disciplinary action

A Guide to Disciplinary Action For Small Businesses

A Guide to Disciplinary Action For Small Businesses

Disciplinarily situations can arise in employment for variety of reasons which vary from business to business but usually relate to misconduct and/or poor performance. This can include: Behaviour/attitude at work Poor timekeeping Unexplained or unauthorised absence Health and safety breaches Inappropriate use of telephones, email and internet If there is an issue it’s important not to ignore it or do anything rash in the heat of the moment. If you are unsure about the best course of action then speak to a solicitor as if the disciplinary procedure is not handled correctly it may result in an employment tribunal claim. Informal action Informal action is often a very useful tool and may save time and resources depending on the severity of the conduct. The employee however should be aware tha... »

Job Hunting at Work Costing UK Business Millions

More than a quarter of employees are spending three hours a week looking for a new job whilst still at work, new research has found. The survey of 2,000 UK employees by recruitment website Monster, found that 28% of employees spend three hours a week looking for a new job and 16% of staff spend more than five hours a week chasing job opportunities. Half of respondents also admitted to using work hours to update their CV and fill in job applications. Monster said that if the results were consistent across all UK jobseekers, it would amount to a weekly total of more than 14 million lost work hours, costing employers more than £250 million per week. Monster UK & Ireland spokeswoman, Isabelle Ratinaud, warned staff against using work time and facilities to look elsewhere. “If y... »