How to deal with mental health absences
11 March 2021, Thursday | 10am – 11am
It is reported that depression, which is just one form of mental health, is the second leading cause of of disability worldwide. The Office for National Statistics reported that in 2018/19, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 54% of all working days lost due to ill health. We have also seen mental health being affected directly because of Covid-19.
Mental health can have a significant impact on an employee’s wellbeing at work, and as a responsible employer, we have obligations to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of those who suffer with it. This webinar looks at absence management because of mental health and explores how organisations can take reasonable steps to manage it in a sensitive way.
Managing Your Cyber Security
18 March 2021, Thursday | 2pm to 3pm
This webinar is part of our SME Challenge series, following our SME Survey, and will help provide insight into how to manage your cyber security challenges.
Our first guest presenter is Eddie Finch, a former Police Officer who has worked for a number of corporate technology companies including in an ISO auditor capacity and providing GDPR and Information Security support to a range of companies and charities. Eddie will discuss the key elements to a robust cyber security framework including your people, your processes and technology. He will also cover what happens when things go wrong – do you know what to do?
Eddie is joined by Zahid Naqvi, founder of Custodian Insurance who are exclusively focussed on protecting SME businesses. Zahid will discuss what protection insurance can give your business in relation to cyber security.
Health & Safety at Work:
General Fire Safety
24 March 2021, Wednesday | 12pm to 1pm
In this webinar we will explore how to manage Fire procedures in the workplace and the legal responsibility placed upon the business owner. We will look at the documents that need to be in place and introduce what system testing, maintenance and service scheduling is required. We will explore what staff training essentials there are and what can happen if things go wrong! There will be information on the classifications of fire and what fire extinguishers to use. Fire prevention and preparedness in case the worst happens.
10 Things You Need to Get Right
25 March 2021, Thursday | 9:30am to 10am
Join Victoria Templeton, our HR Knowledge Manager, for a free virtual seminar on EMPLOYING PEOPLE: 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO GET RIGHT at The Midlands Business Network Virtual Expo, 25 March 2021. HR Solutions will be exhibiting at the virtual expo, so come along, visit our stand and network with other businesses. Book your ticket now to attend the virtual exhibition for free.
Data and GDPR:
Compliance and Implications after Brexit
15 April 2021, Thursday | 10am – 11am
From 1 January 2021, the UK will no longer be in the Brexit transition period and will be able to create and amend employment legislation; but what happens with existing European legislation that applies to the UK? This webinar takes the EU GDPR and considers the impact of having left the EU on this piece of legislation, and in particular data flow in and out from the UK and EU from 2021 as well as the impact on the UK’s own Data Protection Act 2018.
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Marketing to Secure New Business
As part of the SME Survey conducted at the end of 2020, securing new business was identified as one of the main challenges to SMEs going in to 2021.
In this webinar HR Solutions are joined by Scott Jones, Managing Director at 123 Internet Agency. Scott discusses the changes to digital marketing over the past year as a result of COVID19, and providing some top tips and insights as to what businesses can be doing to use digital marketing to generate new leads and secure new business.
Health & Safety at Work:
In this webinar, we consider that anyone can be a victim of abuse, harassment and violence which can lead to the negative physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of a colleague. HR Solutions look at the different tools available to Supervisors & Managers and explore what routes to take if you are made aware of an allegation and what warning signs to look out for. In addition, you will find out how to support a colleague if they are going through a situation that may escalate to the workplace.
IR35: Are You Ready?
In this webinar we discuss the implications for HR of the IR35 regulations being extended to medium and large organisations in the private sector. We provide essential steps you can take to manage the impact on your business.
How to Bridge the Development Gap
In this webinar HR Solutions are accompanied by Steve Hill, Chief Operating Officer at Improve, to discuss how e-learning can help to bridge the gap in employee development that has been one of the casualties of the COVID Pandemic. For a lot of organisation investing in the training and development of employees has been something that has simply not had the focus from senior leaders, as they focus on other aspects of their business. Equally training and development budgets are often the first to have their budgets cut during rounds of operational cost savings.
Steve discusses how e-learning can support a blended development offering, as well as offer lost cost and easy to deploy training and development, that can be done at the pace of the employee, with minimal impact on the day-to-day operations.
Interesting Cases 2020
and UK Employment Law After Brexit
We look back over some of 2020’s key and interesting employment tribunal cases, as well as consider how UK employment will be impacted by Brexit.
HR Solutions and Crispin Rhodes
Walk to The Gambia
HR Solutions and Crispin Rhodes have a chosen charity, The Oasis Project (The Gambia) that runs a school in Bakau, The Gambia, that needs financial help and we know, from personal experience, how much of a difference that support will make to the lives of those living in that community. Concentrating on education will give the children the possibility to better themselves and the wider community. This charity is run purely by volunteers and so every penny raised goes to support the school. We have identified the need to expand the school to enable us to take in more children and our goal is therefore to raise £30,000 to build, furnish, equip and staff two new classrooms. During the webinar you will hear from Crispin Rhodes Director, Angela Rhodes, who has been out to The Gambia and worked in the school, since when she’s been passionate about raising funds to ensure the success and future potential of the school.
Health & Safety at Work:
Mental Health Awareness
In this webinar, we explore from a health and safety management perspective, how mental health is managed in the workplace and the tools available to Supervisors and Managers to help promote a positive mental health culture. We look at the warning signs, how to deal with an issue should one arise and how best to support a colleague who is suffering from a mental health issue. We also inform you as to the best sign posting links and what documents you might want to consider implementing to help underpin and reinforce your mental health process.
Are you ready for 2021?
What to consider when creating a 2021 People Plan
It is vital to put 2020 behind us and look positively to the future. Planning how you will rebuild and become successful in 2021 relies heavily on having an effective people strategy. In this webinar, we look at creating a 2021 people plan so you can achieve success through your people.
SME Challenges 2021
HR Solutions and Deloitte Propel
In this webinar Greg Guilford, CEO of HR Solutions and Graham Renwick, Partner at Deloitte Propel will discuss the results of the SME Business Survey, and the key challenges identified, as well as present practical guidance as to how to overcome these challenges.
2021 – Planning for the Year Ahead
With 2020 nearing an end, we take time out in this webinar to reflect on the challenges businesses have faced in 2020 and consider what we can do to plan for the year ahead. We know that we will start 2021 still working in a Covid-19 secure way, but we will also see the UK move out of the Brexit transition period and so from 2021 we will start to see the changes that Brexit will bring to the UK. In this webinar, we help you to plan for the year ahead by:
1) Reflecting on the external factors that we will encounter in 2021
2) Exploring what financial support is available to help businesses during Covid-19
3) Understanding what resource options are available to help businesses respond in 2021
4) Understanding how your current workforce may be impacted by Brexit so you can plan ahead
5) Examining what changes you need to plan for when recruiting from outside the UK.
Why do we manage Health and Safety?
Surely it’s easier not to?!
In this webinar we uncover why we manage Health & Safety and the legal, ethical and moral reasons why it is important to keep health and safety at the forefront of the business, together with the consequences to the business if you don’t. There is also an opportunity to ask Dom our Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Manager any of your Health and Safety questions. Need Health and Safety Advice? Call Dom Greenwood on 0844 324 5840 or visit www.hrsolutions-uk.com/health-and-safety
The Leadership Perception Gap
HR Solutions are delighted to welcome guest presenter Steve Middleton, Senior Business Engagement Manager at Engagement Multiplier who discusses a challenge lurking for leaders that can impact everything from employee engagement, to culture, to success during a period of change. This challenge is referred to as The Leadership Perception Gap, which in short, is the difference between the perception company executives have of the effectiveness of their organisation’s leaders, and the perception of their employees. When the perceptions differ too greatly, the resulting gap represents a real impediment to the successful execution of company initiatives. Whether or not you believe your organisation (or your clients’ organisations) is suffering from The Leadership Perception Gap, Steve’s webinar will provide you with invaluable insight and practical steps you can take to improve HR and leadership effectiveness in with what he refers to as ‘The 7 C’s”. He provides some practical, free resources that you and your clients can use that will help overcome many of the challenges business leaders face today and for the foreseeable future. Timing is everything. It’s never been more important to ensure employees and leaders are aligned, focused and maximising the talents they have between them to ensure business success and resilience. Steve also recorded a short video for you here to whet your appetite still further. We hope you enjoy this high energy, high impact webinar.
Brexit – Right to Work
New Immigration Points Based System
The transition period for exiting the EU expires on 31 December 2020, at which point there will be no more free movement of people. To replace free movement, the Government are introducing an Immigration Bill which will see the introduction of a new points-based immigration system. In this webinar we explore what is entailed with this new system and what it will mean for employers and recruitment.
Health and Safety at Work
In this webinar recording our Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Management Consultant, Dominic Greenwood discusses the measures you need to take to de-risk your working environment from accidents as well as the statutory requirements of all businesses. We also discuss the support we can provide and options available to you to ensure compliance in this area. Our interactive live webinars also give attendees the opportunity to ask Dominic any of your Health and Safety questions.
Building a great employee benefits package
without breaking the bank
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the needs of employees across the world and made businesses realise the importance of their benefits and rewards packages. In this webinar HR Solutions are joined by guest presenter Charlie Cousins of Employee Benefits specialist Hooray Health & Protection. Charlie discusses what responsibilities employers have when it comes to employees’ wellbeing; and how to plan and execute a great employee benefits package without breaking the bank.
Covid-19 Your Employment Questions Answered
Recorded live on 7 October 2020
As we see the tightening of lockdown measures in the UK and further announcements from the Government on all aspects of managing Covid, this interactive webinar will answer all your employment related Covid-19 questions. If you would like to find out how to recruit using the Kickstart Scheme, how to manage an employee returning to the UK, managing self-isolation absences or to find out more about the new Job Support Scheme, then please join us. You can submit a question in advance, simply add your question when you register for the event.
The past few months of 2020 have been extremely challenging to both business and employees and consequently, a lot of change is taking place with businesses restructuring and making redundancies. Research also suggests that half of employers still anticipate redundancies when furlough ends in October 2020. The consequences of change such as this can lead to disgruntled employees, employees disagreeing with decisions made or feelings of unfair treatment in how they are being managed at this challenging time.
Conflict in the workplace is an obstruction and so resolving disputes will be key to moving your business forward through change. In this webinar, we are joined by guest presenter, Kelly Barfoot, who discusses the role of mediation in the workplace and how resolving conflict can help you to move your business forward.
How to Support Your Employees
Covid-19 has been devastating both for business and individuals personally. The psychological impact has been huge and as we try to build back business, we must take time to consider the support that people will need to move forward with us, especially those who have survived being placed on furlough, or from having been made redundant. People are our most important asset and in order to become competitive again and rebuild stronger, it is important to consider the needs of your employees. This webinar explores how we can do this.
Health and Safety at Work
The Working Environment During Covid Times
In this webinar we will introduce you to our Senior Health, Safety and Environmental Management Consultant, Dominic Greenwood who will discuss the ongoing challenges of returning to work in a Covid-safe manner. We will provide you with practical steps you can take and discuss the risk assessments we have developed for you to ensure the ongoing support of your employees as you return to the workplace. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions of our Health and Safety expert.
Future of Work – New Employment Practices
It is inevitable that the world of work will have to change in response to Covid-19. We are already needing to change the physical set up of our workspace, but what do we need to do more broadly post Covid-19 to retain competitive advantage and come out of this unprecedented period more successful? Whilst the vast majority of people are still employed in traditional full time jobs with one employer, we will explore in this webinar how a move towards creating a more atypical form of workplace may allow businesses to respond to the Covid-19 in a way that means they can become more competitive and successful. In this free HR webinar recording, we look at the different types of employment contracts, the use of flexible working and home working as well ways to upskilling in this new world of work.
Managing Diversity in the Workplace
Diversity and inclusion is about recognising that we all have many great things in common but at the same time, we also have many great differences that sets us apart from each other. In the world of work, everybody should have the right to equal access to employment, equal pay and access to training and development. This webinar looks at how inequality throughout the employee lifecycle can exist, even without us realising. We look to share our thoughts on how we can focus on tackling inequality at work.
Furlough and Returning to Work:
Your Questions Answered
In this webinar, HR Solutions responds to your questions about all things furlough, returning to work and beyond! We regularly receive a large volume of questions at the end of our webinars, and our series during this period of Lockdown has been particularly busy. We thought we would therefore invite our webinar audience to submit questions to us in advance and we would prepare responses as a presentation giving an overview of where we are at at the current time and the options available to you in moving forward.
Building Business Resilience
Deloitte Propel and HR Solutions have joined forces to host a one hour webinar which provides advice and support for start-ups and SMEs on building business resilience in times of uncertainty. The session will cover best practice for financial management, ways of building a long lasting sustainable business and mitigating potential impacts of an ever changing business landscape (including the support available during Covid-19 for small businesses such as Furlough, Grants, Loans).
Return to Work:
Practical Guidance for Employers
We discuss the practical issues a company needs to consider including: un-furloughing staff; resource requirements; and any associated redundancy or lay-off considerations post furlough. We also discuss the practical steps to consider when employees are returning to their normal place of work, which is likely to still include some social distancing. HR Solutions are joined by Dean Howells, Managing Director, from Essential Safety who will discuss practical steps to consider and risk assessments you can undertake on your working environment before you can allow employees to return to the workplace.
Managing Home Workers:
The Use of HR Information Systems
HR Solutions are joined by our guest presenters BreatheHR to talk about the importance of using online HR Information Systems to help manage employees who are working from home, and to support business continuity. There is also a demonstration on the capabilities of Breathe HR, highlighting the key features of the system.
Managing Home Workers:
Practical Tips to Promote Health and Well-being
HR Solutions discuss practical tips on how to promote the health and well-being of employees working from home. We are supported by guest presenter Health Matters a leading provider of Employee Assistance Programmes.
Good Work Plan:
Contractual Changes and Implementation
HR Solutions review the Good Work Plan that has been published on the back of the Taylor Review, and the key elements of legislation that impact on the need to make contractual and policy changes.
Grievances | Top HR Tips
In this webinar we are going to give some valuable tips and will run through a checklist of key things that every manager can get right to help ensure a grievance is handled properly. Grievances are concerns, problems or complaints that employees raise with their employers. Sometimes, and in fact ideally, these concerns are best approached informally. But sometimes they need to be handled formally and especially if they are serious. Good line management skills are essential for handling grievances correctly and for minimising the risk that the problems worsen or even result in a claim.
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