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Tips for handling disciplinary interviews

Disciplinary interviews can be stressful situations for both parties and using the following tips can ensure they run smoothly:- 1. Prepare beforehand – make sure you have all the facts of the case and prepare a set of questions you want to ask the employee. Similarly, when an employee is prepared the meeting can be less emotionally fraught. It is helpful to provide guidance to the employee beforehand on how the meeting will be conducted and how they should prepare for it. This becomes more important in the case of gross misconduct where an employee may be suspended and their […]

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Winter is on its way

I stuck my nose out of the door this morning to be welcomed by a distinct nip in the air! When I opened the door I saw a lovely wintery frost covering all the paths, plants and trees. I must admit I was pleased to be working at home for most of the morning. If the meteorological reports are to be believed we could be in for widespread heavy snow. Therefore I thought it would by useful to recap on what to do to manage your employees during severe weather conditions. Bear a thought for those members of staff working […]

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Thinking of taking on a new employee? 5 tips for an effective recruitment and selection process

Taking on your first employee can be daunting for a small business and the following 5 tips may help you in preparing for the next stage in business growth. 1. Get the basics in place – prior to employing someone give some time to consider what you want your employee to do. You also need to think about the skills and experience you want the individual to possess; this may include how you want them to represent your business. This process will enable you to develop a job description and person specification and allow you to assess the potential candidates […]

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