The Power and Potential of Employment Charters

The Power and Potential of Employment Charters

The Power and Potential of Employment Charters  

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People need safe, fulfilling and well-paying jobs to reach their potential. This not only boosts employee morale, but also improves retention, productivity and health. That's what drives business growth and success.  

At Legal Island we’re always on the lookout for new and innovative approaches to improving business, employee’s lives and the local economy. One such scheme is the “Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter”.It’s a scheme that’s being mirrored by Belfast City Council, who started their own initiative in April 2023. Employment Charters have yet to take off in the Republic of Ireland – but should they? -Especially since we learned that the Republic is in breach of the European Social Charter? What can we learn from our Northern English neighbours? 

Their scheme is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme which has been created to improve employment standards across all employers, regardless of size or sector. It is innovative because it takes a collaborative, voluntary, and aspirational approach to promoting good employment practices in the region, while providing recognition and support to employers who commit to meeting its standards. 

After attending this event you will:  

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the key factors that contribute to a good employer. 
  • Develop practical skills and tools to effectively implement positive change in your own workplaceand increase business in a more socially aware and competitive environment. 
  • Feel empowered to advocate for change and influence policy decisions in your local area to promote good workplaces. 
  • Build a network of like-minded individuals and organisations committed to creating good workplaces. 

Be tuned into a thought-provoking discussion on the potential areas in which Northern Ireland can take a leadership role in advancing equality legislation, and even surpass our closest neighbours in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. 

Who should attend? 

This event is ideal for charities, campaigning groups, employment and discrimination solicitors and barristers, line managers, HR professionals and anyone with an interest in equality and diversity in NI. 

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Carol Halford, Manager, Good Employment Charter Implementation Unit Greater Manchester Combined Authority explains the parameters, aims and benefits of the scheme including the seven pillars:

  1. Secure work
  2. Pay
  3. Recruitment
  4. Health and well-being
  5. Flexible work
  6. Engagement and voice
  7. People Management


Not forgetting the ‘golden thread’ that runs through the entire scheme - Diversity and Inclusion. 

Our expertsdebate the pros, cons and what NI and ROI businesses can learn from the scheme – should we all follow suit? 



Event details


12.30pm - 1.30pm


12 June 2023


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