Join the first in this series of “lightning Talks”, designed to help build a peer support group and a strong employer alliance in Northumberland.
This online event will be on the 19th of April at 9am and last for approx. 1 hour.
To book the first session, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first event, Antonia Tony-Fadipe, Inclusive Hiring Lead, UK & Global Functions from The Body Shop International will share their success, benefits, and challenges of ‘open hiring’.
“Open Hiring is a phenomenally progressive recruitment strategy, developed by a fellow B Corp Greyston Bakery, that hires people based on their potential and not their past. It’s far simpler than you may think to give chances to people who normally have very limited employment prospects. In essence it comes down to removing barriers and bias in employment practices.” – Nykeba King, Global Head of Inclusion and Belonging.
More information on the subject matter & more from Nykeba King can be found here: https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/about-us/open-hiring/a/a00060
The steering group aim to provide additionality and inspiration to employers and share national and international best practice in workforce development and promote knowledge transfer.
|9:00||Arrival/Join Teams call|
|9:05||Welcome & housekeeping from Zoe at Bridge Club|
|9:10||Initiative-update from Brian Palmer, Chair of the steering group who will also share the importance of building a network to effect positive change for Northumberland|
|9:15||Presentation on the benefits and challenges of ‘open hiring’ from Antonia Tony-Fadipe, Inclusive Hiring Lead, UK & Global Functions and Tahira Farhat, North East Regional Sales and Talent Manager – The Body Shop|
|9:35||Presentation on ‘the future of work’ from Elouise Leonard-Cross, Head of People Strategy & Experience, Northumbrian Water Group|
|9:45||Questions and discussions in breakout rooms with the speakers|
More information on the 21st Century Workforce Development For Northumberland Pilot Scheme can be viewed here.