Questions and Answers

Content of an appraisal scheme — appraising staff

21 January 2019

What are the main issues that an appraisal scheme should cover?

Requirement to carry out staff appraisals — appraising staff

21 January 2019

Is there any reason in law why we should conduct staff appraisals?

Effective appraisal interviewing — appraising staff

21 January 2019

What are the key skills required for a successful appraisal interview?

Pay awards and appraisal — appraising staff

21 January 2019

Is it good practice to use staff appraisal interviews and outcomes to determine pay rises?

Loneliness strategy

18 January 2019

What is the loneliness strategy?

Fire safety outsourced to a third party

8 January 2019

Our organisation has outsourced all fire safety responsibilities to a third-party facilities management company. What indicators should I use to ensure they meet the necessary standards of performance in terms of managing fire risks?

Conducting a selection interview — recruitment and selection

2 January 2019

What is the most effective way to structure a selection interview?

Questioning techniques — recruitment and selection

2 January 2019

What types of question are the most useful in a selection interview?

Preference for a female recruit — recruitment and selection

2 January 2019

I intend to recruit for a personal assistant to work alongside me. I would prefer to engage a woman — can I insist on this or could there be any repercussions if I do so?

Sacking someone on long-term sick leave

28 December 2018

I have had an employee away from work long term. Enough is enough! I need someone to replace him. How do I go about sacking him? I don’t want to end up at the tribunal paying lots of compensation.

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