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Training Bulletin Issue 36

Successfully minuting disciplinary, grievance or redundancy meetings

How often do you have to minute stressful meetings? Anyone who needs to minute disciplinary, redundancy or grievance meetings knows these can be some of the most difficult aspects of their work. However, having to attend such meetings is a necessary part of the job, and it may fall to you to make sure your company has the legally required minutes that form part of the record of one of these processes. And, unfortunately, in the current climate, redundancy meetings in particular are increasingly frequent.

Why and how are disciplinary, grievance and redundancy meetings different?

These sorts of meetings differ from other types of company meetings in significant ways.

For all these reasons, it can be harder or more stressful to minute this kind of meeting.

Common problems and how to avoid them

What to write down and what to leave out.

For normal meetings, you only need to capture the main points, decisions and the main arguments leading to them, and actions. For disciplinary, grievance or redundancy meetings, you need to write down as much as you can of what is said, and in the words of the speakers. You can make this easier if:

You can’t keep up when people speak quickly

Disciplinary, grievance or redundancy meetings are usually minuted by hand rather than recorded or typed directly onto a computer. Unfortunately, very few of us learn shorthand any more, so you are left scribbling madly trying to catch everything, then trying to decipher your scrawl later when you type up the notes for the official record.

We have developed a specialist course on Minuting Disciplinary & Grievance Meetings, which includes these tips and much more to help you and your staff perform this difficult task as well as possible.

Public course schedule

Follow this link for the dates of our public courses.

The price is £495 + VAT per person for a one-day course and £850 + VAT for a two-day course. Half day courses are £295 + VAT per person.

Consultancies cost £850 + VAT for one day or £500 + VAT for half a day, held at your premises.

We also offer private courses at your premises. Please call us for details.

How to book

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The Plain Words Training Team

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