Speaker Bio

Ken Allison

An engaging speaker who takes the strain out of handling employment law related people issues and other HR stuff in his highly interactive, challenging, and entertaining workshops.

Ken uses his understanding of managing businesses to show managers what they ‘can do’ rather than what they ‘cannot do’.  His unique proposition is that he combines a background in line management, corporate HR and personnel, and seven years as Head of HR Consulting for a major law firm, to deliver practical solutions that improve performance.

This experience, which has included providing a full range of personnel management services to small companies without their own HR manager, enables Ken to illustrate his workshops with real life examples relevant to a wide variety of enterprises.

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Have I got employment news for you

This workshops provide a high level executive overview which will enable participants to spot the warning signs, assess risk and engage more confidently with their professional advisers.

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Have I Got Employment News for You

Overview:

This chief executive employment workshop opens with an interactive pub style quiz to explore take away lessons to be learnt from high profile stories that have recently been in the news. Other content is customised based on the current experiences of participants, and can cover:

  • Changing contracts.
  • Protecting your business when employees depart.
  • Handling the ‘stress’ card.
  • The challenges of being ‘family friendly’.
  • Dealing with the nervousness about discrimination.
  • How to secure gain not pain from redundancies.

Approach:

These workshops provide a high level executive overview which will enable participants to spot the warning signs, assess risk, engage more confidently with their professional advisers, and above all, get their ‘first response’ right.

Many participants take Ken up on his ‘after sales promise’, of a free telephone consultation, and he is often described as ‘our go to guy’ on employment related issues’.

This workshop is one of three, and since they all contain updates on recent developments, Ken recommends a gap of between 12 and 18 months between each workshop.

You’re Fired 2…Commercialising Employment Law

This workshop provides an executive overview of employment law issues, but gives the participants the opportunity to choose which areas to dig deep into.

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You’re Fired 2…Commercialising Employment Law

Overview:

‘You’re Fired 1’ was very much a ‘table d’hôte’ menu.  ‘You’re Fired 2’ is more ‘a la carte’.  Depending on what was covered in your first workshop, the content can include:

  • Exploding the myths.
  • Top tips for tribunals.
  • How family friendly do you have to be.
  • Avoiding the big pay-outs - discrimination.
  • Departures and protecting your business.
  • Constructive dismissal.
  • Moving the contractual goalposts.
  • The PAC revisited.
  • The ‘clinic’ – a chance to learn from situations that are being, or have been, faced by members.

Approach:

The same interactive style continues from ‘You’re Fired 1’, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions about issues being experienced by participants.

The after sales promise of telephone advice for a month after the presentation is offered again - for workshops of up to 20 participants.  Participants from 90% of the workshops who hear ‘You’re Fired 1’ take up this offer, and the presentation is supported by an extensive workbook.

You’re Fired 1...employment law for busy executives

This workshop provides an executive overview of employment law issues which will enable participants to understand issues such as avoiding the big payouts, and even jail!

Read more

 

You’re Fired 1...Employment Law for Busy Executives

Overview:

This workshop provides an executive overview of employment law issues which will enable participants to understand issues such as:

  • The essentials of sorting performance, attendance and conduct.
  • Assessing the risk, and when to use compromise agreements.
  • The 3 hurdles to avoid an unfair dismissal claim.
  • Getting the best from your advisers.
  • The do’s and don’ts of recruiting.
  • Avoiding the big payouts, and even jail!
  • Do I need all this documentation?

Approach:
Exploiting illustrations from the BBC series ‘The Apprentice’, the workshop explores the topics in an interactive manner which will engage delegates in a lively debate involving case studies, small group discussion and practical exercises.

The workshop is supported by a workbook containing checklists for all the topics, and for groups of up to 20, participants get free access to Ken Allison for telephone advice for one month after the workshop.

Have I got employment news for you

This workshops provide a high level executive overview which will enable participants to spot the warning signs, assess risk and engage more confidently with their professional advisers.

Read more

Have I Got Employment News for You

Overview:

This chief executive employment workshop opens with an interactive pub style quiz to explore take away lessons to be learnt from high profile stories that have recently been in the news. Other content is customised based on the current experiences of participants, and can cover:

  • Changing contracts.
  • Protecting your business when employees depart.
  • Handling the ‘stress’ card.
  • The challenges of being ‘family friendly’.
  • Dealing with the nervousness about discrimination.
  • How to secure gain not pain from redundancies.

Approach:

These workshops provide a high level executive overview which will enable participants to spot the warning signs, assess risk, engage more confidently with their professional advisers, and above all, get their ‘first response’ right.

Many participants take Ken up on his ‘after sales promise’, of a free telephone consultation, and he is often described as ‘our go to guy’ on employment related issues’.

This workshop is one of three, and since they all contain updates on recent developments, Ken recommends a gap of between 12 and 18 months between each workshop.

You’re Fired 2…Commercialising Employment Law

This workshop provides an executive overview of employment law issues, but gives the participants the opportunity to choose which areas to dig deep into.

Read more

 

You’re Fired 2…Commercialising Employment Law

Overview:

‘You’re Fired 1’ was very much a ‘table d’hôte’ menu.  ‘You’re Fired 2’ is more ‘a la carte’.  Depending on what was covered in your first workshop, the content can include:

  • Exploding the myths.
  • Top tips for tribunals.
  • How family friendly do you have to be.
  • Avoiding the big pay-outs - discrimination.
  • Departures and protecting your business.
  • Constructive dismissal.
  • Moving the contractual goalposts.
  • The PAC revisited.
  • The ‘clinic’ – a chance to learn from situations that are being, or have been, faced by members.

Approach:

The same interactive style continues from ‘You’re Fired 1’, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions about issues being experienced by participants.

The after sales promise of telephone advice for a month after the presentation is offered again - for workshops of up to 20 participants.  Participants from 90% of the workshops who hear ‘You’re Fired 1’ take up this offer, and the presentation is supported by an extensive workbook.

You’re Fired 1...employment law for busy executives

This workshop provides an executive overview of employment law issues which will enable participants to understand issues such as avoiding the big payouts, and even jail!

Read more

 

You’re Fired 1...Employment Law for Busy Executives

Overview:

This workshop provides an executive overview of employment law issues which will enable participants to understand issues such as:

  • The essentials of sorting performance, attendance and conduct.
  • Assessing the risk, and when to use compromise agreements.
  • The 3 hurdles to avoid an unfair dismissal claim.
  • Getting the best from your advisers.
  • The do’s and don’ts of recruiting.
  • Avoiding the big payouts, and even jail!
  • Do I need all this documentation?

Approach:
Exploiting illustrations from the BBC series ‘The Apprentice’, the workshop explores the topics in an interactive manner which will engage delegates in a lively debate involving case studies, small group discussion and practical exercises.

The workshop is supported by a workbook containing checklists for all the topics, and for groups of up to 20, participants get free access to Ken Allison for telephone advice for one month after the workshop.

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