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Quarterly HR Essentials Seminar

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November 13, 2018
9:30 am
Sales Academy, 21a Welsh Street, Chepstow, NP16 5LL
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HR and Employment Law is crucial for any business owner to be aware of; the law is the same regardless of the number of employees.

Getting things wrong or ‘not knowing what you don’t know’ is not a defence in an Employment Tribunal.

Can you afford the risk which could amount to thousands of pounds and reputational damage?

The aim of this Seminar is to provide a broad and practical overview of HR and Employment Law issues which any business owner or manager needs to be aware of.

This Seminar will cover the following:

  • ‘Self-employed, worker and employee’– do you understand the differences, how and when you should use, the contracts that need to be issued and the risks of getting this wrong?
  • Holidays – how to calculate and ensure compliance for part time and zero hours staff
  • Discrimination risks and where they can arise from recruitment through to dismissal
  • Managing Absence including sickness and what rights employees have to statutory time off for other absences e.g. maternity, paternity, emergency dependant leave and flexible working
  • Disciplinary and Grievance– how to discipline staff and deal with grievances
  • What the costs could be of ‘getting it wrong’ if you receive an Employment Tribunal claim

Cost FREE (Usually £99.00pp)

[email protected] 01291 661 555

HR Administration Workshop

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October 1, 2018
HR Dept (Trafford & Warrington), Denzell House, Dunham Road, Bowdon, Cheshire, WA14 4QE
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This NEW half day practical workshop has been developed for those who have a responsibility for managing and administering HR within the business.

It is designed to cover all the essential statutory and contractual obligations when employing staff, as well as advising on the best practices in HR Administration.

You will take away an up to date HR Administration Guide plus all course materials.

During the workshop we will provide a clear overview of what you need to be aware of and what to do, whilst working through practical examples of documents, letters and scenarios as below:

  • Recruitment checklist – Do’s and don’ts
  • Contracts of Employment – what clauses to be included and why
  • Restrictive Covenants – what they are and when to include
  • GDPR (HR) e.g. SAR requests
  • Induction – what needs to be covered
  • Intellectual Property – when to include
  • Holiday entitlements – calculating part time, zero hour & term time entitlements
  • Flexible Working – the law and how to manage requests

To Book email: [email protected]


HR Dept (Trafford & Warrington), Denzell House, Dunham Road, Bowdon, Cheshire,

WA14 4QE

Price: £150 +VAT (Incl light refreshments)


[email protected]  0345 053 3665

Management Development Programme

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October 12, 2018
HR Dept (Trafford & Warrington), Denzell House, Dunham Road,
Bowdon, Cheshire, WA14 4QE

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Our Management Development Programme commencing 12th October 2018 for Supervisors, Team Leaders and Line Managers:

  • 8 practical and interactive half day workshop modules (9am-1pm)
  • Small groups (max 10 people) with the same cohort of delegates for the duration of the programme
  • 1-2-1 coaching (calls or at Denzell House) between each module, to ensure learning is implemented and sustained in the workplace

Management Development Module                               Date

Module 1       Effective Team Leadership                                Fri 12th Oct 2018

Module 2       Performance Management                                 Tues 6th Nov 2018

Module 3       Managing Conflict                                             Thur 13th Dec 2018

Module 4       Managing Disciplinary and Grievance                 Tues 8th Jan 2019

Module 5       Communicating with Confidence                       Fri 1st Feb 2019

Module 6       Managing Absence                                            Wed 6th March 2019

Module 7       Effective Recruitment, Interviews & Selection   Wed 3rd April 2019

Module 8       Managing in Changing Times                              Thurs 2nd May 2019


The benefits of the Management Development Programme include:

  • Increase in managerial confidence and capability
  • Increase in staff performance
  • Improved employee engagement and satisfaction levels – among both managers who attend and their staff

To Book email: [email protected]


HR Dept (Trafford & Warrington), Denzell House, Dunham Road,

Bowdon, Cheshire, WA14 4QE

Price: £1500 + VAT (payable upon confirmation of booking)

[email protected]  0345 053 3665

Business Breakfast Sandwich

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October 16, 2018
7:00 am
Kala Sangam Arts Centre
St Peter's House
1 Forster Square
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Join us for a FREE Breakfast event at the beautiful Arts Centre of Kala Sangam in the heart of Bradford on Thursday 16th October, 7am – 9am

A good slice of breakfast and networking sandwiched between a tasty filling discussing the hot topic of:

The importance of employer brand in the war for talent: how to compete in attracting and retaining the best employees for your business.

Positive employee engagement and employer brand are key ‘must have’ weapons in the war for talent, especially for SMEs in competing with large corporate organisations, often with deeper pockets. Hear from Joanna Charles, Director of the HR Dept (Bradford) and Mark Gill, Director of Headway Recruitment as to how you can ensure you’re best placed to win the fight!

Register to attend

For more details and to let us know you’re coming, click through to Eventbrite

HR Foundations for SME’s

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October 3, 2018
9:30 am
Mercure London Watford
A41 Watford Bypass
WD25 8JH
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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 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
GDPR Compliance
Difficult Conversations: disciplinary, grievance, performance and absence
Family Friendly
End of Employment
9.30am Coffee
9.45 Introductions
10.00 Part 1 Workshop
approx 11.30 Coffee break
11.45 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.

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Do you have questions about our HR Foundations Workshop?

Contact Parmilla Minhas on 01442 330655.

01442 330655

HR Essentials Workshop for SMEs

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October 9, 2018
9:30 am
Burrswood Health & Wellbeing
Bird in Hand Lane
Tunbridge Wells
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Are you an SME owner or Manager who:

1. Runs a growing SME but undecided on whether to outsource HR matters to an HR professional?

2. Have employees working for you but feel overwhelmed managing them, as it is taking up time away from running your business?

3. Would like to understand the difference between a worker, employee and self-employed contractor and whether this distinction impacts your business? If yes, what could be the implications?

4. Is constantly dealing with recurring issues with workers and just wish they would go away?

5. Would like to know about recent changes to Employment Law and any Case Laws.

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then this workshop will be useful to you.

Please come along to this interactive session to understand some of the very basic legal aspects of managing workers that every SME owner should be aware of, but in reality does not have the time to keep track of. And many a times, we don’t know what we don’t know because the law is constantly changing.


Tickets cost £30 Get tickets

[email protected] 07880 497 825 01892 629 669