QED Training Services – The World of Work After COVID Employment Law & Social Changes

QED have shared an oven ready set of PP slides below to bring your team up to date on workplace issues and expected post COVID changes 

Please feel free to use these PP slides for awareness raising sessions with managers, staff, and volunteers 

QED provide in depth training courses, advice surgeries and representation on all the subjects detailed here as well as those signposted in the last few slides. They also provide policy guidance and audits.

You can contact QED by email on qedworks@hotmail.co.uk or 07368904180 

Building an Inclusive Culture Programme 2022

Deadline Friday 24th December at 4pm

This programme is focused on creating an environment that is psychologically safe to support the delivery of the ED&I agenda, and at the same time open up the opportunity for all conversations that matter to take place.

Workshop One: To highlight the importance of self-awareness to drive accountability and change.

Workshop Two: To enable more curiosity and less judgement around the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion agenda to enable real change instead of tick boxing.

Are you someone who:

  • Wants to start the ripple effect in culture change?
  • Is brave enough to be a catalyst for change/ powerful change agent?
  • Wants to make a high impact and sustained change and impact the NHS culture?
  • Is prepared to face into the conversations that matter and cares about NHS people?
  • Endorses compassionate leadership?

If so, please complete EOI form, express which cohort you are able to attend one or two (must be able to commit to both dates) and provisionally hold dates in your diary.

Click here to find out more.

IVAR – Unrestricted Funding

The following report from IVAR on unrestricted funding covers:

  • Seven ways unrestricted funding adds value
  • Common questions about how and why foundations decide to offer unrestricted funding – for example about legal powers, judging impact, and whether it can help tackle challenges around equity and power in funding relationships
  • Advice from our group of funders

Click here for the report.

Ecclesiastical – 12 Days of Giving

For 12 days – as part of the movement for good – Ecclesiastical will be making £120,000 in donations to charities to help them deliver their vital work. By nominating a registered charity, not-for-profit organisations, or community interest company in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man, you are entering them in for the chance to win £1,000.

Anyone can nominate and 10 winners at random each weekday and nominations will remain open until midnight the day before each draw. Draws will take place each weekday from 6 – 21 December 2021.

Click her for the Ecclesiastical website.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) “Plant a Tree for Jubilee”

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and corporates will be encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March. Tree planting will commence again in October 2022, through to the end of the Jubilee year.

Click here for the QGC website.

Launching UK-CAT – UK Charity Classification

On the 6th October UK Charity Classification launched the UK-CAT which aims to help researchers, umbrella bodies and others make sense of the diverse group of organisations that form the voluntary sector.

The voluntary sector is defined by shared characteristics – legal form, volunteerism, non-profit distributing – but the sector covers such a wide range of organisations that to understand it you often need to look more closely at various subdivisions.

This new classification system – UK Charity Activity Tags (UK-CAT) – adds “tags” to organisations to help understand the work they do, and identify groups of organisations. You can find tags for food banks, for example, or for charities working on rural issues.

Click here for more information.

Tricky disciplinary and grievance issues – your questions answered (webinar)

From Personnel Today:

While tricky disciplinary and grievance issues are nothing new, the way that we work is changing and this can result in additional challenges for employers. From handling the reluctant returner to conducting hearings remotely, HR and line managers are having to adapt their procedures and make decisions on new, and sometimes untested, issues.

Watch on-demand

In XpertHR’s 60-minute webinar, originally held on Wednesday 10 November 2021, Darren Newman, employment lawyer and consultant editor at XpertHR,  guides you through how to handle effectively misconduct and conflict in the workplace.

From analysing the role of your policies and procedures to dealing with perennial, but time-consuming, issues such as the absent employee, Darren takes you through the fundamentals and complexities of handling tricky disciplinary and grievance issues.

Click here for the full information.

‘No Jab? No Job’: Can organisations require employees to have the Covid-19 vaccine?

From Personnel Today:

From today (11 November, 2021) all care home staff in England must be fully vaccinated against Covid and the remaining 10% of NHS workers who have not yet been double jabbed will be expected to follow suit by April 2022. To what extent should employers outside the care and health sectors consider making vaccinations mandatory for employees, asks Helen Snow

All NHS staff in England will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by next spring unless they are exempt, it was announced on 9 November.

The government pressed ahead with its controversial plans despite strong opposition from some health unions and medical organisations.

The announcement follows on from the requirement for care home staff in England to be fully vaccinated by 11 November.

Click here for the full article.