Rarely a week goes by without a household name hitting the headlines for making a massive HR faux pas. And it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that it’s all the fault of greedy bosses who are more keen on lining their own pockets than doing the right thing by their loyal employees.
Mistakes with admin processes that result in employees receiving their wages a few days late? Obviously, a ploy to enable the business to hold onto their cash for a bit longer.
Employees forced to give up their holiday entitlement because of a last-minute crisis? Probably a crafty trick devised to make sure that staff are worked to the bone.
Disgruntled staff who are vocal about their negative experiences at work? Well, there’s no smoke without fire.
We’ve all seen the stories in the press, often sensationalised to sell more newspapers and attract more readers, and before you know it we’ve played judge and jury about the moral standing of those in charge. Sometimes though, it isn’t black and white.
Let’s not get it twisted … Legislation exists for a reason, and for the greater good.As an employer, you have a responsibility to make sure that you’re compliant, that you’re implementing best practices, and that you’re doing everything you can to create a fair and nurturing environment for your workers.
But mistakes can happen, and even the most dedicated and ethical employers can find themselves facing extremely difficult circumstances.
When your business is growing fast, and you have a million and one things to balance, you can take your eye off the ball. You can overlook important details. And you can find yourself facing circumstances that you never imagined, which can put your entire business in jeopardy.
At this stage, what’s really important is what you do next, and how you decide to put things right.
If you’re worried that there could be an HR nightmare on the horizon, then we want to help. We can assess your current circumstances, and help you to pull together an action plan that gets things back on the right track as quickly as possible, and with the least amount of fuss.
We’re not here to judge you – we’re just passionate about getting things right, and we understand the challenges that you’re facing. Give us a call on 01604 763494 or click on the ‘get in touch’ box to the right, and we’ll be waiting to help you.