HR and Employment Services

What is it about?

We have two workshops in this section. The first The Right Way to Recruitment looks at recruitment practices and the legal obligations employers must abide by when hiring staff.

The second workshop Discipline and Grievances Work provides employers with guidance on the legal aspects of dealing with staff discipline and grievance procedures.

Email Alert Service for updates on HR and Employment Legislation

We also offer and email alert service when new HR and Employment legislation is introduced. For a yearly subscription, you will receive a quarterly newsletter alerting you to changes in the legislation. The newsletter will be in the form of a mini-training session. The subscription includes a free retainer, allowing yo to speak, by phone or in person, to our HR and Employment legislation expert, paying only for the time you need to consult our expert. Some companies charge £300 plus per year for this service, whether you need to speak to their expert or not. With us, you only pay if you need us.

Please use the form on the contact page or telephone us on Kidderminster 01562 751412 for more information.

Please scroll down this page to find further details on each of these two courses

 

 

The Right Way to Recruitment

Who is it for?

Anyone who employs staff, whether paid or non-paid, and wanting clarification on the legal requirements of recruiting staff.

What is it about?

Your recruitment decisions must be taken in a fair and non-discriminatory way. You must avoid discrimination in your recruitment and selection procedures. This workshop looks at all the legal aspects of employing staff, from their eligibility to work in the UK to notice periods and dismissal procedures. If you want to fully understand how the law affects the recruitment of staff, this workshop is for you.

Course overview

  • Recruitment decisions and eligibility to work in the UK
  • Written statements of employment
  • Tax and National Insurance contributions; the National Minimum Wage
  • Pay statements, unauthorized deductions and statuary sick pay
  • Pensions
  • Annual leave, working hours and time off work
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption
  • Employment contracts
  • Part-time workers and equal pay
  • Discrimination
  • Adjustments in the workplace
  • Working environment
  • Liability insurance
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Dismissal and notice periods

What will I get out of it?

  • A thorough understanding of current employment legislation
  • A knowledge of the recruitment process as defined by ACAS
  • How to write a concise person specification
  • How to market your vacancy
  • Requirements for overseas workers to work in the UK
  • What to include in a written statement of employment
  • PAYE for employers: the basics
  • National minimum wage for each age group
  • An understanding of discrimination legislation
  • An overview of disciplinary and grievance procedures

What are the dates, times and venue?

To be confirmed. Please use the form on the 'contacts' page to request further details

How do I book a place?

Please use the form on the 'contacts' page, telephone Kidderminster 01562 751412, or email us on: CSinitiatives1@gmail.com

How much will it cost?

In recognition of the current economic climate, this course is being offered for the low price of £20.00 per person including the delegate pack. At this price places are bound to go quickly and numbers are limited so book early

 

 

Discipline and Grievances at Work

Who is it for?

Any one who employs staff, both paid and unpaid, and who needs a good understanding of the basics of the legislation regarding disciplinary and grievance procedures

What is it about?

The Employment Act 2002 introduced fundamental and radical changes to the law relating to managing grievance and disciplinary issues in the workplace. The regulations came into force on the 1st October 2004. The regulations state how a disciplinary procedure in the workplace has to be carried out. Employers have been taken to Industrial Tribunals for not following the legislative guidelines when disciplining or dismissing staff. This workshop will give a thorough grounding in the basics of that legislation, ensuring employers know how to discipline staff under the current legal requirements.

Course overview

  • What do the regulations mean? The standard disciplinary procedure
  • What can happen if employers don't follow the procedure
  • The ACAS code of Practice
  • The Disciplinary Procedure
  • Misconduct Likely to Result in Disciplinary Action
  • Conducting a Disciplinary Meeting
  • Appeals Procedure
  • Suspension Letters
  • Verbal Warnings
  • Written Warnings including Final Written Warnings
  • Dismissal
  • The Grievance Procedure
  • Grievance Procedure examples/li>
  • Collective Grievance Policy and Procedure
  • The Appeals Procedure

What will I get out of it?

  • A full understanding of the legislative requirements for discipline and grievance procedures
  • An understanding of the ACAS code of practice and how to apply it in the workplace
  • How the disciplinary procedure works
  • How to conduct a disciplinary procedure including verbal and written warnings
  • If an employee disagrees with your decision, what is the grievance procedure they need to follow
  • An understanding of the appeals procedure
  • How to protect yourself by applying the correct process when dealing with disciplining staff

What are the dates, times and venue?

To be confirmed. Please use the form on the 'contacts' page to request further information

How do I book a place?

Please use the form on the 'Contact Us' page, telephone us on Kidderminster 01562 751412, or email us on: CSinitiatives1@gmail.com

How much will it cost?

In recognition of the current economic climate this course is being offered for the low price of £20.00 per person including the delegates pack.At this low price, places are bound to go quickly and numbers are limited so early booking is recommended.