Wow I thought 2013 had been a busy ole year but actually 2014 turned out to be just as frenetic! With this in mind I thought I would take this opportunity to remind us of what came and went, and then highlight a few changes that are on the way for 2015…
Why is it when I mention using an agency most of my clients start muttering about costs and rocking?
How hard is it these days to get the right candidate for the available job you have? There are so many ways to attract interest, and even then when you have their attention you fail to shortlist the right ones or treat them dreadfully in interview!
In my day when I was pregnant my partner had to beg and cajole his employer for time off to come with me for that all important first scan. He was grudgingly allowed and told to hurry back. Was it paid leave? Was it heck!
I have children, two in fact, so had two maternity leave periods. On the whole it was not too difficult an experience as the companies I worked for were quite forward thinking and progressive in their approach and understanding of such matters.
I have a very close friend who has two beautiful children, is happily married with fantastic friends and family around her, she had a well-paid, challenging job near to home with people she really enjoyed working with and part time hours.
I am working with several clients currently who have employees who for one reason or another can no longer do the job for which they are employed.
Over my career in Human Resources this question has been raised again and again. Can we test our staff if we think they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
So, I have shared the best practice way to undertake a disciplinary investigation and conduct the disciplinary hearing.
In my last column, I shared the best practice way to undertake a disciplinary investigation. It was for when you get that call that your employee is alleged to have done something and you need to find out if, where, what and when. This time I want to share how to actually conduct the disciplinary hearing itself.