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Our Solutions in Operating Models

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017.3 min read

Solutions Operating Models

Firms are full of concepts – ideas that drive the business forward – like profit, reputation and new products. Each concept influences one or more other concepts. Managers must understand this influence in order to develop initiatives and drive change. Let's work together to build and exercise your operating models.

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Long-term absence dismissal not always unfair

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 1st May 2017.3 min read

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A Court of Appeal ruling this month has given clarity to the question regarding dismissal of an employee who is on long-term sickness absence. Here's more on how to manage long-term sickness absence.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 24th May 2017.5 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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How to get started in innovation

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017.6 min read

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We all get the idea that innovation’s important. If we can just improve, develop and discover more than our competitors, we can find and attract more customers and make more profits. But it’s how to do it that foxes all but a few. Here are some guidelines for how to get started in innovation. If you’re a manager of firm that wants to get innovation going, we can help you.

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Recruiting outside the box thinkers

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 31st May 2017.5 min read

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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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Recruitment, Search and Selection: get it right

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 31st May 2017.6 min read

Recruitment Process from job analysis to job offer

When assessing job candidates, a manager is trying to predict which candidate will perform best in a specific role. It makes sense therefore to use a selection process that will give an optimum prediction and it should come as no surprise that a thirty minute friendly chat and other ‘light’ selection methods come well down on the effective prediction league table. Here's a comprehensive discussion on how to get recruitment right.

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