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Happy 2nd Anniversary!

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter celebrates its 2nd anniversary. To celebrate, we hear from Ian MacArthur, Director of the Good Employment Charter, and explore the impact made since launch.

A Virtual Roundtable

Soft skills in hard times: A Virtual Roundtable

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, in partnership with CIPD and Acas, held a virtual roundtable following the release of its recent paper.

Discussions follow seven employers who explore the importance, implementation and effect of positive people management skills. They also shared how they manage and continue to work remotely, whilst transitioning to their place of work.

New Members Announcement

Three new organisations are announced for the Good Employment Charter's Membership tier, the news is given by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham. These employers have reached the Membership tier through their commitment to the Good Employment characteristics, going above and beyond to help lead the employment movement across the region. 

Soft skills in hard times: why good people management matters more than ever

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, in partnership with CIPD and Acas, have developed a paper. It discusses the importance, implementation and effect of positive people management skills.

This paper invites employers to explore short and longer-term strategies to enhance the people management skills within their organisation. It also contains several key relevant resources, which will help guide these plans even further.

Mental Health Toolkit Announcement

Mental Health Toolkit Announcement

In collaboration with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is working to promote how to take care of health in the workplace.

The Mental Health Toolkit for Employers includes information and key approaches employers can take to address Mental Health and Wellbeing in the workplace. This resource is applicable to SMEs and larger firms.

New Members Announced For The Good Employment Charter

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter are delighted to announce four new Members of the Charter, the first of 2021. These employers have gone from ‘Supporters’ to ‘Members’, due to their continued employment excellence, and their demonstration of how deeply embedded good employment is within their organisation.

New Members Announcement

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is proud to announce seven new Members of the Charter. Among other characteristics of good employment, Members of the Charter have inclusive and fair recruitment practices, recognise that “one size fits all” does not work when looking at flexibility of work, offer training and development opportunities which allow employees to grow their skill set, focus on improving health and wellbeing within their organisations, and pay all of their staff the real living wage.

New Members Announced for The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

The Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter is proud to announce nine new Members of the Charter. These employers have achieved membership status through their commitment to putting good employment into action and being exemplars of employment excellence, even through these challenging times.

When Worlds Collide | The Impact of Coronavirus on Employment

Coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, appears to be closing in. Each day, and from every news outlet, we learn more and more about its spread towards becoming the latest pandemic. And whilst the numbers of confirmed cases in the UK remain low, good employers across Greater Manchester will be making plans to respond to the threat, supporting their employees’ health and safety through good hygiene disciplines and work design to limit potential spread, particularly for those returning from travel overseas.