A Sustainable Workforce Through Fair Work

Fair work can deliver higher productivity, performance and innovation for employers in addition to great benefits for individuals. At this event, we will examine priorities, challenges and good practice in embedding fair work into your organisation.

Early bird rate available until Friday 3 August 2018
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Fair Work for a thriving Scotland

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.

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. However, there are real challenges, both practical and economic, in becoming an accredited fair work organisation and change requires real workplace leadership at every level.

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. We will examine initiatives including the Scottish Business Pledge and Workplace Equality Fund as well as the evidence-base for fair work ambitions – from the Real Living Wage to flexible working. Further sessions will share learning, good practice and insights into the benefits of fair work in practice.

Key issues we’ll examine with you

  • Ambitions for the Fair Work Action Plan
  • The Fair Work Framework in context
  • Empowering employees to engage, innovate and thrive
  • Fair work as a means to tackle low worker morale, engagement and retention
  • Measuring the success of fair work initiatives in the workplace
  • The case for fair work in a tough economic climate

Agenda*

9:15 Registration and Refreshments

9:55 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

10:00 Session 1: Policy and Context

  • Ambitions for the Fair Work Action Plan
  • The Fair Work Framework in context
  • Fair work as a means to tackle low worker morale, engagement and retention
  • The role of fair work in inclusive growth

10:40 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
  • Managing underperformance appropriately and sensitively

12:40 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Good Practice and Case Studies

  • Measuring the success of fair work initiatives in the workplace
  • Good practice in engaging employees within decision making
  • Accreditation as a means of attracting the best talent in a crowded employment market
  • The case for fair work in a tough economic climate

14:40 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

Central Edinburgh, to be confirmed in due course.

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
27 September 2018
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
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