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.

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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

18 February 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, 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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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.

Dignity at work

Duration
1/2 Day + e-learning licence
Members
£195 +VAT
Non Members
£245 +VAT

All businesses need to have an effective policy and procedure in place to deal with issues of Discrimination and in particular harassment and bullying.
This half day course explains the basics of the Law in this area and focuses on avoiding bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviour. It is suitable for all those with responsibility for policy/procedure development and handling complaints from employees.

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Dates & Locations

26 February 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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9 April 2019 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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8 May 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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9 July 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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19 September 2019 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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4 October 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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Drug Alcohol Gambling and Mental Health Awareness Training Day

Duration
1 day
Members
£220 +VAT
Non Members
£250 +VAT

This one day programme has been designed for employers and their employees to have an awareness of and the tools to identify issues with; alcohol, drugs, gambling and mental health – and to give you the skills to provide early interventions.

The issues identified through this programme are designed to support the companies existing process and is unique as it brings together four key areas into one condensed programme.

Course details

Dates & Locations

6 February 2019 EEF Technology Hub
Birmingham
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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.

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.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace - elearning

Duration
Approximately 2-3 hours
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This course looks at equality and diversity from many angles, including why it is important.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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Essential HR 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

5-6 February 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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11-12 February 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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6-7 March 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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8-9 May 2019 EEF Reading
Reading
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18-19 June 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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16-17 October 2019 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.

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.

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

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.

Gender pay gap reporting: lessons learned and next steps

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

We explain the legal requirements for gender pay gap reporting. We will also consider 2018 figures reported, and lessons learned, by employers so far.

Course details

Dates & Locations

5 February 2019 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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6 February 2019 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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6 February 2019 Newton Abbot - Racecourse and Conference centre
Newton Abbot
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6 February 2019 Regus Cambourne
Cambridge
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7 February 2019 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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7 February 2019 Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
Reading
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12 February 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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12 February 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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13 February 2019 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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13 February 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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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

23 April 2019 EEF Reading
Reading
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5 November 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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Handling Disciplinary and Grievance Issues

Duration
1/2 Day + e-learning licence
Members
£195 +VAT
Non Members
£245 +VAT

This half day course is designed to assist all levels of management who may be required to undertake misconduct investigations, disciplinary and/or grievance hearings and appeals to do so with confidence and accordance with legal requirements.

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Dates & Locations

29 March 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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9 April 2019 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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5 June 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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8 August 2019 EEF Reading
Reading
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11 September 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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How to manage capability - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1 hour
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to tackle performance problems effectively.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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How to manage discipline and grievance - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1-2 hours
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This course provides learners with increased understanding of grievance and disciplinary procedures.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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How to manage equality and diversity - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1 hour
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This course provides learners with an increased understanding of how to manage Equality and Diversity.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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How to manage redundancy - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1 hour
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This online training course provides learners with an increased understanding of how to manage redundancy.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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How to manage sickness and absence - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1 hour
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to manage the many aspects of sickness and absence.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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How to manage through change - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1 hour
Members
£30 +VAT
Non Members
£30 +VAT

This course provides the knowledge and skills required to manage changes.

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours to process the booking. Online training Book

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HR professional development training programme

Duration
6 full days or 12 half 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

Progamme structure - 1 x day session per month for 6 months - 9-5pm
14 January, 8 February, 18 March, 15 April, 8 May, 11 June 2019
EEF London - training and conference centre
London
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Progamme structure - 1 x day session per month for 6 months - 9-5pm
19 February, 21 March, 17 April, 14 May, 13 June, 24 July 2019
EEF Technology Hub
Birmingham
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Progamme structure - 1 x 1/2 day session per month for 12 months
16 May, 19 June, 17 July, 18 September, 16 October, 13 November, 12 December 2019, 15 January, 12 February, 11 March, 15 April, 13 May 2020
EEF Reading
Reading
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Progamme structure - 1 x day session per month for 6 months - 9-5pm
23 August, 20 September, 25 October, 22 November, 13 December 2019 & 14 January 2020
EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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If we don’t have a suitable date, register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as new dates and locations are added.

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.

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.

Managing within the law

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

Course details

Dates & Locations

23 April 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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20 August 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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11 September 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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11 October 2019 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.

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.

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.

Practical GDPR for HR professionals: what will change in your day job?

Duration
1 day
Members
£395 +VAT
Non Members
£450 +VAT

This practical seminar looks at the impact of the new data protection law on typical situations faced by HR during the employment lifecycle, from recruitment to termination.

Course details

Dates & Locations

15 January 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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15 January 2019 EEF Melton Mowbray office
Melton Mowbray
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16 January 2019 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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16 January 2019 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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17 January 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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22 January 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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24 January 2019 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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24 January 2019 EEF Reading
Reading
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24 January 2019 Newton Abbot - Racecourse and Conference centre
Newton Abbot
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30 January 2019 EEF Bridgend office
Bridgend
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Practical Tribunal Skills

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

This one day practical tribunal skills course is designed to help employers understand the Tribunal process. Conducted by EEF’s senior legal team, attendees will learn how to prepare for a tribunal, including the construction of witness statements, the cross examination of witnesses and a discussion of the Tribunal's decision.

Course details

Dates & Locations

4 March 2019 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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10 May 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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30 July 2019 EEF Technology Hub
Birmingham
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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.

Course details

Dates & Locations

22 January 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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13 March 2019 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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6 June 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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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.

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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.

Safeguarding Prevent and British Values

Duration
1 day
Members
£220 +VAT
Non Members
£250 +VAT

Designed to give candidates an overview of Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values. This course will support our employers and apprentices by giving them an understanding of issues that are prevalent to young people and will enable them to support and continue this within the workplace.
This is a unique course as it will be pitched for employers and not educational establishments.
The course is aimed at companies who have recruited apprentices or are planning to. This will enable them to have an understanding of safeguarding and feel confident in helping to safeguard apprentices and young people.

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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.

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

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

22 January 2019 EEF Reading
Reading
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9 April 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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29 April 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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14 May 2019 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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24 June 2019 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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10 September 2019 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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30 September 2019 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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19 November 2019 EEF Bristol - training and conference centre
Bristol
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If we don’t have a suitable date, register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as new dates and locations are added.

The Essentials of GDPR - elearning

Duration
Approximately 1-2 hours
Members
£20 +VAT
Non Members
£20 +VAT

This online training course has been developed to provide an overview of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Course details

Dates & Locations

Book your place to enroll for this elearning course. All delegates will be emailed their course information and joining instructions, after which they can begin their training at their convenience. Online training Book

If we don’t have a suitable date, register your interest and we'll let you know as soon as new dates and locations are added.

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.

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.

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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