Last week there was extensive press coverage of the case of Stella English, a winner of the TV show ‘The Apprentice’. Ms English won a £100,000 position at the end of the series but claims that the role did not turn out to be what she was expecting but how transparent should a recruitment process be?
It’s the day after the office party. You know that you perhaps had a few too many glasses of wine and that there are things that you did that you wished you hadn’t. Even if you behaved impeccably, there’s a chance that members of your staff did not. Unfortunately, the days are long gone where you can be confident that “What happens at the Office Party stays at the Office Party”.
From the moment you hire your first employee, you know it’s just a matter of time before you are going to find yourself dealing with a difficult situation, be it dealing with poor performance, frequent short-term absence or a grievance with another employee or the company. Wouldn’t it be better to deal with the situation before it gets to the point where you need to reach for the policies?