Deborah Peppard - HR Director
Small businesses typically take a fairly informal approach to appointing new staff. Often it is done verbally and if there’s time, there may be a short written position description. Many don’t go the extra step in drawing up an employment contract. While there is no legal requirement for you to provide an employment contract, it should be high on your priority list if you want to protect your business. Here’s why:
HR Staff n’ Stuff has supported many clients who have needed to implement Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs). We always highlight the need to follow process to protect both your business and the employee. When used correctly, they can have incredibly positive outcomes but when used inappropriately, they can cost a business an absolute fortune!
A recent case proves how costly it can be if you get it wrong.....
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