Probation Reviews

The Employee should recieve regular feedback during their probation period. This can be done informally, but if there are any concerns, these should be documented with an action plan. At a minimum, the employee should recieve a formal written review after 3 months and again at about 5 1/2 months. Failing someone in their final […]

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Why Corporate Jargon And Nonsense Stops Businesses Taking HR Seriously

(And The Four Processes That Most Business Owners  Need To Go Through When Dealing With Staff) I’ve been studying and practicing HR for over 25 years.  Which means that I ‘get it’.  I ‘understand’ it.  However ludicrously worded something is, or however jargonny a contract sounds, I can usually root out the genuine meaning, and […]

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Try Before You Buy?

When taking on new staff, employers have a choice as to whether to give a probation period or not. And if they do put a probation period into the contract of employment, they can (within reason) choose how long to make the probation period. As advisors we generally recommend a 6 month probation period, but […]

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Bribery – Have you protected your business?

I was in a room with 20 different employers this week and asked a simple question…. How many of you have a policy on bribery and have trained your staff in the application of that policy? Despite the Bribery Act 2010 having come into force in July 2011, 90% of the businesses represented did not […]

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