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Fiona Williams The world of work can be both rewarding and challenging for employers and employees across Yorkshire and the Humber. When it comes to employing people, Acas Yorkshire and Humber provide a comprehensive range of services to help organisations succeed. We work with you to provide tried and tested practical solutions to support organisations and working life through better employment relations.

Fiona Williams, Director, Acas Yorkshire and Humber

Upcoming changes

Gender Pay Reporting

Gender pay gap reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees.

Here are four key steps to prepare for the changes:

  • Keep accurate staff records including pay, hours and bonuses to make it easier to collate the data when you need it.
  • Carry out a job evaluation exercise to ensure your salary and grading structures pay male and female staff equally for work of equal value Find out more.
  • Develop a strategy to ensure female workers are able to develop and progress through the ranks without barriers - especially following career breaks to raise a family and for women over 40 in key sectors like engineering, retail, healthcare and education.
  • Work with your staff to find the best solutions. Listening to and consulting with front line staff often brings out the best ideas, while regular appraisals and mid-career reviews can help ensure staff are developing in a way that suits your needs as well as theirs.)

Upcoming training

We're running several events on the new legislation to help you make a positive start on this journey.

Click here to see all available dates and venues in Yorkshire and Humber.

Workplace scenarios

Read our latest workplace scenarios here involving disciplinary investigations and think about what you would do:

  • Employee Antics lead to Claims of Hostile Work Environment, Racial and Sexual Harassment and Potential Violence
  • Manager Accused of Retaliating against a Staff Member who Suspects Him of Stealing

Mythbusting

Through our work we have identified that employers, particularly SMEs, are often confused about the scope of their responsibilities in certain areas.

View Mythbusting - employers' most common misconceptions for further information.

Funding to grow your business

The Leeds City Region Enterprise (LEP) has secured government funding to award grants to small and medium-sized businesses in the Leeds City Region in order to invest in the skills of your workforce.

To find out more and to apply visit the LEP website or email skills@the-lep.com.

Once registered, you will be able to request Acas as your training provider. Contact John Jeffers at jjeffers@acas.org.uk to discuss.

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Did you know that we can also come to you?

We are proud to say that in 2015/2016 we delivered close to 150 in-house training courses and workplace projects.

Find out more about what the range of business solutions we can offer you by completing our online contact form, e-mailing John Jeffers at jjeffers@acas.org.uk or calling our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150.

Meet the Yorkshire and Humber team

Acas Yorkshire and the Humber works with businesses of all sizes throughout Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire to improve organisational performance by providing practical expert advice and training. We work with you to help you solve your workplace problems and maintain productive workplace relationships.

Simple steps such as back to work interviews can reduce staff absences, increase productivity, and help businesses grow. This is exactly the sort of thing that Acas Yorkshire and the Humber can help you with, through our free advice and training events aimed at businesses, HR colleagues and first time managers.

We also work with many partner organisations including Job Centre Plus and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and welcome opportunities to form new business relationships, which will help business growth in our region.

Most people know Acas as experts in resolving conflict at work but we do much more, browse through our pages and get in touch for further information and assistance.

We also run a variety of training events and conferences across the region.

It's important to know who you're working with. Find out more about our backgrounds and experience.

Contact us

Phone: 0300 123 1150

E-mail: John Jeffers at jjeffers@acas.org.uk.

Where to find the Acas Yorkshire and Humber regional office