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Deminos Warning as Business Survey reveals half of Firms have no HR and Employment Law Training in place

image004 (1)Businesses are leaving themselves open to costly tribunal claims by failing to provide basic training to their managers, according to leading HR and Employment Law firm Deminos.

New research carried out by the Gateshead-headquartered company found half of firms don’t offer any HR and Employment Law training at all to senior managers and team leaders.

Deminos questioned professionals at team leader level and up to find out about their training habits and the impact they have on business.

The survey found half of firms offered no training on HR and Employment Law matters, with 44% saying they didn’t think it was necessary.

But despite recognising that training would benefit senior, middle and line managers along with any in-house HR advisors, 51% of those questioned said they had no training structure in place.

This was despite managers recognising they did have significant issues in their firm.

A significant proportion, 17%, said they suffered from high staff turnover within their company while 14% said they had problems with absenteeism and 14% said they had worrying levels of disciplinary incidents.

Neil Atkinson, Deminos MD said: “It’s shocking to learn that so many businesses don’t have any HR or Employment Law training in place.

“Many of the issues businesses have cited, such as high levels of staff turnover and employee absenteeism are often a result of problems such as a lack of support or communication at work, an unpleasant atmosphere, or even bullying in the workplace.

“Making sure everyone who has a responsibility to manage staff has an understanding of best HR and Employment Law practices can help to iron out any problems before they escalate into a situation where employees feel they have no choice but to leave their jobs.”

Deminos offers a range of HR and Employment Law solutions, including legal advice, remote HR departments and bespoke training.

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