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Acas East Midlands is hosting one of the public events for the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices on 16 February 2017.

Find out more pdf  Background on the Matthew Taylor Review [168kb]

The review team are holding events around the UK in order to speak to employers and individuals who work in sectors like the gig economy, manufacturing and rural economies in order to fully understand the impact of modern working practices and how different labour markets work.

To book your place or for further information please contact the team at

New directions and business transformation - Acas East Midlands Annual Conference

Join Acas and leading experts from industry at a special day of HR masterclasses to help you with organisational challenges, to improve your skills, and to network with other professionals and share information.

The day will include the following sessions:

Kate Nowicki, Acas East Midlands Area Director will be introducing our speakers: 

Michael Baddeley, Head of Business Excellence, Ricoh UK & Ireland, will share his story around change in Ricoh, not just adopting new ways of working but also their organisational change.
Jean Cabena, Director of HR, Remploy, will talk about Remploy's journey out of Government to an employee owned business and explain how Remploy can potentially help your organisation. 
Peter Lawrence, Independent People Change Consultant, formerly of HMRC will explain how the focus on Organisational Development within HMRC has shifted to building capability and the benefits that brings. 
Malcolm Boswell, West Midlands Area Director, Acas will be encouraging a new approach to age issues in the workplace.
Andrew Macmillan, Partner at Gateley Plc will provide the latest employment law news including any recent relevant case law decisions. 

To book your place or to find out more click here.

Become an accredited workplace mediator

Disputes and relationship breakdowns between individuals at work can lead to sickness, grievances, poor morale and higher staff turnover. Dealing with it costs organisations valuable time and money, particularly if the matter reaches an Employment Tribunal.

Having your own workplace mediators on hand can make a huge difference in these situations. The Acas accredited Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation (CIWM) gives you the skills and confidence needed to help reduce conflict quickly and effectively. The skills and techniques that you learn on the course are not just useful in dispute situations - communication, negotiating and conflict resolution skills are invaluable in day-to-day work life. The course also provides delegates with a recognised qualification.

We offer this as a tailored on-site event at your place of work if you would like a group of staff trained together, or join us at our next Certificate in Internal Workplace Mediation event in the East Midlands on the following dates:

Northampton - 7, 8, 14 and 16 March 2017

Email or call 0300 123 1150 for more information and to book.

I'm an employer... get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal, 17 January 2017, Northampton

A chance to attend a Mock Employment Tribunal will give you a first hand opportunity to see how an Employment Tribunal works in a safe environment without the risk of the real thing.

This session gives delegates the opportunity to watch an unfair dismissal Employment Tribunal scenario take place and to see how decisions are made.

For further information and booking details visit the events page.

To find out more about our training and business services call our customer services team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our Customer contact form.

New directions and business transformation - Acas East Midlands Annual Conference, 7 February 2017, Nottingham

Join Acas and leading experts from industry and academia for a special day of HR masterclasses to help you with organisational challenges, to improve your skills, and to network with other professionals and share information.

Book your place early on our events page to avoid disappointment.

Acas is active on social media as well, you can follow us on our Twitter channel.

Find out details of the support Acas offers to organisations large and small on our Case studies page.

Or view further details of Acas Workshops, projects and business solutions.


We run authoritative training courses for small business and larger organisations - browse Acas East Midlands training or download the pdf  Alpha event Oct 16 - Mar 17 [167kb].

For specific requirements we can customise training sessions to run in-house. We also work closely with organisations to assess their current situation and give recommendations on improvements that will increase efficiency.

We work with you

We work with employers and employees to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. You can discuss issues with an adviser who can give advice and guidance over the phone.

Equality and Diversity Forum

Acas East Midlands chairs and co-ordinates an Equality & Diversity Forum. Membership comprises of E&D Managers and professionals from business across the East Midlands. The forum discusses and showcases relevant topics promoting equalities and better employer relations.

Acas East Midlands Employment Relations Forum

Promoting positive employment relationships to maximise organisational performance across the region.

In common with other Acas regions Acas East Midlands is pleased to support an Employment Relations Forum in our area. The Forum enables managers, HR professionals and employee representatives to receive up-to-date briefings from a range of experts, share good practice and concerns about current issues and to influence relevant policy developments.

Its activities are coordinated by a Steering Group made up of area representatives of the CBI, the TUC, the Engineering Employers Federation, CIPD and Nottingham Business School as well as Acas and HR professionals from the private and public sectors.

Annual membership is £75 (no VAT is payable). For details of how to join the Forum please contact Anne Brennan by email on

Further information is available from the pdf  EMERF - Acas East Midlands Employment Relations Forum flyer [45kb].

Acas East Midlands works in partnership with the East Midlands Employment Relations Forum (EMERF) to run three topical and prestigious conferences each year. We also run specific conferences for solicitors, trade union representatives and Citizen Advice Bureaus.

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