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What happens if your staff are stranded in Egypt?

According to the news 11,000 UK citizens are stranded on holiday in Sharm at the moment. That figure is made up of approx 9000 package holiday makes and 2,000 flight only guests. It would be fair to estimate that could be 6,000 or so employees of UK employers will not...

Checklist for handling grievances under the ACAS Code of Practice

From time to time, you may face handling a grievance under your organisation’s Grievance Policy & Procedures. Here’s a checklist for you to use when handling a grievance. Checklist when handling grievances under ACAS Code of Practice Has the matter...

What do we do when the fit note says adjustments required?

I come across a lot of employers who tell me that they have had to find light duties for their employee, because the doctor told them to. When pressed about this, it is often apparent that no light duties existed and the employee is being paid to sit around. The...

Disciplinary Hearing Checklist

Meetings rarely proceed in a neat fashion with orderly stages. Here a Disciplinary Hearing Checklist to use to get your disciplinary hearing off to a good start. If the employee has not brought an accompaniment – check that they do not want one and that they are happy...
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...