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Bristol Media Master Class 2014

Published on Thursday, 19th June 2014
This half day Master Class is focusing on one of the key issues facing businesses this year : how to attract, engage and retain top talent

What engages and motivates people to do a good job? How can organisations get the best out of their people? There can be little doubt that employee engagement is the issue of the moment for organisations.  Indeed there is substantial evidence to suggest that there is a serious a shortfall in levels of engagement in the workplace. 

A recent Gallup survey showed that less than 25% of UK employees are engaged with their job.  Furthermore indications are that confidence is returning to the Employment market and that retention is going to be a key over the course of this year.

This half day Master Class, in association with Osborne Clarke, will look at the key drivers of employee engagement and retention giving you practical tips and cost effective recommendations on what you can do in your own organisation to attract talent, promote greater employee engagement and retention.

Where & When?

The Master Class will take place at Osborne Clarke on Wednesday 25th June from 0900-1400. Tickets, which include a networking lunch, are priced at £45+VAT for Bristol Media members and £60+VAT for non-members.  Please email to book your place.

What's it all about and who are the speakers?

Session One:  What is Employee Engagement and why bother? 

Speaker: Richard Roberts

Employers are starting to look closely at Employee Engagement with a fresh conviction and sense of purpose.  However few really understand what it is and how to implement an effective Employee Engagement strategy and plan. This session will look at the compelling business reasons for focusing on it and the key drivers. It will also look at how you can use your values to create an engaging culture.

Richard is passionate about building a positive, can do, values based culture in companies. He runs a HR consultancy en:Rich which specialises in helping organisations succeed by creating engaged, motivated and highly productive people and teams.

He has previously worked for Virgin, EHS Brann and the Forward Internet Group helping the latter earn recognition as a Sunday Times "Top 100 Best Companies to work for" three years running (2010-2013).

Session Two : Attracting Great Talent

Speaker:  John Tarrant

Engagement starts with attracting and recruiting the Right People that will perform within your organisation and your culture. Drawing on his many years of experience in this field John will look at the key aspects of recruiting talent and the importance of Employer Branding in the Bristol and South West market. 
John is Managing Partner of Digital Native Advertising (DNA) and has a wealth of experience in recruitment and Employer Branding. Whilst at DNA, and in his previous roles at Barkers, Monster and tmp worldwide, John has worked with a range of global, national and local organisations across all sectors. John will provide an overview of employer branding and attraction best practice and hope to give delegates some real practical advice that they can implement in their businesses immediately.

Session Three: “People join organisations but leave managers”

Speaker – Rachel Hibberd

This session will look at the importance of having Engaging managers who focus their people and give them scope, treat their people as individuals and coach and stretch them. Most importantly it will look at how to manage performance to maximise employee engagement.

With over 20 years’ experience in HR and Management Development Rachel has worked across many different levels of organisations to design, deliver and embed many different people development solutions. Rachel has worked as a Consultant for companies such as EE, Screwfix and Virgin Media working with them to develop their managers, measure and evaluate individual performance and engage managers in how to lead their teams effectively. She previously worked for Virgin Mobile and Barclays.

Session Four: Internal Communications

Speakers: Sue Palfrey and Claire Paterson

Internal communications is often described as the cornerstone of Employee Engagement as it drives the most successful company initiatives, ideas and ventures. It’s absolutely key to closing the gap between external and internal brand perceptions. Historically, internal communications has been perceived as the poor relation to external communications. This session will explore the convergence of external and internal communications, the increase in employee influence on consumers through the rise of digital and social and what this means for your brand and your business.

Sue and Claire are both Communication Strategists at Home, an award winning Internal Communications Agency based in Bristol

Session Five: What do great leaders do to engage their employees

Speaker:  Fraser Bradshaw 

Fraser is the CEO of SAINTNICKS and CEO of Bristol Media. He has extensive experience in commercial management and strategic marketing in client companies and full service communications agencies for 25 years, with over 15 years working at board level in UK and international organisations.

He understands the importance and influence of the leadership team in fostering employee engagement. He will look at what great leaders actually do to inspire and motivate employees and what they do that can lead to disengagement.

The Master Class in association with Osborne Clarke, takes place at Osborne Clarke, 2 Temple Back East, Temple Quay, BS1 6EG on Wednesday 25th June 2014. 

We have limited space for this event so do book asap by emailing or call 0117 971 0199 to speak to Alli.