Employment law and personnel management for LPCs

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

Employment law and personnel management for LPCs

A one day seminar looking at the main areas of employment law and personnel management LPC members are likely to face during their time on the committee. Human Resources (HR) is notoriously challenging with the law frequently changing. Getting it wrong can be expensive and a massive drain on LPC time.

LPC members as employers need to be fully up to date, have sound management procedures in place, and be able to manage HR problems should they arise.

Drawing from the experiences of LPCs that have experienced difficulties, looking at the shortcomings on both sides that led to the problems and the lessons learnt, this seminar will take delegates on a ‘cradle to the grave’ journey on what LPCs need to know about:

  • Common failings in LPC HR management and governance
  • Recruitment: how to prepare the job description  and candidate profile; advertising the post and  interviewing; scrutinising the CV;  agreeing the contract, self-employed or employee; legal obligations
  • Home working, supervision and accountability
  • Dealing with grievances and appeals
  • Motivating and supporting LPC employees
  • The challenge of managing and being managed remotely;
  • LPC restructures: the legal and practical issues
  • Changing job descriptions – handling resistance to change
  • Managing and changing ‘self-employed’ contracts
  • Going forward with confidence
  • Performance management

This is a day for all LPC members, in particular LPC Chairs, and LPC Chief Officers who employ staff. A day for a health check to make sure the LPC is well managed, its employees and others providing services to the LPC are motivated and well managed, and LPC members are up- to- date on relevant employment law (including avoiding the discrimination and equality minefield).

There will be the opportunity for networking; discussion of case studies; and some one- to- one time with an employment law expert for any LPC specific issues needing professional advice.

Seminar leader

The day will be led by Annabel Kaye, managing director of PSNC’s employment law partner Irenicon. Annabel is an industrial relations and employment law specialist and has successfully represented a wide range of employers throughout the UK. With a wealth of experience and particular expertise in reorganisations and management, Annabel has worked with many LPCs and has a good understanding of LPC ways of working and some of the common problems.

Where and when

17th March Holiday Inn Leeds/Brighouse

24th March London Imperial Hotel

Cost £140. Click here to register.

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