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How does society affect career development of young people?

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Written by John Berry on 4th May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.

16 min read


This paper is about how the wider society in which a young person lives, is educated and works affects their career options, decisions and subsequent development. It considers how young people make decisions and what influences those decisions. It then describes the context of the wider society, drawing on sociology. In drawing conclusion this essay suggests that one cannot separate the individual and society in careers management and coaching.

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Employed under whose jurisdiction?

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Written by John Berry on 1st May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.

5 min read


UK firms cannot employ workers in other countries under UK law. Employment law and regulations are very different abroad. Firms wanting to employ staff abroad need to get specialist help. Here are some of the issues.

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Every Person Under Contract

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Written by John Berry on 1st May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.

5 min read


Every person associated with a firm should be under some contract or other. Employees will have employment contracts. Sub-contractors will have sub-contract contracts. And self-employed must be under contract too. Even those working through agencies must have a relationship with the principal. Here's why and how.

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Settlement Agreements

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Written by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.

2 min read


Sometimes situations occur in the workplace where, despite using management effort to attempt to resolve issues, the organisation decides that ending the employment is the best way forward. Settlement agreements, previously referred to as compromise agreements, are used in this situation.

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It's easier to settle than manage

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Written by John Berry on 23rd April 2019. Revised 25th March 2020.

7 min read


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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Managing restrictive covenants

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Written by Sue Berry on 4th May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.

5 min read


So what happens when someone jumps ship to a competitor and has a restrictive covenant in their contract of employment? Restrictive covenants bind employee to neither solicit, compete, deal nor poach. Restrictive covenants are difficult to enforce, involving complex discussions and communications. Read here how to proceed.

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