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What to do when hearing about possible harassment

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 23rd November 2017.6 min read

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There's been a flurry of high profile cases with celebrities and MPs being accused of sexual harassment. In the workplace, the employer should deal with allegations of harassment. For harassment to be deemed to have taken place the alleged behaviour must have had either purpose or effect. Suspension is normal in any case where investigation would be hampered. The investigator then develops a report, setting out all the evidence. A decision is made based on ‘reasonable belief’. Here's more on the process.

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Our Solutions in Redundancy Management

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017.4 min read

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Making people redundant is a management reaction to a change in the circumstances of a business. Whatever the reason for the change, redundancy management must start with a valid business case. To manage a robust redundancy, managers must have a policy and follow a process. Here are some issues.

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Our Solutions in Job Descriptions and Job Evaluation

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.4 min read

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Job design should be done in response to modelling of the operating model and the functions needed. Each job must have purpose and contribute to the intended business outcomes. Job contribution differs. Job evaluation assesses relative contribution. We help managers build jobs and evaluate them to yield due reward for the jobholder.

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The Role of Competency in Staff Development

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 1st November 2017.9 min read

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This article explores effective staff development showcasing a simple but effective competency framework model that can be used by any firm of any size and complexity to explore their competence gap. To understand competence gap you need to know what competencies you have now, what you need for the future, and how you are going to develop your people to bridge the gap.

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Are Leaders Born or Bred?

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017.3 min read


Are leaders born or bred? It’s a persistent question. Some senior managers and policy makers believe absolutely that leaders are bred, that a leader must come from the right background. Others argue strongly that anyone can be made into a leader given the right training. So who’s right?

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Our Solutions in Organisational Development

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 18th May 2017.4 min read

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So you want to effect change in your organisation’s fortunes? Organisational development is the management function in which managers plan activities to effect improvement in the firm. TimelessTime consultants have modelled, planned and managed change in many firms, large and small. Here are some of the issues.

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