Surrey HR Forum – 2016

Surrey HR Forum – 2016

Complimentary Breakfast Meeting at WWF UK, Living Planet Centre, Woking, Surrey

The Recruitment Consultancy started the Surrey HR Forum in 2009 as a one-off breakfast meeting for a few of its clients. The feedback was so good that the Forum evolved into an annual event. The key to its success has been having the right speakers presenting relevant topics in an easily accessible venue.

2015 was our 7th HR Forum. Over 80 companies attended the forum which was a great opportunity for local business people to get together and to discuss relevant topical issues.

In 2015 we also launched a LinkedIn Surrey HR Forum group and a programme of free workshops for our members. The Forum now has over 200 members, many of whom have joined through recommendation. (If you wish to join the Forum, details can be found here.)

We work hard to tailor the subjects to suit current business issues and to ensure that we cover topics that are relevant to employers of all sizes. There are many legislative changes coming in the year ahead and whether you are a small independent business or a large corporate organisation we are sure you that will find our meetings of interest.

We look forward to welcoming you to our next HR Forum.

Sharon Ellis FIRP
Operations Director
Chair Surrey HR Forum

STARTS 08.45 A.M.
CONCLUDES 12.00/12.30.

Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

An award-winning thought leader on Pensions and Employee Benefit issues, Steve is well known to HR decision makers. Steve will be looking at what the future holds post Brexit. Ways of tackling the UK’s productivity and engagement deficit. The forthcoming Autumn Budget Statement from the new Chancellor, and topical employee benefit issues.

Tim Randles, Associate Director, Penningtons Manches LLP

Specialising in employment disputes, Tim will give an employment law update for 2017 which will include: a review of the implications for employers of Brexit. A review of the latest ACAS guidance. The lessons we learned from some of this year’s workshops. Disciplinary appeals, thoughts on how to make Early Conciliation work for employers. Holiday pay in the light of the latest decision of the Court of Appeal in the long-running saga of Lock v British Gas and anything that catches his eye in the meantime.

Kevin Green, CEO, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Kevin is a much sought-after speaker on subjects such as the future of resourcing, and will be focusing on the current trends in the job market, talent shortages now and in the future, the implications of Brexit and how businesses can respond, and the role that HR will play in this.

Karen Smith, Director of People and Place at WWF, UK

Karen will give a brief insight into how WWF-UK changed the way they work as part of their journey to their new home, the Living Planet Centre followed by an optional 30 minute tour of the centre.

Karen joined WWF-UK as an HR Adviser in 2003, having previously worked in HR at an investment bank. Having been appointed Head of HR in 2010, Karen led a programme of change in 2012/13 as part of the organisation’s move to the Living Planet Centre; engaging people in many and varied ways to ensure the successful adoption of more sustainable – and better – ways of working. Karen was promoted to Director of People & Place in 2014 and is now responsible for HR, Facilities, the ICT Service Desk and Events at the Living Planet Centre.

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