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All Acas events in the West Midlands region

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25 August 2017
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

How to find and appoint the right employee.
This event is nearly full

Birmingham
1 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Acas Conference - TUPE - Making Sense of the Law & Business Process

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever it’s called, TUPE is a major headache for employers and scary for employees.

A TUPE transfer or outsourcing of a contract is one of the most difficult, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for all of us. Or is it? This event will help answer many of the questions we all have when faced with a transfer.


Birmingham
1 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.


A helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters is provided to delegates for use back in their workplace.



STAFFORD
5 September 2017
09:15 - 13:00
I'm an employer.....get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

"I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?"

"What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?"

"What sort of evidence do I need?"

"What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?"

"How many witnesses will we need to bring?"


These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.


This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive session for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works, to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.


Aaron & Partners Solicitors will lead you through the process via a role play scenario. You will see the witnesses under examination as the evidence unfolds, and ultimately the judge will deliver their verdict. You will also get the chance to say what you think the outcome should be.


Aaron & Partners will field a team of expert employment lawyers who bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.


Acas will explain the alternatives available to attending tribunal provided via its conciliation service, and the new Early Conciliation procedures which are now mandatory.



Shrewsbury
11 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Conducting Investigations

This full day event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Birmingham
13 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.




Stourport-on-Severn
18 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Bromsgrove
21 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

How to find and appoint the right employee.


STAFFORD
21 September 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Wellington near Telford
26 September 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Wellington near Telford
28 September 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Stoke-on-Trent
29 September 2017
09:30 - 15:30
Age Management Matters: Meeting the Challenges of an ageing workforce

Individuals are living longer and therefore often working longer too. This offers valuable opportunities for organisations but it can also present some challenges and new considerations.

Funded by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and hosted by Acas, this free event will provide an insight into a range of different perspectives on managing an ageing workforce and the measures that can be put in place to help extend working lives. It will focus on public policy and initiatives as well as theory and research in this area.


Birmingham
2 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Handling Grievances Effectively

In this half day event we consider how grievance procedures could be adapted to handle workplace interpersonal relationship problems.

STAFFORD
3 October 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Having difficult conversations

This full day event will provide you with practical and effective techniques to confidently conduct, and manage difficult conversations with staff.

Birmingham
5 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Birmingham
10 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30 Nearly Full
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.

This event is nearly full

Birmingham
12 October 2017
09:15 - 13:00
I'm an employer.....get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal

Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

"I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?"

"What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?"

"What sort of evidence do I need?"

"What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?"

"How many witnesses will we need to bring?"


These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.


This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive session for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works, to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.


Higgs & Sons Solicitors will lead you through the process via a role play scenario. You will see the witnesses under examination as the evidence unfolds, and ultimately the judge will deliver their verdict. You will also get the chance to say what you think the outcome should be.


Higgs & Sons Solicitors will field a team of expert employment lawyers who bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.


Acas will explain the alternatives available to attending tribunal provided via its conciliation service, and the new Early Conciliation procedures which are now mandatory.



Warwick
12 October 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Conducting Investigations

This full day event looks at how to conduct and manage a fair internal investigation, from gathering and assessing evidence through to presenting findings.

Birmingham
16 October 2017
09:30 - 00:00
CIWM Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation

Accredited workplace mediator training (5 days). Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace.


This is a five day event and will take place over two weeks; 16th -17th October, and then 23rd, 24th and 25th October 2017.



Birmingham
17 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.


Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.


Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Bromsgrove
18 October 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Stoke-on-Trent
18 October 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Wellington near Telford
19 October 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever the context - TUPE transfers can be one of the most testing, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for employers and employees from all sectors.

In January 2014 the Government introduced new TUPE legislation that brought significant changes – join us to make sure that you’re aware of what these mean for your organisation.

This special Acas event will help explain and simplify TUPE. We will focus on providing a clear overview of the process and a checklist of procedures that need to be considered before embarking on TUPE.

We will give an update on recent legal cases and importantly we will show delegates how to ensure employment relations issues are dealt with effectively alongside the legal considerations.

Acas' employment relations experts will be joined at this event by:

Dr John McMullen
, one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and regarded as the country's leading expert on TUPE.

John is Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University and author of leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights



Birmingham
20 October 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing the 'unmanageable'

In the workplace, wherever there are people there can be challenging behaviours. Some are so extreme that hoping they would just change is not an effective strategy.


This course will give you the skills and confidence to manage these effectively.



Birmingham
24 October 2017
09:30 - 16:00 Nearly Full
Having difficult conversations

This full day event will provide you with practical and effective techniques to confidently conduct, and manage difficult conversations with staff. This event is nearly full

STAFFORD
30 October 2017
09:30 - 12:00
Drugs and Alcohol in the workplace

Join us as we explore the potential issues that drug and alcohol misuse can have in the workplace, and the policies and management techniques you can introduce to minimise the effects.

Birmingham
1 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.

This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.




Shrewsbury
3 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Building Resilience in the Workplace

Resilience is the ability of an individual or organisation to positively respond and successfully adapt to difficult events or circumstances. 


Our resilience training will help leaders, managers and HR practitioners to improve levels of resilience within their workforce.  The more resilient an individual, the better they will be able to protect their overall wellbeing and performance levels.


It’s currently a hot topic in people management, with organisations that have invested in resilience training reporting better productivity, improved sickness absence and higher morale.



Birmingham
8 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



STAFFORD
9 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.


NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.



Birmingham
9 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing Discipline and Grievance

This full day event provides you with the skills, knowledge and techniques for managing or conducting employee discipline and grievance procedures.


This practical event will include case studies, exercises and an opportunity for discussion to maximise outputs from the day.





Coventry
13 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

STAFFORD
14 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Human Resource Management for Beginners

This practical event provides an introduction to the fundamentals of employing people. The course maps the employment relationship from recruitment, issuing contracts, managing holidays, dealing with absence, discipline and grievance matters through to ending the employment relationship.


A helpful tool kit of sample policies and letters is provided to delegates for use back in their workplace.



Birmingham
15 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Worcester
22 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Coventry
23 November 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Shrewsbury
28 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

Recruitment, Selection and Interviewing Skills

How to find and appoint the right employee.


Coventry
29 November 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Managing an ageing workforce

This full day event will focus on the benefits and challenges of managing a multi-generational workforce. It will provide you with practical guidance on recruiting and retaining older workers, achieving a healthy work-life balance for employees, performance management, retirement and recognising the most common health concerns that can affect older workers.

Birmingham
4 December 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Essential Skills for Supervisors

Gain a comprehensive overview of essential supervisory ‘people’ skills. This training includes interactive group discussions, helpful scenarios and case studies.

Coventry
5 December 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Employment Law Update

The legal landscape and how it affects your business, or workplace, is constantly evolving.

Our Employment Law Update brings you up to date on recent changes in legislation and also highlighting what’s planned to come into force in the future; a key consideration for business planning.

Our experienced trainers explain the changes in a practical and straightforward way which will help you understand the legal changes and, importantly, the impact for your organisation.



Birmingham
7 December 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Handling Grievances Effectively

In this half day event we consider how grievance procedures could be adapted to handle workplace interpersonal relationship problems.

Birmingham
8 December 2017
09:30 - 12:00
Contracts of Employment - How to get it right

This course provides detailed guidance on how to create, agree, vary or terminate employment contracts.

Birmingham
13 December 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Understanding and preventing stress in the workplace

An in-depth programme exploring signs and symptoms of workplace stress, responsibilities in relation to the HSE management standards (including recent developments of this model) and detailed guidance on the competencies required to effectively manage stress in the workplace.

Birmingham
14 December 2017
09:30 - 16:00
Simplifying TUPE in a day: understand the rules and avoid the pitfalls

Business transfers, outsourcing, being sold off, privatised – whatever the context - TUPE transfers can be one of the most testing, confusing and stressful areas of business activity for employers and employees from all sectors.

In January 2014 the Government introduced new TUPE legislation that brought significant changes – join us to make sure that you’re aware of what these mean for your organisation.

This special Acas event will help explain and simplify TUPE. We will focus on providing a clear overview of the process and a checklist of procedures that need to be considered before embarking on TUPE.

We will give an update on recent legal cases and importantly we will show delegates how to ensure employment relations issues are dealt with effectively alongside the legal considerations.

Acas' employment relations experts will be joined at this event by:

Dr John McMullen
, one of the best known employment lawyers in the UK and regarded as the country's leading expert on TUPE.

John is Director of Employment Law at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, Visiting Professor of Law at Durham University and author of leading textbook, Business Transfers and Employee Rights



Birmingham
14 December 2017
09:30 - 12:30
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Shrewsbury
3 January 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Changing a contract of employment

A comprehensive overview of how to change a contract of employment

Birmingham
18 January 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Gender Pay Reporting

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.


NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.


Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.



Birmingham