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Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace – A Masterclass for Employers

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April 26, 2017
9:00 am
The Quadrus Centre
Woodstock Way 
Boldon 
NE35 9PF 
United Kingdom
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Overview

This masterclass is targeted at small business owners or managers who want to understand more about how to address issues with alcohol and drugs in the work place.

At The HR Dept we frequently get asked:

  • I have an employee who smells of alcohol, what should I do?
  • I suspect an employee has a drug addiction but Im not sure how to raise it?
  • How do I test my staff for drugs?
  • My employee gets drunk and does not come to work and its causing my business problems, what can I do?

If this sounds familiar then this masterclass delivered by the experts at Recovery4Life will leave you feeling more informed and able to address these issues.

You are not alone.  Studies have found 75 per cent of people using drugs are actually in employment and 44 per cent of those individuals admit to having sold drugs to their colleagues in the workplace. Substance misuse (drugs & alcohol) and unsupported poor mental health are estimated to cost UK industry over 30 billion pounds a year.

These figures do not address the widespread misuse of prescribed and over the counter medication for pain relief, resulting in undiagnosed addiction which can pose a major risk in the workplace (particularly if used with alcohol).

The commercial risks posed not only include workplace accidents, they can affect:

Reputation              Absenteeism            Presentism

Productivity             Staff turnover          Theft

This short master class will cover:

  • How to spot alcohol and substance misuse in the workplace
  • Your duty of care as an employer
  • Understanding and minimising its impacts in the workplace
  • Understanding testing and how to apply it in your business
  • Complying with the equality act and remaining legally compliant

Recovery4Life is a specialist testing, training and treatment service.  For businesses, the company offers targeted screening and follow up programmes, helping them to support their employees while also managing corporate risks associated with substance misuse and mental health problems.

HR Dept Newcastle offers a flexible and affordable outsourced Hr and employment law solution that covers your business against financial losses and people issues by providing a personal, pragmatic and local HR support.

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HR Essentials Workshop

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May 9, 2017
9:30 am
The Quadrus Centre
Woodstock Way
Boldon
NE35 9PF
United Kingdom
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Overview

HR is a vital function in any organisation. If you manage HR matters you are dealing with delicate and confidential issues which need to be handled correctly and lawfully. With an average award of £12,362 (max £238,216) for unfair dismissal and £23,478 (max £557,039) for sex discrimination (plus legal fees and reputation damage) the cost to your business could be devastating.

The primary focus of this workshop is to provide participants with a broad but practical overview of the human resource function. Jayne Hart from The HR Dept will lead the workshop which will include information regarding your responsibilities as an employer from the beginning to the end of the employment relationship. You will learn essential knowledge on how to manage areas such as:

  •  Employment status and contract types
  • Employment Law – discrimination, tribunals
  • Recruitment
  • Difficult Conversations: disciplinary, grievance, performance and absence
  • Family Friendly
  • End of Employment

Who is it for?

Ideal for anyone who has responsibility for HR within their Organisation.

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Auto Enrolment: Last Chance to Get Ready!

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May 11, 2017
9:00 am
The Quadrus Centre
Woodstock Way
Boldon
NE35 9PF
United Kingdom
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Overview

Is your auto enrolment staging date yet to come?

We know that as business owners your to-do list is ever-changing and most certainly growing, but the last auto enrolment staging date for employers is coming up fast! If you’re yet to take action, the time is now as you may soon be legally required to automatically enrol certain members of staff into a pension scheme and make contributions towards it.

You do have to do this! Failure to set up or to maintain and run the scheme can result in heavy fines, taking up your time and causing you unnecessary stress.

To check your staging date please click here and put in your PAYE reference, doing this will allow you to see how long you have to introduce your auto enrolment scheme. Not sure what auto enrolment is or about how it could affect you? We’ve put together an informative webpage on the matter to help you out.

What will you need to do?

There are lots of things for you to consider, some of which are:

  • your auto enrolment strategy
  • which pension provider is right for your workforce?
  • who will be the nominated point of contact?
  • your employee benefits strategy
  • what to do if someone opts out
  • if you need to upgrade or replace your payroll system.

As you can see, even just picking the right scheme to use can be extremely time consuming! The HR Dept can get you cost-effective, hassle-free, expert advice on auto enrolment. Not only do we help you implement your scheme, but we provide on-going support to help keep you compliant.

 Come along to our to the point, no fuss, information packed talk, delivered by our trusted partners from Work Place Advice. Go away with peace of mind.

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Managing Conflict Workshop – Management Essentials

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June 20, 2017
9:30 am
The Quadrus Centre
Woodstock Way 
Boldon 
NE35 9PF 
United Kingdom
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Overview

None of us like to admit there are simmerings of conflict where we work, but at some point, if we haven’t already, we will all be faced with a conflict situation. Knowing what it is and how to deal with it is key to ensuring it doesn’t escalate.

In this informative and interactive workshop, we will take you on a practical tour of Managing Conflict, covering the 3 Rs – Recognising, Responding and Resolving. We will not only explore conflict in the workplace, but give you practical tips on handling those difficult conversations and an insight into the role of mediation

 Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at line managers or those who have supervisory responsibilities and day-to-day management of others. We intentionally keep our groups small to enable time for discussion and questions, therefore early booking is essential. Price includes a buffet lunch afterwards.

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Discipline and Grievance Workshop – Management Essentials

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July 11, 2017
9:30 am
The Quadrus Centre
Woodstock Way 
Boldon 
NE35 9PF 
United Kingdom
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Overview

Handling discipline and grievance issues can be costly and time consuming. With consequences both financially and in terms of your reputation, it is imperative that you follow a timely, fair and legal process. Knowing the steps to achieve this is key to minimising risk.

In this informative and interactive workshop, we will follow our characters, Harry and Larry, through a disciplinary procedure. Throughout, we’ll be observing the Acas framework, covering suspension, investigation, disciplinary hearing and decisions, appeals and the keeping of appropriate records. Working through case studies and other ‘real-life’ examples, you will leave confident with a host of practical tips.

 Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at line managers or those who have supervisory responsibilities and day-to-day management of others.

We intentionally keep our groups small to enable time for discussion and questions, therefore early booking is essential.

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