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Capability Procedures

18 January 2018 |

The first in our series of Employment Breakfasts in 2018 will be held at 9am on the 7th February, providing attendees with the knowledge and skills required to tackle performance problems effectively. Our experts will be giving guidance on how to prepare and conduct a formal capability meeting, and how to dismiss staff if necessary. 

  • Do you have staff that are underperforming?
  • Even if the issue isn’t serious, is a member of staff struggling to achieve their potential?
  • Do you have difficulties with efficiency?

If any of the above points apply to your staff or your business, then don’t ignore it. We all appreciate that these can lead to difficult conversations but that isn’t always the case. Even the strongest businesses can be weakened by inefficiencies and challenges that are ignored, and then become worse over time.

It’s important to look into and deal with the issues now, before it becomes a problem which requires considerable time and cost to fix. This not only brings an immediate operations benefit, but also longer term benefits: demonstrating investment and support to staff increases morale and loyalty, fundamentally ensuring that you have high performing and motivated staff in your business.

This month’s Employment Breakfast session will cover:

  • The purpose and benefits of capability management – what does capability mean and what are the informal and formal ways of dealing with issues?
  • How to put a capability procedure into practice – so you’ve come up with a great idea on how to improve someone, now how do you go about actually doing it whilst ensuring that the correct procedures are followed?
  • Guidance for tackling performance problems effectively – top tips on how to spot issues and the best ways to engage with staff.
  • Advice upon setting clear objectives – what is the issue and what do you want to improve? How to ensure staff understand the targets and where you need them to be.
  • How to prepare and conduct a formal capability meeting – what to say and crucially what not to say! From the informal discussion, to the formal invite letters, hearings and any subsequent dismissal.

Our experts Nick Jones and Cecily Donoghue  are highly experienced in negotiating these sometimes difficult waters, and will be bringing years of case studies to the table – and of course, pastries and coffee will be provided, so make sure you register now for your free space.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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