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Managing conduct issues

The importance of managing conduct issues

No business sets out to have issues with its employees, and few employees want to end up in a dispute with their employer. Yet for a variety of reasons, problems can occur that can negatively impact your business, your culture, and ultimately your success.

When an employee demonstrates inappropriate standards of behaviour, it’s important to deal with any issues quickly and effectively. A failure to adequately address the situation can result in a loss of team morale, a drop in productivity, or in some cases even an Employment Tribunal claim, which can cause both financial and reputational damage.

Whether it’s poor timekeeping, insubordination, inappropriate behaviour or even failed drug tests, HR Advise Me will work with you to ensure that you undertake all the necessary steps, minimising disruption and any other associated risks to your business.

“The seamless service between the HR and legal teams in the Loch Associates Group has proved invaluable to us when we needed support with urgent, sensitive matters. The response was appropriate, professional and timely – we could not have asked for more”

Chairman, Board of Trustees

How HR Advise Me can help

HR Advise Me’s experienced HR consultants can help you get the most from your employees with a range of pragmatic management solutions. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we will support you throughout the entire process, providing assistance with:

  • Managing grievances
  • Reviewing HR documentation, policies and procedures
  • Advice on how to handle difficult conversations
  • Holding disciplinary meetings
  • Advice and guidance on conducting investigations
  • Carrying out investigations on your behalf

We can also work in collaboration with our specialist legal team (Loch Employment Law) to provide legal support when required, including where there are allegations against the business or its employees.

Conduct, policies, documentation & investigations

HR Advise Me can also help by reviewing your letters and other written material to ensure they hit the mark and are compliant. We can also draft bespoke policies and documentation to help you manage your staff more easily. With regards to investigations, we regularly provide guidance on what to do, carry them out for employers and if there is a difficult, advise you on how ot manage it, or we can even manage this for your ourselves

Whatever conduct issue you may be facing, HR Advise Me are here to work with you. Our HR Consultants will help you to navigate and resolve the various issues, discussing the options along the way and minimising the disruption to your business – allowing you to concentrate on your work without the headaches of employee disputes.

“I have no hesitation in recommending Loch Associates to any of my contacts should they ask my advice on employment issues.”


“The whole team is always incredibly responsive, and they work hard to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible”

Chambers UK

“Your approach is one of collaboration, taking your time to understand the issues, our position, and then working proactively with us in a practical manner.”

FD, Architecture Firm