December Festive Breakfast

Bookings are welcome for the 2013 Festive Social Breakfast on Tuesday 17 December 2013

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Venue: The Corner House, 71, North Walls. Winchester. SO23 8DA
Time: 08.15 to eat at 08.40. Finish 10.00 approx.
Cost: £10 cash (the balance is kindly sponsored by Dutton Gregory)
Booking procedure: contact Sarah Broad (s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk) with your menu preference (see below) by 2 December
Agenda: no guest speaker – simply enjoy the conversation of fellow members

Menu:

A choice of:

· Full Corner House breakfast with scrambled egg

· Full eggs Benedict

· Full eggs Royale

These would be served with a choice of tea or coffee (which we would serve in large tea pots and cafetieres) and an apple or orange juice.

For any other dietary requirements please contact the venue, explain that you would be part of this group and discuss your needs.

IMPORTANT – Do note the date by which we need your details please.

 

November meeting – Employment Agency Secrets

Date: Tuesday 19th November 2013
Time: from 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Venue: Dutton Gregory, St Peter’s Street, Winchester. SO23 8BT
Guest speaker – Caryn Musker
Topic – Secrets of Employment Agencies
The relevance to People Management – Many businesses use, or consider recruitment using agencies.

When a business needs an extra pair of hands they have to consider how they find the best person for the job. In what promises to be a revealing session, Caryn Musker has offered to share some of the secrets of what goes on behind the scenes and to advise when and how to use an external recruiter most effectively.

Caryn, who is qualified Chartered MCIPD, spent fifteen years in HR in varied and increasingly senior generalist roles, including nine years with Grant Thornton. She crossed into specialist recruitment consultancy in 1995 and spent six years with CMA Financial Recruitment before being headhunted by one of her clients, DHD Corporate Finance. Moving with the corporate finance team when they were acquired by Tenon, Caryn stayed for two years as Director of Search and Selection. In 2004 she left to set up on her own and for the past nearly ten years has traded as Ashton Gray. She specialises in finding directors and senior managers for privately owned businesses.

Early Booking essential – Call Sarah Broad on 01962 844333 or at s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk.

October Breakfast – Coping with Overload

Time: from 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Venue: Dutton Gregory, St Peter’s Street, Winchester. SO23 8BT
Subject: Overload at Work
Guest speaker: James Richardson
Topic – Work Overload – avoiding or dealing with stress and being overloaded
The relevance to People Management – Many business leaders work very long hours, and work can often occupy our minds wherever we are.

Work overload is a common problem for small businesses and the self-employed. It is often compounded by a failure to identify and tackle the root causes in an appropriate way. This can lead to stress, inefficiency and burn-out; none of which will benefit your business.

James Richardson will be talking about ways to identify causes of overload, and suggesting some ways to determine the most effective and appropriate means of overcoming such problems.

James is a consultant specialising in providing companies with advice about HR and Anti-Bribery strategies. He spent many years working in HR roles in the Voluntary Sector and the Publishing Industry, latterly as Personnel Director of an international Publishing Group, before becoming involved in Corporate Social Responsibility. This has given him many opportunities to study overload at close quarters, and to experiment with strategies (some good, some not so good) for dealing with it.

September Breakfast – a positive message on social media

Title: Managing a positive message on social media
Location: Dutton Gregory, St Peter’s Street, Winchester. SO23 8BT
Time: from 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Date: Tuesday 17th September 2013
Guest speaker – Ann Brine

The relevance to People Management – social media are widely used and it is a wonderful way for your employees and associates to be ambassadors. However, how do you manage the quality and accuracy of the messages that spread around the world?

Ann Brine is a marketing expert and founder of AMB Marketing with wide experience of social media campaigns, both for Business-to-business and Business-to-customer. She will spend a little time explaining ‘why engage in social media?’ then explore how we can best use our contacts positively and avoid messages that can harm your business’ reputation.

Then we can share views on what we would do were things to go wrong or if someone overstepped the mark.

Early Booking essential – Call Sarah Broad on 01962 844333 or at s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk.

The People Management Breakfast is open to anyone who wishes to come along and is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Our breakfast meetings are free throughout the year, supported by Dutton Gregory Solicitors, but we ask for £10 towards the Summer & Christmas breakfasts.

Future meetings

15/10/13 – Getting recruitment right first time

19/11/13 – Managing performance

July Breakfast – Summer social

Our Summer networking will be held at the Intech Science Centre from 08.30 – 10.30
at INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill Winchester. SO21 1HZ

Theme – Creating Links
Purpose – To share ideas, discover new perspectives and make new friends
Cost – Just £10.00 including a comprehensive cooked breakfast

Summer is a great time to meet somewhere different. We can use the surroundings to stimulate new discussions about the links between our businesses and share our experiences of managing people.

We have the use of the Intech facilities to trigger some new thoughts, and we particularly welcome a limited number of new people to the group.

So if you are a regular then book now. If you feel that you have a lot in common with our aims (described below), then do get in touch.

Early Booking essential – Call Sarah Broad on 01962 844333 or at s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk.

June Breakfast – Health Matters

Title: Health Matters in the Workplace
Location: Dutton Gregory, St Peter’s Street, Winchester. SO23 8BT
Time: from 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Date: Tuesday 18th June 2013
Guest speaker: Anne Bartlett
The relevance to People Management: employee health is of interest to everyone, whether to comply with regulations or simply be a better employer.

‘Health and Safety’ obligations are often surrounded by myth and mis-quoting.

Anne Bartlett, a specialist in occupational health for the Health and Safety Executive, will lead a positive session in which a few myths can be dispelled, and discussing how we can all be pro-active about promoting health and well-being in the broader sense.

This will be informal and far from a ‘you must do’ session and of general interest whatever your place of work.

Anne Bartlett is an Occupational Health practitioner working for the Health and Safety Executive, and she has a desire to keep discussions rooted in reality and practical matters.

Early Booking essential – Call Sarah Broad on 01962 844333 or at s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk.

For other questions please contact our chair: Ed Beckmann of Interweave Now on 01256 806596, ed@interweave-now.co.uk.

The People Management Breakfast is open to anyone who wishes to come along and is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Our breakfast meetings are free throughout the year, supported by Dutton Gregory Solicitors, but we ask for £10 towards the Summer & Christmas breakfasts. Our aims are:

  • to promote the development of people
    to encourage and support those involved in the business of developing people and cultures

Future meetings

16/07/13 – Networking meeting – promote widely!!!

August – Summer Holiday

17/09/13 – Social media – managing a consistent and beneficial message

May Breakfast – Business Continuity v Disaster Recovery

Title: Business Continuity v Disaster Recovery
Location: Dutton Gregory, St Peter’s Street, Winchester. SO23 8BT
Time: from 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Date: Tuesday 21st May 2013
Guest speaker: Andrew Wolffsohn
The relevance to People Management: the outside world throws all sorts of challenges at us, and it is important to plan for the people in a business to manage the situation, whether it be sharing knowledge or preparing emergency routines

Whilst people are the critical part of a business, they need the infrastructure to work with. In this session Andrew Wolffsohn will help us discover the critical skills, information and technology that we need to take care of in order to keep things running smoothly and be resistant to failure. Where disaster recovery is the procedure that gets you back on your feet, business continuity is the ongoing nurturing and improvement to prevent you from stumbling.

Andrew Wolffsohn is IT Director at BC Technologies, a company which provides consultancy and support for systems in both small and large businesses. Their approach is to consider both the people and the technology as the whole system to keep in top condition.

Early Booking essential – Call Sarah Broad on 01962 844333 or at s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk.

For other questions please contact our chair: Ed Beckmann of Interweave Now on 01256 806596, ed@interweave-now.co.uk.

The People Management Breakfast is open to anyone who wishes to come along and is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Our breakfast meetings are free throughout the year, supported by Dutton Gregory Solicitors, but we ask for £10 towards the Summer & Christmas breakfasts. Our aims are:

  • to promote the development of people
    to encourage and support those involved in the business of developing people and cultures

Future meetings

18/06/13 – Health matters in the workplace – how to manage

16/07/13 – Networking meeting – promote widely!!!

April Breakfast – Managing Across Generations

Title: Managing across Generations
Location: Dutton Gregory, St Peter’s Street, Winchester. SO23 8BT
Time: from 8.30 am to 9.45 am
Date: Tuesday 16th April 2013
Guest speaker: Dr. Nigel Paterson
The relevance to People Management: each generation can have its own values and behaviours, and it takes skill to manage the best of all points of view without unnecessary conflict

Management of diversity has become a very important skill in the workplace. Part of this is the ability to manage across generations successfully enough that staff enjoy and even speak enthusiastically about the multi-generational environment in which they work. The same principles can be applied rather similarly to all-age voluntary organisations and even to extended families.

Nigel will give a brief overview of the generations commonly found in the workplace, including their customary likes and dislikes. This will lead to the exploration of a number of ideas for best practice.

Nigel Paterson is a trainer and educator who works part-time for Richard Lewis Communications in Warnford, giving training to overseas business people, academics, government officers and politicians in business and cross-cultural communication. He also works part-time for a thriving, all-age church in Hedge End.

Early Booking essential – Call Sarah Broad on 01962 844333 or at s.broad@duttongregory.co.uk.

For other questions please visit our website www.peoplemgt.org.uk or contact our chair: Ed Beckmann of Interweave Now on 01256 806596, ed@interweave-now.co.uk.

The People Management Breakfast is open to anyone who wishes to come along and is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Our breakfast meetings are free throughout the year, supported by Dutton Gregory Solicitors, but we ask for £10 towards the Summer & Christmas breakfasts. Our aims are:

to promote the development of people
to encourage and support those involved in the business of developing people and cultures

Future meetings

21/05/13 – Health matters in the workplace – how to manage

18/06/13 – Getting extra help – delegate, recruit or subcontract?