Ensuring PIs and management staff are trained for management and development of staff and knowledgeable about necessary policies and procedures.
Since October 2015 this workshop has been running to enable PIs to be informed on best practise and policies for managing people. This workshop has now been extended from Sept 2017 to include Professional Support Staff who also are involved in managing and supporting research teams.
This one day workshop on managing people in research groups, covers the following issues: equality and diversity, recruitment, appraisals, flexible working/maternity leave and difficult conversations.
This is now a compulsory course for anyone hiring people on grants, and will need to be renewed every 5 years in the same way as the PhD supervisor briefings.