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Managing Short Term Absence
All HR professionals and managers must be able to manage sickness absence.
With sickness costing UK business £7 billion a year, no manager can afford to let absence escalate unchecked.
Our clients ask:
- What’s a trigger point?
- How do I run an effective return-to-work meeting?
- When do I hold a welfare meeting?
- When can I restrict payment to statutory sick pay?
- What do I do if I have difficult employees who challenge me?
This tool kit allows you to deliver absence management training to give your managers the skills to identify and handle problems fairly and within the law, including how to manage the all-important return to work meeting effectively, agree trigger points and tackle persistent short-term absences.
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How to Get Top Marks in ... Managing Poor Work Performance
How do you avoid the pitfalls of managing sickness absence and ensure you observe employees’ employment rights?
Do all of your employees meet all of your reasonable standards nearly all the time? No? You are not alone. Managing poor work performance is the most common complaint from employers.
- What is poor work performance?
- How do I put together a performance improvement plan?
- How do I deal with claims of harassment during the performance improvement process?
- Can I dismiss an under-performing an employee?
You have to develop a range of proportionate responses and any actions you take must always be fair and reasonable. This book will help you to stay on the right side of performance legislation. It sets out the legal requirements, provides best practice guidance and some useful hints and tips to make things go more smoothly.
You don’t just have to put up with poor performance. This book provides practical, clear advice and examples and takes the pain out of managing under-performing employees. Sort out the problems today.
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How to Carry Out a Workplace Investigation
All HR professionals and managers must be able to carry out workplace investigations.
The weakest link in most organisation’s discipline or grievance procedure is the investigation. The purpose of an investigation is simply to collect the facts.
Our clients ask:
- What is a workplace investigation?
- When do I have to carry out an investigation?
- Who should carry out the investigation?
- How do I carry out an investigation?
- What if the problem only emerges months later?
- What are the employment rights of employees?
While a really rigorous investigation is essential to a well-conducted process, many managers simply skate over the surface and either do not collect the relevant data or fail to take a sufficiently robust approach to data collection. An inadequate investigation can cast the final outcome into doubt.
This tool kit enables you to help delegates understand and apply investigation techniques and increase the depth and quality of your organisation’s investigation process.
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How to Get Top Marks in ... Recruiting the Right Person - ebook
First edition published in 2013
Employment law is challenging for managers and human resources professionals alike!
One of the most important human resources tasks is hiring prospective employees. Whether a line manager or HR professional, it’s your job to make sure that you have the right people to drive the business forward.
- How do you recruit the right person?
- How do you ensure your recruitment processes are robust?
- How do you make sure you don’t discriminate in your selection processes?
This book will not only help you to recruit effectively, but also sets out the legal requirements and good practice elements applicable during the employment process. These useful hints and tips ensure that you have the know-how to save you time, money and effort when it comes to the recruitment process.
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Social Media Policy
Love it or hate it, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter et al are here to stay. Inappropriate employee usage (whether in work or out of working hours) has become a serious concern for employers. Take steps to manage the risks of employees who say too much and/ or the wrong thing and reduce potential damage with our template policy.