The monthly round-up from the Anthony Collins Solicitors charities team.
They can however make mistakes and delay or increase the problem for the employee, resulting in damaging the productivity and efficiency of the organisation, or lowering the morale between colleagues. We all want our managers to take more responsibility, take control and resolve the situation with the minimum disturbance to the organisation.
ACAS has published a guidance note giving practical steps on how line managers or Human Resource specialists should conduct difficult conversations with employees so that where possible, they can obtain the right outcome for the employee, the line manager and the organisation. The guidance helps prepare line managers for formal or informal discussions with employees to establish the facts, consider what they know about the employee, get the right support, check the organisation’s policies and plan for the meeting. Practical tips include:
- Having a quiet word with employees at the first sign that something is wrong;
- Keeping in touch with employees. If they know you are approachable and able to listen, they may be able to speak to you at an early stage when you can help.
- Plan ahead for meeting the employee and consider the location, room layout and allow sufficient time for the discussion. Set out how the meeting will progress, the issues to discuss and how you hope to move forward.
- Decide what questioning technique to use and when. It may be more appropriate to use open questions at the beginning of the discussion and follow up with probing questions. Closed questions may be ideal for the conclusion of the meeting where points need to be verified.
- Ask the employee for proposals to resolve the situation and discuss these options. Make a decision and arrange for a follow up meeting.
To download the Acas guidance, click here. At Anthony Collins Solicitors we recognise the importance of equipping you and your staff in skills to sensitively implement change and improvement within the organisation to help achieve long term objectives.
We have developed helpful documentation that we believe will guide your staff through difficult employment processes and offer ongoing support and development for your key people through training and mentoring.
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In this ebriefing, we identify what we see as the key messages arising from recent prosecutions in the care and housing sectors.
A recent High Court case on costs could prove essential reading for clients who have cases in the magistrates' courts.
The employment and pensions team offer practical advice on whistleblowing.
Partners, David Alcock and Sarah Patrice, have been involved in reviewing the new Code of Governance for community-led housing, published on 21 May 2021 by the Confederation for Coop Housing.
Following the eviction ban being lifted on 31 May 2021 and further to our previous ebriefing, the new notice of seeking possession forms are now available on the Government website as Word versions.
The European Court of Justice's standpoint on the Wiener Wohnen landowning developer case, and how the level of influence over the work did not amount to a decisive influence.
The Law Commission's Technical Issues in Charity Law report revealed that many charities struggle with a range of technical issue in the law.
The Law Commission recommended four key changes to the law in respect of mergers and the incorporation of charities which we have detailed in this ebriefing.
Over the last few weeks, we have published individual ebriefings on some of the key changes to be implemented following the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report.
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