Author(s): Michael Smyth
Are your employees an asset or an expense? How to fire a disengaged employee without it costing you more. 1 out of every 10 New Zealand employees is disengaged from their work. That means they are doing the bare minimum just not to get fired. They come into work, surf the Internet, steal the stationery, leave early, and run down your business behind your back. <br><i>Employed but not Engaged</i> teaches business owners how to make sure you don't end up with a disengaged employee in your workplace and if you do, how to fire them without getting sued. A few things you will learn: how to recruit the right staff; how to carry out misconduct and non-performance dismissals; how to carry out a redundancy process; how to avoid claims for constructive dismissal; how to deal with a personal grievance.
Michael Smyth is a practising employment law barrister and owner of approachablelawyer.com. He has been in practice for over 12 years both in London and New Zealand and brings his unique style of writing to this hot topic.