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Acas Conference 2015: an unmissable opportunity

The 2015 Acas Conference on 11 March promises to be an unmissable opportunity to hear some of the UK 's leading employment relations experts talk in depth on the biggest challenges facing organisations.

The Acas Conference - The Future Work Place features six top speakers from industry, law, business, and academia, with Acas chair Sir Brendan Barber presiding and applying his considerable experience of employment relations to explore recent trends and future developments.

The speakers

Professor Edmund Heery, the professor of employment relations at Cardiff University, will be sharing his knowledge on all aspects of work place conflict, ranging from personality clashes between individuals or to full-scale industrial disputes. He explores how conflict can affect any organisation, no matter the size.

Claire Brook, employment law partner at Aaron Solicitors, plans to guide delegates through the latest developments in employment legislation. She is particularly practised in complex grievance, discipline and dismissal cases, and was one of the first advocates to win an age discrimination case at tribunal.

Colonel David Hammond from SaBRE is intending to highlight the benefits of employing reservists, including the financial assistance available to organisations.

Dr Russ Marshall of Loughborough University will lead an interactive session investigating the ergonomics of the work place, and the 'fit' between people and their work. Taking account of employees' capabilities and limitations, ergonomics seeks to get the best fit between workers and their tasks, equipment, information and environment.

And 'inspirational trainer' Steve Head will utilise his award-winning, light-hearted and motivational speaking style to build confidence in you and your workforce, raise self-awareness and enhance personal impact.

Invaluable insights

The speakers will share their insights, ideas, expertise, tips and secrets on the following areas:

  • developments in employment law and relations
  • how developments in working and work place patterns have affected management practice
  • keeping productivity at the centre of management decisions
  • the changing nature of motivation and how to inspire workers
  • addressing and reducing conflict at an earlier stage.

The event will be invaluable to employers, managers, HR professionals, employee representatives and anyone with an interest in employment relations, leaving them better prepared to make the right people-management decisions now and into the future.

The Acas Conference - The Future Work Place is being held at the St David's Park Hotel in Ewloe, Flintshire, North Wales on 11 March.

Acas publications and services

Acas experts can come to your organisation, look at your policies and procedures, and develop practical Workshops, projects and business solutions to a range of people management issues. Call the customer services team on 0300 123 1150 for more details.

Acas practical training is also available on key areas of employment relations, including People management, Conflict management, Absence management and New employment law and updates.

Communication, employee voice and engagement can be improved through courses in Staff retention, Skills for supervisors and Performance management.

For free, impartial guidance use our online tool Helpline Online.

Visit the Acas Training Courses, Workshops and Projects area for more information.


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