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The best way to handle several minor issues

One of your employees is driving you to distraction. Whilst there’s no major problem that would justify you taking formal action, each week there’s a minor performance or misconduct issue. How should you handle it? More...


Dealing with a messy relationship breakup

An employee has recently gone through a messy relationship breakup. Unfortunately, it’s affecting their work and starting to disrupt the team. You’re sympathetic but need them to get a grip. What’s the best way to handle it? More...


Can probation be extended automatically?

Although a candidate can look good on paper and interview well, they may not be the perfect match. You can test the waters with a probation period. If the required standards aren’t met, can it be extended automatically? More...


19% perform poorly due to money worries


Slacking off during their notice period

An employee is working out their notice period and it’s obvious that they are starting to take it too easy. For example, their timekeeping is questionable and the standard of their work has dropped. How should you deal with this? More...


Your mother is on the phone - again!

One of your employees routinely receives personal calls on your business landline during the working day. The most frequent caller is their elderly mother who often stays on the phone for ages. How can you put a stop to this? More...


There’s nothing wrong with me - honest!

You firmly believe that an employee may have a health issue due to certain symptoms that they are displaying. Having approached them tactfully, they’ve denied there’s any medical problem. What should you do now? More...


Another reason not to ditch appraisals!


Does the Acas Code apply to ill-health dismissals?

The Acas Code of Practice must be followed wherever misconduct or poor performance is suspected. But what if you’re looking to dismiss someone on capability grounds due to their ill health? Must you follow the Code then? More...


Gain 8.5 days’ work annually with more sleep

Research shows that the average UK employee loses 8.5 days’ work every year due to poor sleep. As a result, employers are being encouraged to help their employees get better shut eye. What can you do specifically? More...
Last updated: 07.12.2018

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