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Setting out the process of development, talent management & succession

Audio Visual Written by John Berry on 26th September 2018. Revised 28th September 2018.

A 1 minute 30 second snippet advertising the link to the TimelessTime webinar titled "Setting out the process of development, talent management & succession". This is Webinar 4 in Trimester 2 of the Level 7 Manager Development Programme. The full 20 minute video recording of the webinar is available at https://community.timelesstime.co.uk - navigate under Categories to Level 7 Manager Development Webinars.

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Are there really only four personality types?

Audio Visual Written by John Berry & Sue Berry on 27th September 2018. Reading time: 5 minutes.

The business of predicting how, from their personality profile, humans will behave has both fascinated and annoyed managers. Northwestern University published results of research suggesting four personality types. Data from145,000 respondents was analysed using ‘big-data’ computer analysis methods using clustering algorithms. This research is easily misinterpreted and does not offer a robust or useful simplification.

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Planning & implementing organisational up-skilling

Audio Visual Written by John Berry on 26th September 2018.

A 1 minute 30 second snippet advertising the link to the TimelessTime webinar titled "Planning & implementing organisational up skilling". This is Webinar 5 in Trimester 2 of the Level 7 Manager Development Programme. The full 20 minute video recording of the webinar is available at https://community.timelesstime.co.uk - navigate under Categories to Level 7 Manager Development Webinars.

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Determining the right developmental tool for each person and goal

Audio Visual Written by John Berry on 24th September 2018. Revised 26th September 2018.

A 1 minute 30 second snippet advertising the link to the TimelessTime webinar titled "Determining the right developmental tool for each person and goal". This is Webinar 6 in Trimester 2 of the Level 7 Manager Development Programme. The full 20 minute video recording of the webinar is available at https://community.timelesstime.co.uk - navigate under Categories to Level 7 Manager Development Webinars.

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Methods of Job Evaluation

Audio Visual Written by John Berry on 23rd September 2018.

Job evaluation is at the heart of the process in which managers determine how much to pay one employee over another. Many managers guess where salaries should lie. This results in feelings of injustice in employees over both the method and the result. Here are some rational methods where the manager can justify decisions.

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GDPR: Compliance is not really that difficult

Opinion Written by Sue Berry on 30th October 2017. Revised 20th September 2018. Reading time: 9 minutes.

Over the last year, you will have read many articles about GDPR. Many authors use scare tactics sell audit and other services to readers! Generally the reason why companies are panicking is because now, for the first time maybe, there’s legislation with teeth. Existing health & safety, privacy and employment law can substantially be ignored because unless a firm really transgresses, there’s little repercussion. Even quality management is optional! GDPR can’t be ignored.

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The case for using psychometrics

Opinion Written by John Berry on 12th December 2016. Revised 14th September 2018. Reading time: 5 minutes.

This article makes the argument that since engineers are quick to adopt models of systems, engineering managers should be happy to adopt models of personal behaviour and with that the method of characterising personal traits and attributes within the science of psychometrics.
[Published February 2014]

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