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    What if they don’t improve?

    Low performance is among the most common workplace issues, and perhaps one of the hardest to manage. Gary Cookson shares advice and guidance on how to handle what is known in legal and HR terms as 'capability issues' with more confidence.

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    Discipline top tips

    Knowing how best to handle disciplinary issues in the workplace can be a challenge. David Jackson sets out clear guidelines to help you tackle misconduct, ensuring professionalism remains at the core of every decision.

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    Family leave top tips

    Drawing on her HR consultancy work, Angela Roberts provides a series of top tips for employers on how to effectively – and reasonably – manage family leave.

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    The Aggrieved

    Gary Cookson offers top tips on dealing with grievances from employees. Having both raised and dealt with grievances, he shares his understanding of best practice and suggests suitable ways to manage emotionally-charged situations effectively.

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    Understanding redundancy

    While there is no such thing as a ‘good’ redundancy, there are ways in which the process can be made smoother. Helen Tracey explores how businesses can be prepared to handle redundancies in the best way possible.

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    Recruited a 'poor fit'?

    Eleanor Deem provides sound advice on a matter that's all-too common among recruiters: making a 'poor fit'.

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    Determining employment status

    Simon Jones explains the key factors that determine employee status, and the precautions businesses should take to ensure the correct protections are given.

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    Designing Effective Performance Management

    Performance management is usually seen as an essential skill but it’s also often one of the most hated tasks managers are asked to undertake; blog Helen Tracey outlines how to design effective performance management.

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    What is the Good Work Plan?

    In this blog Gary Cookson explores the concept of Good Work, what it means, and what employers can do to make sure they provide it.

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