Discipline and grievance is one of the biggest areas where companies such as yours have rights, and can take action, but fail to do so.
When you have all your paperwork in place – contracts of employment, employee handbooks, and HR processes – you are in a much stronger position to utilize the discipline and grievance procedures which enable you to manage an employee who has committed a serious or repeated conduct issue.
Discipline and grievance apply when a person has committed a conduct issue and you believe it is because of a lack of will. He or she does not need training; it is his or her attitude that is at fault, or he or she is breaking recognised rules and procedures, or behaving inappropriately.
Discipline and grievance are one of the biggest areas where companies such as yours have rights, and can take action, but fail to do so. Managers allow things to slide, and other staff notice and are affected by it. They wonder ‘why should we be following the rules when so-and-so is allowed to get away with it?’ This compromises your company, its brand, and its growth.
When you have identified an employee who has committed a conduct issue, and need to use the discipline and grievance procedure, we strongly recommend that you contact us so that we can help you ensure that is applied absolutely correctly, because someone with a poor attitude can be difficult to handle, and ‘the devil is in the detail’.
Our consultants have experience of taking people through discipline and grievance in a wide variety of situations and know how to avoid the many pitfalls that you might unwittingly fall into.
See the business improvements you could make with Reality HR using discipline and grievance processes to complement your team development activity.