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Setting reward - practicalities of pay and benefits: Trimester 1, Webinar 4

Audio VisualWritten by Sue Berry on 28th May 2019. Revised 26th March 2020.1 min read

• How people think about pay and reward.
• The link (if any) between motivation and pay.
• Setting out a pay and reward policy, structure and system for a firm.
• How to evaluate jobs and set relative pay.
• The benefit of benefits and the idea of total reward.

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SMP, SAP, SPP, SSP and other rates

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017. Revised 26th March 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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And the results are in: managers aren’t helping manage employee stress

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 26th March 2020.05 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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11 reasons why job descriptions are key to your business

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 5th August 2017. Revised 26th March 2020.3 min read

It’s only when managers come to rely on a job description at some point of impending opportunity or catastrophe that the importance of that simple document becomes apparent. Coupled with that, most JDs are just a list of duties and measuring performance against them is impossible. Here's guidance on fixing that.

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Strategic HRM: People, Culture and the Bottom Line

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 5th May 2017. Revised 26th March 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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Determining candidate suitability through pre-employment checks

ArticleWritten by John Berry on 31st May 2017. Revised 26th March 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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