Date

14 December, 2021
12pm - 1pm GMT

Where

Online

Jane Cordner
Speaker
Jane Cordner
Job Title
Head of HR and Operations
Organisation
Blanchards Bailey
Stephen Woodman
Speaker
Stephen Woodman
Job Title
Employment Solicitor
Organisation
Blanchards Bailey

Flexible working: making it work for your business

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A recent Reed survey of 2,000 office-based employees found that nearly half of those not working hybridly are prepared to leave their job to access a role that offers hybrid working.

With employees now reluctant to go back to nine to five, Monday to Friday in the office, after over a year working flexibly during the Covid-19 pandemic, many businesses are having to adapt to a new way of working that is built around flexibility. However, for some business owners what was necessary during a pandemic may not be sustainable for the future.

We are joined by employment expert Stephen Woodman and HR specialist Jane Cordner to discuss how businesses can navigate flexible working. They will examine:

  • How you can ensure your existing working policies are fit for purpose

  • What you need to know to successfully manage health and safety, holiday, and sickness cover for your employees

  • What business areas employers may have neglected due to the pandemic

You will then have the chance to put any questions or scenarios to our guests in an interactive Q&A session towards the end of the event.

More about the speakers:

Jane Cordner, Head of HR and Operations, Blanchards Bailey

Jane has worked in HR for over 30 years in a number of different industries, including manufacturing, education, retail, charity, and the voluntary sectors. She is Head of HR at Blanchards Bailey and in this role oversees the human resource services required for three offices and 90 staff as well as providing HR consultancy services externally to a range of clients.

She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, has an MA in HRM and whilst lecturing at Bournemouth and Southampton Solent universities she became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Stephen Woodman, Employment Solicitor, Blanchards Bailey

Stephen is a specialist employment solicitor at Blanchards Bailey. He has over 15 years of experience as a solicitor and has acted on behalf of a wide range of clients from small and medium-sized companies to national organisations, as well as on behalf of individuals. He practises both contentious and non-contentious employment law.