Absence within a workplace is a significant cost to a business in terms of sick pay, loss of productivity and the negative impact it has on those who are left to pick up the slack.
A contract of employment is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee and forms the basis of the employment relationship.
HR policies streamline processes, set out transparent ground rules for both the company and its people, and promote effective two-way relationships.
All businesses have to face up to the challenge of change. It may be driven by organic growth, the loss of a key account, or a merger or acquisition.
Handling disciplinary issues can be a minefield and all too often managers get it wrong. They either fail to deal with the problem for fear of making a mistake or do not follow the correct procedure.
The core function of appraisal – to drive business performance – is as important as ever even though traditional performance appraisal methods have, justifiably, had a bad press.