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Are we facing a recruitment crisis: EmploySE1 Symposium

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City Hall

(London's Living Room)

The Queen's Walk

London

SE1 2AA

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The Chief Executives of the four SE1 Business Improvement Districts - Better Bankside, South Bank BID, Team London Bridge and WeAreWaterloo invite you to a business-led symposium.


Join employers, policy makers and training providers to help unlock the recruitment crisis in SE1.


The economy on the south side of the Thames is growing rapidly, with a thriving visitor and night time economy, a world class cultural offer and an increasing number of office and retail businesses.


However, businesses across a range of sectors are reporting ongoing difficulties with the recruitment and retention of staff. Issues range from uncertainties in the run-up to Brexit, a shortage of appropriately skilled candidates and challenges engaging with employment practices such as flexible working to try to address this.


This business-led event will focus on identifying solutions to current and anticipated problems with recruitment in the SE1 area. Employers will issue a constructive challenge to policy makers, educators and themselves about what might be done to address these issues, creating a meaningful dialogue and a set of concrete actions that will be explored at the symposium and communicated to delegates and non-attendees after the event.


Event starts at 10am. Please allow plenty of time for security checks and signing in at the main City Hall reception.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephen Glover, Group Resourcing Manager, PPHE Hotel Group

  • Neil Coyle MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Member of the House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee

  • Nadine Collins, Principal Policy Officer, GLA

  • Kirsty McHugh, Chief Executive, ERSA

  • Elisabeth Bucknall, HR Business Partner, CSpace

  • Vin Vara, Chair, British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)

  • Nic Durston, Chief Executive, South Bank BID and South Bank Employers' Group

  • Professor Shan Wareing, Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) London South Bank University

  • Kate Parker, Marketing Manager, Forster Communications


This event is convened by the four SE1 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) – Better Bankside, South Bank BID, Team London Bridge and WeAreWaterloo.

The BIDs represent in excess of 1,000 employers of all size and sector in the SE1 area and have been working with member businesses for the past seven years to identify and place local candidates in employment through their innovative local employment scheme, EmploySE1, and other local initiatives.


Who should attend?

  • SE1 employers of a range of size and sector, including HR managers and recruiters

  • Service providers – agencies, further and higher education and charities

  • Funders of skills development

  • Policy makers and politicians from GLA and central government

  • Academics specialising in employment and skills

  • Lambeth and Southwark council officers and members

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City Hall

(London's Living Room)

The Queen's Walk

London

SE1 2AA

United Kingdom

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