Fair Work programme

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

What does this involve?

The Fair Work programme offers specialist human resources (HR) support to businesses in the creative industries, tourism and food and drink sectors, as well as social enterprises in any sector, that are based in the Highlands and Islands. It will help you understand what it means to be a Fair Work employer and develop the culture, policies and practices needed to balance the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.

The support is provided by expert advisers and consists of a 2-hour training workshop, followed by a one-to-one session. You’ll receive a Fair Work action plan tailored to your organisation.

Fair Work can be defined as work that offers effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. It aims to balance the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers to create mutual benefits for individuals, organisations and society. These can include increased participation in work, improved productivity in the workplace, and wider distribution of wealth in local communities.

 Fair Work can be a significant driver of productivity for Scotland and contribute to growth that is inclusive.

Am I eligible?

You are eligible if you are a business in the creative industries, food and drink or tourism sectors, or a social enterprise in any sector. You must also be based in the Highland and Islands Enterprise area.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Businesses in the creative industries, food and drink and tourism sectors, and social enterprises in any sector in the Highland and Islands Enterprise area.

How long does this take?

This support consists of a 2-hour workshop, followed by a one-to-one session which will also take approximately 2 hours. You'll have to spend some time preparing for the one-to-one session too.

Next steps

Visit the Highlands and Islands website for more information and to complete an expression of interest form.

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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