Five things to remember when disciplining employees…….

Five things to remember when disciplining employees…….     A clear and concise disciplinary policy and procedure is an absolutely must-have when running your own business, and it’s a LEGAL requirement to have one! “Why,” you may ask, “do I need these policies and procedures for my business?” The simple answer is…because you have people working for you! With human nature being what it is, employees will test limits and act “creatively” in workplace situations, so you need a strategy for developing, communicating and enforcing a set of policies and practices that…

What If You Refuse Annual Leave, And The Employee Takes Time Off Anyway?

You don’t need me to tell you that the summer period is peak season for staff members wanting to take some time out of the office. The kids are off school, people are thinking about a few weeks in the sun, and the holiday requests start rolling in. All business owners know that it’s essential to have a robust policy in place to manage leave requests and ensure that they’re handled fairly and efficiently, so you can fulfill your duties as a responsible and fair employer, and also make sure…