Join employers, policy makers and training providers to help unlock the recruitment crisis in SE1 at this symposium convened by the four SE1 BIDs – Better Bankside, South Bank BID, Team London Bridge and We Are Waterloo.
The economy on the south side of the Thames is growing rapidly, with a thriving visitor and night time economy, a world class cultural offer and an increasing number of office and retail businesses. However, businesses across a range of sectors are reporting ongoing difficulties with the recruitment and retention of staff. Issues range from uncertainties in the run-up to Brexit, a shortage of appropriately skilled candidates and challenges engaging with employment practices such as flexible working to try to address this.
This business-led event will focus on identifying solutions to current and anticipated problems with recruitment in the SE1 area. Employers will issue a constructive challenge to policy makers, educators and themselves about what might be done to address these issues, creating a meaningful dialogue and a set of concrete actions that will be explored at the symposium and communicated to delegates and non-attendees after the event.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Stephen Glover, Group Resourcing Manager, PPHE Hotel Group
- Neil Coyle MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Member of the House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee
- Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, ERSA
- Elisabeth Bucknall, HR Business Partner, CSpace
- Vin Vara, Chair, British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)
- Cllr Peter John, OBE, Leader, Southwark Council and Executive Member for business, skills and Brexit, London Councils and London LEAP
Who should attend?
- SE1 employers of a range of size and sector, including HR managers and recruiters
- Service providers – agencies, further and higher education and charities
- Funders of skills development
- Policy makers and politicians from GLA and central government
- Academics specialising in employment and skills
- Lambeth and Southwark council officers and members
Click here to register for a place.
Mar 20 2018