Line managers play a crucial role in any organisation, providing a link between the staff on the ground and the senior team.

It can be one of the most challenging roles to carry out, particularly for those who have risen through the ranks as star performers and find themselves recently promoted to line manager status.

The challenges faced by line managers in managing employees, and those faced by employers in supporting line managers, are among the most common areas that our specialist team at Reality HR advises on.

As part of a focus over the next few months on everything line manager-related, we’re offering a free “Back to Basics” session at Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke, on 9th October.

The hour-long session is designed to help line managers gain confidence in dealing with staff issues and in having the difficult conversations that can go with their role.

If you’ve been recently promoted to line manager, or you or your employer feel you could benefit from a refresher in how to manage people, we will be discussing the most common line manager queries we get asked. You will leave the session feeling more confident, taking away hints, tips and guidance on how to be the best line manager you can be!

The session will include a “quick-fire question time” during which Reality HR’s specialists will give advice on how to handle the issues faced by line managers – so you’re very welcome to come armed with your latest employee challenge to put to us.

This session offers advice on how to:

  • Set performance expectations for your team
  • Manage poor performance
  • Create a healthy team environment that supports your team’s mental health
  • Identify and resolve grievances before they escalate
  • Recognise and investigate misconduct

The event is open to anyone who works at Chineham Business Park – just turn up to the ground floor of 3 Cedarwood, at the park, from 9am to 10am. Light refreshments will be provided.

We regularly go out on the road to business parks in and around Basingstoke to offer sessions. If you are interested in hosting one, please email training@realityhr.co.uk or call us on 01256 328428.