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Even in businesses which have up to date employment policies and HR procedures, Managers and non HR-staff can run into problems when they are faced with issues as they arise.
Training for the management team, as well as for those who work within HR, can make a real difference to the way in which difficult situations are dealt with. As experienced employment lawyers, we can give legal advice directly to the people who are faced with handling employment issues, which can bring tremendous improvements in communication and morale as well as minimising the risk of claims to the business.
Our employment solicitors will work with you to create bespoke training courses on the topics you require, with reference to your own internal policies and procedures. Our specialists will then deliver the session at a venue of your choice and featuring interactive exercises to enable practical learning. All delegates will also be provided with a ‘workbook’ they can take away with them, containing detailed notes on the session.
We can offer training courses on:
- Disciplinary action and grievance procedures
- Discrimination and harassment issues
- Implementing redundancy and restructuring exercises
- New legislation, such as the Bribery Act
- Performance management
- Absence management - long and short term sickness
- Hiring and firing
- Immigration - employing a non-EU workforce
Contact us if you would like a free initial appointment to discuss your training requirements.
HR Training in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Ringwood and the New Forest
All new clients can have a free initial meeting with one of our bright experts. These can take place over a coffee at one of our offices, by phone or video conference. Call us on 01202 499 255 or fill in the get in touch form on this page to arrange yours.