Ten Top Tips for Employers - How to engage, retain and manage a stable workforce

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8am – 10am
Rollits LLP, Citadel House, 58 High Street, Hull HU1 1QE

As the local economy continues to grow and businesses capitalise on Hull’s success as the UK City of Culture, we take a look at the positive steps employers can take to find the right employees, engage with them and retain their skills in a competitive marketplace.

One of the greatest challenges facing employers today is finding and keeping good employees. When it comes to job satisfaction, financial rewards may be lower on the list than most people think; feeling part of a team and being valued and appreciated can outrank money when employees are asked about job satisfaction.

Presented by our specialist employment team, this insightful seminar will highlight their experience of the employment tools that have led to the successful recruitment and retention of employees. 

Other top tips will focus on recruitment, striking the all-important work/life balance, employee rewards and positive performance management.

We are delighted to welcome guest speaker Louise Kirby.  Louise is Director of Operations & People at The Deep in Hull, responsible for the aquarium’s visitors and crew since construction began in 1999.  The Deep is now internationally acclaimed, has welcomed over 7 million visitors and employs 170 people.  As a champion of service excellence, people development and accessible tourism, Louise delights in raising aspirations and achievement within her home region and the wider industry.  Louise will provide an insight  into the success which The Deep has achieved retaining their dedicated workforce who form a vital part of their outstanding achievements.

Speaking alongside Louise, Recruitment Director Kate van der Sluis is Director of Emmerson Kitney and Smailes Goldie is responsible for developing client relationships across the Humber. The recruitment group, now in it’s 9th year in the region, has grown 25% year on year and is now the largest independent specialist search firm in East Yorkshire, offering recruitment across professional areas such as Accountancy, HR, Sales, Marketing and IT and Engineering. Kate also sits on the Advisory Board for Marketing Humber, and the Employment & Skills Board of the Humber LEP, and founded the Humber LEP Talent Forum, working with HR colleagues across the region to improve productivity through great recruitment and retention strategies.

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