12 September 2013 – Diversity & Equality in the Workplace – Manchester

The next HR Exchange Manchester event will be held on 12th September 2013.

This sessions focuses on Diversity & Equality in the Workplace and an employment update.

With keynote speakers and the opportunity to exchange ideas and best practice with other HR professionals, bookings are now being taken.

Event Details

As the modern workforce changes, employing a diverse workforce is inevitable, bringing with it innumerable benefits to your business; a workforce comprising employees from different cultural, racial and generational backgrounds encourages new ways of thinking and working, creating exciting opportunities for the organisation.

Managing equality and discrimination is therefore of even greater importance; employers must ensure workers are treated fairly, meaning it is essential for all HR teams to be fully equipped with the necessary skills to ensure the workforce is managed effectively and within the law.

The session will begin with our ever-popular review of the important recent developments in Employment law, which will be delivered by Will Clayton, Head of Employment at Taylors Solicitors, who will also give his guidance on the legal aspects of equality and diversity in the workplace.
We are delighted to be joined at the event by Mark Wright of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who will talk about the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and the obligations on all UK SMEs and employers under the Principles.

Dave Harrison from event Partner, 10Eighty, will discuss the benefits of employing a diversified workforce to the talent management process.

The event will also include role play scenarios which will be followed by a group dicussion and feedback from the employment team, together with the opportunity for delegates to share their experiences of handling equality and diversity issues within their organisations. The session will be delegate-focussed, giving attendees plenty of opportunity to discuss their experiences of managing these important HR issues.

 

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Event Agenda

8:30-9.00am - Networking / Registration

9:00-9:20am - Will Clayton, Head of Employment at Taylors Solicitors provides his update on recent employment law changes and developments.

9:20-9:40am - Mark Wright from the Equality and Human Rights Commission talks about the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights and the obligations on UK SMEs and employers

9:40-10:00am - Will Clayton takes us through a summary of the Equality Act and other legislation driving the business case for equality and diversity in the workplace

10:00-10:15am - Break

10:15-10:45am - Interactive role play scenarios and group discussion

10:45-11:10am - Dave Harrison of 10Eighty takes us through other positive benefits of employing a diversified workforce to the talent management process

11:10 - Closing comments

 

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Event Location

Imperial War Museum North

Libeskind Room – Imperial War Museum North

The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ

Web: Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

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By Car
Leave the M60 at Junction 9 and join Parkway (A5081) towards Trafford Park. At the first island take the third exit onto Village Way; at the next island take the second exit onto Warren Bruce Road. Turn right at the T-junction onto Trafford Wharf Road. Alternatively, leave the M602 at Junction 3 and follow the signs. Secure parking, including designated parking spaces for people with disabilities, is available for 160 cars.

By Metrolink
The nearest Metrolink stations to IWM North are MediaCityUK or Harbour City. Trams run direct from Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate-Castlefield and St Peter’s Square. If you’re coming from Oxford Road railway station, you will need to travel on foot to St Peter’s Square. Take the Eccles service and alight at MediaCityUK or Harbour City. IWM North is a short walk across the canal by footbridge. For more information, visit the Metrolink website.

By Bus
250 Piccadilly Gardens to Trafford Centre.This service stops on Wharfside Way, Trafford Park. Alight at Village Circle and walk back to Elevator Road; continue on foot to IWM North on Trafford Wharf Road.

X50 Manchester Piccadilly to Trafford Centre.This service stops at IWM North. This service runs approximately every 15 minutes. For more information please see the Stagecoach website.

9 Salford Crescent to MediaCityUK.This service stops on the Salford side of The Quays by The Lowry. We are a short walk across the canal by footbridge.

For timetable enquiries, call 0161 228 7811. For more information on getting to IWM North by bus visit Transport for Greater Manchester.

By Train
From most North West locations you can catch many trains to Manchester. Visit National Rail Enquiries for timetable information. From any central Manchester station continue by tram or taxi.

 

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Event Downloads

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To confirm your attendance please complete the form below. For more information, please call Taylors on: 01254 297900 or email: peter.byrne@taylors.co.uk

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