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How to... Manage Performance

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 25/01/2018 A recent survey of performance management in the U.S. serves to confirm what many of us have known for some time. That is, the process can be time-consuming, stressful, unproductive and often irrelevant. According to Adobe’s survey of 1,500 American office workers, performance reviews also stir unh...
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How to... Manage Absenteeism

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 20/12/2017 According to the Irish Business and Employers’ Confederation (IBEC), absenteeism costs employers in Ireland around €1.5 bn. per annum. The Small Firms Association puts the cost at €490m. per annum, warning however that by factoring in indirect costs, the bill could be closer to €1bn. Across the Iri...
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Sickness and Absence
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How to... Coach Performance at Work

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 29/11/2017 What Is Coaching? Coaching is based on the premise that we all have talents and abilities that are unrealised. It is primarily a training and development function, where skills and knowledge are imparted. The coach’s role is normally not advisory, but to assist clients in uncovering and expanding t...
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How to… Ensure Effective Teamwork

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 23/10/2017 First things first: do teams work? Yes - it is well established via research that team working: Enhances employee attitudes (e.g. engagement, motivation) and behaviour (e.g. absenteeism, turnover). Enables greater financial performance - which may be the most convincing argument for making an inve...
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How to… Conduct a Disciplinary Interview

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 25/09/2017 Strange though it may seem, adherence to procedure is influential in the majority of third-party dismissal determinations. Indeed, such judgements frequently focus more on the procedural provisions than the case’s merits. Not surprisingly then, in 2015 the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) issue...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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How to… Handle Bullying and Harassment at Work

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 22/08/2017 PLEASE NOTE: Since the Lyons v Longford Westmeath ETB decision, Mr. Pat Breen, T.D., Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection has asked the Workplace Relations Commission and the Health and Safety Authority to undertake a review of their codes ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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How to… Mediate: The Art of Dispute Resolution

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 24/07/2017 Mediation is a voluntary, positive, forward-thinking way of resolving disputes, using a neutral third party (the mediator) to facilitate a settlement. A recent review by the Kennedy Institute for Workplace Mediation at Maynooth University confirms that mediation has numerous benefits. These include...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues Policies and Procedures
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How to… Conduct The Grievance Interview

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 26/06/2017 The importance of effective grievance handling was reiterated earlier this year when an Adjudication Officer at the Workplace Relations Commission awarded €52,000 to the father of a Down Syndrome child. It was held that when he sought scheduling arrangements to enable him to care for his daughter, ...
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Disciplinary and Grievance Issues
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How to… Manage Employee Communications - The Art Of Effective Presentations

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 22/05/2017 Most of us are experienced at communication through talking. We do it daily. But when faced with a formal situation - whether it be addressing the Labour Court, the Workplace Relations Commission (W.R.C.), top management, a team briefing or prospective clients, an in-house training cou...
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How to... Manage the Bonus Meeting – Performance Pay

Posted in: How To... with Dr. Gerry McMahon on 24/04/2017 Evidence from a host of recent private sector pay settlements and surveys in Ireland reveals that performance or variable pay is a popular people management practice. It has even been adjudged by the Labour Court to be a ‘condition of employment’ (LCR19684), though in 2012 the High Court held that ...
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Policies and Procedures Pay and Conditions of Employment