We really can’t believe it’s May already! In a parallel non-lockdown universe, several HR peer group events would have happened by now.
Despite the challenges these strange times bring, we’ve found video conferencing so easy to use and a great way to engage with colleagues, clients, candidates and suppliers. So, for the time being the group is moving to Zoom.
Allowing more flexible working, improving processes to reduce environmental impact, appreciating the value of spending quality time with people, but being more prudent about unnecessary business travel.
If you’re not familiar with our HR Peer Group, here’s a breakdown of how they work and what you’ll gain from attending…
HR Peer Group is a chance to talk about topical business subjects with other local business people – your peers!
Discussing, asking questions, exchanging experiences and being able to learn from each other’s lessons is invaluable. Here’s an idea of questions and discussion points from previous sessions:
Chaired by the Wote Street People team, we select a pre-chosen subject for debate. During the 1-hour meeting, everyone can share advice and scenarios about how to deal with challenges or opportunities.
“Managing people in a business environment can be complex. I am the HR department where I work. HR Peer Group is like an extended team offering support and guidance. Equally it’s rewarding to be able to return the favour when I can offer expertise to other attendees.”
A closed and confidential environment, the discussion group is free of charge to attend and whilst new connections can be made, it’s not a networking group.
To gain most value from attending your role will involve managing or supporting people.
You could be a HR Manager, a solicitor or run your own business in Basingstoke or nearby.
“Peer members often say to me that the benefit they get out of attending is the ability to talk openly and honestly with people in the same boat”
If you are interested in attending then please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.0
Yesterday’s announcement from the Prime Minister saw a U-turn away from the government’s previous message of ‘getting office workers back into the workplace’ by announcing that those who can work from home, should return to doing so. For some workplaces, the decision had already been made that employees would continue to work remotely with no[…..]
What do you think Mental Health first Aid is? When I tell people I am a Mental Health first Aid instructor, I often get asked, “Are you a counsellor” or “Are you a psychologist?” Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is not about fixing people. It is not about being a therapist. Regular (physical) First Aid[…..]
This summer, more than 300,000 people were put at risk of redundancy as UK businesses struggled to survive the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures from the Insolvency Service, requested by the BBC, showed that companies across the country had reportedly filed 305,427 positions at risk of redundancy. This figure is almost seven times higher[…..]
COVID-19 has changed the working world beyond all recognition. Just last year, we were recruiting for jobs in Basingstoke in a candidate-led market, where applicants were spoilt for choice and employers had to fight to pin down the best talent. Fast forward to summer 2020, and the tide has certainly turned… Businesses whose profits have[…..]
Like many companies, lockdown made us reconsider how we work. Not shy of adventure, we were hot off the press in finding and sharing new ways to keep productive and stay keep connected to our team, customers, and candidates. Our new working solutions have worked so well that it got us pondering…Do we really need[…..]