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Employing contractors and agency workers

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 6th July 2017.10 min read

Who pays whom landscape

Companies exist because they are the most efficient way of an entrepreneur gaining the services of others. And yet many gain the services of those working in their own firms, as sole-traders (or self-employed) and via agencies. This blog aims to elaborate on the simple case of workers employed by a firm to provide a complete understanding of the possible relationships between entrepreneurs and their companies and workers.

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Training intervention and training transfer: Have trainers really grasped the importance?

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 4th May 2017.21 min read

Training Seminar

How can we be sure that a given training intervention will indeed change the company system and give return on investment? Training has to be transferred from the learning environment of trainer and trainee to the work environment of manager and worker. The efficiency of transfer of training depends on a huge number of variables, each associated with the characteristics of the manager, trainee, trainer and the work environment.

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Our Solutions in Disciplinary Management

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 9th May 2017.4 min read

Pensive Man

All managers have the right to discipline their staff. But disciplinary management is extra-ordinary, moving beyond normal day-to-day informal management procedures. Disciplining staff correctly, with managed risk, takes training and experience. Managers who don’t have the skills and knowledge required to conduct a risk-controlled disciplinary should seek expert help from firms like TimelessTime.

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What Title Should I Give My Sales Manager?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 1st May 2017.3 min read


Job titles should show three things: position in the profession, knowledge about the domain and where the job fits internally. Using Sales Manager as an example find out why it is important to get the title right.

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The role of training in culture change

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 18th December 2017.4 min read

Group of employees

Whilst training interventions can indeed change the whole organisation, the culture change scenario differs from ‘normal’ training. ‘Normal’ training is in pursuit of change in competencies in individuals. Change in culture involves change in the way things are done in the organisation – the normative behaviour of all. Here's how they differ.

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Stealing at work: a one way street?

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 5th May 2017.6 min read

Stealing at work

For some managers stealing in the workplace is black and white. This article suggests it isn't. It depends which viewpoint you take - employee or employer. Is using a company pen for personal use theft of company assets or just part of the give-and-take of employment? It all depends on your viewpoint and where you draw the line.

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