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Brexit or not - the HR challenges facing organisations


Business has been challenged to develop a coherent industrial strategy and this is regardless of the Brexit issue – we invite you to consider with us what the HR element is and how HR can help you meet that challenge.

The conference will provide delegates with an insight from experts in the field of employment relations and people management into the role of HR in responding to the challenges set by Brexit and an insight into current and future developments in collective and individual employment rights.

We aim to focus on the ways in which HR and a changed employment relations environment can enable organisations to respond to the challenges set by Brexit, especially in areas of increasing productivity, innovation, workforce planning and organisational development.

We will provide delegates with an insight in to current employment law, covering areas such as, industrial action legislation, employee status, gender pay reporting and modern day slavery legislation, as well as providing an insight in to the possible changes to legislation post Brexit.

Business need

The chance to consider the extent to which changes in the relationship with Trade Unions and employee participation can increase the ability of organisations to compete, by increasing productivity and innovation.

Greater understanding of the importance of HR initiatives such as employee engagement, health and well-being and age management.

An awareness of the impact of recent legislative changes and key legal cases covering individual and collective employment rights.

The possible implications of current and proposed changes to individual rights legislation and European status;

  • The importance of HR initiatives such as employee engagement, health and well-being and adjusting to the age demographic;
  • The regulatory framework - what would you like employment relations legislation to look like.

The day provides a great opportunity to learn from our speakers, and as always to network with other guests.

We know that delegates at our conferences benefit from sharing thoughts and ideas with each other, and asking questions of the guest speakers.  This conference will be no exception and we hope you enjoy the networking opportunity this event will provide.

Suitable For

This event will benefit: Managers, MDs, CEOs, Organisations Strategists, HR/Personnel Professionals, Employment Law Practitioners, Employee representatives, FTOs, Employment Relations specialists and Operational Directors.


09:00   Registration and networking

09:30   Welcome: Malcolm Boswell, Acas Area Director

09:45   Key note speaker:  Sir Brendan Barber, Acas Chair

10:25   Challenges facing business in coming year - Neil Carberry - Director for Employment and Skills, CBI

11:05   Break

11:20   Challenges facing TU/employees in coming year - Deputy General Secretary, TUC

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Welcome back: Review and intros - Malcolm Boswell

13:15   The importance of health and wellbeing - HSE

13:55   HR v Industrial Relations in the post Brexit era - Professor Roger Seifert - Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resources Management, University of Wolverhampton Business School

14:35   Staff and Organisation working together for growth - Hearing from a local business

15:10   Break

15:20   Legal Aspect - Damian Kelly - Senior Law Partner, Higgs and Sons

16:00   Close

Venue:  this event will be hosted on 21st March 2017 at the Birmingham Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ.  The Birmingham Town Hall is located in Victoria Square in the city centre with plenty of local parking and within a short walk from Birmingham stations.

Venue City of Birmingham Town Hall   Map (opens in new window)   Date 21/03/2017    Time 09:00 - 16:00   
Price £125.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.