What are the effective ways to take disciplinary action against employee?
It’s usually a four-stage process:Verbal Warning -- Written Warning -- Suspension -- TerminationHowever it’s not that simple. For example, you could have multiple verbal or written warnings.If a situation is very serious (for example a breach of health and safety), you could go directly to suspension or termination. There are just some people whose actions could put the lives of others at risk, and you need them off site as fast as possible.The implementation of each of these needs to follow the legal procedures in your country. If you do it wrong, you could be liable (e.g. unfair dismissal). In most situations, I’d suggest getting legal advice. However if you are in a role that could affect many employees, get training.
What is meant by Disciplinary action against a Government Employee?
When a government official is found engaged in irregular act or misconduct of any kind, disciplinary action is started against him to determine whether he is guilty of misconduct or not, and if he is guilty, what punishment should be given to him for his misconduct or irregularity.It is important to understand that all government officials in India are protected by the Article 311 of the Constitution which provides that no government officer can be punished unless an inquiry is held. Disciplinary proceedings are must for taking action against any government official in India.There is an elaborate procedure prescribed by the government by the law in this regard. The main features of the disciplinary proceedings are:-The officer has to be informed of his charges by the issue of a charge-sheetHe would be given reasonable opportunity to be defend himself and being heard in person in respect of the charges levelled against him.If the misconduct is minor in nature, he can be awarded a minor penalty (including censure, withholding promotion for specified period, withholding increment for some period etc.) and the matter is over. However, if the charges are grave in nature and there is a case of major penalty (including punishments like demotion in rank, dismissal and removal from the service), an Inquiry Authority (IA) has to be appointed and an elaborate enquiry has to be conducted.After the report of IA, the government take the opinion of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) or Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the department and take necessary action against the officer.
How do you explain to a young office employee, why we don't discuss disciplinary actions with co-workers?
You explain it by pointing out a weakness of the employee who wishes to gossip about a co-worker, mentioning that all employees have weaknesses, including the cocky ones.Don't actually say that last part, however.After describing the employee's weakness in detail, tell him or her that you aren't recommending any disciplinary action in this case.Then, ask the employee how it would feel to be scrutinized for deficiencies in work performance with an audience of colleagues who were competing against each other at work, especially when the gap in performance (or other errant behavior) warranted disciplinary action.
Can Google employees discuss disciplinary action taken against them with other employees?
You probably could. The information given to you is generally “confidential” which means Google is not going to release it. However, if you want to say “Here is how I screwed up and what Google did about it” I don't think they would try and stop you. Now, why you would want to do so is a different question,Because Google keeps such information confidential, none of your co-workers should be aware that disciplinary action was taken against you, So, unless you tell them, they should not know, and thus they won't ask you about it. The potential exception being if the disciplinary action was taken because of something you did to another Googler. However, they should have been advised not to talk about the situation, past reporting it.I had such a situation once [not at Google, long before] where there was a conflict [misunderstanding] between me and another employee, we were both told not to interact after that. I had to go back to HR to get the interaction stopped from the other side, but after that, no one ever said anything to anyone. Eventually, we both left the company, separately, and unrelated other than the fact that the interaction had colored my perception of the company and I presume theirs. I would presume disciplinary actions are similar.
Is that possible to join in Cognizant again once the employee was forced to resign for disciplinary action?
I will write generic HR practice instead of filtering the knowledge for Cognizant.Whenever an employee leaves the organisation, HR marks the employee profile (after inputs of Manager) if he/she is re-hireable or not. So you may find employees who leave the organisation after a feud or in worst case getting sacked do not receive alumni mailers or re-joining requests. That is because they are marked as “Not re-hireable” (nomenclature differs organisation to organisation).Now if someone has been asked to leave on disciplinary grounds then the employee is already tagged as “Not re-hireable”. If you are able to apply and interview is scheduled/cleared then rest assured, your candidate profile is still not uploaded in the HRMS yet. To release an offer letter, the last toll gate is profile creation in HRMS (remember those mailers from taleo to upload documents), and once profile is created, the HRD will get to know that the candidate has hiring restrictions and the process will cease to proceed.If the HR process is not robust and doesn't have such checks, one may get rehired. Or else if the employee was not tagged as “Not re-hireable” during exit then chances are there.
How can I find NGOs employees to fill out my questionnaire?
You can get employees at shelters, places of worship, education centers, centers for non-discrimination, job banks,food banks, resource centers, legal aid offices, and many more. I don’t know where you live so I can’t be specific.