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.
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.
House of Commons Luncheon
Our House of Commons luncheon meeting will be another opportunity to gain a better understanding of the way in which policy is framed, legislation enacted and organisations and individuals are held to account.
Incentives - What is their role in improving performance?
Executive pay, its perceived excesses, governance and future development have been the subject of much reporting and debate over the last years – to which PARC has obviously contributed. But it sometimes seems as though this is the only aspect of reward getting any airtime.
Where does the debate about the rights and wrongs of incentive structures stand now, and do we really understand what works and why – or why not? And where are we heading?
Summer Lecture and Reception - Understanding Potential: Are we looking in the wrong place?
Anyone who thought they understood the Nature versus Nurture debate should attend this event when Oliver James will challenge orthodoxy in asserting the vital role of parental influence and early experiences. Whilst based on early experience, the relevance and implications for the techniques of the HR professional is profound.
Reward Skills Masterclass
Run over two consecutive days, the Masterclass will focus in particular on those skills that are most frequently reported by RemCo Chairs as essential to effective performance as Head of Reward in major listed companies.