Introduction to HR

Thursday 19th September 2019 10am

The Introduction to HR webinar will be a fast paced session introducing line managers and business owners to the wonderful world of Human Resources (HR).

HR has changed a lot over the years and has evolved from a function responsible for time and motion studies, to a strategic and operational function playing a pivotal role at the heart of business, with a huge influence on business growth and success. Even if there is no qualified HR professional in your business, it doesn’t mean HR doesn’t happen.

If you employ staff, even one person, you have HR and MUST manage them legally and practically.

We will explore the different components of HR and look at both the internal and external factors influencing decisions about employees, the opportunities available by getting HR right, as well as the impact of getting it wrong.

Hiring, Managing, Inspiring & Firing Superstars

Thursday 17th October 2019 10am

Once you understand what HR is, it needs to be broken down into manageable bite-sized chunks.

One way to look at HR is through an employees life-cycle with you.

HR is very often about having the right people, in the right roles, doing the right jobs at the right time.

In this webinar, we explore how to attract and retain the best people you can afford.

We also start to look at what your options are if you need an employee to leave the business.

As always, we will leave time for a Q&A and will take questions on any of the topics covered in this webinar.

Sexual Harassment Awareness and Management

Thursday 14th November 2019, 10am

Managing Sexual Harassment in the workplace is going to be one of the big topics of 2020.

Starting with the #metoo movement, sexual harassment currently has a spotlight on it and employers are going to have a legal responsibility to ensure that they are creating and maintaining a safe environment free from sexual harassment.

Traditionally sexual harassment is thought of as males harassing females, but in this webinar we explore all forms of sexual harassment, including same sex and females harassing males.

We look at the responsibilities of employers and practical steps which must be taken to ensure that a disgruntled employee can not build a case for an Employment Tribunal.

Recruitment & Selection

Thursday 5th December 2019

One of the biggest challenges which employers face is finding the right people to join their business.

With Brexit and the reduction of workers coming into the UK, the potential expansion of the public sector and the already low unemployment, attracting the right applications, sourcing candidates and then selecting the creme de la creme is going to be harder than ever in 2020.

In this webinar we focus on the practical skills needed to understand your businesses’ resourcing needs and what to do about them.

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.


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.


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.

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VIP: HR Leadership

Tuesday 5th November 2019

You are the leader in your business, so, like it or not, the buck stops with you!

That means that you are 100% responsible for your staff, even if you aren’t managing them.

You want a successful business, you want to grow your business, but you can’t do it all yourself and that means putting the right team around you and growing your people in the right way.

In this webinar, we will be covering some of the ways in which business leaders need to assume HR leadership roles, even when they are not experts and don’t want to become people management experts.

VIP: Values + Culture = Success

Thursday 13th February 2020

“You are what you eat”

“You get what you deserve”

As the business leader, you set the tone and your team will follow your example. If you scream and shout, expect the same behaviour from them. If you are late for work, it is far harder to expect them to turn up on time.

If you want your business to thrive, your staff need a framework. They need to understand your goals and how you want to get there.

In this webinar, we explore values and cultures as two of the building blocks for a successful business.

VIP: Understanding Employees

Thursday 14th May 2020

Employees are individuals and they all want treating as such. But how do you deal with disruptors, the divas and the devils?

How do you channel their stengths and mitigate their weaknesses?

In this webinar, we identify some key personalities you may have in your business and give you some coping strategies so that you remain in control, whatever the situation.

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