TSP Learning delivers topical and bespoke training and is pleased to invite applicants to join the next HR Academy term commencing in January 2020, the focus of which is Employment Law and its practical application in the workplace. A group of no more than six delegates will meet six times during the course of a three to four month term. They will join TSP Director Jolyon Berry to explore the discrete but important parts of the relationship between businesses and their staff.

HR Academy delegates will benefit from expert training and insights on some of the most important aspects of working with staff and receive comprehensive notes and materials. The sessions encourage delegates to share experiences with each other in a confidential environment. TSP Learning Terms and Conditions apply, see below.

What Does a Delegate Look Like?

An HR Academy delegate may be responsible for staff, finance and/or HR strategy in your organisation, or be the owner / manager who takes care of HR as well as running many of the other aspects of the business. An HR Academy delegate may be the HR Manager in a company with a small or large workforce.

Whatever the situation, those with any responsibility for HR will benefit from attending the HR Academy

The Benefits

As well as the learning potential offered by the TSP HR Academy, delegates get to know each other well and will share knowledge and solutions as well as showcasing their business; each delegate has the opportunity to host one or more of the tutorials at their place of work if it can be arranged conveniently.

At the start of the term a closed LinkedIn discussion group will be created and moderated by Jolyon in which news, information and other useful updates are shared.

A Unique Optional Benefit

In addition to the numerous advantages that TSP training will bring, detailed above, as a TSP HR Academy delegate your organisation will also have access to a unique optional benefit – the TSP Employment Law Helpline service.

The Employment Law Helpline service will be available to your organisation for the duration of your HR Academy term-time. TSP will not charge your organisation for access to the Employment Law Helpline service for this period.

The Employment Law Helpline service is designed to support and help you manage day-to-day employment issues. Please click here for further information and also see the Legal Bit… below.

The Cost

The cost per delegate for the six tutorial term will be £750+VAT.

Course Outline

There are six tutorial sessions over a term of three to four months. Each tutorial will either take place at Thompson Smith and Puxon’s Colchester office or at the workplace of any of the delegates (by arrangement). Tutorials commence between 8:45am and 9:15am (to be agreed with the delegates) and last two hours. Ultimately the dates, times and locations are completely flexible and can be changed to suit the convenience of the group.

Each session is led by Jolyon as a discussion and examination of the topic with reference to best practice and current case law. The group often directs conversation as well, and questions on all subjects can be asked and are usually answered.

Session 1: Employment Imperatives and Staff Necessities

  • The foundation of the workplace relationship
  • The rights and obligations of the parties

Session 2: Making Sure Managers are Managing

  • Addressing conduct and capability
  • Knowing the risks of specific situations
  • Ways to get the best from staff while maintaining the “employee experience”

 

Session 3: Reward and Remuneration

  • Payroll
  • Pensions
  • Incentives
  • Commissions
  • Bonuses
  • Holiday pay

Session 4: ET 'None'

  • Where are the risks in Tribunal litigation?
  • Avoiding litigation
    • Use of Settlement Agreements
    • s111A offers
    • Non-binding (but effective) settlements and mediation

Session 5: Equal Opportunities and Unconscious Bias

  • An introduction to the complex field of discrimination law with a particular focus on disability discrimination

Session 6: Perkins v Beauty Co Limited

  • A behind the scenes look at a real Employment Tribunal case with the benefit of hindsight
  • Course plenary

You can download the HR Academy brochure which includes full information here.

Testimonials

“The TSP HR Academy is an excellent forum for gaining a greater understanding of the different aspects of HR that affect an organisation and  Jolyon is doing a great job of explaining the key issues in an easy to understand way whilst backing this up with the current legal position. Being able to discuss the issues in a small group of similar professionals and learning from their experiences is also proving invaluable. After only two sessions there are a lot of practical points that I have taken away from the sessions to improve the HR processes in my firm.” Rachel SkellsWhittles Chartered Accountants 

“I have known Jolyon Berry for many years and have often had the pleasure of hearing him speak, both presenting and training. He is always very clear, informative and interesting in whatever subject he is explaining to his audience, and as an added bonus invariably makes it highly entertaining. It is without doubt time well spent when listening to Jolyon.”  Christopher Crace, Business Life Ltd

Terms and Conditions

When purchasing training from TSP Learning you will not be engaged as a client of Thompson Smith and Puxon for legal services. TSP Learning is governed by separate Terms and Conditions.

However, when accessing the unique optional benefit, referred to above, your organisation will need to be engaged as a client of Thompson Smith and Puxon and full client Terms and Conditions will apply.

TSP Learning Terms and Conditions

When purchasing Training from TSP Learning you will not be engaged as a client of Thompson Smith and Puxon for legal services. The agreement between us for the provision of all TSP Learning training by our staff is governed by separate Terms and Conditions together with our Privacy Policy. The agreement will be binding, and between Thompson Smith and Puxon of Stable 6, Stable Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7GL (“TSP”) and you, your business or your employer as appropriate (“you”)

Payment: Full payment for all Training must be received before the Training date, unless expressly agreed with TSP otherwise. Training is either provided at a fixed cost or on a “per delegate” basis.
Payment can only be made by cheque or bank transfer.

Cancellations (HR Academy); You may cancel your booking by confirming it in writing not less than 7 days before the first session, and receive a full refund of fees paid. Where cancellation is made less than 7 days before the first session you will receive a 50% refund. You will not be able to benefit from the Employment Law Helpline service in either instance.  If you withdraw from the HR Academy after the first session, you will retain the benefit of the Employment Law Helpline service on the condition that you had signed and returned the terms prior to the HR Academy commencing.

Cancellations / postponements (In-House Training); You may cancel your booking by confirming it in writing not less than 14 days before the training is due to take place, and receive a full refund of fees paid. Where cancellation is made less than 14 days before the first session you will receive a 50% refund. You will not be able to benefit from the Employment Law Helpline service in either instance.  You may postpone the training up to 7 days before it is due to be delivered on the condition that it can be rearranged to take place within 3 months of the original date, otherwise it will be cancelled.

Discounts: Any discounts given for TSP Training are discretionary, and offered on a non-transferrable basis. We reserve the right to withdraw a discount at any time.

Unforeseen circumstances: Training may be cancelled or postponed by TSP if the person delivering the Training is unexpectedly or unavoidably unable, and if a substitute trainer cannot reasonably be provided. You will receive a full refund for any Training cancelled by TSP, or when an alternative date can’t be found within 4 months of the original Training date in the event of postponement.
If the Training is due to be held at TSP’s offices or at a venue booked by TSP, the venue may be changed at our discretion.

Miscellaneous: TSP has the right not to accept a booking. Any personal data provided by you can be processed by TSP in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Unique Optional Benefit: The Legal Bit...

In order for you to enjoy this unique optional benefit, your organisation must be engaged as a client of Thompson Smith and Puxon and full client Terms & Conditions (Ts&Cs) will apply and will be provided at the point of engagement.

The Employment Law Helpline service will end automatically at the relevant date.

The Employment Law Helpline service is not available as a stand-alone service, but forms part of the wider TSP Employment Retainer product “Supporting Your HR Function”.

Once your access to the unique optional benefit is complete TSP will be in touch to discuss whether you wish to consider purchasing the “Supporting Your HR Function” service.

You and your organisation can only take advantage of the unique optional benefit once. It cannot be utilised on multiple occasions.