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.
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.
To find out more about our training and business services call our customer services team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our Customer contact form.
Acas is active on social media as well, you can join the Acas Scotland LinkedIn group to join in and have your say.
Find out details of the support Acas offers to organisations large and small on our Case studies page.
Or view further details of Acas Workshops, projects and business solutions.
We run authoritative training courses for small business to larger organisations (see 'Find a course' above). For specific requirements we can customise training sessions to run in-house. We also work closely with organisations to assess their current situation and give recommendations on improvements that will increase efficiency.
"The training was very successful and well received. The fact that Acas are clearly experts in this area gave the training sessions an added dimension of credibility."
UK Employment Relations Manager, Scottish Power Plc
"I am a seasoned HR practitioner and just wanted to let you know that your website is a informative, useful, and fabulous resource that I and my colleagues have used many times throughout the years."
Deputy Director of HR, NHS Education for Scotland
See our full programme of Acas Scotland training events, or contact us via our Customer contact form or 0300 123 1150 if you would like more information or would like to discuss arranging in-house training for your staff.
Did you know that many businesses can get help with funding to attend Acas training events?
Skills Development Scotland offer Flexible Training Opportunities (FTOs), which can refund employers up to 50% of the cost of up to 10 work-related training courses - to a maximum of £500 per course and £5000 per organisation.
FTOs are available to Scottish private and voluntary sector organisations with less than 100 employees. Organisations must match the 50% training costs with non-public sector grant/contract funds.
The application process is simple, visit the Skills Development Scotland website to find out more. For more information call the Skills Development Scotland "Employer Helpline" free on 0800 783 6000.
The following Acas courses are eligible for funding.
- Return to work interviews - How to get them right.
- Managing absence at work.
- Work and families.
- Effective disciplinary hearings.
- Redundancy and restructuring.
- Certificated workplace mediation.
- Successful employee engagement.
- Bullying and harassment at work.
- Effective disciplinary hearings.
- Contracts of employment - how to get them right.
- Conducting investigations.
- Having difficult conversations.
- Managing discipline and grievance.
- Recruitment and selection.
- Managing staff appraisals.
Please note that Acas does not administer FTO applications and is not involved with funding decisions. All organisations wishing to pursue funding opportunities will be required to liaise directly with Skills Development Scotland.
Acas training recognised by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL)
Find out how our training courses have been reviewed by The SCHWL and how they have contributed towards the Healthy Working Lives Awards.
Every year thousands of employers come to Acas for guidance and training. But did you know we can come to your place too?
Our specialists can visit your organisation, diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor training and solutions to address the unique challenges faced by you and your organisation.
Find out more about Acas business solutions and the benefits they can bring to your organisation.
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