'Successfully Hiring and Developing Staff' Speakers' Panel

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Date of event: 25 March 2015
Event ends: 25 March 2015
Start time: 18:30
End time: 21:30
'Successfully Hiring and Developing Staff' Speakers' Panel

'Successfully Hiring and Developing Staff' Speakers' Panel

We are pleased to announce the fourth in the series of speakers’ panel events titled ‘Successfully Hiring and Developing Staff’ which is to be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 at Henley Business School Whiteknights, Reading starting at 17.30.

This is an event for SMEs that addresses perhaps the most crucial issue of all faced by SMEs; that of hiring and developing talented staff.

Hiring and retaining the best talent is particularly critical in SMEs where there is often little room for error. SMEs can suffer greater proportionate financial and productivity loss from having to re-hire and re-train in the aftermath of a bad hire.

Recruiting processes, the first link in the chain of talent management, can truly determine an SME’s success or failure. Candidates are ever more discerning about the companies they work for and will be influenced in their decision by how well companies engage with them and their experience of the application process.

Personal development planning is core to staff development which can make the difference to motivation as much as compensation.

Technology is making a difference at every stage and is increasingly being adopted to deliver best practice in hiring, developing and retaining staff. All SMEs should make technology part of how they do things to bolster performance.

This event features presentations from speakers drawn from SMEs which are successfully managing the challenge of hiring and developing staff and doing so in a way that has helped them grow their business. The SMEs tell their stories of how they are hiring, developing and managing staff and provide insights into their talent management strategies. The speakers will join a panel to answer questions. The panel will be moderated by Mr. David Bloxham, CEO at GCS Recruitment.

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Henley Business School expects that these speaker panels will help make a difference to SMEs in their pursuit of growth and demonstrate that collaboration with the University of Reading can have a transformative effect on SMEs.

The University of Reading is committed to work with the SME community in the Thames Valley Region for mutual benefit.  

In partnership with the Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Business Growth Hub and Santander


TVBThames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub

The Growth Hub offers a new way of working to Berkshire's high growth businesses. Backed

by Government it provides a single gateway for ambitious businesses who are seeking the information, guidance, support, expertise, finance, knowledge and experience they need to scale up and grow, boost performance and find new ways of working.

W: www.berkshirebusinesshub.co.uk


Santander Bank UK

santanderSantander Bank UK is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Santander Group, a Spanish bank providing full retail banking services.

W: www.santander.co.uk

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If you have any questions, please contact Jurek Sikorski by email at jurek.sikorski@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)118 378 8188.

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