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Northern Powerhouse European Union

An Alternative to Disciplinary and Grievance Management

Date: 28th March 2017
Location: Central Manchester
Time: 8:30am - 10:45am
Theme: Business Strategy, Open new markets & Export, Start a business

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Last in a series of 3 Workshops. Taking 3 scenarios participants will be exposed to a range of alternative methods to disciplinary and grievance management. Using the cause and effect model Talent will show good and bad methods to disciplinary and grievance management.

The workshop will discuss the following alternatives these include – Mediation, Informal chats with employees and creation of a supportive culture within an organisation.

Talent will also demonstrate the importance of emotional intelligence when identifying signs of a distressed employee and the significance of having the right policies in place, illustrated through Talents Policy Triangle.

What will attendees learn / take away from the session? 

Attendees will be able to take away alternatives to dispute resolution as well as an understanding of how to become more emotionally intelligent with their employees.

Bio of Deliverer


Founder and MD, Katie, is simply passionate about providing clients with the exact, business appropriate, HR and Recruitment solution that they need. Her mission is to provide a joined-up approach to HR and recruitment; in her eyes the two should always be working together. With over 15 years’ experience of working in HR and recruitment across a wide range of businesses and sectors, she understands the key role that HR plays in helping a business owner deliver their business strategy. As a psychology graduate, she blends her understanding of people with her commercial acumen and her understanding of HR. She and her team of work closely with business owners and their senior teams to ensure that they fulfill their all things people obligations and help them shape an effective and efficient workforce through the design and implementation of a bespoke HR and recruitment strategy.

Not forgetting the blended recruitment approach that opposes the big fee approach. All with the mission of stimulating and supporting client business growth and success. Katie has authored course materials for the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC); and has been a Study Coach for numerous students per year. She has written for a number of HR and management magazines including for The Edge and the magazine for the Institute of Leadership & Management. Katie also has a full BPS level A&B psychometric qualification


8.30am – 9.00am

Arrival and Networking

9.00am – 9.15am

Introduction to host, H&S, outline purpose

9.15am – 9.45am

Alternatives to dispute resolution (interactive)

9.45am  – 10.00am

Importance of emotional intelligence

10.00am – 10.15am

Talent’s Policy Triangle

10.15am – 10.20am

Reward and recognition – Vote for Talent (external reward discussion)

10.20am – 10.30am

Handout – Facts and figs about Alternative’s to Handling Grievances and Disciplinaries (trends/stats)

10.30am – 10.45am


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