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New roles in product-based software solutions

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Written by John Berry on 27th June 2018. Revised 25th October 2019.

5 min read


Many software development firms pride themselves in being able to tackle almost any software task. They elicit requirements, or build prototypes, and code databases, business logic, algorithms and user interfaces without any particular market or industry focus. Others productise. Over time they standardise and focus. But what new jobs are needed to make this happen?

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Managing business after Brexit

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Written by Sue Berry on 23rd October 2019.0

6 min read


This blog builds on our previous discussion on the EU Settlement Scheme. It highlights action managers need to take to enable staff to make short-duration visits to EU countries for academic, sales or technical activities. We point out that business trips will need to be planned in the future. It won't just be a case of booking a flight and putting equipment in a suitcase.

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Management lessons from the NHS

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Written by Sue Berry on 26th September 2019.0

7 min read


We hear bad things about the NHS. We are led to believe that all staff are stressed to blazes and unable to function properly in a broken system. But far from it. My conclusions from my brief period as voyeur are that these guys know how to make a system work. I think industry can learn a lot from the way that hospital staff interact. Here's the story that illustrates how.

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Employment contracts, capability dismissal, redundancy … and all that jazz!

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Written by Sue Berry on 30th August 2019.0

4 min read


TimelessTime has been providing support to clients for almost 10 years on the themes of human resource management and organisational development. In that time, we have advised thousands of managers on a wide variety of subjects – some straightforward and some very complex. Find out how we can support you, using our expert knowledge in law, psychology, economics and evidence-based management practices.

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How should I make use of HR data?

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Written by John Berry on 30th August 2019.0

4 min read


There are three centres of interest. Firstly, managers want to control anything that heightens costs. Secondly, managers are interested in anything that affects productivity such as competence, behaviour and the exploitation of technology. Thirdly, managers focus on variables that reduce competitive advantage through low staff motivation. This covers variables like commitment, engagement and leadership. But reports produced must provide insight. Here's how.

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The role of Government in productivity increase

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Written by John Berry on 30th August 2019.0

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Many espouse the need for improved productivity but few have a formula for how to achieve it. In a Guardian article, the New Economic Foundation argues that if consumers have more money in their pockets, they will spend it. Spending is encouraged by giving employees more annual holidays. Firms will spend the resulting increased profits by investing in productivity. So, increased spending by reducing taxes, increasing minimum wage and giving more holidays will cause increased productivity. But will it work?

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