Employee Benefits Seminar - London April 2018

The recent years of political turmoil has left many businesses concerned and confused about what the future may hold. Employers in all sectors are therefore seeking to reorganise to face the challenges of the future. But which areas should employers focus on, and how to commence such a process?

To help answer this question we have scouted out some of the best topic experts available. Our knowledgeable frontline will be commanded by the ever-popular Peter Matthews, and includes the following key units and important topics:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Matt Jenkin
  • A look at the many benefits of Meaningful Work with Katie Bailey
  • Insights into the UK’s rather worrying Workforce Crisis by topic expert Julia Howes
  • A review of the complex and changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert

And of course we have another excellent venue! This time we are at The Imperial War Museum which tells the stories of people’s experiences in modern war and conflict. You will be able to take in the spectacular galleries after the event concludes. The museum is located in central London and easy to access via public transport.


Wednesday 18th April 2018


Coffee and registration from 09:00

Seminar commences at 09:30

Concludes at 12:30


Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ

Suitable for

Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals


The seminar will qualify for 2 hours’ CPD


(Includes post-event access to the museum galleries and a chance to win one of two Fortnum & Mason hampers!)



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Employee Benefits: "A state of Bedlam?!"

How does workplace change impact employees, and how can employers improve the processes and ensure that workers are engaged and productive throughout the process? Steve will look at the evidence on this issue from across the pond, and ask how Employee Benefits can support employers thought such change. Topics covered will include Workplace Stress, Group Income Protection, Return to Work plans, and Pensions.
Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

Workforce Crisis: “We cannot recruit our way out of the skills shortage crisis”

Mercer’s research on the workforce implications of Brexit found that regardless of migration levels, the UK faces an unprecedented shortage of workers, skills and leaders. This will impact all industries and organisations. Recent unemployment and vacancy statistics indicate that we are already feeling the impacts, yet the Talent Trends research shows that many executives are focused on recruitment as the only solution. This won’t be sufficient, and strategic HR functions must think ahead. This session will share Mercer's research and suggested solutions for managing the skills crisis.
Julia Howes, Principal, Strategic Workforce Planning & Analytics Lead, Mercer

Meaningful Work: “Meaningful or Meaningless?”

What makes work meaningful or meaningless? We all want our work to be meaningful, yet all too often it fails to reach this ideal. In this talk, Katie sheds light on what it is about some jobs that makes them meaningful, and what organisations do that gets in the way of this. She explains the core features of a meaningfulness ecosystem that can enable and empower employees to find their own personal meaning in their work.
Katie Bailey, Professor of Work and Employment, King's Business School

Employment Law: "Action stations for false alarm?”

With the Government now having published its response to the Taylor “Good Work” report, Matt will look at which parts of that report the Government intends to implement, the proposed changes to employment law that may follow, the timescale for change and the likely impact on businesses of those changes. Matt will also look at other important changes to employment law including the issue of consent to the processing of employee data under GDPR and changes to taxation of termination payments.
Matt Jenkin, Employment Partner, Moorcrofts LLP



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*Cancellations within 5 days, or non-attendance, will be subject to a penalty charge of £25 per delegate.