The foundation of almost every business is its people. Getting the best out of your employees and creating a productive and effective working environment can be one of the biggest challenges faced by employers. In an increasingly competitive business environment, understanding how to recruit and support employees to guarantee efficiency of performance is of fundamental importance.
Performance management is increasingly relied upon by employers to assess and evaluate their employees’ ability to fulfil and excel in the delivery of their duties and establish areas for growth and improvement to ensure that every employee feels supported and encouraged in their working environment. At MBM Commercial, our team of business employment solicitors understand the challenges faced by employers and have an established reputation for providing practical and holistic advice to ensure your business runs with effortless efficiency.
Performance Management Policies
As well as providing employers with advice and support in response to individual cases, our business employment team also assists employers in future proofing the operating practice that underpins a business. We will assist in establishing or updating existing performance management policies specific to your business structure with a view to providing employers with the tools to consistently manage performance issues and provide employees with the support structure required to fulfil their responsibilities.
Having a fair and established performance management policy in place can often mitigate the escalation of employee performance disputes. The policy will outline what is expected of each individual, ensure transparency and accountability and provide a foundation on which a harmonious and efficient working environment can develop and prosper. The policy will represent an agreement between employees and employers on the reciprocal duties accepted by both parties in the context of the working environment. It can be used for reference by managers or employees when carrying out performance management processes and provide support to employees in their understanding of the process from the outset.
The value of a performance management policy cannot be understated. At MBM Commercial, our team of business employment lawyers as will work closely with you to understand your business needs and concerns, identify strengths and weaknesses within your workplace and formulate a policy that will enable you to create a workplace that inspires productivity and job satisfaction within your employees.
Performance Management Process
The performance management process must be both fair and reasonable. The danger of implementing or relying on a system that fails to observe these fundamental principles is that irreparable harm can be done to the employment relationship and more widely, to the dynamics and productivity of the workplace. An employment law claim may arise in instances where an employee feels that they have been treated unfairly or in a manner that amounts to discrimination.
A performance management process should represent the following criteria to ensure the fairness and objectivity of the practice:
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Our team of business employment solicitors will provide practical advice, specific to your business and employees.
We have extensive experience in this field and have offered advice and achieved results in even the most challenging of working environments. We understand the legal requirements that must be satisfied by employers and the standards expected by employment tribunals, and we will provide you with effective tools and processes to ensure the efficiency and productivity of your employees on the basis of fair and transparent performance management policies and practices.