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January 2018 exec summary notes: Government Levy Reform (which came into effect 6 April 2017)

The introduction of the apprenticeship levy (April 2017) generated much confusion and is widely viewed as just a government stealth tax.   Many employers still seem to have no idea how to get their money back from HMRC and a significant proportion of the levy is not being reclaimed.    It’s also seen by and large as an operational training programme, rather than an opportunity to make a strategic investment in people development.   However, if this is ...

February 6, 2018
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November 2017 exec summary notes: Employer Branding – going beyond the hype & turning your business into a talent magnet.

Agenda; Employer Branding - going beyond the hype and turning your business into a talent magnet. Does the reality of working for you live up to the marketing hype ? What really differentiates you from your competitors ? Do you communicate a clear message about why people should join and stay with your organisation ? In this session both Annabel Sweet & Kay Chouhan shared their own experiences of developing a powerful EVP and making sure that it ...

December 10, 2017
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October 2017 Exec summary notes: HR Systems Change Programmes

Most HR & Recruitment technology transformation projects fail. But how to avoid such costly mistakes? clearly, digital transformation has to happen, but the cost and implications of getting it wrong are huge! Many business leaders are tasked with introducing new system platforms, often with the stated purpose of increasing efficiency of people related processes or even to save costs and reduce headcount. However, using technology in smart ways can ...

November 1, 2017
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September 2017 Exec summary notes: Diversity & Inclusion – view from the top

Many business leaders across all functions are hearing loud and clear the rhetoric regarding the need to build a diverse and inclusive workforce. But how do you actually implement this in practice? and how can you ensure you are getting the buy-in and the active support of your senior leaders across the business?In the boardroom we explored ....  1. Three main reasons why effective diversity implementation often fails. 2. The crucial difference between ...

September 26, 2017
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April 2017 Exec summary notes – How can HR make a real commercial impact?

 Check out the boardroom highlights  http:/https://youtu.be/yg4p5KvYlxAWe would all agree that HR leaders and teams, to be truly effective, need to have a strong commercial role within organisations. It’s not good enough anymore just to be HR technical experts, welfare providers or custodians of policies. Yet I'm sure we can all think of cases where HR just haven't been able to rise to the challenge; maybe because they don't really understand the ...

April 10, 2017
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