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How do I motivate someone I am making redundant?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 10th May 2017.2 min read

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When you make someone redundant, you are breaching the psychological contract that exists between the firm and the employee. One of the key assumptions that an employee has (particularly when on a permanent contract) is that the employment will continue. And that assumption’s just been smashed.

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Taking Disciplinary Action

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 22nd July 2017.2 min read

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Firms take disciplinary action when an employee does something that is considered to constitute unacceptable behaviour. There should be rules in place to assist managers in dealing with wayward employees, and also to let employees know what is, and is not, acceptable behaviour.

In dealing with discipline of employees, the most important thing is that you must follow your own company’s documented disciplinary process.

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On remuneration: a pay model for SMEs

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017.7 min read

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Pay is a complex business. Pay is not the only reason why folk leave one firm and move to another but often it is high in prominence in the overall decision. This blog sets out the primary criteria in deciding how much to pay an employee for doing a job and then describes a pay model that allows these criteria to be met.

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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

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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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