New advice has been published by ACAS on performance management and the fair treatment of staff. The advice based on research which found that 1 in 4 organisations adapt their performance management systems to staff members with disabilities. The research also discovered that 1 in 10 employers described their performance management system as demotivating for staff and additionally 1 in 10 employees use their systems for planning and monitoring training and development.
The new ACAS guidance suggests the active consideration of workforce diversity and Equality Act provisions when assessing performance management arrangements. For example, employers should be proactive in making reasonable adjustments used by the company are disadvantaged to those employees.