In support of a good cause, here is a blatant plug on behalf of the Workplace and Employment sub-group of the Civil Mediation Counsel.
We are big fans of mediation in the employment context (see our Insider’s Guide Series). As a result, we are delighted to have been invited to speak again by the CMC at its Save Time, Save Money, Save Stress conference on how you can use the offering of mediation as an effective and potentially hard-edged device in the resolution of many of the more typical internal grievances. Even if the suggestion of mediation is rejected or if a mediation takes place but reaches no resolution, this can still be actively useful in your handling of employee complaints about managers, peers or sub-ordinates. Mediation does not have to succeed to be helpful to you.
After an inaugural sell-out session (no, really, it was standing room only) in London, the CMC is “getting the band back together” on the afternoon of 28 June 2017 at City Hall, College Green, Bristol. This is not just another seminar on why workplace mediation is a Good Thing. Instead it is aimed at helping organisations to bridge the gap between appreciation of it as an abstract concept and its practical implementation as a default part of their grievance and conduct management procedures.
We are sharing a platform with speakers with high-level experience of introducing mediation into sometimes sceptical employers and workforces with great success, including a dispute resolution specialist who is going to do something clever with technology to create an instance audience poll on key questions. It will be of direct practical relevance to any employer which wants to save time, save money, save stress.