Human Resources

8.0 Alternatives To Formal Action

If it becomes apparent that the employee may not be capable of achieving the required level of performance, alternative solutions should be discussed, for example: transferring to other employment within the College utilising the skills and experience of the employee; early retirement; or leaving the College’s employment. 

There is no obligation for the employee to agree to an alternative course of action and the final decision will rest with the employee.  However, the employee should be made aware of the alternative solutions.

Where the employee is prepared to accept an alternative solution this must be arranged as quickly as possible as such periods of uncertainty are de-motivating for the individual concerned and for those around them.  Transferring to another position in the College is subject to availability of a suitable alternative position and may involve a trial period.

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The HR team is based on the first floor of Egmont House
Postal address: Human Resources, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX