We’ll be looking at the key changes taking place in our rapidly evolving workplaces and how organisations are responding to them. Topics include – rethinking career priorities and paths, labour shortages, recruitment and retention, inclusive cultures, flexible working, wellbeing and more.

The latest employment data reveals that people are ‘rethinking’ their priorities and reflecting on what’s most important to them concerning their careers. Coupled with labour shortages, organisations are under immense pressure to come up with ideas about how they can best attract and retain talent. At the same time employees are experiencing their own pressures with a rise in stress levels and burnout.

Inclusive cultures. Flexible working. Wellbeing. The world of work is developing at an increasing rate – being left behind is not an option for organisations that aspire to thrive.

The year’s conference is the place to go for all people professionals and managers interested in improving workplaces and people practises. It will focus on these key critical issues and more, probing organisations’ responses to our rapidly evolving workplaces.

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    What will be covered?

    • The ‘Great Rethink’ and how organisations are addressing the talent crisis
    • What does ‘flexible working’ really mean for organisations?
    • Inclusive cultures – and how to develop them
    • Health and wellbeing – how organisations are supporting employees’ mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing

    Chaired by LAOD lead and specialist Jane Atherton will you’ll hear from influential speakers on the important topics of the moment and have the opportunity to share ideas with people professionals and operational managers from across the sector.

    Full line up of speakers to be announced.

    Who should attend?

    Everyone wanting to improve people management practices:

    • All people professionals working in the sector
    • Managers with an interest in people management practices.

    What will you take away?

    Inspiration and lots of ideas to implement back in your workplace, leading to:

    • Improved attraction and retention of talent
    • Increased levels of employee engagement
    • Improved well being
    • Greater ability to handle the pressures.

    Essential for:

    • Human resources
    • People managers
    • Service managers
    • CEOs
    • Directors of housing.
  • Our speakers
    • Jane Atherton, HQN
    • Kerry Beirne, She / Her (MCIPD), Group People and Learning Director, The Sovini Group
    • Colin Heyman, HQN Associate, Lead associate of the HQN Equality and Diversity Network
    • Christian Owens, Founder of GenderSpace, retired Detective Sergeant & National Diversity Awards ‘Lifetime Achiever’ 2020 Finalist
    • More speakers to be announced.
  • Price and booking


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    * Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Byte Size members do not qualify for member discounts. Please call 01904 557150 for more information.

    Bookings are closed for this event.

    If you experience any issues when submitting your booking, please email [email protected] with the name and date of the session along with the delegate name(s), email address(es) and job title(s) and we’ll process the booking for you.

  • Cancellations and substitutions

    If you are unable to attend an event or public training course, please let us know in writing (email is fine) at least 48 hours before. Please email [email protected]

    Otherwise, a cancellation fee of £60 plus VAT will be chargeable.

    If you are using a package place to attend and do not inform us within the agreed time frame, then a place will be taken to cover your non-attendance.

    Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited.