Hints and Links: Discipline
Here is the 12th in our series of one-line hints and one-click links to help you learn more about managing others. Below you'll find 14 key hints on the skills plus 14 links to more free Internet resources.
Discipline Hint 1
"Discipline is the process of how people comply with laid-down rules and procedures."
Here’s a full primer on workplace discipline from the HR department of the University of British Columbia.
Discipline Hint 2
"Most of an employee's contractual obligations, particularly those which cover personal conduct, are understood not spelled out."
Find out what’s in your Contract of Employment at i-resign .
Discipline Hint 3
"A recent trend has developed to spell out a business's ethics in explicit codes of conduct."
Here’s an example of a code of conduct from Oxford Brookes University.
Discipline Hint 4
"Standards are levels of workplace performance and include vocational standards, workplace standards and personal standards."
Learn about management standards on Working with People here.
Discipline Hint 5
"Setting people up to catch them out is likely to lead to allegations of harassment or bullying."
Get clued up on the law on harassment. Here’s the UK law from the cipd.
Discipline Hint 6
"The first thing to do when a case of indiscipline is reported is to carry out an investigation."
Learn how to carry out a disciplinary investigation at businesslink.
Discipline Hint 7
"Mediation is a way of coming to a face-saving conclusion in disciplinary cases."
Learn how the mediation process works at mediate.com.
Discipline Hint 8
"A written disciplinary policy provides a framework for a consistent approach to discipline in the whole organisation."
Get the UK ACAS guide on discipline and grievances at work.
Discipline Hint 9
"Fair sanctions and penalties are those that are appropriate for the misdemeanour or misconduct."
Follow this flowchart for disciplinary actions from employmentlawclinic.com.
Discipline Hint 10
"Counselling is an effective way of dealing with minor or first-time breaches of discipline."
Learn how to use counselling in disciplinary cases from inspire-success.
Discipline Hint 11
"A good counselling solution should be implementable at once."
Discover the difference between counselling and coaching for performance improvement at coach4growth.
Discipline Hint 12
"At the start of a formal disciplinary hearing, you should introduce the rest of the panel and say why they are present."
Here’s a step-by-step guide to running a disciplinary interview from startupdonut.
Discipline Hint 13
"A dismissal can only be automatically fair if it is for one of a certain set of reasons or proven gross misconduct."
Here’s what you need to know about fair, unfair, and other types of dismissal from desktoplawyer.
Discipline Hint 14
"Any dismissal is only likely to be fair if you have considered alternatives and found these wanting."
More on the legal position on dismissals from emplaw.