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  • 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?
  • With the abolition of the default retirement age and an increase in employees wanting to continue working for longer, what strategies can HR practitioners implement to support succession planning and the motivation of emerging talent? Join Therese Procter, Personnel Director for Tesco Bank and Bev White, Managing Director of Penna Career Services to explore latest thinking.
  • This short, insightful webinar provides an in-depth look at what drives competitive advantage in the hiring process in 2016. It is ideally suited to all HR professionals, recruiters and hiring managers and provides a practical overview of what today’s candidates actually want from the hiring process.
  • The call for gender pay equality grows louder every day. We can help you to effectively answer the call.


    Please join Pilat on Friday, January 22 at 10:00 am EST for a webinar during which we will show how our proprietary Gauge software solution can help to address this issue, enabling you to minimize subjectivity, avoid discrimination and engage your workforce all at the same time.
  • 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.
  • This talk will present emerging findings from CIPD research into performance management and the impact it has on employee behaviour and organisation performance, based on a review of relevant data and existing research findings. The talk will look at how common systems of performance management are, when performance management can have positive effects, when it can have negative effects and what this means for practitioners.

    @MarkBeatson1
  • The emergence of Generation Z – those aged 19 and under – means that there are four distinct demographic groups that make up today’s workforce. In addition to Generation Z, there are Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y.

    The challenge facing all senior management is how best to create innovative working environments that cater for each group’s needs and thereby create a culture that promotes collaboration, information sharing and productivity.

    Innovation and productivity are crucial to business growth. To achieve this, organisations must navigate a new world of work by touching on all aspects of information mobility – from the technologies that are revolutionising the way that people collaborate and connect, to the way information is harnessed to power big ideas.

    The traditional analogue way of doing things is no longer a sustainable strategy. Forward-thinking organisations have recognised that a strategy to support digital business transformation is essential for success.

    In this webinar we identify the key components of a workstyle innovation strategy that can help all organisations to create working environments that enhance collaboration and productivity.
  • CREST President Ian Glover gives his Top 5 reasons that a Cyber Security Career should be of interest to you...
  • Natural Insight has been a long time innovator in delivering HTML5 and BYOD-friendly mobile productivity solutions that work seamlessly on any browser and any device. Now, with the introduction of WorkTrak, Natural Insight is extending its HTML5 innovation to include a native application experience for workers equipped with Android and iOS devices.
  • 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.
  • Employee Engagement is a topic which is now well understood as being a significant factor in organisational results, not least because the way employees feel about their company and how aligned they are to their organisations vision, values and aspirations has a direct relevance to their performance contribution. Despite the range of strategies and approaches applied, however, the level of employee engagement in the UK has not budged beyond about a third of the workforce who consider themselves fully engaged.

    In this webinar we will explore what are the macro conditions that need to exist to help boost employee engagement, and what are the micro drivers that enable employees to feel engaged.

    This webinar aims to answer two questions:

    •Where does employee engagement really live in an organisation?
    •What can managers actually do about it?
  • 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.

    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 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.
    www.theleadershipwhisperers.com

    Twitter: @judejennison and @leadershipwhisp
    Linked In: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/judejennison
    Tel: 0800 170 1810
  • 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.
  • When faced with increased market pressures and the unavoidable need for change, the first port of call for many organisations is to focus on the skills and capabilities of their people. Indeed, corporate training and development is a growing area. Research shows year on year double-digit growth since 2011 in corporate training spend. And whilst capability and skill development is an inevitable part of organisational development and effectiveness, the question however has to be, are we truly getting the returns on the investments being made? Is capability development meeting the needs of the organisation?

    In this webinar Simon Jackson will share his experience and insight that has been developed over many years working with leading global brands on transformation initiatives that have focused on leadership development and change programmes. We will explore what is really needed to transform the capability of your people and create high performance.
  • Organizations spend a lot of time, effort and resources identifying and hiring the best employees. The last thing they want is to lose that investment – whether it’s because a disengaged employee leaves OR because a disengaged employee stays. It’s time for organizations to create dedicated engagement strategies for their workforce.
    Employee engagement is not a one-size-fits-all strategy. Join the Findly team and Sharlyn Lauby, author of the blog HR Bartender on Wednesday, December 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT as we discuss how to create an engagement strategy for your hourly workforce. The webinar will cover:

    •The bottom-line benefits of making engagement a business priority
    •How using talent networks can create candidate engagement
    •3 strategies for engaging your hourly employees
    •Steps for creating an engagement strategy
  • The rise of social learning has created a new landscape for L&D professionals to explore. This webinar will examine the foundations of Social Learning and discuss how our learners are able to adapt and thrive in this space - mastering the technology and understanding the facets of Social Leadership and ways we engage as part of online communities.
  • Join MBTI trainer Gil Parsons for some ideas on how you can use your knowledge as an MBTI practitioner in a coaching session to benefit the client and increase your understanding of your own coaching style. Find out about OPP’s new coaching workshops and how they can bring value to your coaching sessions.
  • With multiple generations in the workplace, how can mentoring support employee learning, development, increase engagement, transfer knowledge and reduce any skills gap.