Top tips on employment law for small businesses

09 July 2019

4 quick tips to help you manage staff

You’ll agree that your employees are your greatest asset. Managing staff in a fair and lawful way not only puts you in the best position to make your business competitive, it also increases their engagement with and loyalty to your company. Read on for your four quick staff management tips:

1. Absence

When your employees aren’t at work when they should be, it can cost you money. Of course, you can’t prevent all absences, but getting on top of the situation can help reduce or prevent non-genuine absences and keep your absence-related costs low.

2. Misconduct

As an employer, issues with misconduct will inevitably crop up--from something simple such as consistent lateness through to more serious instances like theft. A good set of disciplinary rules and procedures makes sure that employees know where they stand, how they're expected to behave, and what will happen if they break the rules.

3. Employment documentation

Comprehensive employment documentation is the cornerstone of the employer-employee relationship. Think carefully and use your discretion to create rules and policies that your business needs to keep on track.

4. Termination

Termination of employment can occur in several ways, including:
  • Resignation
  • Dismissal
  • Redundancy
Each of these has their own processes to ensure that they’re carried out fairly. What may not appear to be a dismissal can actually be so in the eyes of the law, so having awareness of how to terminate employment properly is vital when trying to avoid an expensive employment tribunal. To get immediate advice on any of these issues, call us today or arrange your free consultation with our experienced team.

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