17 March 2016 – Employee Performance Management – Brockholes

The event will focus on Employee Performance Management.

Event Details

Employee Performance Management

Join us at our next HR Exchange event on Thursday 17 March at our usual venue – Brockholes Nature Reserve, Junction 31, M6 Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG.

So what’s the point of appraisals?

Our March HR Exchange event in Lancashire focuses on the tricky topic of employee performance management and whether the appraisal process still has a valid part to play in today’s business world.

Our guest speaker will be Neal Chamberlain, who has worked as a senior HR professional in large corporations and now leads the people and organisation consultancy, A1 Performance Consulting, and whose experience in this area provides both a consultancy and an operational HR perspective.     

More and more organisations, large and small, are moving away from the ‘traditional’ performance appraisal, with ever-shortening business cycles, the feedback needs of the modern workforce and the need to drive quality conversations being cited as the reasons for this.

How do the management and staff in your business feel about the appraisal process? Are appraisals seen as a valuable use of time or as non-productive ‘energy-sappers’? Are they simply something you do because you always have or are they a valid method of encouraging better performance and increased employee engagement? Maybe you don’t do appraisals at all and, if not, should you start?

Neal’s engaging and lively session will review current and emerging practices in the management of employee performance, looking at the merits of different approaches and available research on topics such as the impact of performance ratings on collaborative and competitive behaviour.

Peter Byrne, Employment Law Partner at Taylors will then look at the legal issues involved in managing employee performance and encouraging and achieving improvement. He will look at the legal and practical steps you need to take when following a formal performance improvement process and discuss the need for a formal procedure, the conduct of performance hearings and the use of investigation, coaching and mentoring. He will also highlight some of the pitfalls that can occur when issues such as ill health are a factor in unsatisfactory performance.

The session will then end with our usual employment law update, presented by Taylors Employment Law Partner, Nigel Crebbin.

It’s sure to be another fantastic event for HR professionals, senior managers and business owners and we look forward to seeing you there.

Our November event was completely sold out, so make sure you reserve your place for March by booking now. 

 

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Event Agenda

8:00 – 9:00am – Registration and networking

9:00 – 9:45am – Neal Chamberlain, A1 Performance Consulting, looking at the role of appraisals and analysing their place in today’s business world

9:45 - 10:15am – Peter Byrne, Taylors Employment Partner, discussing the legal steps involved in employee performance management

10:15 – 10:30am – Break & refreshments

10:30 – 10:50am – Question & answer forum

10:50 – 11:15am – Employment law update from Nigel Crebbin, Taylors Employment Partner

11:15am – Close

 

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Event Location

 

Brockholes

Brockholes

Junction 31, M6 Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0AG

Web: www.brockholes.org

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By Car

From Preston:
At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 go straight over under the motorway signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From M6 North Bound:
As you come off the motorway get in the middle lane. At the roundabout turn right, signed A59 to Blackburn. Stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From Samlesbury and South-bound off the M6:
From Samlesbury –  At the roundabout of the M6 J31and A59 you need to go all the way round the double roundabout as if you where going to head back along the A59 towards Samlesbury. As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

From M6 Southbound:
As you come off the motorway turn right at the roundabout towards Preston. Stay in the right hand lane and continue around the roundabout, As you come round the roundabout past the Tickle Trout  Service Station stay in the left hand lane. Just before the traffic lights, take the FIRST exit signed “Brockholes Nature Reserve” heading north over the river (adjacent to the off-ramp slip road). Follow this road left, round doubling back and under the slip road bridge to the site entrance.

By Bus
Brockholes is about caring for the natural world and for the environment.  One way of protecting that environment is to reduce your carbon footprint so why not come to Brockholes by frequent local bus and on foot, enjoying an easy, level walk along the Ribble of less than a mile – about 20 minutes – to the reserve entrance.

If you are coming from Preston Bus Station catch either Stagecoach-in-Lancashire bus 59 or Transdev Lancashire United  Ribble Valley Express service X80/280 and alight at the Tickled Trout Motel, just before the M6 junction.

In the other direction Bus 59 provides a direct service from Blackburn or Accrington (half hourly weekdays, hourly Sundays) whilst the Lancashire United Ribble Valley Express X80/280 serves Skipton, Barnoldswick, Clitheroe and Whalley, (connections from Burnley). hourly on weekdays, two hourly on Sundays.  For downloadable X80/280 timetables log onto www.lancashirebus.co.uk.

If you are coming from Preston, alight at the bus stop at the Tickled Trout and walk back over the river bridge, taking the first track on the right by a metal crash barrier fence. Walk 50 metres along the track, before going through the metal kissing gate on the right which leads onto the cycle track, now the Guild Wheel Cycle Way.

If coming from the Blackburn or Clitheroe direction, alight at the first bus stop past the M6 which is the Tickled Trout. Either cross the A59 carefully at the refuge, turning left to cross the river bridge to the track on the right, or cross the river bridge to locate steps leading to an underpass, left, under the A59 which joins the cycle path as below.

Follow this level tarmac track which soon goes alongside the river and under the concrete arches of the slip roads, motorway and along the vehicle access road to the main entrance to the reserve.  You can follow this drive to the Visitor Centre, but a metal kissing gate on the left 20 metres before the entrance gives access to a traffic free walking route parallel to the drive which lead to the Centre.

 

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Please click on the link below to view the a copy of the presentation slides.

HR Exchange presentation 17-03-16