What have we done this year? We have had a busy year for Employer Link subscribers! Here’s an overview of what your subscription gives you.
- Practical Advice including:
- Access to all the employment resources you need in one place, including guidance on national agreements like the Green Book and Burgundy Book
- Access to direct advice via telephone and email. We have unrivalled knowledge of the national agreements, and free guidance on changes linked to developments in legislation or industrial relations
- Information on employment issues that we are dealing with at a national level and provision of the necessary guidance, including in relation to changes to the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and other sector specific guidance
- Shared learning from best practice across the sector and a network of similar organisations facing the same challenges as yours, such as:
- Assimilation to the new NJC pay structure
- Gender pay and ethnicity pay gap reporting
- Facility time arrangements Workforce wellbeing
- Being a disability confident employer
- Pay benchmarking
- Priority access to seminars and events in employment policy and legislation which are designed with your needs in mind. We have had some really successful events this year, including:
- Prioritising workforce wellbeing in schools where we discussed how to embed a wellbeing culture, and included practical tips and case studies from leading organisations in this field
- Annual teachers’ pensions conference connecting you with government officials and the latest updates to pensions
- Schools’ workforce policy conference was an opportunity for delegates to assess funding challenges and employment regulations
Dates for the diary!
Upcoming events from Employer Link
- Employment law training (London – 13 February 2019)
- Next steps for the apprenticeship levy in MATs (18 February 2019)
- Essentials for teachers pay (Dates TBC in both York and London – taking place in Newcastle - Spring 2019 and London – Autumn 2019)
- Schools workforce policy and employment law (York – 13 June 2019 and London – 18 June 2019)
- Annual teachers’ pensions conferences (London – 8 October 2019 and York – 17 October 2019)
- Future webinars on retention and recruitment, facility time arrangements etc. to be confirmed
If you would be interested in any of these events, please let us know at email@example.com
What’s coming up next year?
- 2020 pay claims for the Green Book are expected in the Summer/Autumn
- We will be representing Employer Link subscriber’s views on the new School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) remit for its 29th report (i.e. recommendations for the 2019 pay award)
- Continue to update subscribers on the ongoing Fire Services pay negotiation
- Developing an evidence base on apprenticeships and work life balance
- Further updates on exit pay reforms
- The Local Government Association’s upcoming document focusing on priorities for workforce development including leadership, organisational change, skills, recruitment, retention and reward
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