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“I can’t believe she’s done that!”

This week’s blog is about what happens when a member of staff leaves without giving you the notice in the contract of employment. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, I am sorry to say that there is a very chance that it will happen one day, that or you...
How do I deal with borderline aggressive staff?

How do I deal with borderline aggressive staff?

At work, there will be times when you hire someone with qualities such as: being able to lead the team make decisions handle difficulties and they then turn out to be borderline aggressive. You wanted confidence, what you appointed was aggression.  But they were fine...
Should I use exit interviews when my staff leave?

Should I use exit interviews when my staff leave?

When someone leaves your employment it is a very good idea if you can have an exit interview with them. That’s not always going to be possible.  After all not all leavers are voluntary! Where someone is resigning from the employer, where they are giving you...

I’ve had to refuse a flexible working request- what next?

In an ideal world it would be fabulous if to engage the workforce, we could allow them to work exactly the hours they wanted to meet their needs. Unfortunately in the real world, an employee needs to work when the organisation that employs them needs them, and from...

What’s the difference between Appraisal and Supervisions?

We are often asked what’s the point of having annual appraisals and more regular supervision meetings. The answer is that they are different and in this week’s blog I hope to explain why. Appraisals are as old as the hills. The idea of reviewing where an...