The Employment Law & HR Podcast

In this episode of the podcast I bring you my thoughts on the line between legitimate management of conduct and performance verses bullying. This is an issue that comes up regularly when advising both employers and employees and in my view it can be resolved with a few changes.

In this episode I will cover:

  • Why employees often claim they are being bullied when a manager addresses performance issue. 
  • How managers get it wrong. 
  • Steps employers can take to set the relationship up appropriately from the start. 
  • How to manage an employees expectations. 
  • Techniques managers can use to manage issues effectively. 

Action Points

  1. Consider preparing a message for all new starters about how you will address any issues if they arise.
  2. Give all employees a job description and targets or set of expected behaviours. 
  3. Train your managers to manage people. 
  4. Lead by example - good practice should start at the top. 
  5. Seek advice if you are unsure.

 

Please do leave your thoughts on this issue in the comments section below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

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 £198 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 or 023 8098 2006

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Direct download: Episode_135_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode of the podcast I bring you the Judgement from a European Case which provides an interesting look at what happens if someone makes comments outside of the context of recruitment and employment but which are negative to the LGBTI community and in turn would put off applicants in the future.

In this episode I will cover:

  • A background to the law.
  • The facts of the case.
  • Why business owners and HR professionals need to be cautious of comments they make about those with 'Protected Characteristics'.
  • Why the Court of Justice of the European Union took the decision they did in this case.

Action Points

  1. Ensure any spokespersons or senior people in your business have training on the equality act and discrimination principles.
  2. Ensure that all staff understand the impact of making public statements in any form, radio, TV, social media etc which are discriminatory.
  3. Create a culture which is fair and reasonable and within which equality is promoted.
  4. Have a written policy in place setting out your approach to equality.
  5. Seek advice if you are unsure.

Resources

NH v Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI 

The Equality Act 2010

Please do leave any comments, ideas and best practice below. Please ensure that any comments are respectful to all views and opinions.

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 £198 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 or 023 8098 2006

Direct download: Episode_134_-_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Top Tips on being a GREAT Employer direct from businesses on the Isle of Wight

In this short bonus episode of the podcast I bring you a recording made at the IOW Chamber Breakfast meeting at the Garlic Farm in October 2019.

I asked several attendees from businesses on the Isle of Wight to give me their Top Tips on how to be a great employer. 

In the episode you will hear from: 

Zoe Findon - Purple Patch PMO

Fiona Jeffery - Brightbulb Design

Cindy Newnham - Lifeline Fire and Security 

Sandra Knowles - Hillbans Pest Control

Emma Wilson - WRS Systems 

Andrew Nordbruch - Wight Computers 

Tracey Hill - Osel Enterprises 

Jeri Williams - Smooth Accounting

Alistair Dickinson - MyCRM & Mapsimise 

Simon Poole - Wightfibre

Kathy Lockwood - Real Employment Law Advice 

Albert Bargery - Real Employment Law Advice 

 

What is your favourite tip from those given on the episode?

Do you have any tips you would add?

 

Direct download: chamber_breakfast_-_133_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

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