The mere mention of performance management is enough to fill some employees with dread.
Being cleared of a disciplinary allegation is a huge relief…so facing the threat of dismissal many months later for exactly the same allegation can be an enormous shock.
Dispatch manager Kevin was relieved when he was cleared of any wrongdoing for comparing a colleague to a girl.
Playing practical jokes on 1 April is a tradition that is centuries old - but it can cause modern day problems in the workplace. Despite having no official recognition April Fools’ Day is about making other people look stupid with pranks.
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There are some disciplinary offences that if admitted can almost guarantee an employee will be dismissed - and theft of company stock is definitely one of them
The problem with the inconsistent handling of disciplinary matters
When retail supervisor Madeleine got a telephone call at work that all working parents dread…she could never have imagined what was to follow.
Fear of the financial impact of redundancy is usually a main concern with the news of any potential job losses.