Okay, calm down and carry on, as the T Shirts seem to say these days.
No, not what you are/were thinking.
It’s a comment made by more than one of our clients several weeks/months (please insert your own experience here) in to a new employee hire.
You advertised, did everything right, took up references, and then the employee from hell started. What were you thinking?!!!
They were prefect at interview, great writing as well, filling in the application form so neatly. References were amazing.
So you can’t get or give a reference that isn’t factual, but if a company is looking to loose an employee, and happy when they leave (just watch for the bunting on the last day), then they can give overly good news in a reference.
What happened once they start with you. First week fine. Next week ok, third week starting late, fourth week, downhill rapidly now.
2 months in they spend more time on their own homepage/facebook than in actually doing the work you pay them for and its all going Pete Tong now.
That’t where we come in.
You want to get rid of them, but don’t know how. The new employee is driving you and most of the rest of your staff batty at best and inciting riots and shotguns at dawn at worst.
Weekly resignations are being threatened by your best staff, but you just know that trying to fire this errant person that it will end in an Employment Tribunal.
Don’t worry, help is at hand. There are solutions, especially for SME’s which are our speciality.
You need HR help and support, but not every day and not all the time. You certainly need something but don’t want/need/afford a full time HR Manager.
We excel at and have a passion for supporting small business with their HR needs. Support doesn’t have to cost the earth, but can sort issues before they get to the expensive side in the above example.
A Managing Director once told me that he was contemplating making all 10 of his staff redundant on a Friday, changing the name of the company, and getting 9 of his (old) staff back under the new company on the Monday. This was the only solution he could think of to get rid of one administrator. Overkill in the extreme, but we sorted the issue out to his satisfaction and were able to dismiss the errant employee.