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How do I motivate someone I am making redundant?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 10th May 2017.2 min read


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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Our Solutions in Managing Change

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 10th May 2017.2 min read

Solutions Managing Change

Change conjures up many ideas. For us it’s the taking on of new patterns of behaviour, competency, action, belief and attitude across the staff in a whole firm or by specific groups in a firm. It’s done in pursuit of strategy in order to achieve some business outcome. But managing change is a specialist skill. Here are some of the issues we’d consider when working with you.

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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


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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Our Solutions in Stress and Well-being

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 10th May 2017.2 min read

Solutions Stress and Well Being

Stress and poor well-being cause lost effort and reduced productivity. Failure to tackle stress in staff can lead to management being accused at tribunal of unfair or constructive dismissal and disability discrimination. TimelessTime consultants have been responsible for the well-being of hundreds of staff. Could we help you and your staff achieve positive well-being?

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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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