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Working Successfully with Employee Rep Groups

This course is aimed at managers who are new to working with employee representative groups, or are struggling to do so without excessive conflict. Enable your managers to consult reps effectively and efficiently, and to discuss differing perspectives, without unhelpfully heated arguments ’

Course content 

  • CEO’s commitment
  • The law on employee representation
  • The purpose of consultation
  • Consultation – appropriate matters, and differentiated from negotiation
  • Common themes
  • Confidentiality
  • Effective team working
  • Roles, rights and responsibilities
  • Effective meetings
  • Negotiation hints and tips
  • Before and after a meeting

By completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Be positive and enthusiastic about consultation
  • Use communications to raise the profile of the Employee Rep group, their role, and the group’s achievements to date. Support the Employee representatives with doing the same.
  • Help employees to understand your role - Emphasise it is to air disagreements in a healthy way
  • Be open minded, and prepared to reconsider existing beliefs and decisions
  • Cope well with people expressing employees’ passionate opinions – understanding depth of feeling
  • Reflect and feedback after meetings
  • Recognise and communicate successes
  • Communicate a core message – around the valuable opportunity presented for employees to get involved and have managers listen to their views and opinions.