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HR Essentials & GDPR for SMEs

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July 11, 2018
9:15 am
Meridian House
69-71 Clarendon Road
WD17 1DS
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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 in 2016 of £13,851 (max £470,865) for unfair dismissal and £85,622 (max £1,762,130) for sex discrimination (plus legal fees and reputation damage) the cost to your business could be devastating.

The primary focus of this half day workshop is to provide participants with a broad but practical overview of the human resource function. Parmilla Minhas from the HR Dept Watford & Chorleywood and Clare Brooke from The HR Dept Chilterns will lead the workshop covering 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
  • GDPR Compliance
  • Difficult Conversations: disciplinary, grievance, performance and absence
  • Family Friendly
  • End of Employment

– 9.15am Coffee
– 9.30 Introductions
– 9.45 Part 1 Workshop
– approx 11.00 Coffee break
– 11.15 Part 2 Workshop
– 1pm Workshop concludes

Ideal for Business owners or anyone who has responsibility for HR within their Organisation.

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

Do you have questions about our HR Essentials & GDPR Workshop? Contact Clare Brooke on 01494 842837 or Parmilla Minhas on 01442 330655.

[email protected] 07788297094 01442 330655

GDPR Workshop

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June 21, 2018
9:00 am
Holiday Inn Liverpool - Albert Dock
Brittania Pavillion
L3 4AD
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GDPR – It’s not too late!

How will GDPR affect your Business?

How do I implement GDPR as an SME?

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Purpose of the Course

The European Union General Data Protection Regulations (or the EU GDPR) will replace the current UK Data Protection Act. It will impact all organisations, regardless of size and sector and will determine how we manage data both online and offline.

UK businesses will need to be compliant when the new legislation becomes law on 25th May 2018. This interactive workshop will use business scenarios to introduce the new legislation and will provide an overview of the steps that businesses will need to take to become compliant.

If you need help with the HOW to make sure you are ready for GDPR or just need a better understanding of the evidence you will need for GDPR, this full-day training is ideal for you.

This course is especially suitable for small businesses and sole proprietors.


Course Duration: 1 Day – 21st June 2018 @ 09:00 to 16:30

Hear what our past delegates on the Bootcamp had to say:

“It’s the best of the four courses I have been to… by a mile”

“Templates were invaluable”

“Excellent course and very informative”

“Good course and is essential to take to get reassurance and clear understanding”


Your Trainers:

Linda Lavery is the Director of the HR Dept Liverpool and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development. She has over 20 years’ experience of generalist HR and is passionate about helping local SME’s with the minefield of employment law and HR issues. Linda provides a dedicated, in depth HR service, while remaining commercially focused on what will work well for the business. Her advice in relation to GDPR for her clients is practical and ‘no nonsense’.

Helen Barge is the Managing Director of Risk Evolves, a consultancy based in Leamington Spa providing hands-on practical advice and guidance to SME’s on governance, risk and compliance issues. Helen is a certified Data Protection Officer and has worked on a number of successful audits including Cyber Essentials and IASME certifications, helping Clients prepare for the GDPR.



This workshop is aimed at SME business owners or anyone who is responsible for data protection and implementing changes for GDPR in their business. No prior knowledge of the regulations is required. You need to have a strong understanding of your business and the different departments/teams to get the most of this workshop.


We will work through your business on the day so that you leave with documents prepared and a specific action plan for you to implement straight away!

During the workshop, with help from the Trainers, you will:-

  • Draft privacy statements bespoke to your business for your employees and clients and applicable third parties.
  • Write a subject access request procedure to ensure compliance with GDPR.
  • Customise a data breach policy.
  • Develop a document retention schedule applicable to your business.
  • Work through a workbook which will identify the following:-
  • What data you hold.
  • Where your data is kept.
  • How your data is stored.
  • Why it is required.
  • What to keep and what to dispose of.
  • When to review your policies.
  • A training document, which you will need to deliver to all employees on your return to your business.


Course Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:-

  • Understand what the GDPR is and why the law is changing.
  • Explain what has changed from the Data Protection Act 1998 and what is expected going forward.
  • Understand what the impact of GDPR means for your business.
  • Understand the actions needed to help you become compliant.
  • Leave with a toolkit that you can use as soon as you get back to your work-place.


Course Details:

Buffet lunch will be provided along with tea and coffee. Please email [email protected] if you have any special dietary requirements.

Places on this course are limited. This is because it is a fully interactive session where you will be applying the knowledge instantly and working on your own business during the workshop with guidance from the Trainers.


£395 + VAT per person.

The usual cost of this session if the trainers came to your business for the day to complete similar work would be £1,500 +VAT. You will also benefit from taking away a number of documents that you can include in your contracts, handbooks, and third-party agreements which are valued at £1,200 +VAT bringing the total value of attending this seminar to £2,700 +VAT

To Book:

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Recruiting Staff Training

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October 9, 2018

Do you want to feel confident in recruiting staff? Perhaps you are new to recruiting, or you feel you have made a bad appointment? Maybe you just want to update your knowledge on best practice approaches to recruitment? This is an informative and interactive workshop. We will take you through the key steps to recruit the right people and get them introduced to your company effectively. You’ll learn how to avoid tripping up from a legal perspective and gain ideas for great interview questions.

You will leave this ‘hands-on’ workshop with practical tips and techniques you can put into practice as soon as your next vacancy arises.


Who is it for:

This workshop is aimed at line managers or those who have supervisory or team leader responsibilities and day-to-day management of others, in addition to those new to managing others.


Please check back for pricing.

[email protected] 0118 402 7771

Managing Performance Training

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December 11, 2018

Would you like to manage the performance of your employees more proactively? Do you know how to stretch a good performer or recognise a poor one? Ever struggled to deal with it when you know someone is not performing?

Managing performance doesn’t need to be an onerous task. In this informative and interactive workshop, we will look at the tools we have available for both the management of performance, from setting standards and clear objectives, conducting performance reviews, giving and receiving both positive and negative feedback, to knowing when to ‘step in’ to prevent performance concerns becoming big issues.

Through a mix of exercises, pair work and small group discussions considering case examples for managing performance, you will leave this ‘hands-on’ workshop with practical tips and actions you can put into practice as soon as you step back into the workplace.


Who is it for:

This workshop is aimed at Line Managers or those who have Supervisory or Team Leader responsibilities and day-to-day management of others, in addition to those new to managing others.


Please check back for pricing

[email protected] 0118 402 7771

HR & Employment Law Essentials

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June 14, 2018
9:00 am
HR Dept (Trafford & Warrington)
Denzell House, Denzell Gardens,
Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 4QE

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This FREE half day event will provide broad, practical advice and tips on employment issues, that any business owner, line manager or person responsible for HR needs to be aware of:

  • An overview of what you legally need to be aware of when you employ staff
  • ‘Self-employed, worker or employee?’
  • Holidays – entitlements including calculating for part time and zero hours
  • Discrimination risks
  • Disciplinary and Grievance
  • Managing Absence
  • Uniform or stipulating clothing
  • Working Hours & Breaks
  • What the costs could be of ‘getting it wrong’

Who is it for:

  • Business owners
  • Line managers or those who have supervisory responsibilities and day-to-day management of others
  • Those providing HR advice

Effective Team Leadership

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June 26, 2018
9:00 am
HR Dept (Trafford & Warrington)
Denzell House, Denzell Gardens,
Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 4QE

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In this informative and interactive workshop, we will explain the management skills needed to lead to high performing teams including:

  • Communicating with confidence
  • Effective Delegation
  • Motivating team members, especially those who are dissatisfied or demotivated

Utilising practical skills and exercises, you will leave the workshop with tools and tips you can put into practice as soon as you step back into the workplace

Who is it for:

  • Business owners
  • Line managers or those who have supervisory responsibilities and day-to-day management of others


£135 plus VAT Inclusive of light refreshments