Employee Problems

Employee Problems

Our team of HR professionals can help sort all employee problems that you may experience. These problems may fall under 4 categories:

Disciplinary

There will come a time as an employer that you will be faced with an employee who has poor performance or commits a small or even large breach, such as not following business policies and procedures. It is vital that these issues are handled in a timely manner and that your disciplinary process is compliant with employment law and ACAS guidance. We can take the stress and worry out of the process for you. Here is how we can help:

Grievances

There will be times when you are faced with an unhappy employee, which can lead them to making a formal grievance if they feel their issues have not been dealt with in a manner that they are satisfied with. As the grievance process is a statutory process, it is important for employers to follow a fair and compliant process. We have a highly experienced team of HR professionals who can guide you through the grievance process. We can help ease your worries by:

 Performance Management

Your employees’ performance is at the crook of your business’s success. Having a team of driven staff will help steer your business in the right direction. Performance management should be an ongoing and positive process. Right at the start of an employee’s journey with your company, you want to see them striving to prove they are the one for you. However the support that is provided throughout an employee’s probationary period should continue in order to get the best out of them. By having regular catch-ups and an effective appraisal process, you can ensure performance management is a positive process for all involved, rather than experiencing many of the negative connotations such a process has.

There are many facets we can assist you with when it comes to performance management and appraisals:

However, there will be times where an employee is not performing to the required standard. We can help guide you through a formal performance management process, where an employee is given fair opportunity to improve. However in such a process this could lead to disciplinary and even dismissal. If this is the case, we will ensure your process is watertight and that your organisation is compliant with employment law and best practice.

Absence Management

Sickness absence can be very costly for your organisation, especially if you have employees who have high levels of short term sickness absence. We can assist you in implementing a system whereby you can have an overview of levels of sickness absence across your business, advise you on methods of helping reduce levels of short-term sickness absence, as well as advising you on how to manage specific employee cases.

When it comes to long term absence, there could be underlying issues causing the absence which could be related to a protected characteristic. In these circumstances, we can assist you with involving occupational health and take the worry out of the process for you by ensuring you are following a process that is compliant with employment law. Long term sickness absence can sometimes lead to an employee being dismissed. These cases are extremely complex and require guidance and support to ensure the dismissal is fair and compliant.