How To: Be An Effective ‘Nominated Person’

Posted in : How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 25 May 2021
Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd
Issues covered: Bullying at Work; Nominated Person; Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work

New Code – Go Informal

The new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work Order 2020encourages an ‘informal problem-solving approach’ as the most appropriate means of ‘addressing allegations of bullying effectively’. Where people are going to continue working together, this informal ‘collaborative and non-adversarial approach’ is adjudged to be ‘particularly important’.

The Code highlights the key elements of the informal approach as:

  • Employees being confident that they will be listened to, taken seriously and that their concerns will be assessed fairly, quickly and effectively.
  • Managers having the confidence and capacity to engage

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This article is correct at 10/06/2021

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Dr. Gerry McMahon
Productive Personnel Ltd

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