Discipline and performance management

A wider right to be accompanied?

Rhiannon Bail

An employee facing misconduct allegations or disciplinary action may feel strongly about having their chosen companion at an investigatory or disciplinary hearing. Is it a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence to deny them their choice of companion? Yes, according to the High Court, reminding employers of the need to accommodate Read More

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Is the appraisal dead?

Karen Seward

I’ve been thinking lately about the annual appraisal and whether it is fit for purpose. Giants like GE and Accenture have already publicly abandoned them. They have taken the view that the cost and time involved can’t be justified as it doesn’t achieve the ultimate goal of achieving a high performance culture. Is there something Read More

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