Business support: managing in difficult times

Businesses across Britain have faced tough challenges and unprecedented change in recent months. Many have needed to make difficult decisions about their workforce and their future.

Acas is here to help. We provide expert advice on employment law and workplace best practice, which can lead to healthier and more productive working environments. We also provide training and can help resolve workplace disputes.

We encourage employers to get in touch to let us know how we can help, and to register for our free email newsletter to stay up to date with new advice, resources and events.

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How Acas can help

If you're an employer, we can advise you on workplace issues including:

  • explaining employer duty of care and protection of employees
  • resolving disputes and improving employee relations and productivity
  • your legal duty to explore alternatives to redundancy, including role changes or retraining
  • staff consultation –⁠ what's required and how to make the process work well
  • working constructively with employee representatives and trade unions
  • processes for changing or ending contracts, or altering working hours
  • making the most of hybrid working, flexible working or homeworking arrangements

We can support you by:

  • helping you manage organisational change
  • running workshops and focus groups
  • setting up employee forums
  • bringing your management and staff representatives together to solve problems
  • training your managers and supervisors to help them manage change and support employees in your workplace
  • offering mediation and dispute resolution services
  • designing bespoke projects to help address any issues your organisation may be facing

Acas is a recognised expert in employment relations and our services are tried and tested.

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How Acas can support your business

Acas training and content designer Amy Hawkes, and senior adviser Rich Jones talk about how Acas can provide tailored support for your business.

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Talking through your plans with a senior Acas adviser can help you make better informed decisions.

This can also help reduce risk and potentially costly tribunal claims in the future.

"Very knowledgeable and you have everything to gain by getting a better understanding of the situation you may find yourself in."
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These Acas training courses are being run online or in person:

We can tailor training to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

Fill in our enquiry form to let us know how we can help or call our customer services team on 0300 123 1150, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

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