HR webinars for all those managing people!

Performance Management

09/01/2020

Appraisals

06/02/2020

Absence Management

05/03/2020

Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

postponed

Employment Status

30/04/2020

Disciplinary & Grievance Handling

28/05/2020

Coaching and Mentoring

25/06/2020

Terminations

23/07/2020

Dress Code

17/09/2020 

Part-time Employees 

15/10/2020

Pay Reviews

12/11/2020

People Like to Party

10/12/2020

Performance Management

Thursday 9th January 2020

Everyone thinks about performance management as being a negative tool, used as a final step before dismissing someone from the business.

The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. In this webinar, we look at how to get the  best from all of your staff through effect performance management which starts BEFORE the employee even joins your business.

We explore tools for dealing with both positive and negative behaviours and give line managers and business owners the confidence to manage their staff effectively, inspiring them so that they are fully engaged with the business and its goals.

Appraisals

Thursday 6th February 2020

This is going to be a very practical session looking at the skills needed for effective appraisals.

This will be an interactive session with participants joining in and practicing some of the skills they are being taught.

In most cases, neither the employer, nor the employee looks forward to an appraisal, but if done properly, as part of a proper performance management framework, the appraisal can be a very powerful tool.

Absence Management

Thursday 5th March 2020

In this webinar, we explore the different types of absence and how to manage each one.

There are lots of reasons why people may be off and is not restricted to ill health. We look at policy, procedures and practical applications.

In this webinar we will look at short term and long term absences and we look at combinations of absences such as sickness during annual leave and annual leave during maternity.

This will be a comprehensive webinar taking in evey possible reason an employee is not at work, whether planned or unplanned, paid or unpaid.

Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination

Thursday 2nd April 2020

As an employer, you have a legal duty of care towards your employees and this includes creating and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.

Not only does this obligation include the physical environment, but the mental environment as well.

With the increased emphasis on mental well-being and the increase in GPs willing to sign patients off with anxiety, stress or depression, there is a far greater need for employers to pro actively manage their working environment and that includes protecting employees from bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination.

If an employee decides to take you to an employment tribunal, they will be encouraged to add a claim for discrimination wherever they can as unlike with other claims, the awards are unlimited.

In this webinar we will be looking  at your obligations, essential policies, practical procedures and tools for mitigating the risks associated with bullying, harassment and discrimination.

Employment Status

Thursday 30th April 2020

Employment status is something we advise clients about on an almost daily basis. Due to the growth of the ‘gig economy’, the current lack of consistency between financial (HMRC) and employment legislation and the high profile cases in the Tribunals such as Pimlico Plumbers, Uber, Addison Lee and Deliveroo, employment status is a big deal and getting it wrong can be very costly.

In this webinar, we explore:

  • the different types of employment status,
  • how to determine employment status,
  • some of the rules around switching from one status to another
  • the pitfalls of getting it wrong.

Disciplinary & Grievance Handling

Thursday 28th May 2020

The whole process around disciplianry and grievances is cumbersome, but get it wrong at your peril.

There are clear guidelines which employers must comply with when carrying out investigations, disciplinary meetings, grievance hearings and appeals.

By the end of this webinar, you will know exactly what you need to do in each scenario and the risks of failing to do so.

Your own company policy is essential as not only MUST you comply with the minimum standards of the guidelines, but you must comply with your own internal policy and procedure and failure to do so will leave the employee with the a case against you, even if they have done wrong in the first place!!!

Coaching & Mentoring

Thursday 25th June 2020

When someone first joins an organisation, they need to be shown how to do the job, how to hit the floor running and how to succeed.

Once they know what to do, they may need support doing it. Someone to guide them, someone who acts as a role model.

Coaching and mentoring play very different but complimentary roles within a business and used properly both are very powerful tools for achieving and maintaining a successful business in which staff feel value, motivated and engaged.

This webinar will teach the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring, help you to identify which is needed when and give you the foundations for coaching and mentoring within your organisation.

Terminations

Thursday 23rd July 2020

There are only five legal reasons to terminate someone’s employment and there are VERY prescribed ways to do it.

Pointing a finger and announcing “Your Fired”, although often tempting, is likely to end in tears, but not for the employee!

If is almost always possible to remove someone from the business, but consideration must be given to cost, reputation and risks.

In this webinar, we look at the legal reasons for termination, the alternative options, the processes involved and the risks of getting it wrong.

Badly managed terminations are the biggest cause of employment tribunals and if the employer has not followed the correct process, the ET will find against them, regardless of the circumstances leading up to the termination.

Dress Code

Thursday 17th September 2020

For some organisations what their staff wear is irrelevant. For other employers, dress code is only relevant at certain times such as formal events or external meetings. However, for a variety of reasons, a lot of organisations still need, want and have dress codes.

Like school uniform, a dress code is seen as an equaliser. Many feel that it is a way to prevent discrimination, but what happens when an employee disagrees with the dress code for religious reasons or for gender based reasons.

Many organisations, both large and small, have found themselves doing battle with staff over the company dress code (some more publicly than others). In this webinar we talk about what can and can not be done with your company dress code policy and some of the pitfalls you need to consider when documenting, communicating and enforcing your company dress code.

Part-Time Employees

In a 24/7 economy, some businesses only survived because of their part time staff. They are incredibly useful to the growth and flexibility of a business, but also enable staff who wish to work flexibly the opportunity to do so.

However, employing staff on a part time basis is not without its challenges. Pay, benefits, annual leave, school holidays and bank holidays are the ones we come across most often.

Part time workers are employees and have specific rights which are protected by law. In this webinar, we explore the benefits and pitfalls of employing staff on a part time basis as well as practical ways to manage this specific workforce.

Pay Reviews

Unless you are unionised, there is no legal obligation to give a pay rise, but many organisations will, if affordable, do so on an annual basis. In this webinar we look at a number of ways in which pay reviews can be carried out, the information you could use to ensure a fair pay review and the risks of getting your pay review process wrong.

For some employers, there is a full financial plan, linked to individual performance, company profit, job roles, market value and current pay. For other businesses, pay reviews are only given when an employee threatens to leave. If your business relies on staff to deliver your service (or product), ensuring you have a regular pay review policy and process, even if it doesn’t result in a pay increase, is essential for the long-term success of your business.

People Like to Party

Year after year, I never cease to be amazed by the fallout from the festive season. The repercussions of the Christmas party is often an issue, but so is Christmas itself in our multi-cultural, 24/7 society.

Depending on your business, Christmas and the festive season as a whole, will have different challenges for you. While we can’t possibly cover them all in one webinar, we are going to cover off some of the biggest people challenges including: inclusion and diversity, bank holiday working, Christmas parties and working through the festive season. We will also take a look at what employers can do to limit the impact of Blue Monday.