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When dealing with grievance, disciplinary and absence

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017.4 min read

Relaxed manager

There’s a common theme amongst the absences, grievances, disciplinaries, performance management and general people management issues that managers face. It’s that managers don’t act. When dealing with grievance, disciplinary and absence. managers must act swiftly. This blog explains the psychological, legal and money implication of dithering.

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Stress in the Workplace

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017.6 min read

Stressed Employee

Stress seems to be the one word that reduces otherwise competent managers to gibbering wrecks. It's every manager's nightmare. There is a direct link between stress and long term sickness absence. And often stress issues become long term sickness absence. Act now. Here's how.

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On Business Restructuring

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017.7 min read

Multiple cogs

Business restructuring is the catch-all phrase used to describe the series of actions that a firm or other organisation might take to re-organise its affairs following some management decision to change the course of the business. This article discusses how to go about an incremental business restructure.

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Making Staff Redundant: top tips

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017.5 min read

Job Cuts

Determine a redundancy process and follow the process completely. A sensitive and fair approach will avoid the need for your employees to ask ‘why me?’ and then ‘am I being treated fairly?' followed swiftly by ‘can I take a case to Employment Tribunal?’ Here are some top tips for managers when making staff redundant.

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Business Continuity: keeping organisations working come what may

White PaperWritten by Sue Berry on 1st May 2017.10 min read

Risk Facing UK Featured Image

Staff are key to any business. Whilst they are the biggest asset, they also potentially represent the greatest risk to business continuity. By developing a plan that centres on the key risks it is possible to be prepared for circumstances which may disrupt the business.

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Determining Personality Using Mr Men

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 1st May 2017.5 min read

Mr Happy

Timpson’s interviewers seek to determine which Mr Men character the candidate most closely resembles. Using personality as a criterion is valid but the Timpson method is likely far from accurate. Here's why.

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