Have you ever regretted sending that last Tweet? Someone I know was offered a really high profile job. Days later however, the content of a rather unfortunate late night Tweet resulted in the offer being withdrawn. Careless? Certainly, but costly consequences like this, whether accidental or from deliberate misuse of social media, are nothing new.… Continue reading A thoughtless Tweet could cost you your job
So you were asked to investigate an allegation of workplace bullying. You’ve interviewed the parties concerned and spoken to a reluctant witness. But how do you decide whether or not - on the balance of probability – that the allegation amounts to bullying? Making a decision can be difficult. Bullies are often clever manipulative individuals.… Continue reading But how do I know if this is really workplace bullying?
Some years ago I arrived for my first day at a new job, only to find out that I was being given the extra responsibility of line management. Now this wasn’t in the job description, and was never mentioned during the selection process. What’s more, it was something I’d never done before, and for which… Continue reading A well-planned induction process is essential for new starters
Several years ago a middle manager at a college of further education told me she had been suspended from work for over a year. She was still on full pay, but completely barred from contacting colleagues because, it was alleged, she had failed to meet her performance targets. As a result, a disciplinary investigation… Continue reading Suspended from work for over a year