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What to do when hearing about possible harassment

Opinion Written by Sue Berry on 23rd November 2017. Revised 11th January 2019. Reading time: 4 minutes.

There's been a flurry of high profile cases with celebrities and MPs being accused of sexual harassment. In the workplace, the employer should deal with allegations of harassment. For harassment to be deemed to have taken place the alleged behaviour must have had either purpose or effect. Suspension is normal in any case where investigation would be hampered. The investigator then develops a report, setting out all the evidence. A decision is made based on ‘reasonable belief’. Here's more on the process.

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Our Solutions in Redundancy Management

Article Written by John Berry on 18th May 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 3 minutes.

Making people redundant is a management reaction to a change in the circumstances of a business. Whatever the reason for the change, redundancy management must start with a valid business case. To manage a robust redundancy, managers must have a policy and follow a process. Here are some issues.

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Our Solutions in Job Descriptions and Job Evaluation

Article Written by John Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 3 minutes.

Job design should be done in response to modelling of the operating model and the functions needed. Each job must have purpose and contribute to the intended business outcomes. Job contribution differs. Job evaluation assesses relative contribution. We help managers build jobs and evaluate them to yield due reward for the jobholder.

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The Role of Competency in Staff Development

Opinion Written by Sue Berry on 31st October 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 7 minutes.

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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Are leaders born or bred?

Opinion Written by John Berry on 24th February 2014. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: a minute.

Are leaders born or bred? It’s a persistent question. Some senior managers and policy makers believe absolutely that leaders are bred, that a leader must come from the right background. Others argue strongly that anyone can be made into a leader given the right training. So who’s right?

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Our Solutions in Organisational Development

Article Written by John Berry on 18th May 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 2 minutes.

So you want to effect change in your organisation’s fortunes? Organisational development is the management function in which managers plan activities to effect improvement in the firm. TimelessTime consultants have modelled, planned and managed change in many firms, large and small. Here are some of the issues.

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'Employing' contractors and agency workers

Opinion Written by John Berry on 6th July 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 7 minutes.

Companies exist because they are the most efficient way of an entrepreneur gaining the services of others. And yet many gain the services of those working in their own firms, as sole-traders (or self-employed) and via agencies. This blog aims to elaborate on the simple case of workers employed by a firm to provide a complete understanding of the possible relationships between entrepreneurs and their companies and workers.

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