Three things to do in February 2017:

Three things to do in February 2017:

  • Date: Monday 23rd January 2017

-          Consider an Engagement Survey

  •       Employee Engagement Surveys can provide you with greater insight into why people work for you, how you can improve things and if your managers are representing you appropriately.  Surveys don’t have to be complicated or expensive, as long as they are well thought out and confidential.  Don’t forget to plan in plenty of time for completion and set yourself a deadline for feeding back results.


-          Development Plans

  •       In January you will have set out your goals and objectives for 2017.  But are your team ready to deliver on these goals?  Do the skills exist in your business to meet the objectives you need to achieve this year?  Consider your goals and how you will bridge the skills gap to achieve them.  Now is the time to sit down with your team members and agree what development they require to meet the needs of the business and also to enable their personal growth within your organisation. 


-          Review Reasonable Adjustments for Disability in the Workplace

  •             Last year, Starbucks lost a case for unlawful discrimination against a worker who demonstrated at Tribunal that her dyslexia made her a disabled person within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.  The employer was aware of the disability but did not implement reasonable adjustments.   The key learning to employers is to fully investigate the reasons for an employee’s underperformance before commencing a disciplinary process.

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