Managing Discipline

This half-day course is designed for those with responsibility for dealing with all levels of discipline. Its objective is to develop managers’ skills and confidence in conducting employment investigations, holding disciplinary and appeal meetings.

The course will cover legal and practical aspects of managing discipline and demonstrate the importance of fairness and consistency in the application of the organisational rules and procedures.

Course content

  • Dealing with conduct issues informally
  • When it is appropriate to move from informal action to the formal process?
  • Conducting effective workplace investigations
  • When might it be appropriate to suspend an employee?
  • Managing formal discipline including:
    Drafting letters and framing allegations of misconduct
    Knowing what information and evidence should be shared in advance of the disciplinary meeting
    Understanding the law on the right to be accompanied and the rights of the accompanying person
    Holding effective disciplinary meetings and making fair and reasonable decisions
    What should be included in a warning or letter of dismissal?
    Managing the appeal process
  • The law on unfair dismissal and the LRA Code of Practice on Disciplinary (and Grievance) Procedures
  • Note taking and retention of records

Training Courses

Employment Law Essentials
Employment Law Essentials for New Managers & HR Professionals

This one day course is ideal for team leaders, line managers and HR professionals who want to obtain a good working knowledge of employment law and essential management skills

Mock Tribunal Workshop
Mock Tribunal Workshop

This half day Workshop will be of benefit to all HR professionals and managers who regularly chair disciplinary and appeal hearings, grievances to include complaints of bullying and harassment

Recruitment Selection Training
Recruitment Selection and Interview Training

This half day course provides attendees with practical guidance on how to make the selection process more effective and how to avoid the pitfalls of bias and discrimination

Equal Opportunities Training
Equal Opportunities Awareness and Dignity at Work

This one-day course is particularly relevant for Human Resource personnel and all levels of management

Workplace Discipline Training
Managing Discipline

This half-day course is designed for those with responsibility for dealing with all levels of discipline

Absence Management Training
Managing Absence

This one-day course considers both legal and practical issues involved in dealing with absence in the workplace

Dealing with Trade Unions Training
Working effectively with Trade Unions

This highly practical (one-day half-day) course will benefit HR Specialists and managers who have not previously worked in a unionised environment

Performance Management Training
Performance Management

This half-day course is aimed at assisting those with responsibility for managing performance to do so effectively in order to minimise underperformance issues

Managing Redundancy Training
Managing Redundancy

This half-day course will provide a comprehensive awareness of how to identify the most suitable options for your business when facing a downturn in activity or a need to restructure

TUPE Training
Getting to grips with TUPE

This one-day course will simplify the principles of TUPE, and will enable you to decide on the best strategy and practice to ensure a successful outcome of the TUPE process for your business