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Understanding & Using Positive Action in Recruitment & Promotion

05 July 2015     London
110 Rochester Row, Victoria, London, SW1P 1JP

11.00am – 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

110 Rochester Row, Victoria, London, SW1P 1JP

Confirmed Speakers Include:
Catherine Rayner, Chair, Discrimination Law Association
Bertille Calinaud, Senior Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, Inclusive Employers
Lauren Finnegan, Head of Diverse & Talented Workforce, Public Health England
Les Bowman, Enfield Borough Commander, London Fire Brigade
Jagtar Singh OBE, NHS Trust Chairman & Diversity Consultant
Professor Uduak Archibong MBE, Director – Centre for Inclusion & Diversity, University of Bradford

Legislated for in the 2010 Equality Act, positive action is still not well understood. Used properly, it can help employers develop a more representative workforce, help an organisation understand its customers better and potentially help public bodies meet their equality duties.

Join us on 5 July to be briefed on the dos and don’ts of positive action and how it can be used in recruitment and promotion processes.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:
The benefits of using positive action to help create a more representative workforce
When it can/cannot be used
Tie break situations at different stages of the recruitment process
Treating disabled people more favourably
Demonstrating why you need to use it
Having an evidence base & avoiding perceptions of bias
Positive action in practice & real life examples of its use

The event will be divided in to sessions entitled:
What is positive action & what is/isn’t allowed?
Having an evidence base & avoiding perceptions of bias
Why use it in recruitment & promotion?
Positive action in practice when recruiting externally
Positive action in practice when promoting internally

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the expert panel throughout.

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Who Should Attend?
Delegates will be drawn from anyone with an interest in positive action, including: employers; HR officers; diversity & inclusion/equality officers; trade unions & representative groups.

Private Sector – 1 Place: £295, 2+ Places: £245 each
Public Sector – 1 Place: £235, 2+ Places: £185 each
Not for Profit – £150 each
Above prices exclude VAT

For registration enquiries please contact: [email protected]
0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: [email protected]

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