People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)

People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland) People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)

09 June 2021


10:30 - 12:00



People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland) on The Future of Hybrid Working, Migration and Apprenticeships

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a shock to the system that has fundamentally changed the way we think about work and the workplace, shifting expectations of what is possible for both employers and employees. While hybrid working isn’t new, the vast number of businesses looking to make the long-term shift away from an office-based nine-to-five model is unprecedented.
When done right, hybrid working can offer a number of competitive advantages. But the challenge for organisations is how to find the right balance between home and the workplace to make a long-term sustainable change that works for both the business and their employees. To help businesses on their journey, the CBI has published a practical guide giving firms insight into the way other businesses are planning their adaptation to hybrid working and what practical questions to consider along the way. 
The aim of this session is to discuss how businesses are thinking about, and planning to transition to, a hybrid working model. It will give you the opportunity to hear from different organisations and help inspire new practices in your own business:
  • Is your business thinking about, or planning to adopt, a hybrid working model? 
  • How could hybrid working benefit your business?
  • What are the key challenges associated with adopting a hybrid model?
  • How do you think your office will change in the future? How will you use your offices differently?
  • How should businesses change the way they lead, manage, and engage their staff in a hybrid working model? 
During this online event there will also be an opportunity for delegates to:
  • Discuss the new immigration system and its impact on skills with the Department for the Economy 
  • Consider how we can help shape the future of apprenticeships in NI, and in particular how we can start to utilise the levy to support programmes for early careers.


  • Sam Davidson, Chair, CBI NI People and Skills Network and Group Human Resource Director, Henderson Group (Chair)
  • Katie Miller, Senior Policy Adviser, Employment Law and Employee Relations, CBI
  • Ian Getgood, EU Exit, Trade and Migration Division, Department for the Economy
  • Michael Harris, Apprenticeships Development and Marketing, Department for the Economy

You’ll particularly benefit from this event if you are a:

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

Get in touch

Karen Hoey

Karen Hoey

Events & Sponsorship Manager - Northern Ireland


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