Employment Relations/Performance

Most employers find that one of the most time consuming, distracting and risky things about employing people in your business is when things aren’t working out with them. Employment relations problems usually revolve around unacceptabe behaviour or sub-standard performance. And these come in many guises and are often complex and difficult to resolve.

When this  happens, we are there for you, providing solid, experienced advice, on-the-ground support and solutions.

Backing up are the Performance Reviews and Performance Improvement Plans that are such an integral part of managing your employees.

Here’s what one of our clients have said

“During 2018, I required some urgent assistance with a particularly tricky and urgent employment relationship issue, which was outside my scope of expertise. I made contact with Alan from Positive People who immediately made one of their localised HR consultants available to assist me. The team at Positive People efficiently worked through the detail, provided invaluable advice with options, and supported our business through to finalisation of the matter with a favourable solution.
Over the years, we have regularly used Positive People for a range of services from ad-hoc advice encompassing employment contract detail, company policy and day to day operational matters , through to technical and complex employment relations issues.
Positive People are always available and have proven to be an efficient and effective remote HR support structure for our medium-sized business where we don’t have the need or budget for a full time HR manager.”

COO – Telegistics Limited

Employment Relations Support

When you experience an ER problem, you will want expert advice and practical hands-on help to resolve the matter. We understand that this ER terrain can be one of the most challenging and stressful spaces for a manager to be in. We are always there to support you, be it a telephone call, on-site meeting or representation.

Disciplinary Process

The Disciplinary process can be confronting for both employer and employee. A fair and reasonable process to mitigate risk and ensure that you make the right decisions goes a long way to normalising behaviour in what can often be an emotional time for all. Our templates and extensive experience in this area make the disciplinary process as stress free as possible.

Workplace Investigations

Complaints usually centre around allegations of harassment and/or bullying or other alleged workplace misconduct by one person towards another. When a complaint is made, it is imperative that a proper investigation is carried out. This is important to address the concerns and find solutions. We are licenced Private Investigators with the Ministry of Justice, which is a requirement for these types of workplace investigations.

Personal Grievances

Receiving notification that a Personal Grievance has been lodged can be mind-numbing. With  experience on our side, we help you and/or take the lead in working through the required process, all the while with an eye on finding an acceptable resolution so that you can get on with your business.

Performance Reviews

We strongly believe in creating a culture of positive performance within organisations. We have a long history of helping businesses develop and design performance management and review systems that work. We can provide the systems and guide your managers to conduct the conversations that get optimum results from each person in the business.

Performance Improvement Plans

First prize with good employees whose performance has dropped is to intiate plans to get them above the line again as soon as possible. Our proven Performance Improvement Plans positively communicate and address your concerns, draw a line in the sand, set expectations and provide a clear road map to measure progress against agreed standards.