We are here to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. Covering Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, we advise, train, and work with you to solve workplace problems and improve performance.
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South West Employment Relations Forum - 23 May 2013
In collaboration with the University of the West of England we are holding the first of what we hope will be regular free networking meetings focussing on current employment relations issues. Open to all with a professional interest in HR, employment law and employment relations. More details including booking are available from the South West Employment Relations Forum event page.
South West TUC conference
On 19 April, Tony Cooper, Director of Acas South West, addressed delegates at the SW TUC conference on the forthcoming changes in dispute resolution, including the new draft Acas codes on Settlement Agreements and Flexible Working on the Acas consultations page. You can download a copy of the South West TUC conference presentation [5Mb].
Training to help you to get it right from just £95 + VAT
We train locally throughout the South West, including in Bristol, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Salisbury, Bodmin, Swindon, Exeter, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Redruth, Taunton and Newton Abbot.
We run employment law updates, courses on managing disciplinary procedures and grievances, managing absence, calculating annual leave, equality and diversity, contracts of employment, becoming a new employer, redundancy handling and TUPE and much more.
We also run management skills training, such as our essential skills for supervisors and line managers, how to handle difficult conversations with staff and conducting staff appraisals and setting objectives.
See our full programme of training in the South West.
We also run tailored in-house training on any of the above topics for organisations who would like to train a group of staff together. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 08457 38 37 36 for details.
We work with some of the region's biggest private and public sector employers - we bring a wealth of experience and fresh ideas that can help you to improve business performance.
Our expert advisers can help you to review your policies, set up works councils and employee forums, handle redundancies, tackle absence, improve staff engagement and much more. Further information is available on our Training and Business Solutions page.
Become an accredited workplace mediator
The Acas accredited Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation (CIWM) 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 join us at our next open events starting on 18 June or 5 November 2013 in Bristol. Email email@example.com or call 08457 38 37 36 for more information and to book.