Sunday, May 30, 2010

Employment difficulties

Have you ever had difficulty finding a new staff member and had another staff member recommend a family member? There are a number of issues that should seriously be considered.

Firstly, the relationship may cause tension in the workplace – either between the two or between them and other employees / volunteers. The other issue is that it potentially makes is easier for them to collude to commit fraud as a result of the close family relationship.

So how can you deal with this issue? A decision needs to be made whether it is appropriate to employ relatives of current employees. The employment policy should clearly set out that family members will not be employed at least, in the same area or allowing one family member to supervise the other family member.

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