Being a Good Employer

Level: Intermediate

Category: Leading your organisation

An overview of employment law, and best practice in employing staff through the whole cycle from recruitment to exit, including healthy workplaces, practical policies and ensuring your board and staff are working together effectively.

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Tuesday 22 June, 2021 - 9:30am to 1pm

What is this course about?

For those who employ staff, making sure you not only comply to statutory requirements as an employer but provide a healthy and productive workplace can make a significant difference to your organisational effectiveness. This course provides an overview of your responsibilities as well as identifying ways that you can improve your employment offer.

Policies and procedures are certainly part of it, but so is culture and communication.

What will you learn?

This course will teach you to:

  • Explore the responsibilities involved in employing others.
  • Understand legal compliance and best practice in each stage of the employment cycle.
  • Identify areas for improvement in your employment practice.
  • Demonstrate what best practice looks like in a healthy and productive workplace.
  • Make a plan for improving employment practice in your organisation.

Previous participants (2019) said:

  • “The scenarios were very effective. The legal requirements were most useful.”
  • “It’s helped me to clarify what is essential (and required legally) in getting set up as an employer.”
  • “Really excellent trainer, training & venue - all very well communicated & organised.”

Why is it this course relevant or important at the moment?

Employers have faced many tough challenges in the last few years – coronavirus brought us furlough, school closures and business closures, plus there was uncertainty before and after Brexit, and the HR world has seen the growing importance of mental health awareness and genuine diversity and inclusion at work.

You need to make sure you are doing your best as an employer to support and develop your team, and to avoid high staff turnover. In return you can expect to strengthen staff wellbeing, commitment and performance.

Who is this course for?

Trustees and staff responsible for developing the organisation as an employer.

You must already be employing staff, and you should have a basic understanding of employment law.

Price: £94, around 40% off for Voscur Full Members on our half day courses; 20% off for Voscur Affiliates. Become a member today.
Full members: £55
Affiliates: £77
Non-members: £94

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What else do you need to know?

Any prerequisite skills/experience, info from organisation to bring, use of specific training tools. As this is an intermediate course, you will need to have a basic grasp of employment law. If you aren’t sure whether this is the right course for you, please email and we can discuss it in more detail.

All attendees on the course are bound by confidentiality, so this is a safe space where you can talk about employment issues in confidence.

To take part, you will need a laptop with a camera, microphone, and Wi-Fi. You won't need any other software. You will be emailed an invitation with a link to join the online training prior to the course.

Voscur is running all our training online due to the ongoing public health situation with coronavirus (or COVID-19). This decision was taken in line with local and national health advice, and to safeguard the health of our attendees and staff. We are aware that many VCSE organisations in the city are focusing their efforts on providing and changing their services to respond to communities. For more information about coronavirus, see



If you cancel your place on a paid for training course you will need to give at least 2 weeks' notice in which case a full refund/credit note will be issued. Less than 2 weeks' notice will result in the full cost of the course being invoiced (not being refunded/credited), unless you can give the place to somebody else.  If the place is transferred to someone else there may be an adjustment on payment/fee depending on their/their organisations membership status.

If you have been offered a free place, or the training you have booked is a free session: if you do not cancel giving at least 2 weeks' notice and you fail to attend (and are unable to send someone in your place) an admin fee of £25 will be charged, we will invoice you/your organisation.


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