JOB DESCRIPTIONS | Don’t let them be your downfall

job descriptions

When someone resigns, it can be a great disappointment. But it’s even more disappointing when the employee leaves after only a few weeks or months. In many cases, employees leave because they feel that the job isn’t what they thought it would be. How often do you hear that in an interview? And it’s more […]

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT | Giving Employees warnings

recruitment questions and employment law

Few things can be more exasperating for employers than dealing with persistently poor performance. It can seem like an uphill battle to get some employees up to the required standard.  But employers should avoid falling in the trap of getting so frustrated they snap and dismiss an employee without having regard to the correct procedure. […]


employment tribunal

Entrepreneur and business magnate Richard Branson famously said that ‘If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple.’ Whether it is that easy is debatable, but he makes the valid point – employers can reap the rewards of looking after their employees. This doesn’t just mean giving them a good […]

Why are employers turning a blind eye to poor performance?

performance management of disabled employees

Employees don’t normally just fall into the categories of good performers and bad performers. Some employees are leaders. Others are happy to let others take the lead and work hard to achieve the goals set. Some are happy to coast along and do only what is necessary. There may also be a handful of employees […]

The importance of employee objectives

performance management of disabled employees

Performance management is much more than just an annual review. To get the very best out of your employees, it is important for all employers to carry out an ongoing process of monitoring and regularly assessing performance. A vital component to performance management is setting each and every employee some objectives. When setting objectives, you […]

Tribunal risks of performance management

Employers want to mitigate the risks of Employment Tribunals claims at all costs, but sometimes errors creep in when managing performance issues which leave them vulnerable to claims. Here are four mistakes employers need to avoid: 1  Dismissing an employee without going through the organisation’s performance management procedure All employers should have a step by […]

Capability vs conduct

When an employee is not performing to the required standards, is it capability or conduct? When we are talking about someone that can’t do something, this is a capability issue. They are willing and trying hard, but despite you giving them training and support, they are struggling to perform. This should be dealt with through your performance/capability […]