As a leader or manager you have responsibility for managing
conflict in the workplace. You must intervene before
disagreements and differences of opinion escalate into all out war
and leads to courts and employment tribunals.If
you value your organization, it is critical that you use your mediation
skills to intervene at the earliest possible stage in a
conflict situation. Ignore the problem and it will not go way.
It will get worse.
The role of the LRC is the promotion and development
of good industrial relations. The LRC provides a range of advisory
and mediation services to employers, trade unions
and employees.How does this relate to the community
sector? The LRC delivers its key functions through four specific
services. The Workplace Mediation Service is the service most
applicable to community sector employers.
Since the Employment Equality Act 1998 recruitment and
interview practices and procedures have changed significantly.
Employers must take greater care when setting out to hire new
employees or to promote existing members of staff.Job
interview candidatesmay have grounds for taking legal action
if they are unsuccessful candidates. Staff passed over for
promotion also have the option to resort to legal action.
Many community sector employers employ a considerable
number of part-time employees. Are you aware of your obligations
under The Protection of Employees (Part-Time Work) Act 2001?
This Act ensures that part-time employees cannot be treated less favourably
than a full-time employee. What is the purpose of the