Specialist HR services company, Vantage Personnel Ltd, in association with Collas Crill, will be holding a breakfast seminar on 25 February focusing on management communication issues when dealing with staff capability or conduct issues and how to avoid common pitfalls.

The event – which is titled ‘Can We Talk?’ – will focus on some of the potential consequences of line managers failing to communicate clearly with staff. Attendees will be offered practical guidance on how they can introduce simple changes to their work practices to improve how they deal with day-to-day staff management scenarios and hence avoiding future problems.

Wendy McHugh, Vantage Personnel’s Managing Director commented:

‘It can be a misconception for line managers to assume that a member of staff has understood or agreed what is expected of them in their roles. There are some relatively straightforward ‘best practice’ solutions that can be put in place to ensure clarity of communication between staff and managers, whether that’s in an informal meeting, an appraisal or even in a performance management situation.

‘The event will give pragmatic and legal advice and consider real-life scenarios. Attendees will leave with their own action points they can introduce when back in the workplace to avoid some of the potential pitfalls incumbent in any staff management situation.’

Topics that will be covered at the event include:

  • Initiating difficult discussions with staff members
  • Managing poor performance
  • The importance of clarity of communication when agreeing performance expectations
  • Pitfalls that can be avoided by making simple changes
  • Best practice in staff communication

The event, which is free of charge, takes place at OGH Hotel on Thursday 25 February; 7.30am (registration and breakfast), 8.00am start.

To book a place, please click here.

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