We host tailored events for our clients and partner organisations to provide them with strategic insights into changing workforce dynamics. We also run an active seminar programme aimed at helping organisations attract and retain the very best people, and navigate the evolving future of work. 

Seminar Topics

Appraising the appraisal process

However you look at it, how we currently appraise and measure people is broken; few look forward to the event; few gain from it and research show that those who come out as being the company’s best performers are (in 66% of cases) not actually the best.  As one guru has stated appraisals are an “expensive and complex way of making people feel unhappy.”  Yet measuring our people feels right, we are measured from an early age and so expect to have that continue when we move into business.  Our staff want feedback and want to improve; business has a vested interest in making this happen and yet all too often the current process singularly fails to deliver.  How can we square this circle? 

Attrition and motivation

Collectively we spend a fortune on attracting, selecting and hiring staff. Often, however, the costs of attrition dwarf the costs of attraction. The quality of insight into why this is the case has not been great, but recent advances in workforce science and Big Data have enabled greater insights into the reasons behind why employees leave. This seminar reviews the recent research, highlights the reasons people leave, gives tangible insight into what you can do and yes, defines quite how much impact the line manager has on attrition (a lot). It then  looks at what motivates people and thus how we can get them to stay.

Candidate experience

Virgin discovered that poor candidate experience was costing them £4.5million a year. Research shows that poor candidate experience will have an impact on both your future ability to hire talent and indeed your future customer base. In this seminar, we look at candidate experience, what it actually means, its business impact, how to measure the cost of a poor experience candidate and above all, how to improve it. The session will end with 10 tangible takeaways on how to improve the way candidates are managed today.

Employee engagement

The UK has an employee engagement problem. Only 20% of the working population are actively engaged, with the same percentage being actively disengaged. And the remainder? They can be summed up in a single word: ‘whatever.’ Engagement is a term we all know but few can really define it, so what is it all about, why? This seminar will remove the ambiguity of ‘employee engagement’ and turn it to your competitive advantage by using real terms, real evidence and realistic solutions. 

Generation Game

There are already four generations in the workplace, and soon to be five. 'They' say that Generation Y are flighty and that the older generations make more mistakes. 'They' call Generation Y the 'me, me, me' generation yet Time Magazine thinks they will change the world. What are the generations, what are their differences, how do they view work, what do they each value in work? Pulling on the latest research and background information, this seminar considers all of these factors and more. Looking at the different behavioural traits of each, together with the political, cultural and technological factors that impact them, we will consider where their strengths lie, the respective value propositions to drive motivation and potential areas of inter-generational conflict.

What does good look like?

What does good look like?

Recruitment is the most important people process we have, yet very few of us are any good at it. Research shows that 5% of your workforce produces 26% of the output (the other 95% produces only 74% of your output) and that only 19% of hires are an ‘unequivocal success.’ For all its importance and for all the investment we have made, why is it so hard to hire good people? Why are we no better at hiring good people today than we were in the 1940s? This seminar will answer these questions and more.

2020 vision

The world of work is changing and will soon be unrecognisable from what it is today. On one hand we are told that robots will take our jobs, and yet on the other we are told that we will not be able to retire until we reach our late 70s or even 80s. How can that be compatible? From macro trends of urbanisation, demography and life expectancy to the ever-increasing capability of technology, our businesses are facing competition from seemingly everywhere and all at once. And for employees…in 5 years there will be 5 billion people with smartphones accessing Wikipedia and every book ever written. How will you compete when there will always be someone cheaper, faster and maybe better than you? Businesses and work as we know it will change significantly over the next 5 years, so what will happen and how can we futureproof our businesses and our careers? By connecting the dots in a meaningful way, this seminar will consider these factors and more. And for every point made we will show where the future has already started to take shape. After all, the future is already here…

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