Our next Chester event

Thursday 9th July

Online Meeting- Online


Time - 10.15 for 10.30 start

Presenter - Claire Davies of 1850 Business Solutions Ltd

Topic - Employee engagement during COVID-19

Why even bother with employee engagement- especially now?

Forward thinking employers will ABSOLUTELY be thinking about employee engagement right now. Imagine you have a disparate workforce, where

  • some maybe furloughed, 
  • some may have childcare responsibilities, 
  • some may have to shield
  • some maybe have lost their sense of self through now not working - and may struggle mentally to get back
  • some may be fearful
  • some may not give a damn!

Whatever their thinking connecting and communicating with your teams is even more critical in these times.

An engaged workforce will - EVEN in these times be

  • happier
  • have a sense of purpose and belonging
  • feel valued and trusted

and the evidence is massive that when employees are engaged they will

  • be more creative
  • be honest
  • adapt and flex
  • support others.

So - wondering how to bridge the disconnect and disparate nature of your workforce in today's climate?

Attend this seminar!

About the presenter.

Claire Davies is founding Director of 1850 Business Solutions Ltd.

1850 is not just your average HR consultancy - whilst they deliver all of the usual services that you'd expect to see, Claire's priority is to enable companies to truly put their people first and therefore naturally improve their productivity and the general running of the business.

In order to put people first, Claire focusses on areas such as employee engagement, having robust processes in place, ensuring employees feel valued and a part of the organisation. By using weekly check in tools along side usual sickness and absence rates and retention rates, Claire helps companies build a work force aligned to the Business owners values and ethics.


Members - £15.00 - Book Here

Non Members - £20.00 - Book Here

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Thursday 9th July

Online Meeting

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