Written by John Berry on 22nd April 2021. Revised 26th April 2021.
6 min read
Many Government employees get full wages paid for anything up to a year of absence, so the Government, as an employer, pays ‘Company’ Sick Pay. Some firms have realised that to attract and retain key staff, they must do something similar. Whilst managers might want to pay full wages whenever an employee is off sick, only the Government and a few others can afford such generosity. So, what are managers to do?
Written by John Berry on 1st May 2017. Revised 21st April 2021.
2 min read
Compliance with the international quality standard ISO9001:2015 gives customers the necessary confidence to buy. TimelessTime has recently transitioned from ISO9001:2008 to the aspirational upgrade ISO9001:2015.
Written by John Berry on 28th April 2020. Revised 10th April 2021.
13 min read
Home working is where the firm extends its business activities from its premises to an employee’s home. A small part of the employee’s home is taken over by the firm for its benefit and the employer must acknowledge this. That simple paragraph needs careful consideration, case by case, home worker by home worker, to ensure that the scenario is lawful, controlled and beneficial to both parties.
Written by John Berry on 28th March 2021. Revised 30th March 2021.
6 min read
Often, job applicants are aggrieved when computers make unfavourable personnel selection decisions. Some managers think computers are objective, impartial and somehow perfect in the decisions they make - the perfect personnel selection tool. We argue computers alone should never make hiring decisions.
Written by John Berry on 1st May 2017. Revised 28th March 2021.
27 min read
Competitive advantage is where a firm enjoys lower costs or greater sales than competitors. This paper builds an argument for a set of HR practices that form the basis of the psychological contract, the set of expectations that both employee and employer hold.
Written by John Berry on 16th March 2021. Revised 18th March 2021.
5 min read
As the firm expands across the UK and internationally, the number of spot values of pay grows. Local expectations vary considerably, pay variance expands too until there’s a discrete spot for every person worldwide. And the variance between high and low salary for the same job can be huge. What started simple is quickly a mess.