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.
Most employers are keen to avoid dismissing staff in whom they have invested time and money but this is not always possible.
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), sometimes referred to as “gagging clauses”, are rarely out of the news.
On 5 December 2022, following its Making Flexible Working The Default consultation, which has now concluded, the UK government announced that it will be introducing reforms to the law around employees’ rights to make flexible working requests.
I was interested to read the recent reports in the Guardian and BBC News that Elon Musk has sent an email which requires all staff to sign a commitment to working “long hours at high intensity” and being “extremely hardcore”. They report that the alternative is that they will receive three months’ severance pay.