A recent survey showed that over 53% of employers believe we are entering a more unstable period of employee relations. Employers across the UK are facing an array of challenges with issues including high inflation driving pay disputes and industrial unrest, a challenging labour market, changes to post-Covid working arrangements and the impact of AI on workforce planning, all dominating the Employee Relations (ER) agenda.
These issues are creating tensions within the workplace and an increasing demand on HR professionals operating in the ER space. CRF’s employee relations strategy programme is an essential course designed ensure you have the skills necessary to navigate this complex arena.
Benefits of attending
The sessions will build key knowledge and skills including:
- Best practice in engaging your employees to understand, respond to and resolve contentious workplace issues;
- Engaging with Trade Unions and understanding their role and rights in the workplace;
- Understanding key legislative changes and case law impacting collective labour relations;
- Assessing and mitigating against the legal, political and industrial risks of decisions impacting your workforce;
- Aligning key internal stakeholders to ensure a joined-up approach to ER;
- Creating and implementing a ‘win-win’ strategy where employees feel valued and your organisation is able to deliver its strategic aims.
Who should attend?
The programme is aimed at Senior HR Generalists and Employee Relations professionals. Either in organisations that have historically had an ER focus or Organisations that have recently become exposed to a challenging ER Environment. The course aims to build on an awareness of the ER world and legislation by adding a more strategic lens to attendees existing skills.
Participants will typically hold a business or HR related qualification and have at least 5-10 years of HR experience to date.
Delivered in-person over two days, the learning will be experiential, practitioner based and supportive with a focus on applicable and practical outcomes for the organisation. There will be opportunities for peer networking and time with senior ER practitioners at lunches and dinner. Participants will benefit from a stimulating programme designed around the principles of adult learning.
The cost of the programme is £2,250 (+VAT) for CRF members and £4,500 (+VAT) for non-members.
This includes a networking dinner on the evening of Wednesday 1 November.
Director, Staff Strategy
Rob is a solicitor and employee relations consultant, with senior level experience working with both trade unions and employers including as ER Director at the UK’s largest academic institution.
Rob’s expertise includes employee engagement, trade union organising & campaigns, collective bargaining, disputes & industrial action, employment & collective labour law, change, reputation and crisis management.
Rob is Director of staff strategy – an employee relations consultancy that specialises in assisting large employers to develop ER strategy and resolve complex ER challenges.