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Conducting Disciplinary Investigations
Conducting Disciplinary Investigations

Management Instructions for completing Investigations Potential Disciplinary Investigation & Disciplinary Hearings

Developing your people
Developing your people

Developing people is a tricky balance – would it be more cost effective to just carry on with untrained staff at push harder to generate more revenue?

Do You Know What Good Performance is?
Do You Know What Good Performance is?

Most business owners recognise the importance of reward and recognition in motivating staff and enhancing performance but also that it is not all about money.

Don't Be Frightened of the Poor Performer
Don't Be Frightened of the Poor Performer

Have you ever employed somebody you wish you hadn’t? Unfortunately, we all have at some point. It is a fact of life or employment. Yet, often managers are reluctant to deal with issues around poor performance. Why is that?

Employing Staff
Employing Staff

If you are thinking about employing a member of staff for the first time, it is worth considering the legal, health & safety, and taxation implications. This is a major step, which requires personal and financial commitment. It is therefore vital that you are fully aware of the benefits and the potential pitfalls before advertising your first vacancy.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018. This significantly changed UK data protection practices and you need to be aware of how this will affect your business.

Hiring great people - The sustainable competitive advantage
Hiring great people - The sustainable competitive advantage

Employing the right people, of course, comes down to good interview technique - and that's the problem. Few people have formal training in carrying out interviews and most of us do it only rarely. It's an interruption to an already busy week, something that has to be done rather than an opportunity to find a great new member of staff to drive up profits and make life better.

Hiring staff for a start-up
Hiring staff for a start-up

One of the biggest challenges for a small business is hiring the right team. Having motivated, dedicated and high performing employees is arguably the aim of all businesses regardless of size and maturity.

Hiring Staff. Five Tips to Streamline your Application Process
Hiring Staff. Five Tips to Streamline your Application Process

Choosing the right candidate the first time around can save a great deal of time and money. On the other hand, a disorganized approach to hiring can lead to a lengthy, inefficient process. With the use of technology and open channels of communication throughout the hiring process, you can hasten the screening process.

How to Hire a Perfectly-Productive New Starter in Five Simple Steps
How to Hire a Perfectly-Productive New Starter in Five Simple Steps

As a new or growing business, you have to make sure you're making every penny count - and when it comes to hiring a new employee, that means getting them settled in and productive as quickly as possible.

How to resolve workplace conflict
How to resolve workplace conflict

Workplace conflicts are just the symptom of a far deeper team-wide problem. Sharon Klue of Kapital HR tells Bizcrowd how she restores harmony.