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Workforce Planning Post-Brexit Conference: Future-Proofing Your Recruitment, Retention and Policy

Novotel London West , Hammersmith, London W6 8DR

Nobody really knows how the immigration system and employment law landscape will look post-Brexit. Smart companies are getting a head-start by planning.

Registration fee: £395 plus VAT per delegate

This sell-out conference, updated and back by popular demand following four hugely successful Brexit events, is invaluable in ensuring that employers can learn how to plan in a timely and thorough way.

The recruitment pipeline remains stubbornly unclear and the only certainty is that UK businesses need to start being proactive and creative. Employer attraction, recruitment and retention strategies need to reflect this new approach. This information-packed day will share expert guidance and practical solutions. Importing highly-skilled workers in the future may not be an option for UK employers, and the skills gap is already being felt. Learn how others are approaching this challenge; your competitors are already examining innovative recruitment streams. Thinking outside the box can give you real advantage and ensure you recruit and retain the best of the talent available.

Why attend this crucial event?

  • Clarify your understanding of key legal issues, potential visa systems, and the impact to employers
  • Know how to plan for an uncertain future and protect against losing EU citizen employees
  • Learn how to formulate and deliver a workforce and skills strategy
  • Create a successful internal recruitment process
  • Widen the talent pool and reach new talent streams
  • Understand the implications on right to work checking in the new system
  • Discover unique strategies from fellow practitioners with crucial case studies
  • Hear how to harness the power of creativity in your recruitment and attraction strategies

Previous editions featured speakers from: CIPD, Arcadis, United Utilities, Barclays, M&S, Fragomen, Mercer, UCL, Laura Devine Solicitors, REC, Thomson Reuters, Thales, AECOM, SIG Plc.

Recent feedback

“Crammed with useful and relevant information and guidance” – University of Kent

“Excellent one-day event, lots of valuable information and guidance” – Office of the Independent Adjudicator

“Difficult topic as so many unknowns, but all speakers contributed greatly to my knowledge” – Lloyd’s Register

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Resourcing and Recruitment professionals, Legal, Policy, Line Management, Employee Relations, Employment Policy, Operations, Finance, Strategy, Training and those with oversight, involvement and responsibilities within this area

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Schedule

Coffee and registration

Chair’s welcome and opening remarks

Julia Onslow-Cole

Julia Onslow-Cole

Partner
Fragomen LLP

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Julia Onslow-Cole

Partner , Fragomen LLP

Julia Onslow-Cole is a Partner in Fragomen specializing in Global Government Strategies and Compliance. In an increasing challenging geopolitical environment Fragomen's unique Advisory Practice supports clients worldwide to optimize global mobility strategies , enhance compliance and leverage best practice in all critical immigration related policies including crisis management. Before joining Fragomen Julia was a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC leading complex multi jurisdictional client engagements and providing strategic global immigration advice. .Julia has unique experience in crisis management .Julia has advised several governments particularly on citizenship by investment programmes and visa processing systems and communications. Julia has been liaising with Government and Business on Brexit and has given expert evidence at the European Parliament. Julia has represented business at the Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and acted as an advisor to the Home Office on business, investment and growth. Julia was recently appointed to the Society for Human Resource Management''s Immigration Speciality Panel and to the board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Julia is also a member of the Mayor of London’s Brexit Advisory Group and the Home Office EU Immigration Employer’s Representative Group. Julia is the co signatory of the ground-breaking London First/PwC Report on the impact of migrant workers in London and further report entitled ‘Global Britain’ covering Immigration options post Brexit released in November 2018. Julia sits on the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust, the Permits Foundation and the Migration Museum. Julia is also the Chair of the international Bar Associations Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust, a member of the Chatham House Refugee Forum and a member of the Advisory Committee of COMPASS, at the University of Oxford.

OPENING ADDRESS: DATA AND FACTS

Julia Onslow-Cole

Julia Onslow-Cole

Partner
Fragomen LLP

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Julia Onslow-Cole

Partner , Fragomen LLP

Julia Onslow-Cole is a Partner in Fragomen specializing in Global Government Strategies and Compliance. In an increasing challenging geopolitical environment Fragomen's unique Advisory Practice supports clients worldwide to optimize global mobility strategies , enhance compliance and leverage best practice in all critical immigration related policies including crisis management. Before joining Fragomen Julia was a Partner, Legal Markets Leader and Head of Global Immigration at PwC leading complex multi jurisdictional client engagements and providing strategic global immigration advice. .Julia has unique experience in crisis management .Julia has advised several governments particularly on citizenship by investment programmes and visa processing systems and communications. Julia has been liaising with Government and Business on Brexit and has given expert evidence at the European Parliament. Julia has represented business at the Prime Minister’s immigration stock take meeting and acted as an advisor to the Home Office on business, investment and growth. Julia was recently appointed to the Society for Human Resource Management''s Immigration Speciality Panel and to the board of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Julia is also a member of the Mayor of London’s Brexit Advisory Group and the Home Office EU Immigration Employer’s Representative Group. Julia is the co signatory of the ground-breaking London First/PwC Report on the impact of migrant workers in London and further report entitled ‘Global Britain’ covering Immigration options post Brexit released in November 2018. Julia sits on the Advisory Board of Migration Matters Trust, the Permits Foundation and the Migration Museum. Julia is also the Chair of the international Bar Associations Human Rights Institute Charitable Trust, a member of the Chatham House Refugee Forum and a member of the Advisory Committee of COMPASS, at the University of Oxford.

  • Political Update on Brexit - what are the facts behind the hype?
  • Data on the likelihood of potential outcomes of Brexit
  • Global, Business and Employee reaction to date

PLANNING FOR AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE: PLANNING AND PROTECTING AGAINST LOSING EU CITIZEN EMPLOYEES

Sophie Barrett-Brown

Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice
Laura Devine Immigration

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Sophie Barrett-Brown

Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice , Laura Devine Immigration

Sophie is Senior Partner and Head of UK Practice at Laura Devine Immigration in London. With over 20 years’ experience, she is described by top legal directories as having “exceptional knowledge” and “very close attention to detail”; “she sees the big picture and has a thorough and sound historic knowledge of her subject matter which is needed in a subject matter which is constantly changing”. Sophie’s clients are drawn from all sectors and range from multinational corporations to entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and families. Sophie has extensive experience in all aspects of UK business immigration and nationality law and EU free movement. She is skilled in all Tiers of the points-based system (PBS), including sponsored migrants, entrepreneur and investor routes as well as discretionary applications. Sophie is also widely regarded for her policy work, regularly participating in policy consultations and working parties, including managing the company's numerous submissions to the Migration Advisory Committee's (MAC), Home office and the Home Affairs Select Committee, to which she has provided evidence on a number of occasions. Sophie is a prolific speaker and commentator on immigration topics, presenting internationally and frequently commenting in the general media. Commended for her ‘generosity in sharing her knowledge’ for the benefit of the profession and immigration law practice in the UK, she was Chair of the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) from 2007 to 2012, with which she continues to work extensively on various working groups and to deliver training. Sophie is currently a member of both the Lexis PSL Editorial Consulting Board and The Law Society Brexit Migration Strategic Reference Group. Education 2000 - QLTT - BPP Law School 1996-1997 - BVC Inns of Court School of Law 1993-1996 - LLB University of Wales History 2003-present - Laura Devine Immigration, London 2000-2003 - Eversheds/Laura Devine joint venture 1997-2000 - CMS Cameron McKenna

  • Status of current EU employees post Brexit: the transitional period and beyond
  • Settlement scheme: what, when, how?
  • Permanent residence and naturalisation: old solutions to a new problem?
  • Looking to the future: the new UK immigration system
  • Right to work checks and EU nationals
  • What can employers (and EU workers) be doing now to prepare?

FORMULATING AND DELIVERING A WORKFORCE AND SKILLS STRATEGY

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown

Head of HR Consulting
IES

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Duncan Brown

Head of HR Consulting , IES

Duncan leads the HR and reward work at IES, a leading independent research-based charity which supports improvement in HR and employment practice. He has more than 25 years' experience in reward and HR consulting, research and policy work with Aon Hewitt, PwC and Towers Perrin. He spent 5 years as Assistant Director General at CIPD. His clients have included companies such as National Grid, and Lloyds Banking Group, as well as public sector bodies such as the Cabinet Office, NHS Employers and EHRC; and third sector employers such as the UN and Cancer Research UK. His work at the moment is focused on gender pay, employee financial wellbeing and working in the gig economy. Duncan is a leading commentator on HR, publishing many articles and books. He has participated on Government taskforces concerned with fair pay, engagement, pensions, equal pay and human capital reporting. He advises various remuneration and HR committees as an independent and trustee including Christian Aid & the Pensions Policy Institute. Human Resources magazine placed him in its listing of the top 5 most influential thinkers in UK HR. Duncan has an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the London Business School and is a Fellow of the CIPD. He recently obtained his PhD at Kingston University.

  • Why do we do pay surveys but not workforce plans?
  • Labour supply and the impact on worker availability and pipelines, Which industries are likely to be worst hit and how should you be preparing?
  • Developing your workforce plan, step by step
  • Why do we moan about the apprenticeship levy? Low-skilled workers: issues and answers
  • Lack of skilled technical talent – alternative solutions to consider
  • Diversity and your talent pools, addressing under-utilised groups: your gender and ageing workforce strategies and policies
  • What works in recruiting and retaining staff?
  • What works in motivating and engaging staff?
  • Pulling it all together in a dynamic plan
  • Case examples

Morning coffee and networking

INTERNAL SOLUTIONS: CREATING A SUCCESSFUL INTERNAL RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Amelia Bishop

Amelia Bishop

Brexit Change Specialist
Amelia Bishop Consulting

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Amelia Bishop

Brexit Change Specialist , Amelia Bishop Consulting

Amelia Bishop leads the company in providing the capability or adding capacity to businesses that are struggling with recruitment and retention, supply chain assessment, customer review, competitor analysis and increased costs caused by the uncertainty or require assistance with understanding and managing the Brexit related changes successfully.

  • Understanding the advantages and drawbacks
  • Business expectations versus ability to deliver – bridging the gap
  • Apprenticeship schemes: how to get the most out of your hires
  • Exploiting existing resources: developing managers into leaders and coaches
  • Upskilling existing staff and implementing staff recommendations: key programme stages
  • Promoting the scheme and using feedback to improve your programme

CASE STUDY: HOSPITALITY

John Guthrie

John Guthrie

Employment Policy Adviser
UK Hospitality

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John Guthrie

Employment Policy Adviser , UK Hospitality

Lunch and networking

Afternoon chair

David Ferrabee

David Ferrabee

Managing Director
Teneo

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David Ferrabee

Managing Director , Teneo

David is a Managing Director at Teneo focused on strategic communications and organisational change issues across geographies and sectors. He has been working in communications, change and transformation for over 30 years. David is usually engaged when an organisation wants to make business change happen through people. That means designing, developing and delivering organisational change management programmes, helping build and embed corporate cultures, developing capabilities in leaders and teams, as well the operationalisation of any other strategies. He started in politics and journalism in his native Canada, before moving into consulting. His first major consulting assignment was the merger of Astra and Zeneca in the USA and then the UK around the turn of the century. At that time he worked in a global HR consultancy. Since then he has lead a practice in a large international PR firm, and then spent ten years building and running the boutique organisational change management consultancy Able and How. Having grown up in the family of a foreign correspondent he has carried on those itinerant ways, working on four continents for clients like Rio Tinto, Shell, Santander, GE, BP, HSBC, Qtel, Shire, ITV and many, many more. David was born in Montreal, and raised in North America, Africa and Europe. He has been based in the UK since 2000. He has joint UK and Canadian citizenship, three large children, and speaks a fluent French and English.

BREXIT, FLEX-IT AND THE FUTURE OF JOBS

Tom Hadley

Tom Hadley

Director of Campaigns and Policy
REC

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Tom Hadley

Director of Campaigns and Policy , REC

Tom's role focuses on lobbying key Government and EU officials on a range of employment and labour market issues. The work also involves highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry standards, including enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and the launched Diversity Pledge. Before joining the REC, Tom Hadley spent six years at the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and previously worked for the London-based recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development. Previous roles included a traineeship within the European Commission and work within the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi. Tom has a Masters in International and European Law from Assas University in Paris and a BA Law Degree from Sussex University. Tom is also a national league rugby player and a collector of fine wines.

  • What does the latest REC data show in terms of Brexit impact on key sectors and regional jobs market dynamics?
  • How are employers using flexible working arrangements to cope in times of political uncertainty?
  • Latest ‘good recruitment’ research – How is Brexit changing the hiring game and what recruitment innovations can we learn from?
  • Findings of the REC Future of Jobs Commission - What might a post-Brexit UK jobs market look like and how can we best prepare?

WIDENING THE TALENT POOL: FUTURE-PROOFING THROUGH CULTURE AND ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE

David Ferrabee

David Ferrabee

Managing Director
Teneo

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David Ferrabee

Managing Director , Teneo

David is a Managing Director at Teneo focused on strategic communications and organisational change issues across geographies and sectors. He has been working in communications, change and transformation for over 30 years. David is usually engaged when an organisation wants to make business change happen through people. That means designing, developing and delivering organisational change management programmes, helping build and embed corporate cultures, developing capabilities in leaders and teams, as well the operationalisation of any other strategies. He started in politics and journalism in his native Canada, before moving into consulting. His first major consulting assignment was the merger of Astra and Zeneca in the USA and then the UK around the turn of the century. At that time he worked in a global HR consultancy. Since then he has lead a practice in a large international PR firm, and then spent ten years building and running the boutique organisational change management consultancy Able and How. Having grown up in the family of a foreign correspondent he has carried on those itinerant ways, working on four continents for clients like Rio Tinto, Shell, Santander, GE, BP, HSBC, Qtel, Shire, ITV and many, many more. David was born in Montreal, and raised in North America, Africa and Europe. He has been based in the UK since 2000. He has joint UK and Canadian citizenship, three large children, and speaks a fluent French and English.

  • What is your business doing to keep the people you already have?
  • Can you drive faster, better decision-making to increase your agility in changing times?
  • How you guiding coalition creates a clear and simple picture of what the future holds
  • Managing effective culture change without tears or role plays

RIGHT TO WORK CHECKING IN THE NEW SYSTEM AND A COMPLIANCE TOOLKIT FOR EMPLOYERS

Seema Farazi

Seema Farazi

Manager
Fragomen LLP

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Seema Farazi

Manager , Fragomen LLP

Seema has over 17 years' experience in immigration law, advising global leaders in tech, asset management, banking, insurance, energy, media, education and sport and applying her depth of immigration experience to government advisory work. Seema has co-authored an Immigration and Brexit guide for a leading professional HR body, and acts as technical expert to parliamentary group, Resettlement, Asylum and Migration Policy (RAMP). Seema has extensive experience providing immigration advice to high net worth individuals on global residency and citizenship options and in complex private client cases. Before joining Fragomen, Seema was a tenant at Doughty Street Chambers, practising in international and immigration law at all appellate levels. Seema holds a Doctorate in International Law from the LSE, Master of Laws with Distinction, and Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

  • Compliance and the 2019-2021 immigration landscape
  • Right to work checking compliance toolkit for employers
  • Creative strategies - attracting talent

Afternoon Tea and networking

STANDING OUT AMONG THE COMPETITION: CREATIVE RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTION STRATEGIES

Rebecca Siciliano

Rebecca Siciliano

Managing Director
Tiger Recruitment

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Rebecca Siciliano

Managing Director , Tiger Recruitment

With over fifteen years’ experience recruiting support staff, Rebecca’s expertise and naturally engaging character make her an invaluable and leading member of the Tiger team. As both Managing Director and Head of the Temporary Team in the West End, she is known for her diligent and agile working style. Her intuition plays a key role in aligning cultural fit and comes from many years’ experience placing a variety of support roles in an even wider range of different business environments. Today, Rebecca is the trusted recruitment partner to some of London’s premium blue-chip companies. From private equity firms through to creative companies, tech firms to professional services – Rebecca’s consistency, professionalism and sparky sense of humour ensures a smooth and successful recruitment process with minimum fuss.

  • Remuneration and reward: are your packages comprehensive?
  • Going above and beyond what’s enshrined in law
  • Streamlining your hiring process: is it putting off candidates?
  • Work-life balance and flexible working: how do you measure against the competition?
  • Working initiatives and career progression – sending positive messages to candidates

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