The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter has developed a strong working relationship with ACAS. ACAS aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They provide up-to-date information, independent advice, high quality training and we work with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance. They are an independent, publicly-funded organisation and many of their services are free.
The ACAS website: www.acas.org.uk provides information, support and toolkits to assist employers address all seven Good Employment Characteristics.
Help for small firms – step-by-step guides
Sign-up for free e-learning to update your HR knowledge or learn new skills.
ACAS Productivity tool
Free and easy to use self-diagnosis tool to help you to understand your organisation's strengths and weaknesses and identify simple practical steps you can take to get the best out of your staff. The tool produces a report for you with links to relevant ACAS guidance and services.
ACAS Model Workplace tool
Helps you to check how good your organisation is at people management – from recruitment to performance management. Presented in short modules, complete as few or as many sections as you want to. After completing a module, you'll be a given a rating for how effective your current practices are, along with useful advice and links to resources.
Training events and courses
‘Open access’ training providing practical solutions to employment problems.
Workshops, projects and business solutions
In-company training and in-depth advisory services. Our specialists can call or visit you, to diagnose issues in your workplace and provide tailored support to address the challenges faced by you and your staff.
In-depth case studies that illustrate the services Acas provides, measure their impact and explore user perceptions of them.