Managing the employment relationship

Managing the employment relationship guidance:

This Practice Note explains the application of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures (often...

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Both employers and employees are obliged to comply with the principles of fairness set out in the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) Code...

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The Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures places obligations on both employees and employers to comply with its provisions or face possible...

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Performance management is central to the relationship between employee and manager. Both should know what needs to be done to meet their own goals and contribute to those...

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An informal performance management meeting can usefully be divided into two phases: • explaining in discussion with the employee what the gap is between his actual...

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An appraisal process can deliver significant improvements in morale, skills and staff retention, but to achieve these goals everyone involved needs to understand how to...

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Performance management is central to the relationship between employee and manager. Both should know what needs to be done to meet their own goals and...

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The essence of any performance management process is the relationship between employee and manager. Both should know what needs to be done to meet their own goals and...

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Where a conduct issue arises in the workplace, the first stage in managing that issue is to investigate the problem, in order to establish the facts of the...

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In cases of apparent misconduct, the first stage is for a disciplinary investigation to be conducted. Once that is complete, the investigator will review the...

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Under-performing employees can cause a serious drain on management time and also have a knock-on effect on the treatment of other employees: • employees who are...

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This Practice Note discusses the impact of Brexit on the general processing of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679...

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What is BYOD? 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) refers to arrangements where an organisation allows designated employees to connect to its corporate IT network using their...

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It is highly likely that an employer will, at some time during the employment relationship, wish to change the terms and conditions on which any particular employee or...

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Failures to comply with the right to be accompanied Workers may present a complaint to an employment tribunal where the employer has failed, or threatened to fail, to: •...

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Information and consultation is a vital part of any kind of dismissal and, if the employer wishes to minimise the risk of liability to pay compensation to affected...

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