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Will You Please Take Notice!!
Will You Please Take Notice!!

05 / 08 / 2020

Last week I wrote about the effective date of termination. The subject must be playing on my mind, because this week I have again selected a topic connected with the termination date. It was quite unconscious too!

Determining the Date of Termination
Determining the Date of Termination

29 / 07 / 2020

At the start of July I chaired a discipline meeting via Zoom. As well as the employee who was answering allegations, his union representative and the investigating officer were also on the call.

Dealing with Smelly Workers
Dealing with Smelly Workers

23 / 07 / 2020

Ah summer … time of sun, sea, strawberries …. And sometimes smelly workers. During the lockdown many people seemed to let personal hygiene lapse. Several journalists confessed to not washing their hair for several weeks. Yuk.

How to Tackle Difficult Conversations Virtually
How to Tackle Difficult Conversations Virtually

15 / 07 / 2020

Over the last few months, most of us will have become familiar with holding video meetings, whatever the platform. While they’re much better than nothing, they’re still quite hard work for a variety of reasons.

How to Manage an Emotionally Needy Team Member
How to Manage an Emotionally Needy Team Member

08 / 07 / 2020

As a manager you’re expected to do what you reasonably can to support and help your team members. But you’re not required to provide endless emotional support for people who struggle to meet their own needs. The best approach is to help an emotionally dependent team member discover how to identify and meet their own needs. If you can do this thoughtfully and with care, you will help this person, and everyone around them.

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