We run a range of conferences, seminars and networking events on a variety of current and future HR and employer topics.

The IES HR Network is the driving force behind most of our events, which cover important HR issues.

Join us to:

  • Consider evidence and assessments of current thinking and state of play.
  • Debate with other employers some of the issues.
  • Hear expert speakers from a range of organisations and subject areas.

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  • Annual Conference: A fresh look at work and wellbeing

    Thu 03 Nov 2016 09:00 | Ambassadors Bloomsbury, 12 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0HX

    Annual Conference: A fresh look at work and wellbeing Workplace health and wellbeing initiatives are in the spotlight like never before. An increasing number of UK employers now realise that the health of their employees is an asset which can make a significant difference to competitiveness, customer service and productivity. Likewise, the UK government is doing much more to encourage and incentivise employers to play their part in promoting health and wellbeing in modern workplaces and to invest in prevention, early intervention and proactive vocational rehabilitation. Join us at our Annual Conference for an in-depth look at some key areas of the work health and wellbeing debate including the rhetoric and reality of workplace health; cognitive enhancers or 'smart drugs' at work; and a look at what we know about 'what works' at work.

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  • Annual Provocation: Intergenerational differences

    Thu 17 Nov 2016 15:00 | Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

    Annual Provocation: Intergenerational differences Our 2016 provocation will explore just what the evidence tells us about intergenerational differences, whether organisations are right to be concerned and what those differences might mean for the way we manage young people in the workplace. This event will provide a rare opportunity for thoughtful reflection on one of those HR topics where the rhetoric often runs ahead of the evidence. You will go away with a better understanding of what we really know about the work values, aspirations and behaviours of young people and how this is affecting organisational behaviour.

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  • Meaningfulness at work

    Tue 13 Dec 2016 09:30 | Broadway House, Tothill Street London SW1H 9NQ

    Meaningfulness at work It’s easy to see how employees experience meaning in their work if their organisation has a clear and worthy aim, or if they have a hands-on or customer-facing role. How can organisations help employees experience a sense that what they do from day-to-day is worthwhile and valuable, even if they work in a role that is removed from the coalface? And how does employees’ sense of meaning connect with the purpose of their jobs and the nature of the organisation?

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