The latest insight, knowledge and expertise from SRG.

Using the latest research, Russell Beck, Impellam’s Head of Consulting, delivers regular thought-provoking seminars on the very latest issues affecting the working world. Topics include attrition and motivation, managing a multi-generational workforce, consultative selling, employee engagement and the future of work; 2020 vision.

We’re currently running seminars on:

Appraising the Appraisal Process

Performance evaluation is almost as old as civilised man. The performance review is part of our need for ratification. It’s part of human nature. Yet for seemingly as long as they’ve existed, appraisals have been stigmatised as a purely corporate exercise that pays lip service to performance management. This seminar looks at why appraisals have become regarded as a trap rather than a tool, what constitutes an effective performance review system and finally, the way forward. 

Attrition and Motivation 

Collectively we spend a fortune on attracting, selecting and hiring staff but, often, the costs of attrition dwarf the costs of attraction. This Seminar reviews the recent research, highlights the reasons why, gives tangible insight into what you can do and defines how much impact the Line Manager has on attrition. It then builds on this and looks at what motivates people and thus how we can get them to stay.

Generation Game

We are approaching a time when your business will have to manage the needs and behaviours of four different generations all at once. And make no mistake, each generation behaves very differently. Baby boomers are natural leaders. Generation X are resilient and cautious. Generation Y are relaxed and instinctively creative. But what can you do to get the best out of each group? And how can you maintain harmony at the same time?

Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018
Time: 8:45am Registration with refreshments for a 9:30am start
Location: Holiday Inn Cambridge, Lakeview, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH
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Tuesday 27th February 2018
8:45am Registration with breakfast for a 9:30am start
Waverley Room, Glasgow Marriott, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8RR
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The Future of Work; 2020 Vision

Businesses and work as we know it will change significantly over the next 5 years, so what will happen and how can we future proof our businesses and our careers? By connecting the dots in a meaningful way, this seminar will consider these facts and more. And for every point made, we will show where the future has already started to take shape, after all, ‘the future is already here'. 

Date: Thursday 1st February 2018
Time: 9:00am Registration with refreshments for a 9:45am start
Location: Holiday Inn Milton Keynes East M1, Jct.14, London Road, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0JA
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Friday 2nd February 2018
8:00am Registration with breakfast for an 8:30am start
Cloud 21, Hilton Hotel, 303 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LQ
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Employee Engagement​

The UK has an employee engagement problem. Only 20% of the working population are actively engaged, with the same percentage being actively disengaged. And the remainder? They can be summed up in a single word, ‘Whatever.’ Engagement is a term we all know but few can really define it, so what is it all about, and so what?

What Does Good Look Like?

Recruitment is the most important people process we have, yet very few of us are any good at it. Research shows that 5% of your workforce produces 26% of the output (the other 95% produce only 74% of your output) and that only 19% of hires are an ‘unequivocal success.’  For all its importance and for all the investment we have made why is it so hard to hire good people?  Why are we no better at hiring good people today than we were in the 1940s? This seminar will answer these questions and more. 

Date: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Time: 1:30pm Registration with lunch for a 2:00pm start
Location: 7 Steamboat Quay, Dock Road, Limerick, V94 C97A, Ireland
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Date: Wednesday 14th March 2018
Time: 8:30am Registration with breakfast for a 9:00am start
Location: 11 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 YX25, Ireland
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Employer Branding
Talent is the foundation of any businesses success. The biggest driver of any business’s profit and growth is people. Your ability to hire and retain great talent is the most important thing you do. Today though, Talent has a choice. Unemployment is at a 43 year low of 4.3% so, how do you answer the question; ‘why should I work and continue to work for YOU.’ 

Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Time: 8:30am Registration with breakfast for a 9:00am start
Location: Beales Hotel, Comet Way, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9NG
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Candidate Experience

Did you know that Virgin discovered that poor candidate experience was costing them £4.5million a year? Research shows that poor candidate experience will have an impact on both your future ability to hire talent and indeed your future customer base.

Date: Thursday 15th March 2018
Time: 8:30am Registration with breakfast for a 9:00am start
Location: Europa Hotel, Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7AP
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These insightful events are free to attend and open for registration now.

"First class seminar. Speaker, subject, content, first class. In fact I have been to many of these and this ranks top 3 I have been to in the last 10 years.”

“Russell Beck is brilliant! Keeps you interested throughout! Content interesting and I feel like I have learnt something I can apply to my day to day job. I definitely want to come to the next one.”

“I was fortunate enough to see Russell’s presentation on Engagement recently and was impressed with the content and his delivery. In my opinion every business leader should go and listen and learn from Russell about staff engagement and I look forward to his next presentation.”