Firstly, a big thank-you to Jon Ingham for an excellent event last week. We had a room full of HR people blogging and tweeting away and a number of people were introduced to the delights of social media for the first time.
A couple more events are coming up which will probably be of interest to readers of this blog.
On 16 February, John Philpott, the CIPD’s chief economist will be leading a discussion entitled, “After the Squeeze – the Economy and the Labour Market, 2011 and beyond.” John has been one of the talking heads of the recession and has helped to put the CIPD on the map. That we are now quoted in national newspapers and seen as an authoritative source of comment is due in no small part to John’s efforts. If you would like to hear what he has to say you can book on this page. The event is free to all CIPD members.
On 17 March we have an all-day Employment Law seminar with Steve Gibbons and Darren Newman. Many of you may remember Darren as the man who very politely told Duncan Bannatyne he was talking rubbish about the Equality Act last year and, in doing so, kicked off a minor feud with the offended dragon. There is a charge of £150 for this event but it is seriously good value. These two are an excellent double act; they can even make TUPE interesting. (No, really!) As well as hearing some good stories you will learn some useful stuff too. If you want to go to this event please book here.
I shall, of course, be at both events but don’t let that put you off.