Watershed HR events
We host seminars, talks and annual events where our experts bring stakeholders together for meaningful discussion and expert collaboration.
We also hold regular private dinners for our clients at the RAC in London. Our private dinners are an opportunity for our clients to meet in a relaxed environment and exchange key industry insights as well as network, listen to speakers and share expert knowledge.
We have been running in-person events, usually in Manchester and London, but in the current circumstances we are offering the same sort of information through webinars.
Our seminars in 2020
Each seminar is purposely designed to give HR experts up-to-date information on the latest employment law trends and HR practices. After the positive response we received from attendees at our 'Managing mental health in the workplace' seminar in December 2018, we decided to launch a series of insightful and topical HR seminars throughout 2019 in both London and Manchester.
Topics that we covered during 2019 included restrictive covenants, the 'Gig economy' and redundancy myths. The first of our seminars in 2020 was 'Race, religion and belief discrimination: the latest developments' on 28th January (Manchester) and 29th January (London).
The remainder of our seminars for 2020 are currently on hold due to the uncertainly around the length of time that the restrictions for the COVID-19 outbreak will remain in place.
However, we held the first of out free online Webinars, on 'COVID-19: managing the impact' on Tuesday 31st March. Click the link below to watch the webinar.
Our private dining events in 2019
The first of our private dining events was hosted by Andrew Stephenson, the Group People Director of Lookers plc, at the RAC in Central London on the evening of 12th March 2019. These exclusive, invitation only events are designed to bring together senior HR practitioners to share experiences and insights in an informal, relaxed atmosphere.
Before leading the people, customer experience and IT functions at Lookers, Andrew was the Group HR and Property Director at DFS Furniture. His work on customer experience within DFS was not only a major part of the investment story at IPO but has also been the focus of doctoral level academic work. A paper was published on the link between customer experience and company performance, which was awarded the 2018 best full conference paper by the British Academy of Management.