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Why some people are developable and others not

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 1st December 2017. Revised 26th March 2020.6 min read

If everyone would strive, achievements would drive outcomes. If managers could get everyone striving for growth, their organisations would grow. Achievement and growth are key to sustainable business so it’s in everyone’s interest to strive. Here's how to achieve it.

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Opportunity favours the prepared manager

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 16th June 2018. Revised 26th March 2020.6 min read

Realising strategy is not planning exactly what to do – because beyond a few short sprints, you don’t know. It’s about developing a purpose, a broad strategy, a trajectory, and from this, a plan of the capability to be realised. Then you’re ready for almost anything.

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Making Staff Redundant: top tips

OpinionWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.5 min read

Determine a redundancy process and follow the process completely. A sensitive and fair approach will avoid the need for your employees to ask ‘why me?’ and then ‘am I being treated fairly?' followed swiftly by ‘can I take a case to Employment Tribunal?’ Here are some top tips for managers when making staff redundant.

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No redundancy procedure? Build one now!

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.4 min read

Redundancy occurs when a firm finds that it has a ‘diminished need for work of a particular kind’. When a firm decides that it does indeed have need of less labour, it must follow its own published procedures in making staff redundant and these procedures must be fair and lawful. But if you don't have a redundancy procedure, you will trip!

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Does a redundancy payment to an employee get posted on the P&L or balance sheet?

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 6th May 2017. Revised 25th March 2020.1 min read

Any redundancy payment that an employer makes to an employee is part of pay and hence is an expense accounted for on the employer's profit and loss account, taken in the month in which the redundancy occurs.

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Setting out the process of development talent management and succession: Trimester 2, Webinar 4

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 27th May 2019. Revised 25th March 2020.1 min read

  • Discussing the meaning of ‘talent’, who’s in the talent pool and who’s not
  • Discussing the GE 9-box and CIPD 4-box talent matrixes
  • Building a model for talent management using the CIPD 4-box matrix
  • Illustrating talent management as a continuous process
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