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Cream of the HR crop to gather in Birmingham for HRD Summit

Joanne McCarthyJoanne McCarthy·
Internal Communications Events,

Every year, we attend a large number of internal communications industry events and trade shows. This year, for the first time, we are expanding our repertoire to include HR events, and the first of those is the formidable HR Directors Summit, taking place in Birmingham at the end of January.

Our venture into HR events reflects the fact that IC functions in Europe commonly sit in and report into the HR department. As the IC industry grows and its importance is increasingly recognized, we are finding that HR professionals are paying more heed to the value of and need for excellent internal communications.

Described as the most senior gathering of HR directors in Europe, the HRD Summit will welcome more than 700 delegates to the ICC in Birmingham for an agenda that includes C-suite names and HR directors from the biggest, best and most important organizations in the world.

And amidst the big names will be Newsweaver, as our Employee Communications Specialist David Kenny hosts a round table on Making Change Stick: Internal Communications and the Power of Purpose.

Having a sense of purpose – feeling that the work you do is worthwhile and that it has an impact on something bigger than you – is being identified more and more as one of the most important aspects of feeling engaged as an employee. David Kenny’s round table will talk about how important purpose is in the workplace, and how it affects the motivation and productivity of staff. He will go through examples of how some of our customers have effectively managed change by harnessing the power of purpose.

The HRD Summit takes place over two days: January 31st and February 1st, and promises an exciting and dynamic agenda. We will be at stand 22 serving free cups of Nespresso and Irish shortbread biscuits from Seymours of West Cork – stop by our stand, we would love to chat.

Also, make sure to look out for my post event blog where I’ll be discussing the highlights of the event.


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