12.00 pm – 12.30 pm – RAISING THE FOUNDATION – REDUCING THE RISK

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The foundation of any business is its employees. Without a strong foundation your business will not function to its full potential.

Employing the right people is the first footing in the foundation towards helping your business to become an even greater success. This also helps encourage a positive working environment where the priority is promoting employee wellbeing, productivity, and growth. A few factors go towards this, including having good working practices (which are set out in writing and accessible to all), relatable values, a supportive atmosphere, and a culture of trust.

The first footing of the foundation begins long before someone becomes your employee.

Before you start laying the first footing, you need to consider the basis on which you will employ the successful candidate. You need to determine many factors such as the role, the salary, where will the person work, and their hours. You are starting to set out the first terms of the employment contract.

The recruitment process can begin.

So, you’ve found the right person. The contractual process begins when you make the successful candidate a job offer. You need to get the terms of the offer right. Getting it right will ensure that both parties understand what the offer is, what they are committing to and the consequences of agreeing the deal.

Complete the laying of the first footing by incorporating the agreed terms in a written contract of employment and have both parties sign the document.

You are now invested in one and another. The first footing has been laid and the culture of trust between employer and employee has begun.

The employee arrives in the workplace. They need to know how to play the game. It’s time to introduce “the second footing”, the staff handbook that sets out workplace policies on how the employee and employer should conduct themselves in the workplace. They are the rules of the game that create structure and order and help things run smoothly. They help managers manage and employees know what they must and must not do and what the consequences may be should they not follow these.

It is fine having well drafted policies, but for them to be effective everyone in the workplace needs to know and understand them. Remember it is no good having a set of glossy well written policies if they are not applied in a fair, consistent, and non-discriminatory manner.

The second footing is in place; you are now “Raising the Foundation and Reducing the Risk”.

David and Helen will discuss:

  • the importance of commencing the employment relationship on a sound footing before the employee commences employment;
  • the need for the terms of the contract to be agreed;
  • the need for the terms of the contract to offer appropriate protection to business;
  • the importance of having in place appropriate policies and procedures; and
  • the protection properly drafted contracts and policies and procedures offer to the business.

Where

Coventry Building Society Arena

Judds Ln
Coventry,
CV6 6GE

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When

Thursday 10th March 2022

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

SPEAKERS

  • David McBride Senior Consultant & Head of Employment | Bray & Bray Solicitors

    David McBride Senior Consultant & Head of Employment | Bray & Bray Solicitors

    Helen Clay Head of HR | Bray & Bray

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Thursday 10th March 2022

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