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Soft Skills in Hard Times: People Management Event | Supporters Network Event

In October 2021, we held our first in-person event since March 2020, inviting employers to join us in a discussion of the development of people management skills. Prompted by our recent paper, which discusses the importance, implementation and effect of positive people management skills, we held a roundtable event. This event was the culmination of our ongoing campaign with CIPD North, and Acas North West. This blog summarises the key points from the event, and ends with the full livestream recording and a list of relevant resources.

Financial Wellbeing in the Workplace | The Money and Pensions Service

Why is financial wellbeing so important, and how can the Money and Pensions Service help? James Kelly, the Regional Partnership Manager for North West England, explores the fully funded support on offer to employers & employees alike.

The Importance of Employee Voice | Supporters Network Webinar

The pandemic has placed barriers on our typical communication techniques. And, more than ever, has raised the need for an organisational culture where people can voice their concerns, and make a difference. In September, we had a Supporters’ Network Event on employee voice – where we explored ways in which employers can integrate innovative ideas at the touch of a button, utilising virtual techniques of receiving employee feedback.

How Paying the Real Living Wage Leads to a Happier Workforce | Borough Care

What is the real Living Wage and why should you pay it? Borough Care breaks down the real Living Wage and the many benefits it leads to for both employees and employers.

Racism in the Workplace: A Virtual Roundtable

Racism in the Workplace: A Virtual Roundtable

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter recognises that good employment is founded on workplace cultures that are fair and equitable to all. Racism has no place in our society and the importance of speaking out against racism in the workplace is critical.

This roundtable opened the discussion to how everyone can improve practice and address racism in the workplace.

Hospitality employers are invited to join the Good Employment Charter movement

Sacha Lord, GM’s Night-Time Economy Adviser and Lou Cordwell, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership Chair are calling on hospitality employers to become part of Greater Manchester’s ground-breaking Good Employment Charter.

Being part of the Good Employment movement can attract and retain staff through a clear commitment to working towards fair pay, secure work, and fostering employee health and wellbeing.


New Members Announcement

Five new employers are announced for the Good Employment Charter's Membership tier. This news is given by Cllr Elise Wilson, Leader for Stockport Council. These employers have reached the Membership tier through their commitment to the Good Employment characteristics, going above and beyond to help lead the employment movement across the region. 

Developing a People Centric Approach to Business | Podcast Episode 8

Episode 8 of our Podcast was with John Quinton-Barber, Founder and CEO at Social. We look at his entrepreneurial journey – and what he learnt along the way about developing responsible business models.

Check out this page for all the episode information, and an accompanying blog.

Preparing Young People for the World of Work | Podcast Episode 7

Episode 7 of our Podcast was with Diane Modahl, Founder of the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation and Chair of Greater Manchester’s Young Person Guarantee. We look at her journey – through her initial interests in athletics, through to the Olympic Games, and her later passion to support young people into their career and beyond.

Check out this page for all the episode information, and an accompanying blog.