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Emma O'Connor
Emma O'Connor,
Employment law training - are you training your managers?
09 November 2016

This week we share with you feedback and content from our recent Employment Law Conference in London. In October, we focused on the issue of how HR can help to insulate their organisation from employment law changes and future HR trends; one of which is modern slavery legislation.

A report from the Director of Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, in charge of collating the modern slavery statements, has also reported that only 9% of Modern Slavery Compliance statements collated so far are compliant.

When did you last train your people?

Boyes Turner’s Employment Law and HR Training Academy has been rolling out a new training programme for both HR teams and managers on the core issues associated with modern slavery: what it is, what are the implications of the legislation and how can organisations comply with its requirements.

Nick Bailey, solicitor, illustrated at our London Conference how easy it is for organisations to slip up when it comes to ensuring transparency of supply chains within their own businesses. Modern slavery is a current issue for businesses and those with turnovers of £36 million will have to comply by issuing an online compliance statement. What did one of our delegates think of the message? – “What was the most interesting aspect of the conference? – Modern Slavery and investigating our suppliers”,  to give you just one example.

Why the focus on training?

Well, we understand how hard it is to spread the HR message across an organisation. We also understand how providing training on employment law issues such as modern slavery, can increase awareness and also help businesses comply with their statutory obligations. We also understand how time pressures often mean training is put on the “to do” list.

How can Boyes Turner help HR deliver that message?

From face to face training at your office or sites to online training (webinars), Boyes Turner’s Employment Law and HR Training Academy has a training course to suit your training needs. We can also assist with drafting your organisaiton’s Modern Slavery Compliance statement.

Some feedback for our Modern Slavery training:

  • "Rapidly identified knowledge level and engaged with the group"
  • "Easy to understand, very informative and main points of the Act were conveyed"
  •  "The session was informal, allowed for open discussions and Q&A"

How to find out more?

Boyes Turner has rolled out a targeted modern slavery training  programme to numerous organisations. To find out more about our training courses or to receive a copy of our training brochure, please contact Emma O’Connor, Head of Boyes Turner’s Employment Law and HR Training Academy on [email protected] or on 0118 9527284.

Details of our events and training courses can be found here.

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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