12th June 2014 – Effective Performance Management – Manchester

Effective Performance Management – Developing business strategy and increasing your turnover

Event Details

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 pay rises?

It seems though that 2014 is becoming a more positive year, 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 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 Manchester 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 speaker will be Keith Stopforth, former Head of Talent & Development at Bupa Health and Wellbeing and 10Eighty consultant; Keith will be facilitating two sessions on Performance Management;-

The Significant Seven – Tips on Effective Performance Management
This session will cover what good Performance Management systems and processes should be about. Drawing on over 25 years of being on the receiving end, delivering or designing Performance Management systems, Keith will share his “Significant 7″ in relation to getting the best out of Performance Management conversations. Attendees will come away with powerful truths about the impact of great Performance Management and be inspired to look again at how it works for them, their people and their organisations. Keith will remind people about what underpins great conversations, how these can impact on people and in particular, the bottom line for organisations.

Case study – Aligning Performance Management systems to enable transformational change
Keith will share his experiences of how Bupa Health & Wellbeing aligned transformational change to Performance Management involving 3,000 in just over five months. He will share the business imperatives, methodology used and the tangible business outcomes which resulted from the work. Delegates will get a real insight into how Performance Management can be a key lever in achieving business transformation and bottom line results improvement.

Will Clayton, Head of Employment at Taylors Solicitors, will give the ever-popular legal update covering the recent key developments in HR and employment law affecting employers and talk about the legal do’s and dont’s of Performance Management.

Delegates will learn from Will’s experience gained from years of advising and training employers to resolve individual employee or team performance concerns. He will help delegates identify whether their managers have created the right foundations to enable good performance within their business, that is aligned to their organisation’s overall goals and objectives.

He will also walk delegates through a model Performance Management exercise to help them to identify whether their existing processes for addressing performance concerns are appropriate and sufficiently robust to enable them to manage/minimise the risk of Employment Tribunal claims. Finally, delegates will have the opportunity to ask Will questions concerning any aspect of the Performance Management process during the case study session, led by Will and Keith.


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Event Agenda

8.30 – 9:00am – Registration and networking

9.00 – 9.40am – Keith Stopforth – The Significant Seven – Tips on  Effective Performance Management

9.40 – 10.10am – Will Clayton – Performance Management – the legal do’s and don’ts

10.10 – 10.30am – Keith Stopforth – Case study; Aligning Performance Management systems to enable transformational change

10.30 – 10.45am – Coffee break & networking

10.45 – 11.00am – Case study feedback / group work

11.00 – 11.30am – Will ClaytonPerformance Management; the legal do’s and don’ts


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Event Location

Imperial War Museum NorthImperial 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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