Date – 18 March 2021

Time – 09:00AM

Do you feel confident about your organisation’s ability to identify and address sexual harassment? 

Numerous studies carried out in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement revealed that sexual harassment is still prevalent in the workplace affecting women, and men to a lesser extent.

In this free informal breakfast webinar, HR Consultant Caitlin Anniss from Narrow Quay HR  and Jo Oliver from VWV will cover the legal framework and risks, and look at the practical issues an employer needs to consider, from setting appropriate expectations of behaviour, ensuring those impacted feel able to speak up and addressing complaints of sexual harassment.   

As always, this will be an informal interactive session with case studies to enable you to consider the issues in practice and discuss with others in attendance.  

Who Should Attend?

  • HR professionals
  • finance directors
  • HR managers
  • heads of HR
  • business managers
  • practice managers
  • GP business manager
  • assistant practice managers

For further information, please contact the Events team. 

Date – 22 April 2021

Time – 09:30AM

We all have biases that we are unaware of and that have been developed during a lifetime of being exposed to more data than our conscious brain can manage.

These biases help us interpret and navigate the world but can be problematic when it comes to managing staff, particularly in how we recruit staff and make decisions that affect their working lives.

In this session we delve into this fascinating topic in greater detail and we consider how organisations can mitigate the effect of these biases

Who Should Attend?

Our training will benefit all staff who have a responsibility for HR issues within an organisation.

HR Consultants Caitlin Anniss , Sarah Martin and Helen Couchman from Narrow Quay HR,  will cover this interactive sesssion and include case studies and practical exercises to get delegates thinking.

If you have any queries, please contact the Events team by email

We hope you are able to join us.

Date – 10 June 2021

Time – 09:00AM

Do you feel confident about your organisation’s ability to identify and address mental health issues? 

We have all lived through an extremely challenging period and employees have been impacted in lots of different ways, from juggling work and home-schooling, to caring for loved ones, to being furloughed and anxious about job security.

As such, managing the mental health of your workforce has perhaps never been more important and in this session we will look at well-being and some of the impacts of poor mental health such as absence and performance.

In this free informal breakfast webinar, HR Consultants Caitlin Anniss and Sarah Martin from Narrow Quay HR will look at the practical issues an employer needs to consider, identify & manage mental health issues.  

As always, this will be an informal interactive session with case studies to enable you to consider the issues in practice and discuss with others in attendance.  

Who Should Attend?

  • HR professionals
  • finance directors
  • HR managers
  • heads of HR
  • business managers
  • practice managers
  • GP business manager
  • assistant practice managers

For further information, please contact the Events team. 

Re-Engaging Our People

The lockdown and subsequent relaxing of restrictions has had a huge impact on many businesses and workplaces. How can your business move from a ‘survival mode’ to a new normal? 

We will be joined by guest speaker, Graham Mitchell, a Business Psychologist. Graham will focus on the re-engagement of staff as a key factor in restoring and maintaining the performance of organisations, and the key role of leaders at all levels. 
 
Graham will be joined by Caitlin Anniss and Sarah Martin, along with other members of the Narrow Quay HR team

This will be an interactive Q&A session with the opportunity to discuss how we can make sense of the cultural values of organisations in the post-COVID-19 world,

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • HR Staff

For further information, please contact VWV’s Events team.

We discuss some of our top tips for effective remote performance management whilst working at home.

In this podcast, we discuss:

  • Reinforcing your organisation’s values
  • Open Communication
  • Recognition and trust
  • Goal setting and feedback
  • Development opportunities

How Can We Help?

Our specialist HR consultants can help your organisation by:

  • providing support with your day to day HR issues
  • auditing your HR policies and procedure to identify problems and suggest improvements
  • training for your staff
  • practical support with consultations and other HR projects
  • carrying out investigations into grievances, disciplinaries and other matters

Related Resources

If you require specialist HR support relating to carrying out workplace investigations remotely, please contact HR Consultant Caitlin Anniss on 07909 683938.

How can managers support individuals going through the menopause? Our HR Consultant Caitlin Anniss and VWV’s Employment Associate Jessica Scott-Dye discuss.

In our webinar, we discuss:

  • Why it’s important
  • Legal context
  • Options for employers
  • Current guidance around managing the menopause in the workplace
  • Practical tips
  • Raising awareness

How Can We Help?

Our specialist HR consultants can help your organisation by:

  • providing support with your day to day HR issues
  • auditing your HR policies and procedure to identify problems and suggest improvements
  • training for your staff
  • practical support with consultations and other HR projects
  • carrying out investigations into grievances, disciplinaries and other matters

Related Resources

If you require any HR support in relation to consulting with your staff, please contact our HR Consultant, Caitlin Anniss on 07909 683938 or VWV’s Employment Law Associate, Jessica Scott-Dye on 07799 901 428.

Practical Tips on How to Fairly Consult With Staff to Survive a Coronavirus Downturn

In this free informal webinar, HR Consultants Caitlin Anniss and Sarah Martin from Narrow Quay HR and Jessica Scott-Dye from VWV will talk you through the practical steps a business needs to follow to ensure a consultation process is fair and compliant. We will also talk through how to consult with staff who are working remotely.

There are lots of different scenarios in which a business may need to consult with their staff. Unfortunately, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, some businesses are going to be in the difficult position of having to consider fairly significant measures in order to survive, particularly once furloughing staff is no longer an option. This might include salary cuts, part time working or even redundancies, all of which require consultation with staff.

There will be opportunities to ask questions and consider practical scenarios around how to tackle a consultation process in practice.

Cost: Free Entry

When: 18 Jun 2020

Time: 9.00am – 10.00am

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Those Within a Business Responsible for HR Issues.

For further information, please contact the VWV Events team.

Free Barrister HR Surgery Events - Narrow Quay HR

Do you have an HR issue you need to tackle?

We are sorry to report that this event has been postponed. If you have a HR issue you would like to discuss, please do get in touch.

We understand that dealing with HR issues can be time consuming and that it can be costly when things go wrong.

Our HR surgery is an opportunity for you (or someone suitable from your Chambers) to sit down with one of our HR experts and discuss a specific HR concern. It might be anything HR related from a tricky performance management issue, a breakdown in a working relationship, employee development or rewards and benefits.

Free Barrister’s Chambers HR Surgery

You are invited to attend our first HR Surgery.

When: Thursday 24 January 2019

Time: 10am – 1pm (book a 30 minute slot)

You will receive 30 minutes free HR support to help you find a solution. This service is exclusive to Barristers and the Chambers within which they operate and builds upon Narrow Quay HR’s partnership with The Bar Council

Who is it suitable for?

  • Barristers
  • Barrister’s Clerks
  • HR & Office Managers
  • Those responsible for managing employed staff within Chambers

To book your free 30 minute slot, please contact the events team:

Bristol HR Club hosts a seminar for HR Professionals, Finance Directors, HR Managers, Heads of HR, Business Managers, as well as Practice Managers, GP Business Manager and Assistant Practice Managers.

Removal of Tribunal Fees – How Might it Affect Your Business or Practice?

In a Supreme Court ruling that has thrown Tribunals into chaos, Employment Tribunal fees have been declared unlawful and abolished overnight.

As an employer, you may be wondering where this decision might leave your organisation. In a system where once again, there is no monetary barrier to Employment Tribunal litigation, will the floodgates open?

In this session we will be considering the practical impact of the Supreme Court’s decision. We will also be taking you through the litigation process from start to finish, sharing some of our top tips for avoiding litigation and protecting your position along the way.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR Professionals
  • Finance Directors
  • HR Managers
  • Heads of HR
  • Business Managers
  • Practice Managers
  • GP Business Manager
  • Assistant Practice Managers

This event is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list, please call 0117 314 5332.