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Soft skills in hard times: why good people management matters more than ever

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, in partnership with CIPD and Acas, have developed a paper. It discusses the importance, implementation and effect of positive people management skills.

This paper invites employers to explore short and longer-term strategies to enhance the people management skills within their organisation. It also contains several key relevant resources, which will help guide these plans even further.

Untapped Pools Of Talent: The Disability Employment Gap | Unlimited Potential

Guest contributor Chris Dabbs, Chief Executive at Unlimited Potential, speaks on the disability gap in employment - and the benefits of becoming a more inclusive organisation. As an employer, what would you think to having more staff with focus, different thinking and diligence? If you are interested, please read on… Many employers yearn to find talented people who are productive, committed and loyal. Yet, there are parts of the population that remain little known or untapped by many organisations.

Mental Health Toolkit Announcement

Mental Health Toolkit Announcement

In collaboration with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is working to promote how to take care of health in the workplace.

The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers includes information and key approaches employers can take to address Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace. This resource is applicable to SMEs and larger firms.

The Psychological Impact of Covid-19 | School for CEOs

Guest contributors Gemma and David Sole, Partners at School for CEOs, speak on their recent research into the impact of Covid-19 on business leaders. In April 2020, at the beginning of lockdown, School for CEOs invited our Faculty of over 100 CEOs and Non-Executive leaders to share their insights on leadership through a crisis. Above all, the prevailing piece of advice was the one thing that leaders forget in the melee – to look after themselves. 

Employment Law: Recent Changes to UK Employment Legislation | Supporters Network Webinar

Employment Law can be a complex area of legislation. This event was tailored to help explore all the latest changes in UK employment law, and discuss what is on the horizon. Our expert panel consisted of Karen Lester, Trainer and Individual Conciliator at Acas and Lee Jefcott, Partner and Employment Lawyer at Brabners. 

A Year Like No Other | The Impact of Coronavirus on Employment

Head of the Good Employment Charter, Ian MacArthur, speaks on the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on Good Employment practice. The Scottish Bard, Robert Burns once said “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing”, and I’m certain as we raised our glasses and toasted-in 2020, we all had hopes and plans for the year ahead, - but as Burns also said – "the best laid plans…"!

The Workplace: To Test or Not to Test? | Rowlinson Knitwear

Guest contributor Donald Moore, Chair at Rowlinson Knitwear, discusses a recent decision to introduce lateral flow testing in the workplace. We were lucky to have the chance to establish lateral flow testing in our workplace, and are very grateful to Stockport Council for providing this for us. In fact, we are the first manufacturing organisation to do this in Stockport with the help of the council.

Moving Good Work Forward in the Covid Era | Supporters Network Webinar

Guest contributor Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, discusses Carnegie's findings relevant to our latest Webinar. The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted lives and livelihoods. Millions of workplaces have been shut down and workers furloughed, and business models and ways of working have been disrupted on a near-universal scale.

B Corp: For People, Profit and Planet | Pentameter

Guest contributor Annalise Lewis, Chair of GM B Local and Co-Founder of Pentameter, speaks on B Corp certifications. 2020 was relentless, ferocious and polarising, and strangely - came with the emergence of real opportunity for hope. This hope does not see a future empty of crisis but a deep and meaningful opportunity that includes compassion, community and renewal.