A strategic workforce plan sets out important information on a wide range of key people development areas such as talent attraction and recruiting the best talent, area’s of productivity, attrition and other risk factor’s and creates a environment where people can thrive in line with the business’ success.

Speakers from a range of award-winning organisations who have created and implemented a sustainable workforce plan, and are reaping significant organisational benefits that have led to increased productivity, improved job satisfaction metrics and gained a clear competitive advantage in their marketplace, will provide valuable insight into implementing a sound and measurable people plan.

The Hr NETWORK Conference & Exhibition 2020 will take place at the Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh’s West End on Thursday 14th May 2020 with around 350 delegates from the world of people management and development in Scotland. Delegates will hear two Key Note speakers as well as the wide range of breakout session speakers along with the very popular exhibitor area, which is full of goodies from a range of key HR & people product and service providers.

We are delighted to provide a full range of insightful and thought-provoking breakout session topics below and delegates may choose one session from each stream. The delegate package also includes the morning and afternoon key note speaker sessions and we will confirm the key note speakers VERY SOON!

List of Breakout Sessions:

Stream 1

Session 1 – The HR Revolution – Building the HR team of the future
Session 2 – Workforce Planning & Employment Law: Creating a simple and collaborative process
Session 3 – Skills for the Future: Creating a path for others to follow

Stream 2

Session 4 – Workforce Career Management: What Workers Want!
Session 5 – A Resilient Workforce: Developing and embedding a culture of resilience in the workplace
Session 6 – Employee Value Proposition: Aligning your people strategy to meet organisational objectives

Stream 3

Session 7 – Strategic Workforce Planning: Enabling strategic growth through your people
Session 8 – Retraining & Upskilling the Workforce : Tapping into hidden talent
Session 9 – Health & Wellbeing: A strategy for maintaining a healthy workforce

Stream 4

Session 10 – Work’s Mental: Zero to Hero on the mental health journey
Session 11 – Truly Flexible Working: Can it work for everyone?
Session 12 – People Analytics: Using technology to support your strategic workforce plan


From 1st March 2020 the costs for attending the Conference & Exhibition are as follows:

  • HR Practitioner (Non-commercial) – £175+VAT (Valid until Monday 11th May 2020)
  • Others (Including HR, recruitment and management consultants and advisors) – £225+VAT (Valid until Monday 11th May 2020)

For further information regarding the Conference including speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting or the delegate booking information relating to whether you are a ‘HR Practitioner’ or ‘Other’ delegate, please contact the Conference Planning Team on Tel: 0131 625 3267 or email: subscriptions@hrnetworkscotland.co.uk


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