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Hewett Recruitment & HW Chamber HR Professionals Conference

‘The HR and business landscape is rapidly transforming. WERE YOU THERE? WERE INFORMED? ARE YOU NOW READY to meet the challenges facing all HR Professionals?’

The HR Conference was a huge success, despite the weather, there was a fantastic turn out for this annual event now in its second year. Run in partnership with the H&W Chamber of Commerce the speakers did not disappoint the audience. We would like to thank all delegates who attended the HR Professionals Conference Wednesday 4th June at Sixways Stadium, and show our appreciation to the speakers for informing everyone on the hot topics of today's HR world. Special thanks to Kevin Green who delivered yet again an insightful and inspiring perspective on the future of HR and how it's time for HR to rethink how we attract, engage and retain current and potential employees.

HR Professionals
(Date for 2015 Conference coming soon)


Many thanks to our 2014 Conference speakers...

  Kevin Green, Chief Executive at REC
Kevin Green has been the Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since June 2008. The REC is the professional body for the UK’s 25 billion private recruitment and staffing industry.  Kevin is a regular commentator on the UK labour market on national TV and radio.
Before starting at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. His last role was HR Director for Royal Mail Letters; where he was responsible for all people-related issues for the business with 165,000 employees. He was part of the leadership team which transformed the business from losing £1 million a day in 2003 to making over £600 million profit in 2007.
    Sally Morris, Head of Division – Employment Division
Sally Morris is a partner at mfg Solicitors, heading up the employment division.  As head of employment, she advises the main commercial clients and senior executives on matters of employment. Sally has detailed knowledge and understanding of all contentious areas of employment law including unfair dismissal, discrimination and contractual claims.Additionally, Sally’s expertise extends to include non-contentious work, assisting employers with internal employment affairs, employment contracts and policies. Sally is also able to provide corporate support on business mergers and acquisitions.
    Bernie Bird, Group Head of HR Services

Bernie Bird is Group Head of HR Services for Worcester-based Sanctuary Group, one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers. Her career at Sanctuary spans ten years and Bernie is responsible for delivering a range of people focused solutions to the organisation’s 10,000 employees. She plays a key role in ensuring the delivery of HR integrated services through a shared service centre together with providing considerable and broad ranging experience of major change management projects, large scale mergers and TUPE programmes.
  Paul Chamberlain, Head of Employment, Brabners Manchester
Paul Chamberlain heads Brabners Employment Law department in the Manchester office. He has experience of all aspects of Employment Law with a special interest in TUPE, senior executives’ severance agreements and recruitment agency law. He has significant and nationally-recognised experience in advising on compliance regarding the employment status of temporary workers and the Agency Workers Regulations.