19 June 2014 – Effective Performance Management – Brockholes

Effective Performance Management – Developing business strategy and increasing your turnover

The recession hit our businesses hard and led to us all having to make some difficult decisions to ride out the storm. Should we restructure our business? Do we need to make redundancies? Should we re-evaluate our suppliers? Can we cut our budgets? Could we limit staff benefits and freeze all pay rises?

Event Details

The climate does though seem to now be a much more positive one with local businesses encouragingly telling us that a corner (thankfully) has been turned and  that sustainable growth is improving.

But businesses still have staff that have also been affected by the recession, who may have had a pay freeze whilst the cost of living rose or who saw other colleagues being made redundant, and who have lost some of their commitment and drive. A large number of businesses recognise the huge value in investing in the people who have stood by them in the hard times and want to reward them for their loyalty. If you are investing time, support, training and benefits in your staff, then you still need to ensure that you get a return on that investment. Effective performance management is a key tool for businesses and plays a significant part in developing business strategy and increasing turnover.

The Partners of The Lancashire HR Exchange invite you to join them for an interactive morning aimed at business owners, managers and senior HR professionals to learn, share and network and to explore how to maximise the benefit to your business of investing in your people.

Our guest speakers will be Ian Clark, Finance Director and Karen Twist, HR & People Development Manager of ACDC, who will share with us how the company overhauled its performance and management team in order to refine its business strategy.

Emma Swan, Employment Partner at Taylors Solicitors, will take delegates through a number of topical case studies in an interactive workshop session followed by an invaluable briefing on the legal aspects of Performance Management. There will also be an ever-popular legal update from Emma covering all the recent key developments in HR and employment law affecting employers.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our new venue at Brockholes, which is centrally located in Lancashire immediately off junction 31 of the M6. Places are limited so please book now to reserve your place.

We hope you are able to join us.

With best regards

The Lancashire HR Exchange

 

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Event Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am – Registration and networking

9.00 – 9.30am – Employment law update

9.30 – 10.10am – Ian Clark and Karen Twist of ACDC discuss Performance Management and business strategy

10.10 – 10.30am – Refreshments & networking

10.30 – 10.45am – Workshop

10.45 – 11.15am – Performance Management – what businesses need to know

 

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Event Location

 

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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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