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Forget the Need For Speed We Have The Need for Talk

Forget the Need For Speed We Have The Need for Talk

Workplace conversations – why they matter For some time I’ve been a firm believer that we are losing the ability to talk as managers. We want to (or some of us do), but we don’t know how, or we are worried we’ll get it wrong so we either...
How to Deal with an Employee With Regular Wind?

How to Deal with an Employee With Regular Wind?

How to Deal with an Employee with Regular Wind? Thankfully this issue doesn’t come up that often but dealing with an employee with wind is always a sensitive issue much like body odour. How would you address an issue of an employee with regular wind, who tells...
When Your Deputy Manager Has Not Got Your Back!

When Your Deputy Manager Has Not Got Your Back!

There can be fewer things more stressful to a Nursery Manager than when they realise that they and their Deputy Manager are not on the same page. A relationship that thrives on being rock solid, once faltered can bring upset, pain, and ultimately a deterioration in...

SOSR Dismissal in Disqualification By Association Dismissals

In UK employment law we have five potential fair reasons for a dismissal. They are: Redundancy Conduct (or more accurately misconduct) Capability Statutory Reason Some Other Substantial Reason (hereby referred to as SOSR) Now there isn’t a definitive list of what is...

Capability Procedure – why they are so useful!

In employment law one of the five potentially reasons for a dismissal is on the grounds of capability. Capability is the ‘can’t do’ rather than the ‘won’t do’ we may see in the workplace. It is the employee with arthritis that is...