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Acas events on All topics in the West Midlands region

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25 February 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Acas TUPE conference: Making sense of the law & business process

Whatever the context, TUPE transfers can be one of the most difficult and stressful areas of business activity for both employers and employees.



Join Acas and leading experts for this special conference designed to explain and reduce the complexity of the TUPE process, helping you to avoid the unnecessary pitfalls.


Birmingham
26 February 2020
09:30 - 12:30 Full
Mental health in the workplace: good practice and the law

Managing mental health in the workplace can be complex.



This half day event has been designed to help you understand the basics of mental health in the workplace and what your organisation can do to meet both its legal obligations and demonstrate best practice.
This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Birmingham
2 March 2020
09:30 - 16:00 Full
Performance management - how to get it right

In a challenging economic environment, it is even more important for businesses to get the most from their staff.

We focus on the essentials of performance management and equip you with the skills and knowledge to implement a fair and successful performance management system in your workplace.
This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Birmingham
3 March 2020
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 highlights what’s planned for 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
5 March 2020
09:30 - 16:00 Full
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. This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Birmingham
11 March 2020
09:30 - 15:30
Employment relations in practice: an Acas masterclass

Join Acas as our experts focus on current key employment issues.

This interactive in-depth Masterclass will feature:

mental health in the workplace; conflict resolution; non-disclosure agreements; inclusive recruitment and flexible working.


Birmingham
12 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
HR forum for the Education Sector

In collaboration with Irwin Mitchell solicitors, this free event has been designed specifically for HR professionals in the education sector.


It’s a great opportunity to be updated on recent changes to employment legislation and receive practical advice on people management and HR issues affecting your sector.



Birmingham
16 March 2020
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
17 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Managing absence at work

Recent evidence suggests that the average level of employee absence is 6.3 days per year, per employee.



This half day event will update you on the law relating to workplace absence and provide you with practical management techniques to help improve attendance in your workplace.


Birmingham
18 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Equality, diversity and inclusion: the essentials

Equality, diversity and inclusion form a vital part of any successful organisation. Getting it wrong can have costly implications in terms of employment tribunal cases and reputational damage.

This half day event looks at the essential aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion that all organisations need to be aware of, including the legal position and best practice for promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Birmingham
20 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Managing underperformance

Managing underperformance can be uncomfortable at times and can therefore get overlooked. However, failure to address it can have a significant negative impact on an organisation and its employees.



This event will provide you with the skills and confidence to help you effectively identify, address and develop underperforming staff.


Birmingham
30 March 2020
09:30 - 12:30 Full
Recruitment, selection and induction

Most employers appreciate that the success of their organisation relies on its staff. However, finding the right people with the necessary abilities and attitudes, and then retaining them requires skills and knowledge which can sometimes be overlooked or rushed.



This practical half day event takes delegates through both the legal and good practice elements of an effective and fair recruitment process.
This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Birmingham
31 March 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Managing extreme persistent and difficult workplace behaviours (Part 1)

Difficult staff behaviour seems to be a growing problem in many organisations. Most people behave well most of the time, but problems can develop in the workplace with staff that show extreme, persistent and difficult behaviour.



In collaboration with Martin Smith PhD, this unique workshop develops understanding and strategies to help managers and HR staff at all levels manage this small but very difficult group of any workforce.


Birmingham
1 April 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Menopause and the workplace

Menopause is a natural phase in every woman’s life, however there is still a stigma attached to it.



With menopausal women now the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, it’s more important than ever for employers to have a good understanding of the menopause and how they can support colleagues through the transition.



This event looks at the symptoms and misconceptions surrounding the menopause, as well as the legal position and support available for both employees and employers.


Birmingham
7 April 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.



This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.


Birmingham
9 April 2020
09:30 - 12:30
Behaviours at work - understanding the unacceptable

Behaviours such as bullying, harassment and aggressive attitudes can lead to increased levels of absence, staff turnover and lower staff morale which can reduce productivity.



This event looks at what constitutes unacceptable behaviour, the legal implications and employer responsibilities.


Birmingham
20 April 2020
09:30 - 16:00 Full
CIWM Certificate in internal workplace mediation

Accredited workplace mediator training (5 days). Equipping and accrediting people as mediators in their workplace. This training event is fully booked, please check our programme for an alternative Acas event which meets your needs, or phone 0300 123 1150 to find out about future events.

Birmingham
23 April 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Mental health in the workplace: skills for managers

According to the Mental Health Foundation, one in six employees experience mental ill health each year. Whilst the reasons behind mental ill health are not always work related, managers need to know how to address it.



This in-depth, full day event has been specifically designed for managers, providing them with the knowledge and practical skills to confidently and effectively manage mental health within their teams.


Birmingham
24 April 2020
09:30 - 16:00
The Acas framework for effective leadership

Good leadership is essential to successfully manage an efficient and productive workplace.



This in-depth event will introduce delegates to the Acas framework for effective leadership and demonstrate how it can be applied in practice. It will consider the business advantages of good leadership and provide delegates with the opportunity to identify and build on their own leadership styles.


The event is open to all levels of management.



Birmingham
30 April 2020
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
6 May 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Essential skills for line managers

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

Birmingham
17 June 2020
09:30 - 16:00
Managing discipline and grievance (full day)

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with grievances. Poorly handled processes can lead to unnecessary and costly employment tribunals.



This practical full day event will provide you with detailed knowledge, skills and techniques to effectively manage and conduct employee discipline and grievance procedures within your workplace.


Birmingham