ACAS Research and Guidance

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Read our guide on Acas, a non-departmental government body.

As a non-departmental government body, one of Acas’ duties is to carry out research into important employment law issues. 

The Acas Research and Evaluation team commission a range of in-depth research projects and analytics that contribute to wider employment law and HR discussions.

These findings – on topics such as diversity, technology, and mental health – provide useful insight for businesses looking to improve productivity and cement a thriving working culture. 

Why is Acas's research important?

Research greatly informs HR and employment law best practice across all industries,  though it isn’t always easy to put theory into practice.

Many small businesses struggle to manage the legal and the logistical sides of employing a team of people whilst keeping operations running smoothly.

It may be that a business owner does not have the time to get to grips with employment law protocol, or they cannot resolve a specific issue by themselves.

Turning research into reality

Smaller organisations often turn to the support of an experienced HR professional to implement an effective HR strategy that is informed by the latest research and tailored to the meet the needs of the business itself. 

Why is this research important?

In the event of a serious dispute between staff, for instance, it always pays to have an expert advisor on-hand to work through an amicable solution quickly and effectively.

This can save companies a lot of time and money in the long run, particularly if an employee is threatening to pursue further action through an employment tribunal

In fact, any company that employs a team of people would benefit by ensuring that HR, Health & Safety and employee wellbeing policies are in place if they wish to safeguard their long term success.

When managed effectively, these policies are a catalyst for greater productivity and give more peace of mind to business owners and other stakeholders within the company. When left unchecked, they can easily cause serious issues further down the line.

Get expert advice on Acas from Peninsula

Peninsula offers expert advice on Acas. Our teams provide 24/7 HR advice which is available 365 days a year. We take care of everything when you work with our HR experts.

Want to find out more? Contact us on 0800 028 2420 and book a free consultation with an HR consultant today.


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