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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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

29 June 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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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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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.

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

20, 27 July 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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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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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 July 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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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

27 June 2017 EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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19 July 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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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 Cambridge office
Cambridge
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05 December 2017 EEF Reading
Reading
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14 December 2017 EEF Reading
Reading
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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.

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Dates & Locations

03 July 2017
EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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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

12 September 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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11 October 2017
EEF Cambridge office
Cambridge
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12 October 2017
EEF Reading
Reading
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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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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

26 July 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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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.

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Dates & Locations

06 July, 2017 EEF Warrington office
Warrington
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12 July, 2017 EEF Birmingham office
Birmingham
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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 EEF Reading
Reading
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12 September, 2017 EEF Gateshead office
Gateshead
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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

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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