to achieve something - when, metaphorically, they want to build ‘great big ships’. They must work with their people and help them excel, not demand performance and dismiss when that does not follow, or the relationship otherwise sours. Here's why - but take care, some managers may find that the truth in this offends.

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Our Solutions in Redundancy Management

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017.4 min read

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Making people redundant is a management reaction to a change in the circumstances of a business. Whatever the reason for the change, redundancy management must start with a valid business case. To manage a robust redundancy, managers must have a policy and follow a process. Here are some issues.

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The Role of Competency in Staff Development

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 1st November 2017.9 min read

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This article explores effective staff development showcasing a simple but effective competency framework model that can be used by any firm of any size and complexity to explore their competence gap. To understand competence gap you need to know what competencies you have now, what you need for the future, and how you are going to develop your people to bridge the gap.

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Our Solutions in Organisational Development

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017.4 min read

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So you want to effect change in your organisation’s fortunes? Organisational development is the management function in which managers plan activities to effect improvement in the firm. TimelessTime consultants have modelled, planned and managed change in many firms, large and small. Here are some of the issues.

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What to do when hearing about possible harassment

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 23rd November 2017.6 min read

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There's been a flurry of high profile cases with celebrities and MPs being accused of sexual harassment. In the workplace, the employer should deal with allegations of harassment. For harassment to be deemed to have taken place the alleged behaviour must have had either purpose or effect. Suspension is normal in any case where investigation would be hampered. The investigator then develops a report, setting out all the evidence. A decision is made based on ‘reasonable belief’. Here's more on the process.

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