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Recent Meetings

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. 

31 January 2018
Economic Outlook – A view from Professor Arturo Bris

Overview

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.

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30 November 2017
2018 Programme Launch and Keynote Address

Overview

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.

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2–4 October 2017
Collaboration in a Competitive World: Driving Innovation, Efficiency and Productivity

Overview

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?

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13 September 2017
Risk - What does it mean for the progressive HR function?

Overview

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.

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12 July 2017
House of Commons Luncheon

Overview

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.

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22 June 2017
Incentives - What is their role in improving performance?

Overview

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?

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7 June 2017
Summer Lecture and Reception - Understanding Potential: Are we looking in the wrong place?

Overview

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.

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11–12 May 2017
Reward Skills Masterclass

Overview

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. 

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26 April 2017
The Reform of Executive Reward

Overview

Our meeting will seek to address the following issues and questions around the Reform of Executive Reward.

• Do we yet understand the exact nature of the problem that we are trying to solve?

• How do companies and investors plan to address these issues – as companies renew their
remuneration policies in 2017? What genuinely practical solutions are being put forward?

• Or is this just a populist distraction from Brexit?

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22 March 2017
The 'Gig Economy' - How is it transforming the world of work?

Overview

Corporate blue-chips are turning more and more to ‘on demand’ or contract professionals rather than traditional employees – as the “Gig Economy” (the universe of online platforms where people buy and sell services and jobs) begins to impact on long established white collar certainties.

This is a major change in the way work is performed – a shift from having a job to performing tasks / projects – and working for a portfolio of clients.

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