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  • 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.
  • Learn how employers use backup family care to keep their employees engaged at work – and on the job – when an unexpected change in how they care for a child, parent, spouse or other family member arises. Two leaders in employer-sponsored family care solutions will share real-world examples of how leading employers across the U.S. leverage backup family care to get the job done every day.
  • We can all get stressed from time to time. Sometimes things really boil over, what MBTI users call ‘being in the Grip’, but much more often we just have to manage the everyday stresses of life.

    In this webinar, Penny Moyle, CEO of OPP, and John Hackston, Head of Research, will take you through how, when we become stressed, an over-reliance on our strengths means that we don’t perform at our best, but how an awareness of our MBTI Type will help us to avoid, survive and master the effects of stress. They will also show you how to use new imagery and resources to explain these concepts to others.

    You don’t need to be a qualified MBTI Practitioner to participate in this webinar, but it will help if you know your MBTI Type preference.

    NOTE - There was a sound problem on this webcast so you may want to skip between 14:58 and 17:56. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • A live webinar on Q1 2016 capital market performance. A global overview will be discussed, as well as the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the US and international markets followed by Q&A.
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Its so easy to get caught up in the minutia – but you’ve got to get work done. And then there is your personal life…yes, that is important too! We are all learning that work/life balance is a myth – it’s about work life focus, and owning critical pieces at the right time. Our programs helps attendees understand roadblocks to their day and get more done, while maintaining control of their expectations and constraints. We look at actions and priorities, empowerment and evaluation as tools to take control of your day.
  • The proposed Fair Labor Standards Act changes coming in 2016 will have major implications for your organization, but it will impact the bottom line most of all. Do you know what it will cost you in additional pay and overtime? Are you prepared to be audited if you have Independent Contractors?

    This one hour session will walk through all the current proposals and probable changes to the FLSA in 2016. Suggested pay rates will more than double for some employees, budgets will rise across the board as costs rise, and exemption categories are being inspected closely. There may be alternatives to these changes that you can use in your operation to make sure you’re in compliance NOW and plan for tomorrow.

    We’ll cover:

    • Strategies for dealing with the new requirements
    • Formulas for adjusting Salary/Hourly Rates
    • Communication Techniques for discussing these changes with employees
    • Are they Independent Contractors or Employees?
    • Who is exempt and who isn’t
  • 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
  • Today’s concept of a manager is about people development, being supportive to a variety of needs, having techniques to help you manage your own mood, put others in ‘good humour’, be resilient, self-motivated and motivate others amongst other more technical skills is a must. Being the ‘go-to manager’ that is approachable and supportive when others need you are all part of the skills needed in today’s working environment. Laughology understands the role of the manager has changed, in fact even using the term manager seems old fashioned. Team leaders, people leaders or even just leaders seems more apt. It’s all about knowing how to stay on-top in order to keep your team on-top, happy, supported and feeling good. Understanding more about the brain and how it works helps people and organisations increase their ability to recognise their potential and ability, to take on challenges, persist and develop. We call this Growth-mind set, developing people by encouraging high –expectations and supporting them through this process.

    Developing and supporting happy teams (what-ever you like to call yourself) starts with developing the individual. At Laughology we understand and have researched the principles of happiness and how to create teams and individuals that are emotionally flexible. We understand happiness is about understanding human beings, not about processes and systems but developing humans to help them reach their potential and in turn they will commit to helping the organisation reach theirs.
  • Teamwork is seen as a business prerequisite, but as we know not all teams operate at the same level. This is true at the top of an organisation as it is elsewhere in the business. Establishing the basics around clarity, team goals and dynamics will get you good teamwork and of course good results. The difference between a good team and a high performing team is small, but the results can be up to a 3 times as much. So what are the levers and what could a team and team leader do to develop them into a great team?

    This webinar aims to answer two questions:

    •What are the characteristics of a High Performance Team?
    •What can a team actually do to become one?
  • Joining the C-suite requires a different skill set then being just a great HR professional. Do you struggle with getting your CEO's attention? Do you feel stuck in compliance and administration? How do you expand your perspective and get the recognition you deserve? The answers lie in taking control of your own career. This session will focus on what you need to do to be the strategic executive who is action-oriented and embraces technology to drive your strategic plan forward. This session is designed to empower you to integrate HR with the rest of the organization – and give you the voice to take your career anywhere you want to go!
  • Today’s fast moving, highly competitive marketplace is placing unprecedented pressure on organisations and individuals to develop and change. From taking advantage of technology innovations to capitalising on the opening up of global markets, protecting ourselves from economic uncertainties to understanding the expectations of our customers and workers; the need for strong leadership has never been greater. Why? Because everything rises and falls on leadership.

    And leadership is not about position or job title. Leadership is about the person. Strong leaders give hope and confidence. They provide the optimism that leads to success and achievement, an optimism that can so easily be affected by uncertainty and change. Leadership is a skill that can be learnt and developed.

    In this webinar Simon Jackson will share his experience and insight that has been gained over many years working with leading global brands on transformation initiatives that have focused on leadership development and change programmes. We will explore the essential elements of leadership and how our behavior so significantly affects those around us. We will look at the inner game of leadership to understand how our own thinking may be holding us back.

    If you are an experienced leader, how do you know how you are doing? Whether you are an experienced leader or you are aspiring to lead others, we all have the ability to grow and become better leaders.
  • In her keynote speech, Jude Jennison introduces 7 leadership skills that horses teach us about leading change. She explains why they are critical to business and the impact these skills have on clients, teams and organisations.

    Jude inspires her audience by sharing her personal accounts of life and leadership, the lessons she has gained through her corporate leadership experience and how it was only when she overcame her fear of horses that her leadership skills developed in earnest.

    Audiences are regularly moved by her stories of working with horses and leave the talk inspired to fine-tune their leadership and develop the courage, compassion and commitment that Jude role-models in every day work and life.

    Bio
    Jude is an international speaker, Horse Assisted Educator and author of the book Leadership Beyond Measure. She helps senior leaders develop embodied leadership skills through live events and workshops with horses. Horses provide non-judgmental feedback, enabling clients to identify their leadership behaviours and transform themselves into courageous and hugely influential, non-verbal communicators.
    www.theleadershipwhisperers.com

    Twitter: @judejennison and @leadershipwhisp
    Linked In: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/judejennison
    Tel:0800 170 1810
    Mob: +44 (0)7584 248822
  • Most employers are coming to understand that the age-old, post-and-pray advertising tactics aren’t working, and many are venturing into a more progressive approach: Recruitment marketing. Fundamental challenges to this approach include defining key performance indicators and how to measure success.

    According to the latest findings from Lighthouse Research & Advisory’s benchmark survey, Modern Measures of Success in Talent Acquisition, 78% of companies say that measuring performance in Talent Attraction and Engagement is important or critically important. The only problem (and it’s a big one) is that 45% of companies are relying on inconsistent, or anecdotal data. Among retail employers, 38% aren’t tracking performance data at all.

    On March 15th 2016, 11am PDT / 2pm EST, Lighthouse’s Principal Analyst, Kyle Lagunas, will share key findings from his research on modern measures of success in these critical capabilities including:

    –What key metrics hiring organizations are tracking today
    –How they’re tracking performance data in these areas
    –What insights they’re generating as a result
    –How they’re leveraging these insights to optimize recruiting performance

    Register today and as a thank you we will send you complimentary report including a summary of key findings from the research post webinar.
  • This session will be focused on the practical approaches deployed by top performers to source energy and maximise impact as leaders and individual contributors.

    It will draw on the latest thinking in the field of psychology and leadership to identify habits which when applied consistently help people to gain momentum and progress in key areas of importance in their working and personal life. A holistic approach is needed which allows a given individual to work on physical, emotional, intellectual
    and spiritual /transformational habits which can help them to not only to enhance intrinsic satisfaction but also to raise their level of resilience and resourcefulness in their working lives. This session will cover the top habits which have been found to be most effective in all fields of life i.e. corporate, creative and sport .
  • It is sometimes difficult to believe that there is still an issue with gender equality in the UK. The issue is rising on the Government’s agenda though and it has been announced that companies of a certain size will be compelled to make public the pay levels of their employees. But is enough being done or is any legislation that aims to exert further governmental control over business a bad idea?
  • As Agile and agile thinking has continued to gain traction in organizations beyond the software development teams, project managers are left wondering what it all means to them.

    Some Agile practitioners promote the idea the PMs are no longer needed once you make the transition to using a practice such as Scrum. Does this mean that the PM role will become obsolete in Agile organizations? Or does it mean that the role of traditional project manager needs to transform to being a agile project leader?

    If you are a PM in an organization making the transition to Agile, come find out what it means to you and what you need to do start the transformation to becoming an Agile Project Leader.
  • OPP expert psychologists and coaches explore why FIRO and MBTI are the gold standard tool combination for coaching and leadership development. How does FIRO complement MBTI in understanding the complexity and depth of interpersonal relationships? Join us to explore this subject through case studies and present us with your questions.

    You do not need to know anything about FIRO or to be a qualified MBTI practitioner, but we will assume you are familiar with the four Type preferences.
  • In this quick 40 minute webinar, you’ll discover:

    1. My top 3 high energy breakfast foods.

    2. My 3 favorite snacks that help to decrease stress levels.

    3. The best lunch to order (or bring from home) to increase energy & focus for up to 5 hours!

    4. Tips for Sunday night food prep so weeknight dinners are fast & easy.
  • Improving workplace productivity starts with getting the right people on your team and eliminating the wrong ones. Furthermore, preventing problem generator candidates from joining your organization in the first place is accomplished through performance-based hiring, strategic interviewing, including thorough reference checking, and utilizing pre-hire assessments.

    Our expertise will teach you to identify and get rid of the toxic employees on your team through performance management so that you can replace them with top performers. We also show you how combining effective reference checking from previous direct supervisors and pre-employment assessment tests give you the greatest likelihood of preventing problem employees from being hired thereby automatically increasing workplace productivity.
  • 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.
  • Many companies now embrace the need and business case for supporting working parents and carers with policies and practices from flexible working to practical help with care. But research and experience show a critical success factor is the capability of managers.

    A ‘good’ line manager can be decisive in how employees combine work and family and keep career on track. But the lot of the line manager is not an easy one. Managers face conflicts and challenges in delivering demanding business targets, managing diverse teams and implementing family friendly policies. With the right to request flexible working opening to all employees from 30th June and Shared Parental Leave in effect for babies due in April 2015, they have even more on their plates than ever before.

    Enabling managers to manage these people issues well is often overlooked in organisations. In the research and surveys that My Family Care has carried out over recent years, many employees cite that interpretation and application of policy vary widely (and unfairly) across organisations depending on individual managers’ personal circumstances and values, disposition, management style and understanding of the level of freedom they have to interpret policy.

    We’ll address:

    •Some of the common issues managers face
    •How organisations can get to grips with the needs of their managers
    •Options and solutions you can implement internally
    •Services, resources and solutions My Family Care provides
  • 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?