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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 contribute to those of the organisation as a whole.
This Practice Note discusses preparing and implementing a successful personal development and appraisal process.
An effective performance management process focuses on:
aligning your workforce with the strategic aims of the business
improving employee performance
supporting employee development and retention
driving better business results
recognising and celebrating good performance
Good performance management helps everyone to understand:
what the firm is trying to achieve
their role in helping the firm achieve its goals
the skills and competencies that they need to fulfil their role
the standards of performance required
how they can develop their performance and contribute to the development of the firm
how they are doing
when there are performance problems
The SRA competence statement for solicitors is made up of three documents:
statement of solicitor competence
statement of legal knowledge
The statement of solicitor competence sets out the continuing competencies the SRA requires from all solicitors—these are mandatory and are integral to meeting the requirement to provide a proper standard of service to clients. You may want to include key competencies from the SRA’s competence statement into the core skills section of your solicitors appraisal
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The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to insurers: the Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) and the Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS). This Practice Note considers how these
This Practice Note looks at CE-File electronic working in the courts under CPR PD 51O, in the context of case management. It provides guidance on how to file a document electronically, deal with rejected electronic filings, issue a claim electronically, file electronic bundles (eBundles) for case
The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
This Precedent letter covers disclosure obligations under CPR 31. It does not apply to proceedings subject to the disclosure pilot scheme under CPR PD 51U. For guidance on the disclosure pilot scheme, see Practice Note: Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot scheme. For a client letter on
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