Events

We run a range of events in different formats and on a variety of topics. Many of our events are run exclusively for organisations which are members of our HR Network.

To find out more about events you may have missed, visit our Past Events page.

Practical skills workshops for HR professionals

HR professionals are involved daily in some of the most difficult aspects of organisational life, and developing the right skills set to feel confident and capable in facing such challenges is difficult. These kinds of skills are not taught on a normal HR practitioner’s course and yet can be critical for personal performance and functional reputation.

This October, IES is offering a series of three unique workshops aimed at junior to mid-level HR professionals:

HR Practical Skills workshops

  • Annual HR Conference: Organisational Development

    Thu 01 Oct 2015 09:30 to Thu 01 Oct 2015 16:00 | London, United Kingdom

    Our conference this year focuses on the intricacies of organisational change.With markets only slowly recovering from the recession, and the public sector still firmly in austerity, conditions remain tough for many organisations. The conference will hear from a range of speakers on how HR can build adaptability to change.We are delighted to welcome Linda Holbeche and Mee-Yan Cheung-Judge as our keynote speakers who will be talking about their new book: Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR. We will also hear from or...

  • Dealing with difficult conversations

    Thu 08 Oct 2015 09:30 to Thu 08 Oct 2015 14:30 | London, United Kingdom

    The highly interactive workshop will benefit anyone who needs to be more effective in managing conversations that are difficult, delicate, or highly charged with emotion. Utilising current neuroscience research, case examples and practice, participants will learn the core skills and approaches necessary to handle these conversations with poise, clarity, and positive outcomes. Participants will work with individual scenarios and develop an action plan to follow using guidelines supplied.  Topics will include: What is a ‘difficult convers...

  • Building your HR analytics capability

    Thu 22 Oct 2015 09:30 to Thu 22 Oct 2015 16:00 | London, United Kingdom

    Improved HR information systems means that more and more people data are being collected but we are not yet fully exploiting the possibilities to describe and understand workforce patterns, yet alone predict their change. Whilst HR is beginning to address its long standing weakness in data analysis, more still has to be done. So how do you build your HR analytics capability and how best should you deploy it to give organisational insight? This IES event will use a case study approach to explore these issues in a highly participative format....

  • Annual HR Provocation 2015: Beyond competencies

    Wed 25 Nov 2015 16:30 to Wed 25 Nov 2015 18:30 | Greater London, City of London, United Kingdom

    Competencies have had a good run in HR terms. They began to enter our HR discourse in the late 1960s becoming increasingly popular in the 1970s and 1980s (which is when they really began to embed in the UK). They have become one of the staple means by which we specify the characteristics we look for in new recruits, in promotees and what we expect in terms of performance and behaviour. However, they are not uncontentious and it may just be that the tide is firmly turning against competencies as the dominant way of describing what we are lo...

  • Ethics in HR

    Tue 15 Dec 2015 09:30 to Tue 15 Dec 2015 13:30 | London, United Kingdom

    It is a challenge to balance continuing public pressure and consumer demand for sustainable and ethical business and people management practices with creating and supporting the agile business strategies today’s fast paced operating environment requires. But with managing the organisation’s reputation uppermost in management minds, there are opportunities for HR to really make a difference. Particular questions to be addressed include: Does our culture promote ethical conduct? Is there a pattern of problematic behaviour unfolding in specif...