Resource Hub - Vista

The Digital Classroom: The Triune Brain

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We use the reptilian, or Triune brain as part of our training on a variety of topics. Its a great tool to help us understand our reactions, why they happen, how they can get in the way of constructive conversations and therefore – how to better manage situations in a workplace context. We ran this…

How to Diagnose Performance Problems when Working from Home

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All employers are having to react to the challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak. For many, this means a switch to working from home for an extended period of time. Its unfamiliar territory for some, and can be especially tricky for managers with teams of people around them that they now need to manage remotely.…

How to Diagnose Performance Problems when Working from Home

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Here’s our technique for diagnosing performance problems in your team when working remotely. It will help your managers diagnose what might be affecting the performance of their team and identify whether is it an external factor, a what, why, or a how problem. If you found this useful, take a look at our new workshops…

Managing Performance during Covid19

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All employers are having to react to the challenges arising from the Coronavirus outbreak. The welfare and protection of staff is paramount, coupled with the economic implications and consequent organisational changes. In particular, the advice around social distancing has resulted in many employers having to introduce measures for staff to work at home and stop…

Mock Employment Tribunals: New Dates Now Available!

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Have you ever been to an employment tribunal? Does the thought of defending a case before a Judge fill you with dread? Back by popular demand, Vista’s mock employment tribunal allows delegates to experience all the thrills and spills of the tribunal, but in a learning environment. Here’s a taste of the fun you can…

What is ‘Dignity at Work’ Anyway?

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Dignity at work is the title of our flagship training programme at Vista. But what does dignity at work really mean? In order to feel valued and included at work, we first need to feel respect from and for the people that we work with. Both our human values and the legal framework expect that…

How to Make Employee Feedback Memorable: Tips for your Managers

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Great quality employee feedback is one of the best thing’s managers can give to their teams. Well-structured, constructive guidance that the recipient can use to evolve what they do; and how they do it is vital for ongoing development, confidence and a thriving workforce. The problem is, we’re not so keen on giving it or…

How to Write a Better Grievance Outcome Letter

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The first rule of the grievance outcome letter: provide reasons for any findings, backed up by evidence. It is a common fear that putting too much in a grievance response could give the complainant an opportunity to pull the details apart. The actual danger is that if we don’t give reasons for our response at…

How to Conduct a First-Rate Grievance Investigation

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So, we know the importance of establishing the nature of the grievance and ensuring all of the issues are addressed. One way in which we can be confident we have responded to a grievance thoroughly and ensure the employee is satisfied it has been addressed, is by conducting a thorough grievance investigation. So, what does…

The Do’s and Don’ts of The Grievance Process

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As employment law advisers, we are frequently asked about grievances and issues surrounding the grievance process, which put us to thinking: what is it about a grievance that fills us with dread, and why? We all know what we should do in an ideal world… Establish the nature of the grievance and the issues promptly…

The Performance Management Cycle

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This video gives you a structure to how you manage your team member’s performance. Complete each step on the journey each time you set an action plan; and at each stage of your formal procedure – and you’re well on the way to effective performance management.

Dignity at Work – Meet our Dignity Dinosaurs

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Dignity at work is a complex and emotional topic and has become one of the toughest training challenges for Learning and Development professionals to tackle. We’ve developed a communication strategy using (yes) cartoon Dinosaurs. Each member of our ‘Dignity Dinosaur’ herd, who you’ll meet shortly, represents the behaviours we see regularly within organisations, and the…

Case Study: Dignity at Work

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With an international employee network of over 10,000, and a traditional manufacturing and industrial relations environment, as a partner to Airbus – no day is ever the same! Recently, Airbus recognised the need to provide a series of training sessions to support their employees in navigating the complex area of acceptable behaviours and maintaining dignity…

Managing Sickness Absence: Tips for your Managers

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When a member of your team goes off sick and the absence becomes prolonged, how to manage the sickness absence can seem unstructured for managers as there aren’t specific ‘trigger points’ to prompt (or justify) taking action. Also, often policies and procedures state that an employee can be absent from work for four weeks before…

A Short and Sweet Guide to Soft Skills

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We’re all well versed in the benefits of soft skills training. Research has shown that they account for 90% of what makes people progress up the ladder. Whilst soft and hard skills should work in harmony – the so called softer, people focused skills can be difficult to master. In the interest of keeping life…

Four Practical Ways to Tackle Unconscious Bias

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We’re human, we all have unconscious biases that play a huge role in the decisions we make day in, day out, at home or at work. When these biases rear their head in the workplace, the impact on recruitment, team members’ progression, management decisions, culture and ultimately the bottom line are not to be ignored.…

How to Manage the Grievance Appeal Process: Tips for Your Managers

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An employee has appealed against the outcome of a grievance they have raised, and one of your managers is in the frame to chair the appeal hearing. We’ve put together a quick guide covering how to manage the grievance appeal process and be confident that the decision they reach has taken all the right things…

Why Digital Learning Works: The Theory

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Digital learning, workshop learning or e-learning? It’s a challenge for employers to decipher which approach will meet their objectives. Employers often ask us which is the best way to go, and the answer is the same every time – there is no one-size fits all. Each organisation we work with has a different culture, requirement…

Dignity at Work: Meet our Dignity Dinosaurs

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Dignity at work is a complex and emotional topic and has become one of the toughest training challenges for Learning and Development professionals to tackle. One thing is for sure, an organisation won’t achieve a true change in dignity at work behaviours through a safe approach; we’re talking policies, briefings and PowerPoint slides. Enter stage…

Do you have a problem with harassment at work?

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Harassment at work is an issue that occupied the majority of newspaper headlines throughout 2017. A BBC survey released shocking findings – that half of British women and a fifth of men have been sexually harassed in the workplace. It was a year not to be forgotten and a year which employers and learning and…