HR Fundamentals Part 3: Managing Misconduct
This webinar will provide key recommendations and practical guidance on what misconduct is and how to address it as and when it arises.
Workplace misconduct and inappropriate behaviour may take many forms, with varying degrees of seriousness. Not only can it adversely affect workplace culture and productivity, if unchecked and mismanaged it can also expose the business to legal risk.
With employees now transitioning back to workplace offices and sites resulting in increased interactions between staff and clients/customers, and the onset of end-of-year celebrations, it is now more important than ever for businesses to ensure:
- employees understand the business’s position on unacceptable behaviour, including relevant ‘out-of-hours conduct’;
- misconduct concerns are identified and addressed promptly; and that
- measures taken to address conduct issues are both reasonable and consistent with requirements outlined in an industrial instrument/ employment contract/ policy or procedure.
It is also crucial that supervisors, managers and others understand and give effect to the employer’s position and are equipped with the necessary tools to confidently address any concerns.
This webinar will provide key recommendations and practical guidance on what misconduct is (including when out-of-hours conduct falls within an employer’s ambit) and how to address it as and when it arises. Participants will also discuss the risks.
Case studies will highlight where employers have got it right and not-so-right and what the implications can be.
The webinar will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions before and during the session.
This webinar is ideal for HR managers, HR staff at all levels and operational staff who manage employees and are responsible for addressing and deciding on suitable approaches and disciplinary measures for managing inappropriate behaviours.