Informal Disciplinary Conversations - Micro-Course

  • 3 months access
  • 1 Unit
  • 15 Minutes

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This Micro-Course provides a step-by- step guide to having informal conversations about minor disciplinary matters, such as phone use, social media and timekeeping.


Informal disciplinary conversations aren’t part of an organisation’s formal disciplinary procedure, but they can be a very effective way of tackling issues at an early stage before they become more serious. They can be particularly useful when dealing with relatively minor issues, such as poor timekeeping, excessive chatting or phone use, or inappropriate use of social media. The focus is always on finding a solution and helping the employee to improve, rather than on imposing sanctions. Combining dramatised scenarios with best-practice guidance and key legal advice, this course provides a quick-reference step-by- step guide to having an informal disciplinary conversation with an employee and ensuring a positive outcome for both the individual concerned and the business as a whole.

Learning Outcomes

This Micro-Course will give a better understanding of:

  • when it’s appropriate to try informal resolution
  • how to prepare for the meeting
  • what to consider when presenting your concerns and exploring the issue
  • agreeing steps for improvement and monitoring progress

Produced by Skill Boosters.

Course Matter Expert

  • Petra Venton, Employment law expert  

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