A New Midlands business, Conker Training, has launched by holding its first workshop, ‘Introduction to Employment Law’, for the management team of the Family Care Trust, a Marston Green-based charity that provides care services.
Delivered by David Gamble from Solihull and Helen Hughes from Kenilworth, the full day course covered key matters that managers need to know and understand. Topics on the day included equality, recruitment, contracts, pay and disciplinary issues.
As a former HR director and employment lawyer respectively, David and Helen established the company to provide a range of bespoke employment law training courses to support SMEs across all sectors develop their management teams.
Mark Melaugh, chief executive of the Family Care Trust, said: “Having an understanding of employment legislation, codes of practice and regulation is critical for managers at all levels in this organisation. It was refreshing to have this layered and complex topic presented in an engaging and easy to digest manner, with additional context provided thanks to insightful examples drawn from wide professional experience.”
David Gamble added: “The compliance and risk issues involved in recruiting and managing people has become more complex over recent years with the introduction of new legislation, such as the Agency Workers Directive and TUPE. Not only can an employer find themselves out of pocket if they get it wrong, but the reputational damage can prove irreparable.”