Our 7th in this popular weekly series giving employers the tools and knowledge to tackle the unique HR challenges posed by the global crisis. Drawing on our almost two decades' worth of pandemic planning and management expertise, we are delighted to offer these free weekly senior HR webinars as part of the #KeepBritainWorking initiative.
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Covid-19 employer webinar: what to do this week - 7th May 2020

May 7, 2020 at 11:00:00 AM · London
About This Webinar

Our 7th in this popular weekly series giving employers the tools and knowledge to tackle the unique HR challenges posed by the global crisis.

Drawing on our almost two decades' worth of pandemic planning and management expertise, we are delighted to offer these free weekly senior HR webinars as part of the #KeepBritainWorking initiative.

We are responding directly to your concerns and the live questions posed each week and this episode will deliver a legal checklist and a look at what you need to start thinking about to plan and manage a safe and timely return to work. When is the right time for your company? And how do you pre-empt some of the staffing issues that might arise?

As ever, do email me elizabeth.smith@bfi.co.uk with any issues you need us to address

(You can find our full list of past and future conferences, workshops and webinars on our website: www.bfi.co.uk. We are currently developing all of our training in a digital format)

Agenda
  • LEGAL AND EMPLOYMENT LAW update and checklist: what to do this week
  • WORKFORCE PLANNING Ready to go back: key questions to help formulate your return strategy
  • EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH 'Them and us' - there are concerns about divided workplaces; those furloughed versus those working. How do employers manage and pre-empt workplace division?
  • 30-minute live panel and knowledge-sharing session: Challenges for employers - creating the new normal
Categories:
BUSINESS & FINANCE COACHING EDUCATION & LEARNING
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter BFI-UK
Elizabeth Smith - Director of Research
Elizabeth is director of research and a founding co-director at Business Forums International. She is responsible for all programme content and writing, and researches current areas of interest for senior HR professionals in large organisations. BFI is the UK’s leading HR risk specialist conference and training provider, delivering key and timely information to over 3,000 delegates a year both through public and in-house training courses.

Before founding BFI in 1996, Elizabeth specialised in researching corporate financial programmes in Asia and the Middle East, based in Dubai. She also worked in advertising and publishing in the Middle East and London.

Elizabeth was educated in the West Indies, Saudi Arabia and Belgium before reading Modern Languages at Durham University.
Webinar hosting presenter
Crisis and Issues management, Crisis communications and corporate security expert, Blindside
Crisis and Issues management, Crisis communications and corporate security expert

Mark is Blindside’s Lead Crisis Consultant responsible for ensuring Blindside’s clients are correctly serviced throughout the Crisis and Issues Management cycle from identification and preparation, prevention through planning and training, to response and recovery. Blindside’s crisis management preparedness and response services enable our clients to face situations and events of a challenging nature, throughout the world.

Over the last 24 years, Mark has worked at the forefront of crisis management and crisis communications internationally. Mark has held senior positions with leading consultancies in crisis management with Control Risks, and crisis communications and issues management with Burson-Marsteller.
Webinar hosting presenter
Partner – Employment, Spencer West
Fudia Smartt is a Partner at Spencer West LLP. She joined the firm in September 2019, having previously been Partner at a boutique employment practice in Chancery Lane. Her previous work experience includes practising in highly regarded employment teams at both Russell Cooke LLP (a top 100 London firm) and City firm Fox Williams LLP.

Covering every stage of the employment life cycle, Fudia advises on non-contentious and contentious matters for both employers and employees on topics such as bullying, harassment (including sexual harassment), unfair and wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, discrimination, whistleblowing, maternity and other family-friendly matters.

She has experience across a wide range of sectors, with particular expertise in technology, media, financial services and professional services.

Fudia has significant experience in the following:

Advising on day to day HR operational issues, which includes on how to avoid grievances and disciplinary/dismissal issues;
Senior executive appointments and departures (which often include regulatory issues);
Bringing and defending complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims in the employment tribunals;
Advising employers and employees (as well as partners) on the enforceability of restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements, including in relation to team moves;
Drafting contracts of employment, service agreements and HR policies;
Advising companies on restructuring exercises, redundancies (including collective redundancies) and employment issues arising from insolvency;
Advising on TUPE-related matters including in relation to outsourcing and property transactions;
Advising both employers and employees on data protection issues;
Advising business start-ups in a wide range of industries on how to protect and grow their businesses at a reasonable cost;
Providing HR advice and tailored training to clients and external bodies on all employment law matters, from recruitment to dismissal and beyond;
Advising members on joining LLPs; and
Drafting, negotiating and advising on settlement agreements.
She has acted on a number of high profile (and commercially sensitive) matters which has resulted in six-figure settlements for her clients. She has also acted on matters in the County Court, High Courts, Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and Court of Appeal.

Fudia is praised by her clients for her creative problem-solving skills and her ability to provide commercial, tailored legal advice in a friendly and empathetic manner. She has a high emotional intelligence which she uses to assist with getting the results her clients want.

Fudia is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Webinar hosting presenter
Senior Adviser and Collective Conciliator at Acas
Designing and delivering bespoke training packages covering all aspects of employment relations and employment law to line managers, HR professionals and employees through facilitative learning methods.
I also have a strong interest in conflict and dispute resolution, communications and finding practical solutions to problems within the workplace.
Webinar hosting presenter
Partner - Immigration & Global Mobility, Spencer West
Samar’s many years of experience include both serving clients directly and responsibility for immigration knowledge an international firm in the City. Her expertise in this notoriously complex and changing field is therefore detailed and practical.
Samar assists companies in setting up in the UK and with day-to-day sponsorship matters. She has a strong track record of helping companies ensure compliance and access the talent they need. She is extremely knowledgeable in right to work matters.
Employers and individuals benefit from Samar’s expertise on EU nationals’ rights. Her training and advice sessions on this and other immigration topics are highly recommended.
Hosted By
Business Forums International Ltd webinar platform hosts Covid-19 employer webinar: what to do this week - 7th May 2020
Providing world-class training solutions for employers since 1996. Business Forums International is renowned for providing employers access to leading industry experts, practitioners, lawyers and consultants who together tackle today's biggest business challenges. Specialising in HR risk management.
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