A Sustainable Workforce Through Fair Work

Please note the date for this event is now 24 October

Fair work is work that offers effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect; that balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers and that can generate benefits for individuals, organisations and society. At this event, we will examine priorities, challenges and good practice in embedding fair work into your organisation and the key benefits it will deliver.

Fair Work for a thriving Scotland

In March 2016, the Fair Work Convention produced its Fair Work Framework for Scotland which provided guidance to improve understanding of fair work, benchmark existing practice and identify where improvements can be made.

With the Scottish Government committed to publishing a Fair Work Action plan this year, join us as we scrutinise the progress of the Fair Work Framework toward their 2025 vision. Fair work can deliver higher productivity, performance and innovation for employers in addition to great benefits for individuals, however there are real challenges, both practical and economic, in becoming an accredited fair work organisation and change requires workplace leadership at every level.

Join us as we examine the evidence-base for fair work ambitions – from the Real Living Wage to flexible working - and look at the practicalities of achieving accreditation. Further sessions will share learning, good practice and insights into realising fair work in practice.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • The Fair Work Framework in context
  • The case for fair work in a tough economic climate
  • Implementing fair work in your workplace
  • Practical guidance on how to become a living wage accredited organisation
  • Measuring the success of fair work initiatives in the workplace
  • Ambitions for the Fair Work Action Plan and 2025 Vision

Agenda*

9:15 Registration and Refreshments

9:55 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Dr John McGurk, Head of Policy and Insights - UK Nations and Regions, CIPD Scotland

10:00 Session 1: Policy and Context

  • The Fair Work Framework in context
  • Ambitions for the Fair Work Action Plan and 2025 Vision
  • The role of fair work in inclusive growth

10:00 The Fair Work Framework - Inclusive Growth

Mary Alexander, Deputy Scottish Secretary, Unite the Union

10:30 Questions and Discussion

11:00 Refreshment Break

11:30 Session 2: Embedding Fair Work Practices

  • Empowering employees to engage, innovate and thrive
  • Creating environments where employees can utilise their skills
  • Key challenges faced when adopting a fair work approach
  • Effecting change throughout an organisation

11:30 Investors in People and Fair Work

  • Leadership and Management and Fair Work practices
  • The alignment between Investors In People and the Fair Work Framework

Alan Gebbie, Quality Manager, Remarkable

12:00 Practical Guidance On How To Become An Accredited Living Wage Employer

  • Requirements for Living Wage accreditation
  • A process for accreditation
  • Producing milestones

Iain Russell, Living Wage Accreditation Officer, Living Wage Scotland

12:30 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Good Practice and Case Studies

  • The case for fair work in a tough economic climate
  • Measuring the success of fair work initiatives in the workplace
  • Practical guidance on how to become a living wage accredited organisation
  • Accreditation as a means of attracting the best talent in a crowded employment market

13:30 Fair Work In Practice: A Sustainable Culture and an Engaged Workforce

  • The importance of workplace culture
  • Sharing culture with suppliers and stakeholders
  • The role of effective communication 

Ross Armstrong, Managing Director, Warmworks

14:00 Dr John McGurk, Head of Policy and Insights - UK Nations and Regions, CIPD Scotland

14:25 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

Whitespace, Norloch House 36 King’s Stables Road Edinburgh EH1 2EU | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary/charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635

Dates
24 October 2018
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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