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FREE Covid-19 Employer Webinar: What to do This Week (#13)

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About the series

A FREE weekly information-packed live discussion featuring an expert panel addressing the concerns that you have identified for us since the Covid-19 crisis unfolded. Employers are reeling at the speed and severity of the unfolding global health crisis and are struggling to manage employees’ fear and concerns as well as help them quickly establish brand-new ways of working and living.

As part of our business pandemic planning series, which has run since 2006, this weekly webinar will give you real answers and workable strategies. A highly experienced speaker panel will be handpicked each week to share lessons learned from previous pandemics and crises and examine the specific challenges of Covid-19.

The discussion will last for thirty minutes followed by a thirty-minute Q&A or knowledge-sharing session - we are accepting questions before and during the broadcast. Please send your questions to elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk.

About this webinar

Week 13 - Practicalities and lessons learned

This week we look at the pressing issues employers should be considering:

- pay, rewards and benefit packages post-Covid, including gender and BAME issues

Two case studies looking at how your peers have dealt with the HR challenges posed by Covid-19, what worked and what didn't and how they are preparing to get back to work

- Case study: Logistics and supply

- Case study: Electronics

- Furlough: latest developments and practical steps and legal Q&A

As ever, do email elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk with any issues you would like to be addressed.

Drawing on our almost two decades' worth of pandemic planning and management expertise, we are delighted to offer these free weekly senior HR webinars as part of the #KeepBritainWorking initiative.

(You can find our full list of past and future conferences, workshops and webinars on our homepage: www.bfi.co.uk. We are currently developing all of our training in a digital format)

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Health and Safety, Business Continuity Planning, Occupational Health, Contingency and Business Continuity Planning, Recruitment, Resourcing, Legal & Compliance, Line Management, Employee Relations, Security, Risk, Compliance, Strategy, Operations, and all directors and staff with responsibilities within this area.

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Welcome

Payment and reward post-Covid, including gender and BAME issues

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Independent Reward and Equality Researcher and Adviser

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Duncan Brown

Independent Reward and Equality Researcher and Adviser

Dr Duncan Brown, independent reward and equality researcher and adviser Duncan has 30 years’ experience working in major HR consultancies and employment institutes, including Willis Towers Watson and IES. He also spent five years as the deputy CEO at CIPD. His clients have included National Grid, the Cabinet Office, the Department of Health, Unicef UK and the Fairtrade Foundation. He has carried out major reviews for the government of the pay determination methodologies for groups including doctors and dentists and the judiciary. He has been on expert panels on topics including employee engagement, fair pay and pensions; and he inputted extensively on the gender pay reporting proposals. He was also a member of the research team that have carried out the gender pay gap in medicine review. Duncan has an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the London Business School and his PhD is in reward strategy. He is a board trustee of the Pensions Policy Institute and the CIPD’s Pension Plan, a Visiting Professor at the University of Greenwich and a Fellow of the CIPD. He has authored numerous books and articles on reward strategies and gender pay, most recently ‘A Handbook of Reward Management’, co-authored with Michael Armstrong. His latest article is: https://www.womanthology.co.uk/hr-and-diversity-management-choices-in-the-low-touch-economy-dr-duncan-brown-author-researcher-government-adviser-and-womanthology-associate/

Case study: logistics and supply

Branwyn Darlington

Branwyn Darlington

HR Manager/General Affairs
Wismettac

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Branwyn Darlington

HR Manager/General Affairs , Wismettac

I am an experienced HR Manager with a background in logistics and communications. I am a creative strategic thinker with a passion for fairness, engagement, and corporate social responsibility. Extremely motivated, I am a flexible team player who is able to wear many hats. International, multi-cultural perspective, diverse experiences, and varied interests make me a well-rounded person and valuable asset. Specialties: HR generalist, change management, employee engagement, organisational design, organisation culture, supply chain and stakeholder management, communications, branding and identity.

Case study: electronics

Branwyn Darlington

Branwyn Darlington

HR Manager/General Affairs
Wismettac

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Branwyn Darlington

HR Manager/General Affairs , Wismettac

I am an experienced HR Manager with a background in logistics and communications. I am a creative strategic thinker with a passion for fairness, engagement, and corporate social responsibility. Extremely motivated, I am a flexible team player who is able to wear many hats. International, multi-cultural perspective, diverse experiences, and varied interests make me a well-rounded person and valuable asset. Specialties: HR generalist, change management, employee engagement, organisational design, organisation culture, supply chain and stakeholder management, communications, branding and identity.

Furlough: latest developments and practical steps

Legal Q&A

Alison Colley

Alison Colley

Solicitor & HR specialist
Real Law

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Alison Colley

Solicitor & HR specialist , Real Law

I am passionate (some would say slightly obsessed) about improving the world of work for all, by providing specialist advice to Employers and Employees on all aspects of Employment Law and HR including mediation and dispute resolution within the workplace. I am able to assist businesses with all HR processes from recruitment and drafting contracts through to grievances, disciplinary proceedings and defending a claim in the Employment Tribunal. All advice and assistance provided is tailored to the client's business needs and throughout I keep their objectives at the forefront of any advice I give. For individuals I can provide any level of advice and assistance that is required with all employment problems. Whether its a full support service or just guidance and reassurance I am able to help. For businesses I will ensure that they are aware of the commercial consequences and for individuals the effect that it will have on you personally. As a fully trained workplace mediator I am also able to use these skills to ensure that matters are resolved with minimal stress and where appropriate, without the need to refer to the Tribunal or Court. It is my goal to provide clear and unstuffy legal advice when it is required and to be on hand to prevent problems from arising. Specialties: My particular speciality is putting clients at ease throughout what is a very stressful time. I understand that there are factors outside of the legal position that affect decision making and therefore am able to see outside of the black and white lawyers perspective! I pride myself in taking the stress away from clients and helping them to get on with their normal business, without the legal stuff getting in the way.

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