HR for Finance Directors

6 December 2017 | Grocers Hall, London

70% of SME finance directors have ultimate responsibility for HR in their company, according to our survey of 250 FDs. More than 75% of those FDs rated challenges around recruitment, retention and employment law as amongst their biggest headaches.

But there is no need to suffer in silence.

HR for Finance Directors provides a focused and interactive forum where finance directors can learn from one another – and the experts!

Featuring on-stage debate, technical presentations and roundtable discussions, this half-day event promises to give you a fresh perspective on a perennial problem and a powerful boost to your profits.

The Agenda

13:30  Registration

14:00  Managing your human capital during times of transformation

How Coca Cola’s finance and HR functions have adapted – and pulled together – as the business evolves beyond its core fizzy drinks brands

14:25  Recruitment: Getting it right first time

  • According to Oxford Economics, the average cost of losing an employee is £30,000, with an additional £25,000 of lost productivity as their replacement gets up to speed. This panel debate will explore innovative recruitment techniques to help ensure you make the right hire from the outset.

14:55  Interactive roundtable debate – recruitment

15:20  Top ten employment law developments to look out for

The illegalisation of tribunal fees; changes to employee rights in the gig economy; a shift in the definition of disability and the impact of Brexit -  a guide to the employment law developments that you cannot afford to ignore.

15:40  Crisis management: The cost effective way to deal with employee disputes

Why conflict management is important for business growth and employee well-being

16:00  Coffee break

Networking and coffee break.

16:20  Retention: innovative approaches to reducing staff turnover

  • With staff turnover costing the UK economy an estimated £4.13bn a year, a forward-thinking approach to engagement and development is critical to a healthy business.

16:40  The compensation conundrum

From pay rises to profit share, a practical guide to human capital theory

17:10  Interactive roundtable debate – retention

17:35  Generation X,Y and Z: Getting to grips with a rapidly changing workplace

18:00  Networking drinks

Conference close and networking drinks

2017 Attendees Include FDs from:

The Parks Trust
Carter Jonas
St James Group
Engage Partners
National Merchant Buying Society
Puffin Consulting
Blanco UK
Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers
A Gomez
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
New World Trading Company
LTV Group
Carlisle Support Services
Corero Network Security
Livingstone Partners
Storck UK
Galago Group
Castleman Consulting
JPW Interims
Trenitalia C2C
V Westbrook
London First
All Response Media
Britannia Row Productions
The Boys’ Brigade
Kier Environmental
Edge Brokers (London)
Pavilion Books Group
Ultrasoc Technologies
Harvey Nash
Applied Kilovolts Limited
Green Running Limited


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