Relocation tied in with sickness and performance

When we recruit staff to the hospital and they are entitilled to relocation monies, this should be tied into  a clause which states that if staff are off sick whcih takes them into a bradford score of 128 or more, which is not relating to severe illness, that their relocation monies are with held for that year.

The hospital could also do with reintroducing a three to six month get out clause on either side, ie a temporary contract to become permenant. 

Staff relocating could be suggesetd to come on a career break, making their move back to a previous place of employment easier.


Why the contribution is important

This may then reduce sickness and absence as well as potentially recovering monies which are being paid to person who are not even working once they have relocated.

this would allow us to dispense with staff who turn up and then are not what they professed to be at interview. this would then save the long winded and not very effective capability process.

It would also ensure we got the correct staff for the job and not the ones who want to be here to get paid but not work.


by FionaSmith on April 21, 2017 at 10:17AM

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  • Posted by Manneen April 21, 2017 at 12:30

    The HR function throughout government needs to be more direct, professional and made fit for purpose. HR "errors" are costing the country millions in wrong hires, extended disciplinaries that go to court e.g. attorney general case. I would argue that HR competencies be reviewed in terms of performance e.g. issuing of contracts that protect the gov , knowledge of current legislation and failure to act appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 25, 2017 at 16:29

    The relocation monies should only be paid when the probationary period is completed and more rigorous checks made from previous employers,especially in the Health Service.A lot of people talk a good interview and have reams of impressive certificates,but if all they do is go on courses and'butterfly' from job to job,we don't need them here! Also, not everyone realises the drawbacks to living on an Island and when they do experience a Manx Winter, they promptly run for the boat(if it's going that is). We have seen evidence in the paper of Medical staff being wanted by Police in Europe and other Medical staff only staying a few months because they feel isolated professionally and geographically. We need to be upfront at interview and recruitment drives in the spring/summer gives folk a chance to fall in love with our Island before the winter sets in!
    Critically ,better checks on previous employment including sickness and performance needs to be paramount as well as number of jobs held which will weed out the Butterflies flitting from place to place.
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