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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Absence management (fit for work)

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

This one-day course is designed to provide managers with the skills and confidence required to deal effectively with employee absence, while maintaining a positive and productive working environment. Training is aimed at line managers and supervisors who are involved in the management of, sickness absence in their teams.

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Dates & Locations

19 September 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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17 October 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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14 November 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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27 November 2017 EEF Reading
Reading
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28 November 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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12 December 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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Advanced employment law

Duration
2 days
Members
£510 +VAT
Non Members
£710 +VAT

This two-day advanced employment law course is ideal for HR professionals who already have a basic working knowledge of employment law issues and wish to develop their knowledge of the most challenging subjects. Learning methods used during this course include case studies and group exercises.

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Dates & Locations

26-27 September 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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Apprenticeship Levy – Managing your Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) account

Duration
1 hour
Price
This is a free event

EEF’s Policy and Apprenticeship team, come together with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to take employers through the next important step of the Apprenticeship Levy – the new Digital Apprenticeship Service.

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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.

Bullying and harassment

Duration
half a day
Members
£155 +VAT
Non Members
£185 +VAT

This half-day course will enable delegates to identify what constitutes discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership and disability.

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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.

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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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.

Embracing diversity in the workplace

Duration
1 day

This one-day practical workshop, aimed at line managers and HR professionals, will provide attendees with a good understanding of the Equality Act 2010. This will focus on the protected characteristics and how discrimination can occur in the workplace.

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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.

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

21 -22 August 2017 EEF Reading
Reading
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19-20 September 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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17 - 18 October 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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14 - 15 November 2017 St George’s Conference Centre
Leeds
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4, 11 December 2017 Eastwood Hall
Eastwood
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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.

Course details

Dates & Locations

07 November 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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08 November 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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09 November 2017 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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09 November 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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13 November 2017 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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13 November 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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14 November 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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16 November 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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16 November 2017 Holiday Inn Reading South
Reading
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22 November 2017 Holiday Inn Reading South
Reading
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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 Holiday Inn Reading South
Reading
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07 February 2018 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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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

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.

Handling difficult and sensitive issues

Duration
1 day

This one-day course helps managers at all levels to deal more confidently with difficult and sensitive issues through the use of practical strategies and considered approaches. It covers counselling techniques and effective interpersonal communication. Delegates will also learn how to handle conflict in a constructive manner.

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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.

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

11 September 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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16 November 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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22 November 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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Handling discipline and grievance

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

This one-day course provides delegates with the knowledge and confidence to deal effectively with disciplinary and grievance issues using informal counselling. Attendees will learn how to resolve low level conduct offences and nip grievances in the bud, in order to avoid matters escalating to a formal level. They will also learn how to tackle more serious disciplinary offences through formal disciplinary action, and how to handle grievances formally and fairly in line with legislation.

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Dates & Locations

13 September 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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04 October 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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24 October 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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06 November 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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09 November 2017 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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16 November 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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05 December 2017 EEF Reading
Reading
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14 December 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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HR professional development training programme

Duration
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 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

06 October, 03 November, 01 December 2017; 05 January, 02 February, 02 March, 06 April, 04 May, 01 June, 06 July, 03 August, 07 September 2018 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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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 performance (appraisal skills and performance objectives)

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.

Course details

Dates & Locations

12 September 2017
EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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05 October 2017
EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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06 December 2017
EEF Reading
Reading
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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

11 October 2017
EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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07 November 2017
EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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9 November 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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21 November 2017
EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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24 November 2017
EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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06 December 2017
EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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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

14 September 2017
EEF Reading
Reading
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5 October 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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14 November 2017
EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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21 November 2017
EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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6 December 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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07 December 2017
EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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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

19 September 2017 Cams Hall
Fareham
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19 September 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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19 September 2017 The Granary Hotel Kidderminster
Kidderminster
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20 September 2017 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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20 September 2017 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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20 September 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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21 September 2017 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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21 September 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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21 September 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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21 September 2017 Sittingbourne - Sweeep Kuusakoski Ltd
Sittingbourne
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22 September 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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25 September 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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25 September 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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26 September 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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26 September 2017 EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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26 September 2017 GreenPark Conference Centre
Reading
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26 September 2017 Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham
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26 September 2017 The Moat House Acton Trussel
Acton Trussel
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27 September 2017 Lindum House Lincoln
Lincoln
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27 September 2017 Staubli UK Ltd Telford
Telford
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28 September 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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28 September 2017 Newton Abbot - Racecourse and Conference centre
Newton Abbot
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29 September 2017 Hethel Engineering Centre of Excellence
Norwich
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04 October 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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6 October 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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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.

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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.

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

06 September 2017
EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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27 September 2017
EEF Reading
Reading
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03 October 2017
EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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08 November 2017
EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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15 November 2017
EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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12 December 2017
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

07 November 2017
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.

Course details

Dates & Locations

05 September, 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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06 September, 2017 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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07 September, 2017 Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
Reading
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12 September, 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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13 September 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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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.

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Dates & Locations

23 August 2017 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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22 September 2017 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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30 November 2017 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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07 December 2017
EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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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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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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