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An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise.
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The Employment Law & HR Podcast Alison Colley, Solicitor from Real Employment Law Advice

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An update on the Law and best practice for managing and recruiting staff and for dealing with any issues that may arise.
An easy to listen to legal and practical update.

    How to deal with capability dismissal and/or performance issues with staff: Part 4

    How to deal with capability dismissal and/or performance issues with staff: Part 4

    This is the last episode in the mini series and in this episode I am bringing you some case examples decided by the Employment Tribunal.

    In this episode of the podcast I cover:

    The key points that an Employment Tribunal will look at to establish if a capability dismissal is fair.
    The steps that you need to ensure you follow if you are going to dismiss an employee for performance reasons.
    Why it can be costly to get the process wrong.

    • 23 min
    How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 3

    How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 3

    In this episode 172 of the podcast I continue the series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘Covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employee attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough.
    In my experience employers and managers find it very difficult to know how best to approach capability and performance issues. It is not the same as a conduct issue which can be fairly straightforward to follow a disciplinary process. Capability procedures are more involved and can have a variety of issues that arise as a result.
    In this episode of the podcast I cover:
    When an unfair dismissal claim can arise as a result of a capability dismissal. What you need to do to minimise the risk of a claim for unfair dismissal. Why preparation and getting the process right is crucial. What happens if an employee discloses a disability during the capability process. When problems are most likely to arise. Why it is important to ensure you have good, regular communication with staff. What happens if you are not honest with employees about performance. The importance of a good appraisal process. Why employees often raise allegations of bullying when the capability process starts.  
    Fixed Price Advice from Real Experts As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and training for employers, supervisors and managers. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £210 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion – alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk or you can find full details here: HR Harbour
    Don’t forget you can contact us by telephone 01983 897003, 01722 653001, 020 3470 0007, 0191 375 9694 or 023 8098 2006
    We have a variety of free documents and letters which are available to download here: DIY Documents
    We are also on YouTube! You can find a range of topics and also listen to this podcast on YouTube here: YOUTUBE
    The information contained in this Podcast and post is provided for guidance and is a snapshot of the law at the time. It is provided for your information only and should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice that it specific to your particular circumstances.
    The guidance should not be relied upon in any decision making process. It is strongly recommended that you seek advice before taking action.

    • 24 min
    How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 2

    How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 2

    In this episode 171 of the podcast I continue the series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. In this episode I cover what you need to do if you have to start a formal capability / performance process with an employee. The steps that an employer should take in the process.

    • 21 min
    How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 1

    How to deal with capability and/or performance issues with staff: Part 1

    In this episode 170 of the podcast I start a new series about dealing with capability and performance issues with staff. With what I am calling, the ‘Covid effect’, there may be more issues arising with employee attitudes and performance at work, particularly as staff return from long term furlough.

    In my experience employers and managers find it very difficult to know how best to approach capability and performance issues.

    • 21 min
    Employees who are reluctant to return to work & shielding employees

    Employees who are reluctant to return to work & shielding employees

    In this episode 169 of the podcast I am covering the tricky question of what you can do if an employee refuses to return to the workplace because of covid concerns. Also with the guidance about shielding changing what you need to consider when asking a formerly shielding employee to return to work.

    • 16 min
    Changing Employment Contracts: What do you need to consider when making changes to terms of employment?

    Changing Employment Contracts: What do you need to consider when making changes to terms of employment?

    In this episode 168 of the podcast I am covering an issue that has been coming up fairly frequently of late, as employers are looking to make changes to employee terms in light of uncertainty about the economy and what business will really be like once lockdown restrictions are eased. So what do you need to consider if you are changing employment contracts.

    • 24 min

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