We work with employers and employees to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. You can make an appointment to come in and see us, or arrange for an adviser to visit or discuss issues over the phone and give advice and guidance. Contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 for more details.
The Acas Framework for Effective Leadership
The Acas 'framework for effective leadership' is intended to help managers identify the qualities in themselves, and those around them, to build workplace relationships that are productive, trusting and mutually rewarding.
The leadership model is based upon four levels of understanding and is informed by the thousands of customer interactions Acas advisers have every year. The four levels are:
- Know your stuff - This refers to all the nuts and bolts of working life, everything from employment law to disciplinary policies and procedures.
- Refine your skills - Here the focus is on communicating, listening, telling, motivating and liaising - in essence, the ability to engage well with people
- Be aware of organisational responsibilities - The hardest part of leadership is often balancing individual and group concerns, and encouraging the right behavioural norms.
- Strive for those essential characteristics - The best leaders have a personal style that is reflexive, emotionally intelligent and openly accommodates both strength and vulnerability.
Our team of employment relations experts provide business solutions and can address a wide range of your business needs. We offer tailored advice, diagnosis, in-company support and bespoke training programs which can be adapted to your needs. Let us know how we can help here.
Keep in touch
Our monthly newsletter will provide you with regular updates on changes to employment law, local events, and top tips based on new guidance we release. You can view recent issues of our newsletters toward the bottom of this page.
Expert Acas training to help you to get it right from just £60 + VAT
We run Employment law updates to make sure you're up to date, and courses to make sure you and your managers are able to handle difficult situations and get the best from their staff. Our training includes:
- Handling discipline and grievances - how to get it right
- HR for beginners
- Essential skills for line managers
- Conducting investigations
- Mediation skills
- Redundancy handling
- Appraisals and performance management
- Having difficult conversations
The training sessions are kept to small groups which allow you to discuss issues with the trainers, ask questions and share experiences with delegates from other organisations.
Who better to coach you on the Acas Codes of Practice than Acas?
Every year thousands of employers come to Acas North east for guidance and training. But did you know we can come to your place too?
We carry out a free initial assessment of what your company requires. Our experienced trainers then design and deliver practical, flexible training packages to meet your requirements.
We can discuss the issues with you over the phone or meet with you at your workplace. Our initial discussion with you is always free and our charges thereafter are extremely competitive at £835 plus VAT for a full day (approximately 6 hours) and £520 plus VAT for a half day (approximately 3 hours).
In addition to topics covered by our open access training events we are happy to look at any other employment related training you require. For further information contact the Acas Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or email email@example.com>.
Become an accredited workplace mediator
The Acas accredited Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation (CIMW) gives you the skills and confidence needed to help reduce conflict quickly and effectively in the workplace. The techniques that you learn on the course are not just useful in dispute situations - communication, negotiating and conflict resolution skills are invaluable in day-to-day work life. The course also provides delegates with a recognised qualification.
We offer this as a tailored on-site event at your place of work if you would like a group of staff trained together or alternatively join us at one of our open access events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 123 1150 for more information and to book.