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Digital conference: The future of work in the UK


Overview

This digital event considers what the future of work in the UK will look like and asks how we can we adapt to the changes and remain competitive.

The current global pandemic has seen huge pressures forced rapidly upon organisations, influencing the way in which we respond to and manage changes in the workplace.  This on top of the EU exit and international political upheavals mean organisations need to react and adapt more quickly than ever before.

Join Acas experts and guest speakers as we explore the practical options and good practice techniques for planning and adapting the UK workplace to ensure sustainable growth.

Business need

According to an ONS survey, the UK economy fell by 8.5% in November compared to the same period the year before. (Source: ONS article GDP monthly estimate, UK: November 2020)

Having an agile approach keeps businesses competitive and allows them to respond rapidly to unplanned scenarios.  
Temporary closures, a shift to online shopping and reduced travel meant the first wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) had an enormous impact on business – but some industries fared far worse than others.

We will look at how change management techniques and the principal of Good Work assist businesses to be agile and respond to unexpected demands, in turn allowing them to plan for an uncertain future.

With a practical case study from the world’s largest logistics company, DHL, this is one not to be missed!

This event will be delivered digitally via zoom. 

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: Directors, Managers, HR professionals, business owners and trade union representatives, as well as individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.

Programme

This conference will be delivered digitally and includes the following speaker sessions:

  • Susan Clews (Acas Chief Executive) – opening conference
  • Louise Lenton (Acas Area Director) – introduction & chair
  • Melanie Franklin – (Director of Agile Change Management Ltd and Chief Examiner, APMG) – Exploring the benefits of enforced organisational change.
  • Chris Warhurst (Professor and Director of the Institute for Employment Research at the University of Warwick) – How can Good Work help us move forward.
  • Lee Barron (Regional Secretary, TUC Midlands) – How trade unions can help the future of work.
  • Simon Bryan (Head of Employee Relations, DHL UK & Ireland) - Insight into how DHL has adapted in midst pandemic.
  • Joanna Weston (ER Manager DHL UKI) – Maintaining ER during pandemic.
  • Q&A panel session.


Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 24/03/2021    Time 10:00 - 13:00   
Price £110.00 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 events@acas.org.uk if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.