HR for Finance Directors

6 December 2017 | Grocers Hall, London

Over half 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

13:45  Registration

14:00  Keynote address

The People P&L: What an FD skill-set can bring to the world of HR

14:20  Not for churning: the cost of turnover – part 1

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.

14:50  Interactive roundtable debates

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  The gig economy: ensuring freelancers are an asset and not a liability

There are more than 2 million freelanced workers in the UK, according to the ONS, an increase of almost 50% since 2008. The rise of the gig economy offers employers cost efficiency but there are risks involved too.

16:00  Coffee break

Networking and coffee break.

16:20  Not for churning: the cost of turnover – part 2

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 debates

17:40  Generation X,Y and Z: Getting to grips with a rapidly changing workplace

18:00  Networking drinks and canapés

Conference close, networking drinks and canapés

Join the conversation @real_business

GordonLines CMGR FIC GordonLines CMGR FIC @GordonLines @Real_Business Being "On Tour" in South Africa & Zimbabwe currently, I totally concur. It really IS an uphill struggle! 12 hours ago
Cause4 Cause4 @OfficialCause4 The Accidental Entrepreneur - our CEO @MWCause4 features alongside 7 others in this @Real_Business article https://t.co/rv9IhKvfW5 14 hours ago
Tamar Telecom Tamar Telecom @TamarTelecom Managing productivity means managing morale - keep your workers happy https://t.co/kXSx5BuN4B RT @Real_Business 15 hours ago
Rhino Interiors Rhino Interiors @rhinointeriors A happy employee is a productive employee. How well do you understand your workforce? (via @Real_Business) https://t.co/NwCUABZl2X 19 hours ago
CatrionaPollard CatrionaPollard @CatrionaPollard Creating a compelling #personalbrand in five steps via @Real_Business https://t.co/UaGzpJJsGF 21 hours ago
Brixx Brixx @BrixxSoftware @Real_Business Thanks for the RT, hope you're having a good weekend! 22 hours ago
CP Communications CP Communications @CPCPR Creating a compelling #personalbrand in five steps via @Real_Business https://t.co/lPR7H4bdbt 1 day ago
Royston Guest Royston Guest @Royston_Guest RT @Real_Business: Four winning #habits to bring back to work after the Summer holidays https://t.co/omQtZ6LcVW #leadership #TimeManagement 2 days ago
Satish Shenoy Satish Shenoy @sbshenoy Are too many team meetings slowing down #collaboration and decision making? https://t.co/jWUeJikEz6 via… https://t.co/YqqPy1RBrl 2 days ago
Housekeep Housekeep @housekeep Here's why & how @Housekeep is disrupting the £4bn home cleaning market #EverlineFuture50 @Real_Business https://t.co/XX48dB4rIx #Startups 3 days ago
Rick Rick @rick_rgf142u @Real_Business How To Create An Online Business That Makes Money 24/7 With An Ecosystem https://t.co/ap3kNz71K1 via @YouTube Marketing Tips 3 days ago
YouShore Labs YouShore Labs @YouShoreLabs RT @SourceSocial: #Recruiting and retaining #staff during the rocky startup phase via @Real_Business - https://t.co/i77MdrFH3V https://t.co 3 days ago
Rebecca Owen Rebecca Owen @SearchableBecca RT @SourceSocial: #Recruiting and retaining #staff during the rocky startup phase via @Real_Business - https://t.co/i77MdrFH3V https://t.co 3 days ago
Scaleup Retweeter Scaleup Retweeter @scaleup_rt RT @SourceSocial: #Recruiting and retaining #staff during the rocky startup phase via @Real_Business - https://t.co/i77MdrFH3V https://t.co 3 days ago
Martin Blythe Martin Blythe @SourceSocial #Recruiting and retaining #staff during the rocky startup phase via @Real_Business - https://t.co/i77MdrFH3V https://t.co/FJczO21fyE 3 days ago
MEIFBBB MEIFBBB @MidsEngInv Deal or no deal? Interesting read @Real_Business on what #SMEs want from potential investors from @ukinnovationhubhttps://t.co/Fx7EHKSTro 3 days ago
Barclaycard Business Barclaycard Business @BcardBusiness Cashless #tech makes life for #SMEs SME (So Much Easier... see what we did there?😊) #SmallBiz @Real_Business https://t.co/N0ckxBpA1q 3 days ago

Get the Real Business newsletter  Register