Workforce redesign seminar - Thursday 9 Sept

HPMA Scottish branch event: Workforce re-design and employment law update Thursday 9 September 2010

Morning Session – Workforce Redesign

The Cabinet Secretary’s recent announcement guaranteeing security of employment within NHSScotland will have come as welcome news to all of us however there’s little doubt that the NHS is in for a tough couple of years and demonstrating value for money from our workforce will be top of the agenda!
But major organisational change happens one person at a time and the success of new structures and new models of patient care depends on the ability of individual employees to see where they fit and how they can contribute most to the organisation. Reshaping the workforce to will be a major part of service manager’s duties across the next few years and HR practitioners will have a key role in facilitating the changes that will be necessary.
HPMA’s seminar will provide an insight into how you can best achieve workforce redesign and our speakers from across the UK will give you practical advice based on their own experience of dealing with just such issues.
Kelvin Cheatle, President of HPMA will reflect on his own experiences of organisational change and workforce redesign from his many years working across the NHS in England.
Chris Perkins of Fairplace (career management experts) will outline how proven career management tools can help you reshape the workforce to do more with less and still maintain employee engagement.
Martin Hamilton, Head of Employment Law, Capsticks Solicitors will update your knowledge of the current legislation and case law affecting workforce redesign.
Afternoon Session – General Employment Legislation Round-Up
The Equality Act remains unaffected by the recent change in UK Government and the majority of the Act will come into force in October 2010. Martin Hamilton will provide an update on the provisions that are likely to be implemented in October and will outline the impact that this may have from an employment law perspective.
Martin will also provide a round up of legislative changes and highlight recent cases of importance. This will include a variety of issues, such as 
  • ECJ rulings on Age Limits for workers and the recent UK proposals to abolish the default retirement age.
  • Unproven Allegations against staff
  • Stigma Damages and Loss of Future Earnings (NHS Staff)
Chris Carron
Chair HPMA Scottish Branch
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