HR and employment law training

Our trainers are active employment law advisers and HR consultants, providing day-to-day advice and consultancy to companies of all sizes on all HR and employment law matters. We’ll help you achieve legal compliance and best practice so you'll be able to get the most from your people without threat of disputes or legal action. Read our blog for insights and expert opinion from our trainers.

Not sure what training you need? We recommend our HR professional development training programme to help HR professionals increase the depth of their knowledge.

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Our courses

Appraisal Skills and Objective Setting

Duration
1 day
Members
£120 +VAT
Non Members
£145 +VAT

This practical one-day workshop will support line managers and team leaders in carrying out effective performance reviews of their team, using the formal appraisal process.

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Dates & Locations

21 February 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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23 April 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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23 July 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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27 September 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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25 October 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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18 December 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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Developing your employee representatives

Duration
1 day
Members
£255 +VAT
Non Members
£299 +VAT

This training focuses on the effective running of an employee council (whether triggered by the information and consultation regulations or formed voluntarily). Delegates will develop the necessary skills to be able to seek views and manage feedback to employees via effective preparation and participation. Attendees will develop skills in handling communication around sensitive matters. They will also gain an overview of discipline and grievance legislation, which might be required if asked to accompany employees at meetings or hearings.

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There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Dignity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Duration
1 day
Members
£295 +VAT
Non Members
£345 +VAT

This one-day course provides delegates with a sound understanding of the Equality Act and how to deal with issues of discrimination and harassment. Suitable for all levels of management, delegates will learn to recognise potentially unlawful behaviour and how to adopt approach and HR policies to reduce the risk of a claim against both the company and individual employees.

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Dates & Locations

15 March 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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29 May 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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14 June 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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2 July 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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3 July 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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31 October 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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15 November 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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6 December 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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Employee ill health: active management for effective outcomes

Duration
1 day
Members
£295 +VAT
Non Members
£345 +VAT

How to reduce the impact of employee mental and physical ill health and sickness absence on your business, whilst minimising legal risks.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Essential management skills

Duration
2 days
Members
£495 +VAT
Non Members
£590 +VAT

Training is tailored to your needs and delivered at your location or ours by EEF’s highly experienced HR and employment law specialists, with a wealth of experience of legislation and best practice. This two-day course is designed to provide managers with the essential management skills they need to effectively manage their teams. It covers all of the key HR areas from effective recruitment and selection through to ending the employment relationship. Case studies and practical exercises help delegates to effectively apply knowledge learned.

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Dates & Locations

30-31 January 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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21-22 February 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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12-13 March 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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4-5 April 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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9-10 May 2018 The Future Inn
Plymouth
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12-13 June 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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20-21 June 2018 EEF Reading
Reading
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17-18 July 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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19-20 September 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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16-17 October 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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19-20 November 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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19-20 December 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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GDPR and Data Protection for HR: how to design and draft your essential documents

Duration
half day
Members
£295 +VAT
Non Members
£345 +VAT

A practical workshop for HR to assist with one of the biggest challenges of GDPR preparation: designing and drafting your essential GDPR documents.

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Dates & Locations

04 April 2018, afternoon EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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4 April 2018, morning EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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10 April 2018, afternoon EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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10 April 2018, morning EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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10 April 2018, afternoon EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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10 April 2018, morning EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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10 April 2018, morning EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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10 April 2018, afternoon EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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12 April 2018, afternoon EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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12 April 2018, morning EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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12 April 2018, afternoon EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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12 April 2018, morning EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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13 April 2018, afternoon EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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13 April 2018, morning EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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16 April 2018, morning EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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16 April 2018, afternoon EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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GDPR and Data Protection for HR: On the Road to Major Changes

Duration
1 day
Members
£295 +VAT
Non Members
£345 +VAT

The clock is ticking for HR professionals to prepare for a major overhaul to the current data protection regime. Find out how to prepare for the GDPR and avoid potential hazards.

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Dates & Locations

23 January 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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24 January 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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24 January 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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25 January 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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29 January 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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30 January 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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01 Feburary 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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01 February 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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1 February 2018 Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
Reading
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5 February 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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6 February 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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7 February 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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26 February 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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GDPR Masterclasses

Duration
1 day
Members
£450 +VAT
Non Members
£495 +VAT

A practical workshop specifically tailored to provide managers across the business with the knowledge and tools to ensure their business is ready to comply with The GDPR.

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Dates & Locations

8 March 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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13 March 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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19 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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29 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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GDPR: Achieving business wide compliance

Duration
1 day
Members
£450 +VAT
Non Members
£495 +VAT

With employers required to action significant changes in order to comply with GDPR, this seminar addresses steps you need to take for pan-business compliance.

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Dates & Locations

5 February 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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8 February 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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20 February 2018 Holiday Inn Reading South
Reading
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22 February 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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Gender pay gap reporting: how to comply

Duration
half day
Members
£245 +VAT
Non Members
£295 +VAT

We explain the legal requirements for gender pay gap reporting.

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Dates & Locations

20 February 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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20 February 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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21 February 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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21 February 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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27 February 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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27 February 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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28 February 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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1 March 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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1 March 2018 Holiday Inn Reading South
Reading
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Handling difficult conversations

Duration
half a day
Members
£155 +VAT
Non Members
£175 +VAT

This half-day programme is for line managers, supervisors and HR professionals who have to conduct challenging conversations with staff, perhaps about their behaviour, results, or actions. It will also cover how to handle demanding and testing individuals. This course will equip managers with the necessary confidence, knowledge and skills to engage with people from a productive and focussed position.

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Dates & Locations

22 January 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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23 February 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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27 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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10 April 2018 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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15 May 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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11 June 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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14 August 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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23 October 2018 EEF Reading
Reading
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28 November 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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4 December 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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Handling Disciplinary, Grievance and Underperformance Issues

Duration
1 day
Members
£295 +VAT
Non Members
£345 +VAT

This one-day course provides delegates with the skills and confidence to effectively deal with disciplinary, grievance and underperformance issues in line with current legal requirements and recognised best practice.

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Dates & Locations

30 January 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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1 February 2018 EEF Reading
Reading
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8 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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3 May 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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28 June 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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9 July 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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6 September 2018 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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10 October 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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10 October 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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HR professional development training programme

Duration
6 or 12 days
Members
£1495 +VAT
Non Members
£1795 +VAT

This innovative training programme provides a unique opportunity for HR professionals and managers to increase the depth of their expertise in all key areas of HR and to share knowledge and network with other delegates. Each session is coordinated and managed by a highly experienced EEF HR adviser with current best practice knowledge gained from delivering practical HR consultancy to a range of clients. The EEF adviser will act as a mentor to delegates over a 12 month period and monitor progress. The programme is conducted over 6 full days over 6 months or 12 half-days over a 12 month period. It is delivered through small discussion groups and workshops, ensuring closer tuition to promote personalised, applied learning.

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Dates & Locations

Programme structure – 1 x day session per month for 06 months - 9-5pm
17 January, 19 February, 21 March, 25 April, 23 May, 20 June 2018
EEF Reading
Reading
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Programme structure – 1 x day session per month for 06 months - 9-5pm
17 January, 19 February, 21 March, 25 April, 23 May, 20 June 2018
EEF Reading
Reading
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Programme structure – 1 x day session per month for 06 months - 9-5pm
29 January, 26 February, 26 March, 23 April, 21 May, 25 June 2018
EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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Programme structure – 1 x day session per month for 06 months - 9-5pm
13 February, 13 March, 24 April, 2 May, 12 June, 3 July 2018
EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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Programme structure – 1 x day session per month for 06 months - 9-5pm
25 April, 24 May, 20 June, 19 July, 21 Aug, 18 September 2018
EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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09 November, 10 December 2018, 14 January, 8 February, 18 March, 15 April 2019 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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Introduction to Human Resources

Duration
5 days
Members
£1125 +VAT
Non Members
£1375 +VAT

This five-day course aims to provide an update on legislation for experienced HR professionals, and an introduction to HR to new practitioners. It will inform delegates of the knowledge and skills they need to provide support and guidance to managers at all levels within their organisation.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Managing underperformance (conduct and capability)

Duration
1 day
Members
£120 +VAT
Non Members
£145 +VAT

This one-day course equips managers and supervisors to influence and affect sustained performance improvement. It will provide guidance on how to diagnose problems, make timely interventions and provide a supportive environment to underpin good performance.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Managing within the law

Duration
1 day
Members
£120 +VAT
Non Members
£145 +VAT

This one-day course provides delegates with an understanding of key areas of employment law. It will be beneficial to newly appointed supervisors or managers, anyone new to the responsibilities of HR or those looking to take a basic refresher course.

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Dates & Locations

26 April 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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16 August 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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14 November 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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Member Briefing: Employment Law Updates

Duration
half a day - morning
Price
This event is for EEF members only

Employment Law Updates provide delegates with greater understanding of imminent changes in employment law and clarification of new case law through discussion. Free to attend for members.

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Dates & Locations

12 March 2018 The Granary Hotel Kidderminster
Kidderminster
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13 March 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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13 March 2018 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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13 March 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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13 March 2018 GreenPark Conference Centre
Reading
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14 March 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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14 March 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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14 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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15 March 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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15 March 2018 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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15 March 2018 Hethel Engineering Centre of Excellence
Norwich
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15 March 2018 Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham
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15 March 2018 Staubli UK Ltd Telford
Telford
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20 March 2018 Cams Hall
Fareham
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20 March 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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20 March 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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20 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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20 March 2018 Lindum House Lincoln
Lincoln
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20 March 2018 The Moat House Acton Trussel
Acton Trussel
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22 March 2018 Amphenol Ltd
Whitstable
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22 March 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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22 March 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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22 March 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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22 March 2018 Newton Abbot - Racecourse and Conference centre
Newton Abbot
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23 March 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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26 March 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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18 September 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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18 September 2018 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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18 September 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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18 September 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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18 September 2018 GreenPark Conference Centre
Reading
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19 September 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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19 September 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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19 September 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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20 September 2018 Amphenol Ltd
Whitstable
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20 September 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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20 September 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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20 September 2018 The Granary Hotel Kidderminster
Kidderminster
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24 September 2018 The Moat House Acton Trussel
Acton Trussel
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25/09/2018 Hethel Engineering Centre of Excellence
Norwich
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25 September 2018 Staubli UK Ltd Telford
Telford
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26 September 2018 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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26 September 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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26 September 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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27 September 2018 Cams Hall
Fareham
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27 September 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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Outplacement support

Duration
Dependent on tailored training

We provide fully-managed outplacement programmes tailored to your business needs, enabling you to manage transition, do business profitably and rebuild for the future.

Course details

Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Pre-retirement

Duration
1 day
Members
£255 +VAT
Non Members
£299 +VAT

For anybody approaching retirement, whether voluntarily or through redundancy, this practical one-day course is designed to smooth the transition from work to retirement and make it a more enjoyable experience. The workshop is suitable for those retiring themselves, or supporting a spouse or partner through the process.

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Dates & Locations

19 January 2018 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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14 February 2018 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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21 March 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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16 April 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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17 April 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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21 May 2018 The Future Inn
Plymouth
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23 July 2018 Ashford International Hotel
Ashford
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3 August 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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4 December 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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17 October 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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Ready Steady Levy: everything you need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and how to plan for and spend it

Duration
1 day
Members
£395 +VAT
Non Members
£445 +VAT

A comprehensive look at the Apprenticeship Levy, understanding your Levy liability, and how to utilise your Levy funds to support your training and development requirements.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Redundancy support for employee representatives

Duration
Dependent on tailored training

Our support will help representatives manage a redundancy, equipping them with essential skills to effectively carry out their role within the redundancy process.

Course details

Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Redundancy support for managers

Duration
Dependent on tailored training

Our HR and Legal Specialists can provide bespoke training for managers throughout the redundancy process. From start to finish, we can help to ensure you are legally compliant and conducting a fair redundancy process.

Course details

Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Right person, right job – recruitment and selection interviewing

Duration
1 day
Members
£255 +VAT
Non Members
£299 +VAT

This one-day course provides delegates with the tools to ensure that their recruitment process is thorough, effective, fair and free from discrimination. It is relevant to anyone involved in the recruitment process, who wishes to select the best person for the job and get past stock answers and rehearsed phrases.

Course details

Dates & Locations

20 February 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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28 August 2018 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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10 December 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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Shift design and implementation: the business case for change

Duration
1 day
Members
£295 +VAT
Non Members
£345 +VAT

Out of control overtime can cripple your staff costs but with an optimised shift pattern in place, employers can unlock the potential of their workforce.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Stress management

Duration
1 day
Members
£245 +VAT
Non Members
£295 +VAT

This one-day course for managers, HR professionals and health and safety professionals identifies causes and symptoms of workplace stress and remedial measures to combat them. This practical course is includes scenario-based problem solving and risk assessment to enable to promote a proactive approach to stress management. This will help reduce work absence, which is frequently caused by stress-related conditions. With work related stress now high on the Health and Safety Executive’s agenda, the benefits of a proactive approach to stress management rather than a reactive approach are being increasingly recognised.

Course details

Dates & Locations

21 March 2018 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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24 April 2018 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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12 July 2018 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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29 November 2018 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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4 December 2018 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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Working with trade unions

Duration
1 day

This highly practical course on how to work with trade unions provides the necessary knowledge for those who need to work with unions or their members and gives delegates the opportunity to put learning into practice in a safe environment. Due to the decline in union membership, many line managers and HR professionals have little or no experience of working within a unionised environment. However, union recognition is now increasing and union members and their representatives have extensive rights in the workplace, whether or not the union is officially recognised. Delegates will be educated in how to use these rights.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Workplace mediation skills

Duration
2 days
Members
£510 +VAT
Non Members
£595 +VAT

This practical course allows delegates to understand the principles of mediation and the benefits of this approach in the workplace. It is aimed at supervisors, managers and HR practitioners. The workshop provides an opportunity to practice key skills of effective mediation in a safe role play environment. Delegates will develop confidence in managing everyday workplace conflicts and be able to reduce grievances and disputes.

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Dates & Locations

There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

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