What can an employer do to resolve issues without lengthy procedures?
In this episode of the podcast I run through the procedure for trying to resolve issues with employees without the need for lengthy procedures particularly when you have not already done anything about it previously.
In this episode I will cover:
- The options available;
- What ‘protected conversations’ are and how they work;
- Why you may wish to make a settlement payment to an employee;
- Questions to consider before starting the ‘protected conversation’;
- How to start a settlement conversation with an employee;
- What paperwork to produce and when;
- How allowing the employee paid leave can be a good tactic;
- How long you should give the employee to decide;
- An example of the type of scenario that can arise.
- Do not avoid difficult conversations with employees. If there is an issue to discuss you need to do so immediately and without delay;
- If you have delayed or failed to address issues and you want to bring an issue to a conclusion without a lengthy process consider settlement discussions;
- Seek advice and expert support at the earliest opportunity.
As part of our HR Harbour annual subscription service for employers we provide guidance and support with settlement discussions and documentation. If you would like to know more about the HR Harbour Service and how you can get unlimited support from as little as £180 per month please contact me for a no obligation discussion – [email protected] or you can find full details here: HR Harbour
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