Acas have created Codes of Practice that give authoritative advice in key areas of employment practice. They are approved by Parliament and often referred to by Employment Tribunals.
Bullying and harassment can be a difficult and sensitive issue for managers and employees to deal with. Learn how to approach situations in the right way and discover the possible implications of not addressing problems quickly and effectively.
Conflict and disputes are an inevitable part of working life, within this module you will look at how to recognise and resolve conflict within the workplace and explore the effects it can have on individuals, teams and organisations.
Contracts are the keystone of the relationship between employers and their staff. Find out what the difference is between a contract and a written statement and which one must be legally provided.
Even the best run organisations can encounter problems from time to time, so it’s important to follow discipline and grievance policies and procedures to resolve issues, quickly, fairly and effectively.
Do you know what Equality and Diversity means? In this module you will see how we can respect each other and our differences at work, and why it’s so important to do so.
There are many forms of flexible working; it can describe a place of work, or type of contract. In this module you will look at the different types of flexible working and see some examples for why people may want to work more flexibly.
Within this module we will look at what a redundancy actually is, how they might be avoided and what the law says. You will see what the consultation process is and why having a proper selection process is important.
People will be off sick from time to time and most sickness absence will be genuine. But sickness can be unexpected and difficult to manage, and managers might wonder if someone is genuinely off sick?
In this module we will take a look at how to deal with absences, and how to carry out return to work discussions.
Managing people can be challenging for everyone involved in the relationship. In this module, you will be introduced to the skills and behaviours that make an effective manager and explore some of the common issues that managers face.
The definition of mental ill health varies, it covers a wide spectrum from the worries and grief we all experience as part of everyday life, through coping with stress in the workplace, to serious psychological conditions.
It is important to look after our mental and emotional wellbeing in order for us to cope with normal stresses of life and to work productively.
Find out more about mental health, how to manage staff experiencing difficulties and support them to remain in work.
Pay and reward is one of the most important aspects of people’s working lives. In this module you will see the key issues relating to pay and reward and will look at some of the legal considerations.
Learn why performance management is important and the roles senior managers, line managers and individuals play in ensuring the success of a performance management system.
Dealing with pregnancy and maternity in the workplace can be a complex and even daunting subject.
In this module you will look at what the law states and how employers can manage the issues.
Dealing with religion or belief in the workplace can be a challenging and a sensitive area.
In this module, we'll look at some of the issues that can arise and how employers and employees can work together to resolve them.
Shared Parental Leave gives both parents the flexibility to care for their child during the child’s first year
Do you know what holidays you are entitled to, or what hours you should be working? For some starting a new job can be scary but being prepared can help.
This module will explain how to be prepared for the first day in your new job, it will look at your basic employment rights, and you will be able to see what is expected of you at work.
Businesses will always want a transfer to go smoothly. TUPE transfers can vary, some can be straightforward while others can take a long time and be complex. In this module we will examine how following a clear process can help deliver the aims of the transfer with minimal disruption.
This module will examine the key issues in the important areas of Working Time and Holidays. This includes how many hours employees are expected to work each week, entitlements to lunch, rest breaks and holidays.
Representation at work is the system when employee representatives have the right to speak on behalf of their colleagues on important issues in the workplace, these can be either union or non-union representatives.
Problems can occur in the workplace from time to time, and making sure they are dealt with fairly and consistently may require an investigation.
In this module you will look at some of the considerations an employer should look at when deciding if an investigation is necessary. You will also find some tips and techniques for writing a report and holding and investigation meeting.