People and Skills Network

People and Skills Network People and Skills Network

29 April 2021


10:00 - 11:00



People and Skills Network on the opportunities and challenges in a post-pandemic world

The first quarter of 2021 started with a national lockdown and a rapid mass vaccination programme across the UK. We now have a route out of lockdown for business and the security of knowing that the Job Retention Scheme will be available until September.

Meanwhile, the transition to hybrid workplaces, employees’ mental health and wellbeing, and the challenges associated with the skills agenda are topics that remain high on the business agenda.

Why attend?

The aim of this session is to discuss how organisations are navigating the exit out of lockdown and the preparations they are making to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Led by Matthew Percival, Director for People and Skills, CBI, this session will welcome members from across the UK to explore businesses' analysis of the first quarter of 2021 and discuss what extra support is needed from government to tackle upcoming challenges and opportunities as we emerge from the pandemic.

Following a national policy update you will have the opportunity to join a cross-sector, cross-regional breakout session addressing:

  • Your organisation’s main priorities for 2021
  • The challenges and opportunities identified within your business from the route out of lockdown
  • Any extra support that your business would like to see from government to help build confidence
  • What more you would like to see from the CBI going forward.


10:00 Welcome and national policy update
Matthew Percival, Director for People and Skills, CBI

10:15 Virtual breakout rooms
These cross-regional and cross-sector breakout rooms will be chaired by the CBI's Regional Directors and Policy Advisors from the CBI's People and Skills team

10:55 Summary and session close

Who should attend?

  • Chief of People
  • Head of HR
  • HR Director
  • Director of People / Talent
  • Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Invitations are transferable, but we ask that those joining the call have an overview of the company’s thinking in this space.

Get in touch

Emelie Forsberg

Emelie Forsberg

Events Manager


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