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Recruitment Game: The route to achieving the right employee/employer match

White PaperWritten by Sue Berry on 31st May 2017. Revised 13th November 2020.34 min read

Recruitment is a game. In this game a firm tries to hire someone to do a job. On the other side is a person who wants to find an employer who will exchange money for labour in order to achieve their life’s ambitions or just simply to make ends meet and feed their families. The firm aims to exploit the person and the person aims to get as much as possible in return. In recruitment there is a meeting of two minds, the future employer and would-be employee. [Published December 2010]

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Determining candidate suitability through pre-employment checks

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 31st May 2017. Revised 13th November 2020.3 min read

Managers would often like to know if the person they intend to hire would at some stage in the future be a threat to the hiring company. Managers may therefore be keen to vet candidates before they employ them. But vetting is complex, shrouded in mystique by many firms supplying vetting or pre-employment checks. And statute constrains what's possible. Here’s some outline information on vetting.

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Strategic HRM: People, Culture and the Bottom Line

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 5th May 2017. Revised 13th November 2020.11 min read

Strategic HRM (Human Resource Management) is about changing people to align them with your business strategy. The managers of the firm create an ecosystem, an environment, in which their people work. All firms employ people, therefore all firms have a people ecosystem. This paper considers how the people ecosystem can be managed to the best advantage of the firm and how optimising the people ecosystem leads to improved bottom line result.

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The Role of Competency in Staff Development

Blog PostWritten by Sue Berry on 1st November 2017. Revised 11th November 2020.9 min read

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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And the results are in: managers aren’t helping manage employee stress

Blog PostWritten by John Berry on 26th March 2020. Revised 11th November 2020.5 min read

Results of our 103-manager survey are disappointing, but in line with the general trend claimed by researchers – stress in the workplace is on the rise. But it’s not the strain that’s increasing! Management is deteriorating to cause the increased stress. And the only conclusion - managers really must improve. Managers really must get trained and act.

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SMP, SAP, SPP, SSP and other rates

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 10th November 2020.4 min read

Ensure you pay the correct rate for Statutory Sick Pay and Family Friendly Benefits with this current statutory rates checker.

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