Disciplinary Process

Do you need customised support around disciplinary processes?

Relax – ConsultingHQ can help you. And we’ve seen it all!

When an employee isn’t following instructions, complying with processes, performs poorly, has substance abuse issues, or bullies colleagues – it’s incredibly disruptive to a business.

Yet the steps to discipline employees are very specific under NZ Employment Law. One wrong step and it could be your organisation that ends in trouble, with a personal grievance claim.

Our HR experts at ConsultingHQ can provide you with highly-responsive, personalised support and advice around the employment disciplinary process. We’ll also make sure you have the correct documentation for workplace disciplinary procedures.

The disciplinary steps for employers involve a standard series of meetings with your employee, following a structured process. There need to be specific communications at each stage, as well as before, during, and after each meeting. The goal of the meetings is to support the employee in introducing changes to their behaviour or performance. Often these meetings result in a positive change in the employee and a path forward.

However, once the disciplinary process has been followed, sometimes an employee will be required to leave your business. ConsultingHQ will be on hand to support both you and your employee through that process. It can be a difficult time for all parties involved, and having us managing the process as a third-party can ease that strain.

ConsultingHQ can also work with your remaining employees to manage morale and boost motivation.

Is instant dismissal or suspension an option?

There are rare situations where serious breaches in conduct warrant immediate dismissal or suspension. If that’s the case, a different series of meetings and communications are followed. It’s never a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to disciplinary processes. We’ll guide you through the safest course of action, step by step.

“The experienced team at ConsultingHQ knows our team and business objectives well, and genuinely cares about our continued business success. Our combined focus on better HR practices and processes has supported on-going improvements to hiring, developing, and engaging our staff. Engaging with ConsultingHQ has meant we have not only have moved the dial on HR best practices but also enhanced both our employment relationships and Company culture with our staff.”

Mervyn Simpkin, Compac Furniture

“The experienced team at ConsultingHQ knows our team and business objectives well, and genuinely cares about our continued business success. Our combined focus on better HR practices and processes has supported on-going improvements to hiring, developing, and engaging our staff. Engaging with ConsultingHQ has meant we have not only have moved the dial on HR best practices but also enhanced both our employment relationships and Company culture with our staff.”

Mervyn Simpkin, Compac Furniture 

Do you need help with disciplinary processes?

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