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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  • What To Do When An Employee On Maternity Leave Wants To Go Part-Time?

    Tags: Maternity Leave, Employment Law, UKEmpLaw, Flexible Working Request

    A full-time employee on maternity leave has requested to return part-time. How do you handle the situation and what are the risks if you refuse? 

    Remember that all eligible employees can make a flexible working request. The right is not limited only to parents and carers. However, requests from employees on maternity leave will need to be treated carefully because of the risk of a sex discrimination claim. 

    The statutory scheme is set out in the Flexible Working Regulations 2014 and the Employment Rights Act. It is supported by an ACAS Code and by an ACAS Guide.

    First Steps

    Check that the employee’s request contains all the information necessary to amount to a formal request and that the employee has worked for you continuously for 26 weeks at the date on which they … more

    

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