Employee Management Skills Workshops

Eaton Smith and The Personnel Partnership are continuing their successful series of practical and interactive workshops aimed at all managers with responsibility for people management or HR staff who would welcome additional skills development. The trainers have received excellent feedback from all in attendance and the workshops have been described as “excellent”, “very useful”, “very informative and interactive” and “a great 3 hours!”

Each workshop will cost £75 plus VAT and will include refreshments and all training materials.

Recruiting the right way for your business!

17 May 2016 9.30am – 12.30pm

The right staff can help your business to achieve its goals, but the wrong staff could put obstacles in your way. How can you make sure you get the best people for your business and how can you avoid pitfalls such as breach of contract or discrimination claims along the way? In this workshop we will look at how to identify what your business needs from a job role, how to tailor your recruitment process to fit your business and how to vet job candidates.

Staying within the law – managing people

5 July 2016 9.30am – 12.30pm

The first few months of any relationship are crucial and staff are no different! In this workshop, we’ll take you through some of the basic but key processes in managing people effectively.  You will find out how employment law works, what your most effective people management tools are and look at what you need to do in the early days of a new employment relationship to bring new staff up to speed with your policies and procedures. We’ll ensure you know what to do to make your business legally compliant and we’ll cover what you need to include in a contract of employment which will give you the most protection and flexibility.

Discrimination and dignity – avoiding a toxic environment

20 September 2016 9.30am – 12.30pm

Discrimination and bullying often rears its ugly head, with ACAS reporting a rise in telephone calls about bullying in the workplace from anxious employees. In this workshop, we’ll look at how you tackle this to avoid a toxic environment impacting on productivity and performance and how to best defend yourself against potentially expensive discrimination claims. We’ll cover the tricky issue of “banter” and what’s acceptable and what’s not, along with the key elements of an equality and diversity policy that will work for your business.

Attendance Management – the Monday morning sickie15 November 2016 9.30am – 12.30pm

Most businesses have a small handful of employees who cannot seem to get out of bed on a Monday morning and have regular single days or short periods of sickness absence. Too much of this is damaging to productivity and bad for the morale of the employees who are doing their best to work through the coughs and colds! In this workshop we will look at how intermittent absence can be managed effectively to improve the health of your business and your employees! We will also look at what you might want in an attendance management policy and give you the tools to create this along with some tips on how you can incorporate some wellbeing initiatives in your business.

Who are your trainers?

Kate Booth from Eaton Smith – Kate is a Partner with Eaton Smith and an experienced solicitor specialising in employment law, with particular interest in business acquisitions (including the TUPE Regulations), restructures and discrimination issues. Kate has been dealing with employment law issues for many businesses in and around Kirklees and nationally for the last eight years and brings with her practical examples of what can and does go wrong in the workplace and how you might address this!

Helen Straw from The Personnel Partnership – Helen is the Managing Director of The Personnel Partnership and is also a Chartered corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  Helen operates at a senior level, providing HR support and advice during times of company set up, business growth, major reorganisations and deals with complex employee issues.  She has developed and implemented a range of HR policies and strategies as well as managed day to day operations and developed and delivered HR training programmes across the UK for many small to medium businesses and larger blue chip companies. Helen is both pragmatic and commercially savvy.

Group booking discount: if you book 3 or more workshops in one go or book 3 or more people into a particular workshop you will receive a discount of 10%.

Workshops will take place at Eaton Smith Office, 14 High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2HA.

To book a place on a workshop please email Helen directly: helen@thepersonnelpartnership.co.uk