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The HR Headmistress' blog
8th August 2018
Yesterday I was reminded of a salutary if painful lesson. You can never keep too many good quality notes. A few years ago I bought my office from a builder (Thomas Betts & Co). The office was in a derelict state and needed a lot of work. Some...
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9th May 2018
Before any formal disciplinary hearing can take place, you first have to carry out an investigation to determine whether or not there is a case to answer. An investigation is a fact find. The investigating officer is not there to try and...
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4th October 2017
Recently I reviewed the notes from an investigation. There was an awful lot of telling the employee what he had done wrong and not very much asking of questions.
This is fairly typical of an inexperienced manager. All too often I have to go back...
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19th January 2017
A flight attendant who worked for EasyJet was sacked for supposedly stealing a bacon baguette. Shannon Gleeson worked for EasyJet for three years and had an unblemished record. One of Ms Gleeson’s colleagues had reported to management that...
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1st December 2016
There are 16 working days to go until the big day and the atmosphere in the office is becoming distinctly Christmassy. The advent calendar is up, our secret Santa has been drawn and the team is planning our office decorations and themed window...
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