Employment Seminar, Manchester (21 June 2018)

The recent years of political turmoil and technological advancement have left many businesses concerned and confused about what the future may hold. So will the next decade bring a revolution to the world of employment and working practices, and how should employers react at this critical time?

To help answer this question we’re delighted to announce Jelf’s latest fun and informative event in Manchester. Our excellent speakers and subject matter include:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Chris Booth
  • 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 for our delegates to enjoy! This time we’re at the superb People’s History Museum in Manchester. This fascinating and engaging museum charts the history of British democracy over the last 200 years, starting with the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, and ending in the present day. The museum also currently houses a special exhibition celebrating 100 years since The Representation of the People Act gave the vote to women. The venue is accessible via public transport links, and reduced-price public car parking is also available close by.


Thursday 21 June 2018


Coffee and registration from 09:00
Seminar commences at 09:30
Concludes at 12:30


People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3ER

Suitable for

Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals


The seminar will qualify for 2 hours’ CPD


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



Please read the terms and conditions before booking


Employee Benefits: ”Employee Benefits: A vote winner?”

The workplace is changing, and employee benefit offerings may also need to alter to remain relevant to both employers and employees. Steve will look at some key employment topics including workplace mental health and stress, remote GP access for employees, and the outcomes of the DWP’s review of Pensions Auto-Enrolment.
Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf

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’re already feeling the impacts, yet the Talent Trends research shows 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: “Why should we bother with meaningful work?”

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: “Master and servant to the gig economy”

Chris Booth from Clarion will consider some of the common challenges of the modern workplace, in particular those surrounding the employer-employee relationship and the 21st Century working environment. Topics covered will include performance, conduct, and absence. Chris will also pose the key question: “Is everything now stacked against the employer?”
Chris Booth, Partner, Clarion Solicitors



Please read the terms and conditions before booking

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