Westminster Employment Forum

Next steps for increasing UK productivity - innovation, business practice and policy developments

Morning, Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar is bringing together policymakers and stakeholders to examine latest thinking on increasing productivity in the UK economy - looking at policy priorities for supporting businesses, the education sector and individuals in the workforce.


It will be an opportunity to discuss key themes emerging from the Government’s Business Productivity Review, which aims to improve understanding of high and low productivity businesses, as well as the market in which interventions operate.


Delegates will discuss practical steps that might be taken by employers, and the seminar will bring out cases studies on initiatives that are proving effective in improving business practices, and how businesses are planning for the impact of Brexit.


Attendees will also consider what more might be done to enhance leadership, management and performance measurement; as well as examining developments in innovation and technology that are being explored as ways to boost UK productivity.


Further sessions focus on skills - looking at plans to establish a National Retraining Scheme, challenges for improving the take-up of technical education and STEM subjects, and the potential for business support services to improve employee expertise.



Guests of Honour

James Partington

Deputy Director, Long Tail Productivity Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Ann Francke

Chief Executive, CMI

Guests of Honour

James Partington

Deputy Director, Long Tail Productivity Review, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Ann Francke

Chief Executive, CMI

Speakers

Lowell Williams

Chief Executive Officer, Dudley College of Technology

Matthew Percival

Head of Group, Employment Law and Employee Relations, CBI

Sue Ferns

Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect

Ben Willmott

Head of Public Policy, CIPD

Christine Hancock

Director, Oxford Health Alliance

Tej Parikh

Senior Economist, Institute of Directors

Ian Fordham

Director, Education, Microsoft

Dr Duncan Brown

Head of HR Consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies

Professor Philip McCann

Chair, Urban and Regional Economics, University of Sheffield and Director, Productivity Insights Network