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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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Free Level 7 Manager Development Programme

Article Written by John Berry & Sue Berry on 14th March 2018. Revised 14th September 2018. Reading time: 7 minutes.

Around 80% of UK managers are untrained in people-management. Just think about the improvement in your organisation's lot if it were the other way. We offer a nine-month programme covering hiring, managing and developing people in 18 webinars and 3 workshops. It's for managers who want the Level 7 knowledge and skills without the assessment from formal courses. And it's completely free of charge. Can you think of managers in your own firm who don’t have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage people?

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Put that way, flexible working is nonsense

Opinion Written by John Berry on 14th August 2018. Revised 14th September 2018. Reading time: 4 minutes.

Why would any manager grant his or her workforce flexibility in when and where they worked? Just think about it. Flexibility suggests that the manager doesn't know when or where the worker is working. Put that way, flexible working is nonsense. But analysis of what the manager gets back suggests huge returns for the firm. It just takes a bit of trust.

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Is it right for employees to attend to work emails outside of work time?

Audio Visual Written by John Berry on 11th September 2018. Revised 14th September 2018.

Many people work on emails when commuting. Are employees right to do this? Are managers right to expect it? John Berry recently appeared on BBC Radio Sussex, on the Neil Pringle show, to give comment and add to the debate. Listen again to the various respondent comments and John’s discussion on this complex topic.

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