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Although it sounds clichéd, employees are the University’s most valuable asset. If you are a Head of department, Departmental officer, line manager, supervisor or team leader, the way you manage can have an important impact on the health and wellbeing of your employees, how well they do their job, and how well the university performs.

Being a better people manager is good for the business and good for the people who work for you. If staff are involved and satisfied at work they can bring real benefits to the organisation. Tackling issues such as work related stress, absence and conflict in the workplace can have a wide-reaching, positive impact.

We are going to be running a series of workshops that will help all managers (and those aspiring to be managers) build better management skills, by providing guidance on policies already in place and by advising on how to implement informal and formal measures. The workshops will be led by an experienced HR practitioner and last for 1½ hours, with time build in for questions. They will cover a range of people issues including:

  • How to manage attendance and sickness absence, including how to support staff with mental health issues

  • “Nipping it in the bud” - how to manage conflict in a timely manner, and when to apply the disciplinary process

  • How to manage performance (both good and unsatisfactory)

  • Understanding the redeployment process and practices

  • How to support flexible working, and other family friendly practices

  • Different types of employment contracts and when to use them

  • Great recruitment

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:30am - 11:00am
HR Building Training Room 3
Jayne May and Abi Vaukins
Workshop - For Staff only
Heads of Department, Leadership and Management, Professional Services
Registration is now closed. See the events page for details of future sessions.