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Big 5 Challenges
A publication which aims at assisting managers with the day to day challenges in the work place. It deals with popular topics such as poor performance, abuse of sick leave, incapacity, disciplinary code and procedures, grievances, insubordination, absenteeism, abscondment, alcohol abuse, counselling and suspension.
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Johanette Rheeder
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THE BIG 5 CHALLENGES A MANAGER FACES IN THE WORKPLACE By Johanette Rheeder CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Defining the Employment Relationship 2. THE CHALLENGES AND UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES 2.1 Insubordination1 Gross Insubordination and Insolence 2.2 Abscondment, Unauthorised Absence and Desertion 2.3 Abuse of Sick Leave and Leave 2.4 Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Unauthorised or Unlawful Possession of Drugs or Alcohol, Alcohol or Drug Abuse or Being under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs 2.5 Theft 2.6 Why Do We Keep Records and How 2.7 Unique Challenges 3. COUNSELLING OF EMPLOYEES 3.1 When to Council or to Discipline 3.2 The Value of Counselling 3.3 Recording the Process 4. SUSPENSION 4.1 Suspension With or Without Pay (For A Limited Period) 5. INCAPACITY DUE TO POOR PERFORMANCE AND ILLNESS 5.1 Incapacity due to Poor Performance –When Does the Employer Consider this and How Does it Differ from Discipline? 5.2 What Procedure is Required and When Can the Employer Dismiss? 5.3 Dismissal While on Probation 5.4 Incapacity Due to Ill Health or Injury 5.5 What to Do With Employees Who Do Not Participate 6. GRIEVANCES AND GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES 6.1 How to Deal With the Difficult Employee