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Getting employees to read the Employee Handbook

Getting employees to read the Employee Handbook

For many employers, creating an employee handbook seems to require so much effort that they put it off to tomorrow, and as you may expect, tomorrow never comes. Here at Redwing Solutions we recognise the value of the Employee Handbook and have seen on numerous...
Dealing with staff who misuse their time at work

Dealing with staff who misuse their time at work

“Hang on a minute, I can’t talk just now, I’m at work, let me pop outside and we can have a catch up”. That’s what I heard the hairdressers’ junior tell her caller on the phone recently.  It’s alright love, I’ll towel...
Are investigatory hearings always necessary?

Are investigatory hearings always necessary?

From time to time we will be challenged as to whether an employee who is to be disciplined has to have a seperate investigatory hearing in order for any disciplinary sanction to be fair. There are very valid reasons why we might conduct a seperate investigatory...
What do you do if someone calls in sick following the Christmas Party?

What do you do if someone calls in sick following the Christmas Party?

Many organisations like to celebrate with a Christmas party or meal with colleagues. Often the employer will either host the event, be responsible for organising it, or pay for certain parts of it. Ideally the day following a Christmas Party will be a non-working day,...
When does the unwanted attention of a colleague become harassment?

When does the unwanted attention of a colleague become harassment?

From time to time, people meet at work. Hey, me and Mr Edmunds met at work, and his first attempt to get my attention was as a footer to an email. Sadly some people use email to harass colleagues who have already advised the other party that they are not interested....