Gross Misconduct – How can we possibly lose?

Why do companies lose tribunal cases where they have dismissed an employee for gross misconduct?  Having an employee commit gross misconduct in the first place is bad enough. But then losing an Unfair Dismissal claim, or worse, a discrimination claim, just adds salt to the wound and thousands of pounds to the bill.  So why does this happen? The law on how to properly dismiss an employee for misconduct has been around for many many years and yet employers still

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Seven reasons why good employees quit

Employees quit. Fact. If a bad employee quits that’s great, we all celebrate.  But when we lose a star player it can be devastating both personally and for the business as a whole.  Why does this happen and what can you do to prevent it? The main reason employees’ quite their job is their relationship with their manager.  People may be ambivalent about the business they work for but they will often either love or hate their manager. So how

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Contributing to Your Success?

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Everyone who works for you, or with you, should be contributing to your success. Whether that is financial success, growth of your company, the feeling that you have created something successful, or any other way you measure your success. If anyone working with, or for, you is not contributing to your success then you must do something about this.  There are three key questions to answer: Is this just a temporary problem – is a person who usually contributes well off

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‘Tis the Season of more disruption?

‘Tis the Season of more disruption?

Most of us are back at work, although for some there will have been no let up in the run up to Christmas and the New Year. Travel just prior to Christmas was a nightmare in the South East and more strikes are planned threatening further disruption for businesses as we head into 2017. Whilst many employees have been struggling in to work despite the disruption, you may have some employees who have not done so and/or you may be

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