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Practical Use of the HSE Management Standards Indicator Tool

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 2nd May 2017.6 min read

Stressed Employee

The Health and Safety Executive has published a framework covering six areas that might result in an employee or employees suffering stress at work (the HSE Management Standards). These are things like lack of control over work and lack of management support. As we note in articles on our site, this framework is a good way of thinking about stress.

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Performance Appraisal: A key tool in management success

White PaperWritten by John Berry on 6th May 2017.38 min read

360 degree feedback

In the 1980s, a fairly standard form of appraisal emerged that aimed to assess current performance, improve the individual's performance in the immediate future, set and review performance objectives and assess training and development needs. This paper considers development since then considering applicable research and theory. It concludes that despite methods allowing performance appraisal to become more complex, the themes from the 80s persist today.

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Power play in performance appraisals

OpinionWritten by John Berry on 3rd May 2017.7 min read

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Performance appraisals are worthwhile. Manager and subordinate sitting down together to review performance over the past year provides huge benefit. But for many it’s a time of dread. Unless controlled, both parties will use their power to distort the performance appraisal outcomes in their favour.

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SMP, SAP, SPP, SSP and other rates

ArticleWritten by Sue Berry on 3rd May 2017.4 min read

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

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Redundancy: Get It Right!

White PaperWritten by Sue Berry on 1st May 2017.33 min read

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All firms make jobs (and those employed in them) redundant. Redundancy is normal. It’s the manager adjusting the firm to match the new environment in which it trades and operates. But redundancy is complex. It can kill the firm if badly run. Tap our experience to run safe. This white paper shows managers how to implement a fair and robust redundancy process that dismisses the right people. Call us for more.

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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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