Lancashire HR Employers Forum

Thursday 30 March 2017, Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, PR5 0UL

  1. Light breakfast and Networking
  2. Welcome and General Introduction
  3. Lisa Ellis, ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
    Providing a summary of key employment law updates
  4. Alyson Fadil, People Director, Sofology
    Driving An Agile HR Strategy to Enable Business Growth
    - Alyson will take you through the transformational journey that changed sofa retailing forever. In an ever changing world with lots of business challenges, The People Team at Sofology positioned itself at the heart of the transformation. Daring to do things differently, breaking the mould and delivering a People strategy that was agile, flexible and adaptable in order to enable the business to stand out from the crowded market and grow a unique proposition.
  5. Ruth Rule-Mullen, Partner - Employment, HR & Education Team, Forbes Solicitors
    Risk & Reward -
    following on from Alyson's session, Ruth will provide a quick overview on the risks and rewards of introducing a performance related pay scheme, including equal pay issues.
  6. Tracy Heyes - Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub
    Contributing to a Skilled and Productive Workforce -
    The Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub is here to support Lancashire businesses to inspire, attract and develop people. Tracy will set the scene and talk about what support is available to your business with regard to upskilling your workforce. In particular Tracy will provide information regarding the TrED programme which helps companies to upskill their staff by offering funded training for individuals in businesses to gain additional skills.
  7. Joanne Pickering, Director of HR & Training, Forbes Solicitors
    Chair's Report
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Date of Next Meeting - 5th July 2017

Employment & HR Advice Clinic - from 11.30am to 12.00pm members of Forbes Solicitors Employment and HR Business Support Team will be available to answer any individual questions or queries you may have in relation to your organisation / employees.

Please note: In the event of over subscription, where two colleagues are wishing to attend from the same organisation, we may have to request only one attends. Community & Business Partners will be in touch the week before the Forum if applicable.

Click here to book your place or for more information please contact 01254 291281.