Redkite Solicitors Employment & HR Workshops 2015/2016

5 August 2015

Why attend?

We are holding a series of how to…..workshops in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. The workshops are interactive, practical courses that provide line managers with the essential knowledge required to deal with day to day Employment and HR issues.

We will provide a comprehensive introduction to the law and best practice to enable line managers to deal with any issues and conduct procedures appropriately and to equip staff with the confidence needed to handle any HR matters.

Why Redkite?

Our courses are the only courses run in West Wales by specialist Employment Solicitors and Associate members of the CIPD. We have been described by the Legal 500 as the “strongest employment team in West Wales”. We are also the only law firm in West Wales that is authorised to provide external CPD training through the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Locations

We understand the commitment businesses make allowing their managers time off to attend training. All of our sessions are run in the morning to minimise disruption to your business. We also run each workshop in multi-county locations (Pembroke and Carmarthen) to reduce travelling time.

Benefits of attending

The workshops include case studies designed to test delegate knowledge and stimulate discussion. We also encourage question and answer sessions. Delegates will receive a comprehensive handout containing workshop slides, step by step guidance, flowcharts and checklists.

Dates for your diary

A list of our current workshops and dates for your diary are set out below.

Workshop One: How to ….Manage Sickness Absence

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 23 September 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR.
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 24 September 2015 at Redkite Solicitors Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ

Our specialist experienced employment lawyers will deliver an interactive, practical course that will provide delegates with the straight-forward, practical tools to manage sickness & absence, while improving attendance, performance, and well-being – and even reducing costs.

The workshop will look at:-

  • Taking control of sickness absence in your organisation
  • Improving attendance and productivity
  • The hidden cost of presenteeism
  • Fit for work service (new for 2015)
  • Understanding when it is safe to dismiss an employee for health related reasons
  • HR Software to help manage return to works, persistent short term absence, calculate the Bradford Factor and address long term absence.

Workshop Two: How to…. Deal with Shared Parental Leave

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 14 October 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 15 October 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ

Our specialist experienced employment lawyers will deliver an interactive, practical course that provides line managers with the basic knowledge of the newest family friendly right.

The workshop will cover:-

  • checking fathers’ claims – did the mother agree to share?
  • encouraging conversations
  • cap on notifications -v- mutually agreed changes notification
  • permission and cover for a parent wishing to take leave in discontinuous blocks
  • asserting the right to leave – protection from detriment
  • what rights to return apply and when is there a right to return to the original job/role?
  • redundancy during the leave period
  • employers’ enhanced maternity arrangements, including benefits – should they be extended to men and, if so, in what circumstances?

Workshop Three: How to…..Manage Social Media

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 11 November 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 12 November 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ

Our specialist experienced employment lawyers will deliver an interactive, practical course that highlights the unstoppable rise of social media and the need for employers to understand the risks.

The workshop will cover:-

  • Data Protection issues that apply to employees
  • Privacy
  • Reputation
  • Confidential information
  • Harassment/bullying
  • Recruitment
  • Productivity
  • Monitoring
  • Social media policies

Workshop Four: How to…Deal With Older Employees

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 9 December 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR.
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 10 December 2015 at Redkite Solicitors, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ.

Our specialist experienced employment lawyers will deliver an interactive, practical course that provides line managers with the essential knowledge required for dealing with older employees.

The workshop will cover:-

  • Managing long term absence and the impact of the new Fit for Work (FFW) Service which began in May 2015
  • Business planning and managing older workers whilst avoiding age discrimination claims
  • Retirement
  • Performance management

Workshop Five: How to…Tackle Poor Performance

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 20 January 2016 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 21 January 2016 at Redkite Solicitors, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ

Our specialist experienced employment lawyers will provide delegates with the knowledge and skills required to tackle poor performance in the workplace.

The workshop will cover:-

  • Performance management procedures
  • Appraisals
  • Performance Development Process
  • Performance review
  • Handling poor performance

Workshop Six: How to…. recruit effectively

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 17 February 2016 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 18 February 2016 at Redkite Solicitors, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ.

Our specialist experienced employment lawyers will deliver an interactive, practical course that provides line managers with the essential knowledge required for those involved in recruitment.

The workshop will cover:-

  • Managing the recruitment process
  • Discrimination in the recruitment process
  • Offering employment
  • Probationary period

Workshop Seven: How to….Conduct a Disciplinary Process

  • 9 – 11am Wednesday 16 March 2016 at Redkite Solicitors, 14-15 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1SR
  • 9 – 11am Thursday 17 March 2016 at Redkite Solicitors, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4HJ

Last time we held workshops we provided an overview of the ACAS Code. This session is completely interactive, involving role play following a disciplinary through from start to finish, including:-

  • Investigation
  • Witnesses
  • Adjournment and postponement
  • Disciplinary hearing
  • Appeal

Cost

Breakfast: pastries, fruit, tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.

The cost of each seminar is £35 plus VAT per person. For delegates from organisations who are currently members of the Redkite Employment and HR Package the cost is reduced to £30 plus VAT per person.

If you would like to attend but you are unable to make the date and wish to receive a copy of the notes instead, the cost for the notes is £20 plus VAT and they will be available for distribution seven days after the workshop.

How to book

Each session is designed to be a small interactive session to get the most out of delegate participation. Therefore places are limited and we recommend that you book early to avoid disappointment. To book, please contact Rebecca Burton at rebecca.burton@redkitelaw.co.uk or telephone 01267 239 017 at least 14 days before the date of the workshop.

Workshops are subject to minimum numbers.

How to pay

Payment should be made electronically at least 2 days before the date of the workshop. Further details including our cancellation policy can be found on our booking form.

Contact us

If you would like to attend an Employment and HR Workshop on a topic not listed above, or you would like to receive more comprehensive training in the form of a half day in-house session please contact Hannah Dahill, Head of Employment, on hannah.dahill@redkitelaw.co.uk or 01267 239 483 for more information or visit our training directory.

The contents of this article are intended for general information purposes only and shall not be deemed to be, or constitute legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss as a result of acts or omissions taken in respect of this article.

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