Events, workshops and webinars

We run a number of events throughout the year, for business owners, managers and employees, with the aim of sharing knowledge and providing accessible training and further learning in whichever way works best for you.

These include workshops, lunch and learns, both online and in-person training courses, and a series of webinars, covering a range of helpful, current and engaging topics. 

These provide a platform for open and insightful discussion about HR best practice as well as practical guidance, tools and resources to apply in the workplace.

View our upcoming events below.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] or call 01256 328 428.

     

    Virtual HR Essentials for Managers

    Part 1: June 18th 

    Part 2: June 25th

    Time: 9am until 12noon

    Cost: £395 + VAT per delegate

    Location: Online

    Our virtual course is split into two half-day sessions.

    This course covers the HR processes that managers need to know, including an introduction to employment law, managing absence, recruiting effectively, managing performance and dealing with disciplinaries and grievances. 

    Delegates will leave the session with a greater understanding of the most common HR and legal processes, and the confidence to deal with them effectively.

    This training course is well suited for those who have been managers for some time, but who may need a refresher on specific areas, or newly appointed mangers, who need guidance about the best possible way to manage.

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    Preventing Workplace Harassment: Understanding the New Worker Protection Act 2023 – Free Webinar & Live Q&A

    Date: Monday July 1

    Time: 2pm – 2:45pm

    Cost: Free

    Location: Online

    New legislation coming into force in October this year, means employers will be legally required to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

    Under the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023, failing to take these steps could result in tribunals increasing any compensation awarded to an employee who has been sexually harassed by up to 25%.

    While the specific actions required may differ across organisations, every employer has the responsibility to proactively assess risks and implement necessary and appropriate measures to prevent harassment in their workplace.

    Join us for a free webinar and Q+A session on July 1 where we will explain the new legislation, its likely impact on your business and the action you need to take to comply with it.

    We will cover:

    • An overview of the new Act and how it changes the existing legislation
    • Defining sexual harassment and its various forms
    • What types of activities will be considered as reasonable preventative measures
    • Immediate actions and steps to ensure compliance

    Please feel free to send any questions to [email protected] and we will answer them during the webinar.

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    Mastering Performance Management – A Legal & HR Perspective

    Date: Monday July 8

    Time: 11am – 12noon

    Cost: Free

    Location: Online

     

    Join Heidi Wadsworth, our Head of Learning & Development and Alex Harper from the Employment team at Herrington Carmichael for the next training session in our joint series on HR best practice and employment law.

    In this session, we’ll delve into the intricacies of performance management processes, with a particular focus on performance improvement plans (PIPs) and their legal and HR dimensions in the UK.

    Legal Obligations: Understanding UK employment law requirements for implementing and managing PIPs, including fairness, documentation, and employee rights.

    HR Best Practices: How to design and implement effective PIPs that support employee development while meeting organisational goals.

    Communication Strategies: Techniques for delivering feedback constructively and maintaining positive employee relations during the performance improvement process.

    Monitoring and Review: Legal and HR considerations for monitoring employee progress and reviewing PIP outcomes.

    Legal Risks and Pitfalls: Identifying and mitigating potential legal risks associated with performance management.

    Post-PIP Processes: Handling situations where performance does not improve and ensuring compliance with legal requirements during dismissal processes if necessary.

    This session is essential for HR professionals, line managers, and business owners who want to gain expert insights into managing performance issues effectively while complying with UK employment law. By attending, you will be equipped to handle performance improvement process in a way that is fair, legally compliant, and supportive of both employee growth and organisational success.

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    Virtual People Essentials for Managers

    Part 1: July 9th

    Part 2: July 16th

    Time: 9am until 12noon

    Cost: £395 + VAT per delegate

    Location: Online

    Our virtual course is split into two half-day sessions.

    People Essentials is tailored to help navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with leading a team.

    This course focuses on the interpersonal communication skills that managers need to get the best out of their teams.

    Reflect on your current management style, and consider some new ways to approach difficult conversations, to interact assertively with those around you, and adapt your style to the needs of the situation.

    If you have attended HR Essentials, or any of our other courses, this will be a perfect follow on.

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    On demand webinars

    Menopause awareness

    This webinar in collaboration with mental health organisation, Simpila, raises awareness of menopause as an issue that can affect employee wellbeing, and why it is important to support employees affected by menopause.

    Recruitment challenges

    This webinar in collaboration with Herrington Carmichael explores background checks, applicant tracking systems, addressing unconscious bias and adapting recruitment strategies post-pandemic.

    Neurodiversity in the workplace

    This webinar in collaboration with Simpila, is an introductory session discussing practical strategies to support, empower, and fully integrate neurodivergent individuals in the workplace.

    Preventing and resolving employee grievances

    This webinar in collaboration with Herrington Carmichael supports managers to navigate grievances with confidence and understand the potential risks of mishandled grievances.