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Employee Retention Workshop: Effective Strategy & Practice

Time: 0930 - 1630 

Cost per attendee: £375 + VAT 

Thursday 22nd September 2022 

Post-pandemic, employers are facing some of the most challenging workplace changes in our lifetime, recent figures show vacancies in excess of 1.1 million which is an all-time high.

To exacerbate things further, reports indicate that over 25% of UK employees are looking to leave their current jobs.  Reasons including a pursuit of a  better work - life style balance, hybrid working as well as a better financial and wellbeing packages on offer.

So how do smart employers pre-empt the talent drain, to retain the best and brightest employees? What are the immediate ways to upgrade workplace culture to make it more attractive and save punitive recruitment and retraining costs?

At this practical workshop attendees will learn:

  • What your workforce want and need: how to collect, analyse and learn from data
  • How to maximise employee wellbeing: avoid unnecessary wastage and costs
  • The key elements of a workable policy: and how to successfully implement it immediately
  • Working structures post-COVID: Benchmarking your organisation against employers of choice
  • Culture change: A highly interactive working session to examine your own offerings and identify areas of improvement
  • Rewards and development: Effective strategies to incentivise your workforce to stay
  • Group work training exercise: Leadership, embedding an appropriate culture top-down to minimise attrition
  • Practical interactive session: employee wellbeing
  • Personal learning and plans, next steps and networking with fellow HR decision makers 

Led by international workforce consultant Tom Hadley, this intense limited-number workshop will show you how to identify areas of improvement in your organisation.  Designed to be interactive with Q&A opportunities throughout as well as group work sessions both in the morning and afternoon. The day will explore new strategies and solutions to adopting and implement.

Platform: Zoom - An encrypted zoom platform with password access:
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Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Recruitment and Resourcing, Talent, Training, Policy & Strategy, Legal, Operations, Line Management, Talent, Equality, Policy, Organisational Development, Engagement, People Development, Learning & Development and all staff with responsibilities within this area

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Schedule

Welcome to the day: Establishing learning objectives

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Business Coach & International Workforce Consultant
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Tom Hadley

Business Coach & International Workforce Consultant , Hadleys Comment

Tom is an independent consultant and business coach specialising in high-impact strategic communication and workforce issues. Over the last twenty years, Tom has worked with global employers, international institutions, government ministers and two of the UK’s leading business organisations. He reaches into this to provide training and consultancy services in areas such employer brand, leadership, reputation management, research-led campaigning, employee engagement, public speaking and media training. Tom is the author of a number of White Papers and research reports on the evolving world of work and is a regular keynote speaker and media spokesperson. Campaigning activities have focused on Covid-19 business support measures, preparing for Brexit, promoting the positive role of business in society and making change happen on equality and inclusion. During his time as Campaigns Director at the REC, Tom also established the Future of Jobs Observatory to pre-empt future skills needs and the implications of AI adoption. His current work with the International Labour Organization (ILO) involves delivering advocacy training to business bodies from around the world and bespoke support in areas such as evidence-based advocacy and crisis management. Over the course of his career, Tom has been a representative on over a dozen government forums and served on the European board of the World Employment Confederation. He has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He is a qualified rugby coach and an unrepentant aficionado of 1980s French pop.

Ice breaker exercise

  • Revising and improving your recruitment and workforce strategies what are smart employers doing now
  • The great resignation strategies to mitigate the shortage

Working structures post-covid: Benchmarking your organisation against employers of choice

  • Returning to work: key elements of a workable recovery plan
  • Putting people at the heart of your long-term strategy
  • Team building in the remote era: autonomy, empowerment, goal-setting and independent working
  • Stay interviews: When, why and how to check in with employees to maximise retention
  • Are your management structures and styles contributing to employee resignations? Ten questions to make sure you’re supporting your most valuable assets

Case Study

A chance for delegates to hear how innovative retention strategy works in practice.

There will also be time to quiz the practitioner to ensure the session is of maximum value.

Comfort break

Culture change: A highly interactive working session to examine your own offerings and identify areas of improvement

  • Creating and communicating credible and inspiring company values
  • Work / life balance - challenges and solutions
  • Benchmarking your offerings as an employer
  • Post-furlough return to work: designing programmes to maximise retention
  • Restructuring roles and responsibilities to reflect employee needs
  • Effective employee surveys and data collection: what, who and why
  • Using data effectively to retain employees
  • Retaining and motivating in 2022 through CSR, volunteering and community initiatives
  • Onboarding onwards: communicating company values to ensure employees feel included and empowered

Comfort break

Rewards and development: Effective strategies to incentivise your workforce to stay

  • What’s motivating your employees in 2022?
  • Industry benchmarks and best practice: strategies to remain competitive
  • Evaluating and establishing appropriate pay and benefit structures post-RTW: key considerations and examples
  • Flexi-days, unpaid leave, sabbaticals, learning programmes, childcare and other options to examine

Case study

A chance for delegates to hear how innovative retention strategy works in practice.

There will also be time to quiz the practitioner to ensure the session is of maximum value.

Lunch

Group work exercise: Training and leadership: embedding an appropriate culture top-down to minimise attrition

  • Upskilling and cross-skilling as engagement and retention tools
  • Designing and resourcing professional development and learning programmes: what’s working in 2022?
  • Understanding and matching market expectations post-Covid
  • Mentorship and socialising inn the new normal: smart ideas for 2022
  • Avoiding losing staff through poor leadership: supporting your management team to have a positive impact
  • Feedback, communication and data: leveraging data to reduce churn

Comfort break

Practical interactive session: employee wellbeing

  • Post-covid RTW challenges
  • Maximising engagement in stressful times
  • Key elements of an effective and proactive wellbeing programme
  • Recognising burnout, stress, anxiety and disengagement: pre-emptive and reactive strategy
  • Feedback and communication: listening and reacting to your workforce
  • How engaged are your employees and what should you be doing to improve this?
  • Processes and productivity in the remote working environment: tools and techniques

Wrap up, personal learning and plans, next steps and networking

End of programme

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