It is important to have the right policies and procedures in place, however, this will only help your business if you are comfortable following them. Providing staff training for managers on how to respond to a grievance or conduct disciplinary proceedings is equally valuable for ensuring consistent, reliable decisions. Other areas may be relevant for the whole workforce such as staff training on recognising and managing mental health concerns in the workplace.
The Employment Team at Jacksons are able to provide staff training on a range of Employment Law and HR topics for businesses large and small. Our experience advising clients on day-to-day employment matters and in complex Tribunal cases means that we have encountered many circumstances which have the potential to lead to disputes and can offer practical guidance on managing situations effectively.
Until March 2020, we ran a popular, monthly training program – the ‘A Day in the Life’ Employment Law and HR workshop series – for clients, HR managers and other business owners and advisers. These sessions focussed on a different topic each month and involved a review of the law, consideration of a scenario affecting our hypothetical employer (Preston Produce Limited) together with a question and answer session and a general, off-the-record discussion. The workshops were practical and interactive, culminating in a Mock Employment Tribunal hearing, and we look forward to holding these again, at both our Teesside and Newcastle offices, as soon as we can.
Please find below sample materials for our ‘A Day in the Life’ workshops.
A Day in the Life – Workshop 5 – TUPE and Outsourcing
A Day in the Life – workshop questions and answers (Workshop 5 – TUPE and Outsourcing)
A Day in the Life – Workshop 8 – Business Reorganisation and Redundancy
A Day in the Life – workshop questions and answers (Workshop 8 – Business reorginsation and redundancy)
A Day in the Life – Series 2 Workshop 1 – Recruiting without recriminations
While we have been unable to hold training events in person, we have held webinars and contributed to the firm’s ‘What’s the Law’ podcasts – please find details below or following the link to our forthcoming events.
We have also just started to run ‘Talking Works’ catch-up sessions – informal, small group virtual meetings for employers and advisers to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities we are currently facing together with best practice and how we are planning for the future. If you would be interested in joining us for one of these sessions, please contact a member the Employment Team
Keep an eye out for the Employment Team’s weekly Employment Law and HR tips #tipsdays on LinkedIn and Twitter along with articles and other commentary, a selection of which can be found below.
For further details on Training, please contact a member of our Employment Team.