Our recent meetings centre provides a rich source of research, experiences and ideas which continue to be relevant. Follow the links below to explore some of our most recent meetings.
Members’ Lunch – Brexit Update
With less than nine months to go before the United Kingdom is due to exit the EU in April 2019, it is relevant to consider what progress has been made, what has been agreed and what is left on the table – particularly from a business point of view.
Productivity – What’s the problem and how to fix it?
British productivity used to grow at a solid 2% pa, but in the last decade has hardly grown at all and this perplexing issue is a major concern in the UK, nationally and at company level. This issue is vital to the country in facilitating economic growth, generating tax revenues and enhancing individual living standards.
Masterclass – Strategic Reward Skills
Following the success and popularity of the Masterclasses in 2016 & 2017, we are again oﬀering the opportunity to PARC member companies to nominate a participant this year.
The PARC Strategic Reward Skills Masterclass is aimed at prime succession candidates to current Heads of Reward in major listed companies.
Health, Wellbeing and Benefits – Who is doing what, why and how much does it cost?
Wellbeing and healthcare are high on the agendas of government, policy makers and academics, together with many consultancies and, of course, healthcare providers. Regular, and often conflicting, new guidance – frequently un-evidenced – appears in the press about how individuals can take steps to help prevent, or recover from, both physical and mental health problems. But what are the facts about what is happening in practice and why? What are organisations doing, who are they doing it for, where do they see future developments and is there anything new in this space?
Governance – Where are we, how well are we doing, what should we do next?
At this meeting we will review the major theme of Corporate Governance from a broad range of different standpoints – reflecting the diverse range of stakeholders and opinions.
Economic Outlook – A view from Professor Arturo Bris
After a year of deteriorating global and local security, political change, economic uncertainty and the escalation in social media led populism, 2018 is likely to be no less uncertain and fractious. It is also the year when the UK’s Brexit Strategy will take shape and our likely future relationships with Europe and, indeed, many other countries around the world will become apparent.
2018 Programme Launch and Keynote Address
2017 will have provided its share of surprises, crises, and yet more political and social chaos as the world continues to grapple with change. Looking at developments in these geopolitical trends, Gideon will review 2017 and look forward to the New Year.
Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity
Senior business people, HR leaders and specialists interested in creating environments to enable collaboration and understanding the benefits whilst being aware of the pitfalls will want to attend this conference where we will be asking how do we seek collaborative opportunities with other organisations and how does the changing nature of work impact collaboration?
Risk - What does it mean for the progressive HR function?
Over the past few years, the scope and scale of risks to which organisations are exposed have proliferated e.g. cybersecurity, data threats, terrorism, reputation – and these risks can be both outside and inside the organisation. This meeting will explore contemporary and emerging issues of risk, with real-world case studies of what this can mean for HR. It will be complemented by a short research report.