Booking now: “Messing about on the river”

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With continual change to UK employment requirements, it’s a good time to plot a course for another fun and informative Jelf Employment event.  As usual, we will be fielding our range of expert educators, speaking on important topics of true relevance to UK employers.   Our popular event Chairman Peter Matthews will be ensuring that the following agenda stays in shipshape condition:

  • An Employment Law update from the learned Tim Randles
  • Guy Ellis on best practice in employee Whistleblowing policies
  • How to increase Employee Performance & Employer Profits from Caroline D’ay
  • Our own Steve Herbert covering all things Employee Benefits

And, as the title suggests, we are afloat for this event!  Our superb venue is HQS Wellington which is permanently moored on the River Thames in central London.  Built before the Second World War, the ship took part in Artic Conveys and the fabled Dunkirk evacuation.  HQS Wellington is now a museum and London’s only floating Livery Hall.  Delegates will have a chance to explore the ship, and also take refreshments on the Quarter Deck which has unrivalled views up and down the river.  

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Tuesday 3rd June 2014
  • Timings:  Morning event:  09:40 to 12:25  OR  Afternoon event:  13:40 to 16:25
  • Location:  HQS Wellington, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R 2PN 
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!*

Given our speakers, agenda, and superb venue, not to mention the consistently positive feedback from all our events, demand is likely to be extremely high.  Places will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis, and early reservation is strongly recommended.  Details of how to book, and the full agenda, are shown below.  I do hope that you are able to join us.

Full Agenda:

Session 1 – Managing Talent:  “Continual improvement in the workplace”

During this session you will discover two things:  How to get the very best from your staff, and steps you can take immediately to make a radical shift in your profitability.  Caroline D’ay is a Global Partner for Talent Dynamics, and sponsor for The Global Trust Conference.  A popular and lively speaker, you will find her session both enlightening and entertaining.

Speaker:  Caroline D’ay, Chief Executive, Hot Frog Indicator

Session 2 – Whistleblowing:  “It’s not just about having a policy….”

How do you create an environment where employee’s legitimate concerns can be raised in a manner that does not require the use of the media or courts, and where employee’s feel like they can be listened to without ridicule or threats to their career, promotion prospects or job?  Whilst acknowledging that employees and ex-employee’s may not always be correct, whistleblowing nevertheless has a place in the modern business world.  A true expert on this important area, Guy will provide some practical insights for employers of all sizes.

Speaker:  Guy Ellis, Director, Courageous Workplaces

Session 3 – Employment Law:  “The legal gunboat”

In days gone by the Empire resolved many a crisis with the cry “send in a gunboat”.

We are fortunate indeed to have our own legal gunboat on hand to talk about things happening in employment law, including mandatory early conciliation, consultation changes under TUPE, flexible working and cases that have caught his eye including maternity, surrogacy and covert recordings.  Send in Tim Randles!

Speaker: Tim Randles, Associate Director, Penningtons Manches LLP

Session 4 – Employee Benefits:  “Sinking?”

The current Government have passed more legislation in the employee benefits space than any in living memory.  In his usual unique style, Steve will attempt to bring some clarity and updates to issues as diverse as Pensions Auto-Enrolment legislation (including the Price Cap outcomes), The Health and Work Service, Tax-breaks for medical interventions and Childcare Vouchers.  The huge changes announced in The Chancellors Budget speech will also feature.

Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

How do I book a place?

If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email: 

…with the following details for each delegate… 

    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company name
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Details of which session you would like to attend (morning or afternoon)
    • Please add “Wellington” to the subject line of your email

*All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:

Best regards


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Steve Herbert is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions and Employee Benefit issues. His principal aim is better communicating the value and usage of employee benefits to employers. This he has achieved through many (highly successful) seminar series over the last decade, and his regular and widely read blog posts on the subject.
He also acts as a judge in HR and Employee Benefits industry awards, article writer, and product innovator. Steve is a regular contributor to DWP forums and compulsive responder to formal Government Consultations on pension and employee benefit issues. He is occasionally accused of making employee benefits interesting.