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Emma O'Connor
Emma O'Connor,
A happy 2018 from Boyes Turner’s training team – have you made training resolutions?
08 January 2018

Did you know that around a third of us make New Year’s Resolutions but few keep them? Don’t let your training and development resolutions fail! We all know how beneficial training and development is to our managers and to ourselves. But we also know how difficult it is to make time to attend training courses or simply don’t know where to start. Why do our plans never get off the ground, and what are the solutions to make this year’s plans stick?  

Boyes Turner manager and HR training

Boyes Turner’s Employment training team has listened to what courses you want and looked at the type of training that would be beneficial to you and your organisation. Join us at one of our upcoming 2018 Public awareness courses or speak to us about our range of in-house standalone and bespoke manager and HR training courses. There has never been a better time to talk about training than now!  

Don’t know what training your organisation needs?  

Our Employment and HR Training Academy provides training and update sessions as follows:

  • Standalone and bespoke manager training courses and training programmes
  • HR training and update courses
  • A public training and awareness programme
  • Topic, discussion and “thought leadership” conferences and webinars to the wider HR and business community 

Standalone and bespoke manager training courses and training programmes

Manager enablement is a big ticket item on this year’s HR agenda. We have responded to this by offering a range of standalone manager training courses covering such key topics as equality and diversity, managing conduct and how to deal with social media misuse.

Our standalone courses offer a cost effective way of getting your managers up to speed with what they need to know, ensuring compliance, less grievances and claims allowing HR to pick and choose the sessions they want.

If a more specialist course is required, Boyes Turner’s bespoke training offers a programme of manager courses focusing on the key areas for your business, drafted and delivered to ensure your message is heard throughout the management team. Delivered at your premises, at times or locations to suit you and your business, or through a programme of eLearning solutions, our bespoke programme can be fitted within your existing management training programmes or run as a separate set of leadership and development courses focusing on core employment areas as well as soft skills training and coaching.

We regularly run training courses for clients in all sectors. We know the issues and how to solve them.  

HR training and update courses

Not found the time to keep you or your HR teams up to date with current HR trends, new employment law and best practice? We run HR update sessions focusing on new and upcoming legal changes as well as more specialist awareness training, for example on new GDPR rules. Our update sessions are also suitable for in-house legal teams.  

New to HR or just returned to a career in HR? Look out for our HR Masterclass on 13 and 14 June 2018 – a great way to get to grips with the employment law basics, meet new HR professionals and learn about how HR makes a difference in an organsiaiton.  

Public training and awareness programme

Last year, we launched a successful public events training programme with courses such as “Millennial Management Dilemma”, “Subject Access Requests” and “Wellbeing at Work”, running courses in our central Reading office as well as in London.  

Our courses are aimed at the wider HR and business community and a chance for HR to come together in smaller, focused groups to hear from our specialist lawyers and industry experts on a specific interest topic at a higher, more strategic level. Our public training courses allow you the chance to ask the questions you want answered, speak to our lawyers and hear from other professionals about how they are managing or dealing with a particular employment related issues. 

The Boyes Turner 2018 employment events calendar has a variety of courses – legal, interest, soft skills - which are aimed at increasing your knowledge in specific areas which are relevant to HR and organisations, as well as giving you the chance to share experiences and gain valuable knowledge.  Our events page can be found HERE but in summary the first half of the training year looks like this:

  • Sexual Harassment at Work – What Employers Need to Know
    25 January, 9.30-12.30, Reading

    We have seen the consequences in the media of the negative impact that claims for harassment can have on victims as well as the organisation as a whole. Historic claims for sex discrimination and harassment in particular, are creating concerns for organisations and HR as they navigate the minefield of our equality laws. This is an area of law which needs to be revisited to ensure organisations are not leaving themselves exposed to grievances and employment tribunal claims which carry the risk of uncapped compensation. This session is run by our specialist employment lawyers.  
  • GDPR for HR
    1 February, 9.30-12.30, Reading

    GDPR is coming so don’t get left behind! Join our specialist employment and commercial lawyers for a course which focuses on the key HR aspects of GDPR, allowing you to get ahead of the curve. 25 May is not far away...
  • Employing in a Global Marketplace – Immigration issues for employers
    24 April, 9.30-4.30, Reading

    The fast changing and complex immigration rules governing the employment of non-UK nationals can be a minefield for many. Join our specialist business immigration solicitors and guest speakers Paul Leadbeater of Handley Leadbeater, and Ian Westwood of The Westwood Organisation, a former Home Office Chief Immigration Officer who will bring to life the importance of document verification and right to work checks.  

Courses are on a per delegate basis and booking discounts are available, particularly for 1+ delegate bookings so speak to us.  

Conferences and webinars

Our 2018 programme of conferences and webinars can be found on our website. Our conference theme for this year is “the future of work”, where we will be focusing in May on gender and equality, gender pay and in particular the rights of transgender workers. In September, we’ll move our discussions to look at how, in the modern working age, organisations can make work “work” more effectively, productively and efficiently through the employment law framework. Our public webinar programme kicks off on 18 January with a look ahead to 2018 and what’s in store from an employment legislative perspective. To find out more about our January webinar, please click here.

It’s time to talk about training

We have the training solutions available to your organisation, teams and management to ensure that training doesn’t sit on a “to do” list or get forgotten after January. Let us prepare and deliver your training so you can get on with your day job. Speak to us about how training can make a difference, read our testimonials and click onto our Training Page – it really is that simple!  

To contact me, Emma O’Connor, or a member of the Employment team to talk about a specific employment or HR training need, to ask a question or to book onto our public courses please call 0118 952 7284 or email [email protected].

Consistent with our policy when giving comment and advice on a non-specific basis, we cannot assume legal responsibility for the accuracy of any particular statement. In the case of specific problems we recommend that professional advice be sought.

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