When growing your business you will no doubt be looking for more investment and more sales, but are you getting the most out of your employees? Here are my top five tips for engaging with your team to ensure that they are firing on all cylinders.
This process shouldn’t be all about removing the employee as quickly and as lawfully as possible. A fair process will help you identify if performance is really the issue. Perhaps the employee is experiencing problems outside of work, or is poor management or an excessive workload to blame? I see a lot of employees who are not necessarily bad at their job, but they are simply struggling to keep pace with changes to the business. Once any issues have been discussed and addressed then there is every chance that the individual will be back on track and contributing fully to your profits.
The Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Act 2023, creates a statutory right for qualifying workers to request a more predictable pattern of work. This right works similarly in a few ways to the right to request a more flexible working pattern.
In the news this week has been the speculation over Manchester United’s decision in respect of their player, Mason Greenwood. Greenwood was charged with rape and assault, but the charges – which he denies – were dropped back in February. We learnt yesterday that Greenwood’s time with the…
The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill has now completed its journey through parliament and the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 is currently awaiting Royal Assent. What is changing?
Fans of Radio 4’s The Archers will be aware that Brian has sacked Stella as the manager of Home Farm. The background is that Stella spent £150,000 on a new seed drill without Brian’s approval so he has decided to treat the matter as gross misconduct and dismiss her with immediate effect. Stella has taken advice and has been told that she has a good claim of unfair dismissal and possibly sex discrimination too (apparently on the basis that so few farm managers are women). Leaving aside for one moment the fact that The Archers is a work of fiction, does Stella have a claim?