Every business has different standards of what is deemed appropriate or inappropriate behaviour. While some forms of behaviour will always be inappropriate, it is important that everyone in the business understands where the line is drawn.

1. Bullying: undermining and humiliating another person. For example, off-colour jokes may appear to be simply bad taste, but it depends on the situation. They can be used to target an individual or group.
2. Harassment: unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic which violates an individual’s dignity. Such behaviour could manifest in subtle ways such as a creeping invasion of personal space.
3. Substance abuse can be identified by unusual changes in a person’s judgment, alertness, perception, performance and emotional state.
4. Violence can be easier to identify than other forms of inappropriate behaviour, and swift action is vital to deal with any incidents.
5. Disregard of company rules; reoccurring lateness, theft, disregard for company property etc.

By watching out for these 5 signs, Managers and businesses can be confident in their ability to offer staff a working environment free of inappropriate behaviour.

For guidance on inappropriate conduct at work, contact Solve on 0131 300 0433

Employer Right to Work Checks

1. What is a PPA assessment?

At Solve we are delighted to be able to offer PPA behavioural assessments through our partnership with Thomas International.

Using the DISC profiling method, Thomas’ PPA behavioural assessment provides an accurate insight into how people behave in the workplace,

2. What can it be used for?

The PPA assessment can be used in a number of ways:

  • It gives you a greater level of certainty when recruiting,
  • Identify employees for promotion
  • Assemble effective teams
  • Identify gaps in existing teams
  • Identify precisely the areas for development that will have the maximum impact on your business
  • Manage performance
  • Resolve team issues
  • Boost motivation

3. So how can it be used in recruitment?

A PPA report give you an indication of whether or not a candidate has the key behaviours required to carry out the role.  It also provides a detailed Interviewers Guide that has specific questions based on the candidates profile allowing you to fully explore their behaviours and personality.  It helps you to recruit the right person for the role and your organisation, effectively eliminating the need to fit a square peg into a round hole

4 How does it help me to manage my existing employees?

The straight forward PPA assessment takes only 8 minutes to complete. You are then provided with a detailed report outlining an employee’s strengths and limitations, their communication style, their value to the business, what motivates them, their basic fears and how they behave under pressure.

It will allow you to understand how to adapt your management style in order to get the best out of each employee.  It will also enable you identify and focus more time on those who will truly drive your business forward.

If you are looking to gain a better understanding of potential or existing employee behaviours and abilities then please speak to us.