Many organisations need additional support when they are dealing with significant issues of change or performance that affect their staff. Whether it is a thorough, fair investigation by an independent consultant, or the management and implementation of a change process, getting early expert advice can prevent costly errors later.
Many disciplinary situations are straightforward, and the person appointed to investigate simply needs to collect data and speak to the person involved. In some instances however, there is a need for a particularly detailed investigation where there are conflicting accounts of what has happened, or contradictory disciplinary and grievance complaints.
Pawpaw Consultancy can provide an independent service - an external advisor not involved in previous or future company politics, who can detail the evidence with clarity and ensure that a full and rounded picture is provided. Your company will benefit from a speedy and efficient investigation, that is not dependent on the workload of existing team members.
Disciplinary and Grievance meetings
It is vital for your organisation that disciplinary and grievance hearings are managed fairly, consistently and openly. At times, it is helpful to involve an independent consultant in that process - particularly for organisations that don't have dedicated HR support, or where the HR team feel that an external adviser will improve buy-in and trust in the process.
Pawpaw Consultancy can manage a disciplinary or grievance situation from start to finish, or provide support during the hearing or in preparing documentation. We will work with HR teams to offer a seamless service.
Recognising that managers involved in hearing disciplinary meetings often find this a stressful experience, we have prepared a guidance note for managers new to this area - or who may not have Chaired or managed a disciplinary meeting for some time. Please download and share the guidance with the managers in your organisation - and let us know if there are areas that need to be included that we've not covered.
For organisations who feel their key staff need support in this critical area of management, Pawpaw Consultancy can also deliver onsite one-day training to up to 12 participants in Managing Disciplinary Meetings.