July 2008 Archives
The saga of the document checks rolls on, with no signs of abating.
Today there seemed to be a coordinated effort by a few employees to constantly email me protesting about the planned checks.
As much as I tried to ignore them, I quite like a good argument so couldn't resist putting my factual point of view across...
The last couple of days at work have been 2 of the most frustrating that I have had to endure since starting with the company.
As we are due to apply for a sponsership licence so that we can continue to bring skilled immigrant workers in to the company, we are trying to get our 'house in order' with regard to the checks that we should be doing as an employer.
After years of neglect from the previous HR administration, it's a fairly sizeable task. In order to avoid any discrimination, we are obviously asking to see the appropriate documents from all employees, regardless of nationality.
It's here that our problem lies.
A couple of weeks ago, a junior member of our department left for pastures new.
At the time, we were all fairly sorry to see her go as she seemed to be good at what she was doing and generally a very popular character.
As it turns out, she was exceptionally good at what she was doing... not an awful lot and then covering it up.
As reported last week, the current economic climate has started to have implications at work.
Firstly we were told that recruitment was indefinitely on hold, and now every department has been told to come up with measures to save 3% on their budget for this financial year.
After some intensive inputting all of the results of our employee opinion survey are now logged.
The analysis will be done over the next week, but it's fair to say that some problems have already been identified.