Published by: Heather Cowley

Calling all Businesses who do not have In-house HR Support

Our clients, who do not have an in-house HR team, tell us that they find it difficult to apply the complexities of employment law to everyday employment matters and issues.

We have listened and we are pleased to announce a programme of free workshops which will assist you and give you confidence in handling everyday employment issues.

We offer free to attend, highly interactive and informative events for businesses who do not have in-house HR support.  By attending our workshops you will, over time, build up a manual which will cover everyday employment matters and problems.  The manual will give you a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of the employee and employee relationship as well as practical tips and examples.

Our programme will start in December of this year and we shall begin at the very start of the employment relationship – the recruitment process.


Workshop 1: The Beginning of a Good Working Relationship – Part A

Recruitment is always an expensive exercise for businesses but handling the process badly can result in claims and further costs.  We will focus on the pitfalls to avoid and the procedures you should put in place to best protect your business and to appoint the right candidate for your business.

Having found the right person it is essential that the relationship starts on the right note.  In our first workshop we will also focus on the content of the ‘perfect’ offer letter, contract of employment and job description.

Available Dates: Thursday 1 December 2016 (Luton), Tuesday 6 December 2016 (St Albans), Tuesday 13 December 2016 (Luton). To register click here.


Workshop 2: The Beginning of a Good Working Relationship – Part B

Our next workshop will explore the contents of the ‘perfect’ employment Handbook and the policies and procedures you should have in place to best protect your business and deal with everyday employment issues.

The contract of employment and the employee handbook are the foundations of the employer and employee relationship.  If you experience problems or concerns with a particular employee or if life events, for example a particular employee is suffering from a medical condition, come into play, your ability to effectively handle such situations is affected by the quality or otherwise of your contract of employment and employee handbook.

Let us help you to ensure that you have good quality contracts and handbooks in place to enable you to effectively deal with employment issues.

Available Dates: Tuesday 21 February 2017 (Luton), Tuesday 28 February 2017 (St Albans), Thursday 2 March 2017 (Luton). To register click here.


Workshop 3: Employee & Worker Rights – Part A

Our next series of workshops (which will continue in Autumn 2017 and beyond) will look at Employee and Worker rights and the application of those rights to everyday situations.  We will start with the area of employee and worker sickness.  In particular we will focus on procedures you should adopt within your business to handle and effectively deal with sickness issues.

We will continue in Autumn 2017 whereupon we will focus on different Employee and Worker rights and their application to everyday employment situations.

Available Dates: Tuesday 25 April 2017 (Luton), Thursday 4 May 2017 (St Albans), Thursday 11 May 2017 (Luton). To register click here.


All of our workshops run from 4.00pm – 6.00pm with light refreshments served beforehand. The workshops are held either at our Luton office or our St Albans office, details of which can be found here.

Taylor Walton is a commercially minded business, working with our clients’ interests at the centre of everything we do.

Excellence sits at the heart of everything we do as a firm.  It is the reason why many of our clients have stayed with us for decades, rather than just years, and provides the basis on which we seek to grow our business.

Our workshops are informal, yet insightful and designed to deliver the key information you need to help make your business a success.  The sessions are hosted by our highly experienced lawyers, each a specialist in their field.

So join us at our workshops and we look forward to meeting you. We only accept a maximum of 12 attendees at each session to ensure everyone has the opportunity to discuss their specific questions and needs.  Booking is therefore essential to guarantee your place at these highly popular events.