People and Skills Network (NW)

People and Skills Network (NW) People and Skills Network (NW)

07 July 2022


11:45 - 14:30


The Fountain House


From Free

People and Skills Network- North West

Join us as we look at how working cultures have changed over recent years, specifically analysing pre & post Pandemic situations.

Our key speaker will be Alison Long, who will share her experiences of how internal cultures may or may not have shifted to reflect the new post-Covid ways of working, and the role/purpose of HR functions in nurturing strong employee cultures, and linking the importance of defining business purpose with retention and employee satisfaction. Alison Long is People Director at TJ Morris (Home Bargains) and has responsibility for over 20,000 staff. Previously Alison spent over 30 years as Senior Director, Labour Relations at ASDA.

Join us to discuss the following:

  • How have internal cultures shifted to reflect new ways of working?
  • The role/purpose of HR functions in nurturing strong employee cultures.
  • How important is the role of culture in retention?

Here are five good reasons to join this network:

  • Expertise – it is an exclusive network for senior HR professionals and those with a major HR function in their job role
  • Intelligence - hear from a CBI policy adviser or external professional who will provide insight and lead the discussion on a relevant theme or issue
  • Shared learning - exchange practical ideas about how to make your leadership, management and working practices more effective at driving business performance
  • Forward thinking – discuss the major barriers standing in the way of exceptional leadership, engagement and development practices
  • Leave with practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business.


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The Fountain House

The Fountain House
Memorial Hall 14 Albert Square Manchester
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Danny Carlyle

Danny Carlyle

Events Manager - North West/Yorkshire & Humber