Contents tagged with Exit Interviews

  • Guide to Dealing with Employee Resignations

    Tags: Exit Interviews, Employment Law, Employment Tribunal

    I am frequently contacted by employers who have queries about how to deal with outgoing employees, particularly if it’s a member of a management team. I have created a short guide to help you deal with the issues that could arise with an exiting employee: 

    1. Exit interview: meetings can be organised with the outgoing employee to discover reasons for the resignation, the resignation may not always be related to the operations of your business but independent issues like salary or working hours. The exiting employee may also be helpful enough to provide you with helpful feedback in relation to your processes. 

    2. Garden leave: garden leave can only be imposed if there is a provision set for it in their employment contract. When employees have access to confidential … more

  • Dealing with employee resignations

    Tags: Restrictive Covenants, Compromise Agreement, Employee Management, Employee Resignations, Exit Interviews, Garden Leave, Employment Law

    Clients frequently ring me up and ask me how they should handle an outgoing employee, particularly if it is a member of their management team. Here are some simple tips in respect to dealing with exiting employees while protecting your business:

    1. Exit interview: Arrange a meeting with the outgoing employee to ascertain why your employee is leaving, sometimes it will have nothing to do with how you run your business but everything to do with salary. Having said that sometimes an employee (as they will have nothing to lose) may provide you with constructive criticism which may help you retain employees in the future (providing you implement their recommendations).

    2. Garden leave: you can only place an employee on garden leave if there is a provision for it in their employment contract. … more

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  • Seasonal Workers: Key Contractual Issues for Employers

    Tags: Employment Status, ukemplaw, Seasonal Workers, Contractual Issues, Fixed-term, Pat-time, Casual workers, Agency workers, Young persons, EmploymentLaw

    In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times of the year. A common solution for employers in these sectors is to recruit additional employees during these periods. Below we set out the key contractual considerations for employers to bear in mind when hiring seasonal employees. 

    Fixed-term employees

    An individual recruited to cover seasonal work may be taken on for a limited period of time. A fixed-term contract is therefore often used, with that contract ending on a specific date or on completion of a particular project.

    An individual employed on a fixed-term contract is protected against less favourable treatment compared to permanent employees. For example, if an employer excludes the fixed-term … more

    

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