As part of my CIPD L5 I have been asked to do a research proposal. I am not sure whether you saw my discussion back in October but I started with the company I work for in September 15. Since I have started I have employed around 40 new employees and the year before I started the org had doubled in size. As you can imagine moving from a small business to a medium one it doesn't come without it's hiccups. I am working to put all processes and practices into place along with new policies. It has become apparent that some of our managers do not have the necessary 'man management' skills to support the companies growth so that is what I am proposing to research about other companies who have gone through a similar experience and how they tackled issues like 'performance management', 'absence management' , 'difficult conversations' etc. As a HR professional it is my role to support all managers through these issues however I do not feel they can manage these and sometimes have to step in to ensure that it is done correctly and fairly. I also get the feeling that they don't believe that it is part of their job to manage this and I would like to know how to change this for the better without making an enemy for myself.
Please can anyone advise where I could find any journals/articles on the above to support my research? I have had a look on CIPD website and can't seem to find anything on this.
Any guidance will be much appreciated.