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What training is there for me to become a better employer?

What training is there for me to become a better employer?

You may also have some learning and development needs, particularly if you are new to employing staff. The personal assistant is working for you, and you are their manager. You will have a say in what they do and when they do it. The employee listens and learns from the employer and vice versa.

It is important that you are able to access information, advice and guidance that can help you to be a good and successful employer. A lot of this can be found on the internet. However, this support should be offered by local authorities and their support service.

What other subjects might help me?

  • Employment law
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Managing and supervising a personal assistant
  • Conflict and dispute management
  • Time management
  • Boundaries and expectations
  • Assertiveness
  • Stress management
  • Building self–confidence
  • Health and safety/risk assessment.

Some local authorities, support organisations and networks will provide training and/or advice, forms and support groups for you as an employer. Support and information does vary across the country but the situation is changing with the increasing numbers of personal assistants and individual employers. Click here for some case studies to highlight good practice of what local authorities are doing to support people who employ personal assistants.

“Ask open and honest questions, it’s the only way to learn.”

Disabled employer of personal assistants

The following forms can be downloaded and filled in to help you think about what training you would like to do and why and what training you have already done: