Compliance Workshops for Team Leaders and Managers

HR guidance for non-HR people leaders

Sometimes a small action can make all the difference………

Working through your companies own policies and procedures these four workshops help people managers navigate poor performance, absenteeism, grievance and disciplinary situations legally and effectively.

The workshops are designed for all levels of team managers, from the newly appointed to the highly experienced. Using relevant case studies attendees are encouraged to discuss issues and challenges in a safe space with an expert facilitator. The ultimate aim of these workshops to for team leaders and managers to feel confident, to be able to solve issues before they become challenges and improve their leadership skills.



Leadership – our responsibility

What makes great leaders including examples of good and poor leadership.

What is expected of great leaders, the importance of sharing a vision, creating clear goals and ensuring everyone knows what is expected of them.

What the law expects of us.

Diversity/Inclusion - fairness and respect for everyone

How we can have unconscious bias and blind spots, how to be as fair and objective as possible, ensuring we do not make unfair assumptions

How we could be open to claims of discrimination

Professionalism – What standards are expected of us

The importance of following policy and procedures.

Reputation and ensuring you keep it

What does the law require from us?

Employee Engagement

The importance of the employee voice for engagement and buy-in.



Performance Management

The importance of good performance managementand dealing with poor performance or other issues at an early stage.

How to have challenging conversations and ensuring your message is clear and assertive (so it doesn’t get diluted or become too aggressive).

Why it is important to tackle low lying poor performance – e.g because others start to resent that some people seem to be “getting away” with not doing their job.

Handling conflict

What to do when tension happens in the team or between individuals.


The importance of handling grievance investigations and why they need to be carried out.

The importance of following grievance polices plus espect for confidentiality along the way and respect and support for those being investigated.



Reasons to take action: Fair Reasons for Dismissal

Fair and unfair dismissal, why organisations may end up in tribunals – therefore why it is important to be correct at the early stages.

The Procedures

Walk through the procedure, why is it important

Differences between conduct and capability.

Moving through the stages of the procedure

What stops us tackling issues?

The importance of support, remaining objective and keeping records

What is required to ensure we give everyone the time and support to improve

Gross Misconduct

What to do when there is a serious issue – suspension, investigation, quick action

The challenges we face

Consideration of common issues/challenges relating to poor performance/behaviour and what can we learn from this.



Motivating staff and the cost of absence

Look at current absence trends and discuss how these could be reduced

Disability and the need to provide reasonable adjustments

Disability discrimination, care for mental health and staff well-being

The procedures

Walk through what is expected

Short and Long Term Absence

How to deal with each

Management conversations – return to work, keeping in touch

Support and reasonable adjustments

Each workshop is led by a highly experienced faciitator who encourages attendees to discuss their own experiences and relevant case studies by creating a 'safe space' for conversation.