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Fair Work Tool

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise

What does this involve?

The Fair Work Employer Support Tool has been designed to help employers create new and improved workplace practices. It uses a series of questions and statements to help employers assess and benchmark their workplace practices against the 5 Dimensions of Fair Work (effective voice, security, opportunity, fulfilment, and respect).

The tool will provide guidance and tailored resources based on the results. Employers can repeat the process in order to review their progress and compare them with previous results.

It can also be used to help start a conversation between management and workers.

Fair Work aims to balance the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. It also hopes to create mutual benefits for individuals, organisations and society, such as: 

  • increased participation in work
  • improved productivity in the workplace
  • wider distribution of wealth within local communities

Scottish Enterprise, in conjunction with the Scottish Government, Fair Work Convention and other partners, have developed this toolkit to help employers understand and fully embed Fair Work. It can support your organisation to make changes that will benefit employers and their workers. 

This toolkit is accessible from desktop, tablet and mobile. It can help you to progress Fair Work with:  

  • a quick questionnaire assessment
  • personalised feedback, advice and actions
  • a graphic report to see your progress 
  • the ability to compare your progress with previous assessments
  • the ability to compare your progress with your peers

Instead of viewing Fair Work as a cost, this toolkit highlights the benefits of job security in terms of retaining talent, improving productivity and profitability, and maximising the potential of your workforce.

Am I eligible?

This is open to all businesses based in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

SMEs will benefit most from using the tool.

How long does this take?

It will take around 20 minutes to complete. 

Important information

It is important to have a good knowledge and understanding of your organisation’s policies and practice before starting. You will be given a range of statements and be asked to choose the one which most closely reflects your organisation.

Next steps

Visit the Fair Work Tool website for more information on how you can make positive Fair Work changes within your business. 

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise