Performance, conduct and discipline

Performance, conduct and discipline 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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If an employee brings a claim of unfair dismissal, the burden is on the employer to prove that it had a fair reason for dismissal. One of the potentially fair reasons for...

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Many employers have their own procedures for dealing with disciplinary issues or for employees to raise grievances. These tend to be contained in employee handbooks or...

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All employers want to get the best out of their employees. Managing how they behave in the workplace is a crucial element of this. Where standards slip employers need to...

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All employers want to get the best out of their employees. Being aware of how they are performing is a crucial element of this. Where standards slip employers need to be...

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