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The 21st century employer of choice: embracing the multi-generational workforce


In collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, this unique conference will consider the ever-changing employment landscape. With sessions from guest speakers, we will explore the benefits of being an employer of choice and the practical ways to become one through embracing generational diversity.

Business need

With employees working beyond the age of 70, more school leavers entering the workplace, employees facing portfolio careers and working a range of different patterns with potential carer responsibilities, the modern day workplace is evolving at pace.

As the employment landscape changes, organisations face a new challenge – how to attract and retain employees across five generations of workers, all with very different requirements.

If handled correctly, this generational diversity offers significant opportunities for organisations in terms of growth, skills and succession planning. Conversely, if handled poorly, it has the potential to create conflict within a workplace.

Delegates attending this conference will gain insight into: 

  • The business case for being an employer of choice
  • The potential legal implications of getting it wrong
  • Improving current workplace practices to attract and retain talent
  • Organisations already benefiting - what they have done and why
  • Practical actions that can be undertaken now

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.


In collaboration with the Ministry of Defence, this conference will include the following guest speaker sessions:

The ex services talent pool - John Wilson; Ministry of Defence

Education and the modern world of work - Nottingham College

Purpose beyond profit - Laura Kekuti; UnLtd

I am not an Employer of Choice: so what? - Surinder Dhillon; Stone King Solicitors

Workplace innovation - Dr Peter Totterdill; Workplace Innovation Europe

The Employer of Choice - David Barber; DB Occupational Health Ltd

Managing difficult issues - Sheila Taylor MBE; NWG Network

If you are not an Employer of Choice you are not coming in: The business case - Joe Connor; HS2

The TU perspective - Rob Johnston; TUC

Delegates will also have the opportunity to engage and debate the latest thinking in employment relations with our expert panel.

Venue Chetwynd Barracks   Map (opens in new window)   Date 22/11/2018    Time 10:00 - 16:00   
Price £105.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* 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.