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Redundancy - Questions employees will ask

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017.6 min read

Warehouse Manager

Your staff are going to have a whole series of questions which you will need to address as you go through the redundancy process. We've pulled together some of the more important questions that you are going to be asked, and presented them for you here. They range from questions about contractors to simple things like whether companions can attend meetings.

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Achieving competitive advantage through people

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 1st May 2017.28 min read

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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.

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How does society affect career development of young people?

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 4th May 2017.22 min read

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This paper is about how the wider society in which a young person lives, is educated and works affects their career options, decisions and subsequent development. It considers how young people make decisions and what influences those decisions. It then describes the context of the wider society, drawing on sociology. In drawing conclusion this essay suggests that one cannot separate the individual and society in careers management and coaching.

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Employing Foreign Workers Abroad

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 2nd May 2017.29 min read

Chinese Workers

Managers can find it extremely attractive to ‘employ’ foreign staff resident abroad. Engaging workers in foreign countries is complex. In many cases it is better to trade at arms length through business to business agreements, paying against invoice. But that won't suit many firms, particularly where they have constraining upstream contracts. They must employ workers locally. Here are all the issues.

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Employing Foreign Workers in the UK

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 27th June 2018.9 min read

Picking Apples

The UK is suffering a massive skills and labour shortage. Whilst we hear a lot about the NHS, any manager in a technology-centric business will tell a similar story – we simply have too few engineers and scientists. Employing overseas workers can help. This article discusses how you apply for a visa sponsorship licence.

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Effective recruitment tools

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 28th November 2018.5 min read

Scientific recruitment

All managers will interview candidates for jobs with their firm. Each interview, as the single selection instrument, must be designed to give evidence against all decision criteria. Interview alone is unable to be that good. Indeed, no single selection instrument is that good. We recommend the use of a number of ‘tools’ to support the interview. Read about those tools here.

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