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.


  • 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...