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City News November 2011

Welcome to the November issue of City News. This month's issue is packed with useful information and topical articles, from the furore that's emerged over the wearing of poppies both on and off the football pitch, to what to do in the event of the early winter that we're predicted, not to mention Anti-Bullying Week 2011.

Just as bullying occurs in schools, it can also be a factor in the workplace with employee grievances resulting from bullying, harassment or discrimination having increased significantly in recent times. Bullying at work is often an expression of power designed to intimidate junior staff and it is recognised as a major contributor to stress and stress-related illness.

This year's campaign is particularly focused on handling verbal bullying with the slogan 'Stop and think - words can hurt' and through this year's theme the aim is to challenge the use of derogatory language and raise awareness of the consequences of using demeaning or harassing language through technology.

In line with Anti-Bullying Week 2011, Park City will be delivering a 'Preventing Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination' Management Skills Training Course on Friday 18 November 2011. This seminar will provide delegates with information on what constitutes bullying, harassment and discrimination in the workplace, how to identify it and importantly, how to prevent it. It will also cover what to do if you are faced with a case and how to manage this using the grievance process.

I hope you have a successful month.

Juliet Price

p.s. Good news! Lobbying Government does work; tribunal changes to be implemented to the benefit of businesses, at last! Read Employment Tribunal Cases below.

Human Resources

Employment Tribunal Cases
Important changes loom as a result of the much publicised review of the Employment Tribunal System. [Read more]

HR Case Update
Lisk vs Shield Guardian Co Ltd. The poppy issue - not just on the football pitch! [Read more]‚Äč

Accruing holiday whilst absent due to ill health
What are the rules; what are the most recent changes and what can we expect in the future? [Read more]

On the subject of holidays...
Managing next year's additional Bank Holiday in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. [Read more]

'In conversation with...'
This month, we're talking to Sandra Hull, one of Park City's Human Resources Consultants. [Read more]

Next month, I'm 'in conversation with...' Roly Buss, one of Park City's H&S Consultants. Watch this space...!

Health & Safety

With a bit of luck, reading this article will be a complete waste of your time.... [Read more]

Training & Development

MOTIVATING WITHOUT MONEY - 2½-hour Practical Seminar - Thursday 17 November 2011, 9.30am - 12.00pm.

PREVENTING BULLYING, HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION - 3-hour Management Skills Training - Friday 18 November 2011, 9.30am - 1.00pm.

MANAGING ABSENCE - 3-hour Management Skills Training - Thursday 24 November 2011, 9.30am - 1.00pm.

For bookings or further information on our HR Training Programme, please contact Kelly Halls on 01206 752100 or by email to kelly.halls@parkcity.co.uk.

Health & Safety Training

H&S BASIC AWARENESS TRAINING FOR MANUFACTURING - ½-day Training Course - Tuesday 15 November 2011, 9.30am - 12.00pm. Park City H&S Training Vouchers are redeemable against this course.

DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT (DSE) ASSESSOR TRAINING - ½-day Training Course - Tuesday 15 November 2011, 1.30 - 4.00pm. Park City H&S Training Vouchers are redeemable against this course.

IOSH MANAGING SAFELY TRAINING - 4-day Training Course - Tues 29 & Wed 30 November 2011, concluding Wed 7 & Thur 8 December 2011, 9.30am - 4.30pm each date.

For bookings or further information on our H&S Training Programme, please contact Laura Chambers on 01206 752100 or by email to laura.chambers@parkcity.co.uk.

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