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Training intervention and training transfer: Have trainers really grasped the importance?

White Paper Written by John Berry on 4th May 2012. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 15 minutes.

How can we be sure that a given training intervention will indeed change the company system and give return on investment? Training has to be transferred from the learning environment of trainer and trainee to the work environment of manager and worker. The efficiency of transfer of training depends on a huge number of variables, each associated with the characteristics of the manager, trainee, trainer and the work environment.

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Our Solutions in Disciplinary Management

Article Written by John Berry on 8th May 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 3 minutes.

All managers have the right to discipline their staff. But disciplinary management is extra-ordinary, moving beyond normal day-to-day informal management procedures. Disciplining staff correctly, with managed risk, takes training and experience. Managers who don’t have the skills and knowledge required to conduct a risk-controlled disciplinary should seek expert help from firms like TimelessTime.

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What Title Should I Give My Sales Manager?

Article Written by Sue Berry on 10th February 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 2 minutes.

Job titles should show three things: position in the profession, knowledge about the domain and where the job fits internally. Using Sales Manager as an example find out why it is important to get the title right.

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The role of training in culture change

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

Whilst training interventions can indeed change the whole organisation, the culture change scenario differs from ‘normal’ training. ‘Normal’ training is in pursuit of change in competencies in individuals. Change in culture involves change in the way things are done in the organisation – the normative behaviour of all. Here's how they differ.

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Stealing at work: a one way street?

Article Written by Sue Berry on 1st December 2012. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 4 minutes.

For some managers stealing in the workplace is black and white. This article suggests it isn't. It depends which viewpoint you take - employee or employer. Is using a company pen for personal use theft of company assets or just part of the give-and-take of employment? It all depends on your viewpoint and where you draw the line.

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How do I Write a Modern Slavery Statement?

Article Written by Sue Berry on 6th February 2017. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 2 minutes.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires businesses with over £36m global turnover to make an anti-slavery and human trafficking statement. Check out how this act might impact your own business. And find out what you need to include in your statement.

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Technology as a force for change

Article Written by John Berry on 5th December 2016. Revised 10th January 2019. Reading time: 7 minutes.

Technology provides a force for change in all businesses. Technologists innovate and develop new technological knowledge and technological artefacts. That technological knowledge helps us do things differently and to innovate within our businesses. The technological artefacts help us do things, but they also do things for us and replace us in things we did previously.

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