Small businesses and enterprises alike are competing for not only market share, but also for the best employees to move their businesses forward. Competitive salary and benefits packages are the foundation of high employee satisfaction. Join this community to keep up with changing regulations and learn how to optimize workforce costs with competitive yet cost-effective employee benefits and compensation plans.
HR webinar: Retaining women in engineering, science and technology
My Family Care and An Inspirational Journey talk to leading engineering and technology companies to explore and understand their successful approaches.
Only about 8%* of engineers in the UK are women and both the lack of female graduates and the loss of skilled women from engineering remain pressing concerns in this profession which continues to experience a strong gender imbalance. Other science and technology sectors face similar challenges.
Jennifer Liston-Smith, My Family Care Director of Coaching & Consultancy and Heather Jackson, CEO and founder of An Inspirational Journey, are joined by Sue Cooper, HRD UK & Europe of Atkins and Joanna Hodgson, Industries & Business Development Technical Leader, Europe & UK of IBM. They’ll be having an in-depth discussion about the issues, challenges and solutions to retaining women.
HR Webinar: Childcare and Employers: From Vouchers to Backup Care
The changes, challenges and opportunities and business benefits
Thursday 14th May 2015 11.00am -12.00pm
From next September everything changes when existing childcare voucher schemes will be closed to new entrants and the government introduces a new tax-free scheme.
With HR benefit experts, we’ll look at how and why the system is changing, together with both the practical and cost implications for employers and what they could or should be doing between now and September. On a broader front, we’ll examine where employers are at when it comes to being ‘family-friendly’. To what extent do UK employers support working parents with childcare related benefits and support? And how do they measure the impact and the ROI of these initiatives? We’ll be sharing the results of our latest employer survey.
It’s an opportunity to understand how other employers are thinking about the issue, get a perspective on the different opportunities presented by this change, and the ways the ‘childcare challenge’ is being addressed in UK businesses today.
HR in further Education and Universities has its own unique opportunities and challenges, yet the task remains the same the same; how to support ALL of your staff to enable them to produce their best work.
We've brought together a panel of HR professionals from leading universities that recognise and are addressing the diverse needs of parents and carers in their organisations.
Find out what they see as the critical drivers, the tools and approaches they employ, the benefits and the return on investment; from retaining and attracting female talent to wider support and working practices for others with diverse needs when it comes to combining work and family.
Unquestionably, talent retention is not just about mums any more. With Shared Parental Leave in place parents have greater flexibility than ever about how they ‘mix and match’ care of their children.
We’ll be sharing our latest research on what dads really want and need, and talking to our employer panellists, companies that are leading the field in understanding and supporting the needs of their working fathers.
The discussion will be covering:
• What do fathers actually want and need from their employers?
• How do businesses benefit from engaging and supporting new and expectant dads?
• What happens if we ignore dads and focus only on mums?
• How do we take this forward: what does best practice look like?
Please join us for a live webinar on 2015 capital market performance and planning for volatility in 2016 and beyond. A global overview will be discussed, as well as the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets.
The traditional performance management approach of ratings and annual appraisals is under fire, and rightly so. But what do you do instead?
This webinar is a shortened version of my all day workshop at December’s CIPD Performance Management Conference and will look at an alternative approach where you will learn about...
· The wider performance system operating in your organisation.
· A diagnostics tool to discover the levers to pull to change the system.
· Capability, and how to view it in a new way to improve future performance
· The real role managers should play in performance management.
When it comes to equity in workplace culture, diversity and inclusion often becomes an afterthought, not an ongoing process. But when "diversity" is seen as a separate area, series of trainings, or additional touch on recruiting materials rather than something that is embedded into all areas of an organization, the efforts will not be successful. This workshop will examine and discuss recent, major failed attempts at being more inclusive that resulted in isolation and tokenization as well as give practical steps at building a more welcoming environment.
Simon Tam is an award-winning musician, author, entrepreneur, and social justice activist. His approach to activism through the arts has been highlighted in thousands of media features across 82 countries, including: BBC World News, NPR, TIME Magazine, TED talks, NBC, and the New York Times. Simon has been invited to speak with government, non-profit, and private organizations of all sizes on how to change our corporate language about diversity and create cultures centered around supporting the best practices that attract and maintain a talented workforce. As Patricia David, Global Head of Diversity at JP Morgan Chase says, “We think of diversity here at JPMorgan Chase as synonymous with talent. It’s how we achieve our business objectives. When you hear these words, “diversity,” “inclusion,” etc., try replacing them with the word “talent” – and you’ll understand what it means to us and what we’re trying to do.” This is not only a pertinent and timely topic with mass media coverage (especially within the tech fields) but an important thing for everyone, as those orgs that have family-centric policies reflect a greater ability to adapt to and profit from market changes by having a more diverse workforce.
Discover why brand and culture are two sides of the same coin in professional services, and how to align them to achieve your strategic goals. In this webinar, Monica Ralli CMO and Arch Singh CHRO share how they initiated a transformation effort to renew the organization’s brand and culture, increase employee engagement and accelerate commercial success. By developing a Client Value Proposition and Employee Value Proposition in tandem, Hay Group has created a compelling story on releasing the full people potential of both clients and colleagues that resonates in both the marketplace and the organization. Learn why HR and marketing should work so closely together and how to achieve this in your organization.
In challenging and rapidly changing business environments, new leadership skills and behaviours are needed to lead through uncertainty and transform business. Leaders need to be agile and influential at all levels within the organisation. The old style of command and control no longer works. Instead, blame, judgment and criticism need to be replaced by responsibility and shared leadership.
Organisations who embrace a collective leadership approach will engage teams, inspire their clients and create lasting change.
Research shows that in the presence of horses, people are more aligned, more authentic and more transparent in their approach. Horses model leading from the collective, where every member of the herd takes responsibility for combined success. Jude will explain how working with horses enables teams to model collective leadership and lead change with confidence and clarity.
Jude is an international speaker, Horse Assisted Educator and author of the book Leadership Beyond Measure. She helps senior leaders develop embodied leadership skills that have a profound impact on clients and teams. Through live events and workshops, she partners with horses who provide non-judgmental feedback, enabling clients to identify their leadership behaviours and transform themselves into courageous and hugely influential, non-verbal communicators.
In a period of change, when teams are joining together – following a merger for example-, how can you start creating the right culture, from the very first time they are meeting? In this presentation Delphine Jones shares an approach she has successfully used with teams. This has enabled teams at all levels to engage in the change, to feel valued and listened to and to create a culture of openness and equal partnership. Creating a new experience and connecting at human and emotional levels are two of the key principles to this approach. These events generate energy and hope in the change from identifying a common purpose. Change starts with great conversations.
Quite simply, Geoff teaches finance professionals how to get what they want. It’s not just about getting paid more, or promoted faster, or creating more career options. But how do you create the career you truly want?
As a former investment banker from Goldman Sachs and investor at the Carlyle Group, and today an advisor to CEOs and senior Wall Street professionals, Geoff knows your career from the inside-out, and will teach you how to win.
You will learn how to step back, get clear on what you want, build a process to make it happen, and build yourself into the person who can do it. If you want to win, you want to tune into this webcast.
To develop our own leaders we need to develop our own leadership skills. If we don't see ourselves as leaders, as I didn't, then how can we expect others to do so? If we expect others to lead and we aren't prepared to be seen as leaders ourselves, what message does this give?
In this webinar Sean Kent will share his experiences of developing himself as a leader and how he has been able to use that to develop leaders at Freebridge Community Housing. In particular he will reflect on the personal and organisational impact that coaching has had, and the benefits and challenges that diversity can bring to leadership.
Leaders in the 21st century face immense challenges with regard to harnessing workforce energy. This session will focus on the latest work and research conducted in the field of Leadership, Happiness and Neuropsychology to identify how Authentic leaders are able to marshal energy and deploy this effectively in a way which is distinctive and impactful.
The session will identify the critical approaches which are applied by successful leaders to achieve high performance and to maximise engagement. Rani Bains will draw on the latest research and practical examples to outline the self management and leadership approaches which "make the difference that counts." .
Talent trends are evolving rapidly. Learn the latest recruitment trends, boost your team’s abilities, and get a jump on 2016 with better-stacked resources, refined budgets, and bigger vision for next year—and beyond. We’ll explore:
• Creating realistic recruitment budgets that aren’t simply carryovers from last year
• Aligning your employer brand with your marketing efforts
• Reaching your target audience and engaging on their terms
• Monitoring talent analytics to refine your recruiting strategy
Multinationals are increasingly looking to centralise the management of their global employee benefit provision. In an ever increasing transparent world, this approach enables them to leverage their multinational status to ensure global compliance, create efficiencies and save money.
In this session we will let you know how multinational organisations are developing clear global benefits strategies to deliver transparency and control over their benefits, enhanced governance through delivery of a clear benefit philosophy and visibility to take advantage of alternative financing methods.
Changes to retirement age, healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine means we are all living and working for longer. Many employees welcome the opportunity to work and contribute beyond the traditional age of retirement however this does present some challenges to employers. Health policies, flexible working & evolving job roles are all aspects of HR that must be taken into consideration when preparing for the long term future of your employees.
In 2015, Millennials surpassed Gen X as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. By the year 2020, they will comprise half of all employees. As Millennials continue to grow in the labor market, what are the new table stakes to recruit and retain top talent?
This webinar explores how and why a one-size-fits-all approach to benefits has evolved to the ‘one-size-fits-one’ model. Recent cultural shifts – including the technologies we use, the roles and definitions of families, and valuing work/life balance over income – highlight the growing importance of offering benefits that meet the individual needs of each employee’s life situation. Join us to learn if your benefit offerings are meeting the new table stakes to recruit and retain top talent.
The key to building a successful organization is keeping your employees passionate and committed, even as their priorities change. Knowledge Universe is the most comprehensive child and family care solutions network in the country, dedicated to meeting your needs today and evolving with your as you grow in the future.
•The difference between a public and a private exchange
•Cost reduction benefits for your organization
•Enhanced employee satisfaction through increased knowledge and
•Streamlined benefits administration for you and your employees
Last month’s General Election result came as somewhat of a surprise, with a Conservative majority victory. After formally setting out their agenda, the next five years under David Cameron’s stewardship are still likely to see significant changes to social and economic circumstances and legislation that will undoubtedly result in the need for HR to adapt.
What Couples Need To Know About Retirement Income and Social Security:
The Social Security decisions you and your spouse make when you are in your 60s will determine the amount of total income you will receive over your lifetime – including the lifetime of the spouse who lives the longest. Come learn about some little-known rules that can help married couples get more out of the Social Security system.
The UK has trailed many of its European & Scandinavian counterparts when it comes to shared parental leave, but no longer. Expectant Parents with babies born or adopted on or after April 5th 2015 now have a choice in how they share their parental leave. This discussion will look at the take up over the first few months and examine the UK’s appetite for this forward-thinking approach. We will share case studies, look at best practice and offer some insights into the key lessons from the past few months.
So what has been the impact of Shared Parental Leave? Is it a revolution that’s finally taken the gender issue out of parenting, or still a small ripple among a few daring pioneers?
One year on from the legislation coming into effect, this webinar will look at the following areas:
• How employers have changed their parental pay and policies.
• Take-up, strategic impact and the factors that have influenced it
• What challenges and successes employers have experienced since implementing changes.
• What employers have learnt and how it has affected their broader approach to working parents
Essentially, employer awards are a great way of building employer brand both internally and externally.
They provide a 'short form' way of getting a company's message and culture out both internally, and to potential external talent.
And in a marketplace where more of the talent than ever before has work and family commitments, some employers are leading the field!
We’re joined by two organisations running key award schemes, Working Families and workingmums.co.uk, to discuss the trends in making work+family work and what they look for when it comes to award entries.
We’ll also be hearing from multi award winning employers who’ll be sharing their stories.
Employees going through the transition to parenthood can be lost from the most demanding roles in the workforce and/or from the talent pipeline, unless we pay attention to this area.
Coaching that acknowledges the challenges of new parenthood, and focuses on communicating, prioritising, being influential and proactive at work can make the difference between employees returning long term, or leaving again. And equipping line managers for effective, timely communication as well as tips on avoiding pitfalls makes a huge difference.
In this webinar we examine the business case and hear first-hand from employers who are reaping the benefits.
It’s the HR issue that’s here to stay. The Office for National Statistics predicts that by 2017, 30% of the UK workforce will be over 50. This percentage is only going to increase. The implications are obviously far reaching and employers now more than ever need to consider the potential impact and how they’ll address the issues and opportunities for their older workers and wider workforce.
Employer(s) leading the field share their experience, challenges and successes on the key issues for the over 50’s including caring for older loved ones, flexibility, health and wellbeing, and multigenerational working.
It will have been 2 years since the right to request flexible working was opened up to
all employees with 26 weeks’ service, and not just parents and carers.
We’re joined by a panel from leading employers who embraced the concept even ahead of the legislation and built flexible working into the heart of their businesses achieving a win:win for all.
We’ll also share our latest agile working survey that gets to the heart of the challenges, needs, wants and successes of those who work (or want to work) flexibly and why and how they do so, or what barriers prevent them. What really makes it work from the point of view of employees, and has much changed in the last 2 years?