Overview

Over the past five years, the landscape of workplaces have significantly evolved, largely due to the increased adoption of hybrid and flexible working arrangements. Currently, hybrid workers constitute approximately 46% of the workforce, a clear indication that hybrid working models have become a permanent fixture in the modern workplace. This transition has been further supported by the introduction of new national flexible working legislation, emphasising the need for organisations to adapt to these changes not only in their operational models but also in their cultural and employee engagement strategies. Through sharing and engaging with best practice in implementing hybrid working models, organisations can continue exploring ways to create more inclusive, flexible working environments that retain staff, maximise productivity and increase job satisfaction and trust within teams.

  • In 2023, the Hybrid Working Commission found that 75% of employees engaged in hybrid work reported enhancements in their work-life balance
  • The Commission also found 70% of parents with children under 18 found hybrid working facilitated the management of their familial duties more effectively
  • A survey conducted by Beyond, revealed that half of the 39% of employees contemplating a job change are seeking out improved hybrid working policies (2023)

Join us at the Flexible and Hybrid Working Conference 2024 to collaborate on innovative approaches to harness the full potential of your team and organisation. Learn from a series of best practice case studies on a range of topics such as creating a hybrid work environment to increase employee wellbeing, legal considerations and policy frameworks, and increased diversity and inclusion for your organisation. You will also have the chance to network with senior colleagues and learn methods to drive innovation and growth through flexible and hybrid working.

Why Attend:

✓ Hear high-level keynotes on the latest initiatives from organisations across sectors

✓ Learn from case studies showcasing best practice in implementing flexible and hybrid work arrangements for employee mental health, diversity and inclusion, and team cohesion

✓ Network with senior colleagues from various sectors in hybrid workspaces

✓ Gain 4 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Agenda
  • Online Registration

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Mike Clinton, Professor of Work Psychology, Head of Department of Human Resource Management & Employment Relations, Kings College London  (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Shaping the Future of Work: Navigating Trends and Legislative Changes in Flexible Working

    • Outlining current guidance for fostering a more adaptable and inclusive work environment
    • Enhancing well-being and productivity, in talent acquisition to benefit employers and employees
    • Guidance for creating adaptable internal policies to support business agility and employee well-being
    • Strategies for embedding flexibility into organisational culture to ensure it supports diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement

    Jane van Zyl, Chief Executive, Working Families (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Driving Inclusion and Efficiency: The Power of Flexible Work Models

    • Unveiling the potential of flexible working in today’s labour market, addressing the critical gap in job ads offering flexible options
    • Examining the disparity in flexible working opportunities across different salary bands, highlighting the impact on career progression and inclusion
    • Proposing actionable strategies for businesses to evolve hiring practices, emphasising the integration of flexible working from day one
    • Sharing success stories and evidence-based benefits of flexible working on employee well-being, diversity, and organizational performance
    • Discussing Timewise’s insights and recommendations for embedding flexibility into the fabric of organizational culture to attract and retain a diverse talent pool

    Joanna Burkill, Head of Campaigns, Timewise (CONFIRMED)

  • Keynote: Enabling Equity: Strategic Frameworks to Promote Inclusivity within Hybrid Working

    • Identifying the differing needs of employees from ethnic minority backgrounds: understanding the disparity that underscores the need for inclusive policies
    • Overcoming the stigmatisation of flexible working to to prevent exacerbation of workplace discrimination
    • Addressing the trend of feeling compelled to overwork and prove commitment, to realign and value quality and output over hours
    • Leveraging hybrid working models to foster a more inclusive environment to allow enhanced productivity and well-being
    • Recommendations for employers and unions to ensure that hybrid working serves as a tool for equity and inclusion

    Heejung Chung, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Kent (Invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Comfort Break

  • Breakout Networking: Harnessing Hybrid Working for Employee Retention and Mental Health Improvement

    This session is to allow you to share your experiences in optimising hybrid work models to boost employee retention and mental health. It’s an opportunity to explore various approaches to fostering work-life balance, reducing burnout, and creating a supportive work environment. You will learn from other’s success and challenges in implementing strategies to foster a collaborative and healthier workforce and work environment.

  • Case Study:  Supporting Women in the Workplace: Adopting Flexible Working Initiatives to Support Female Employees

    • Identifying the different needs of women in the workplace and implementing flexible working policies to encourage enhanced productivity
    • Offering hybrid working models to enable women to manage professional and personal responsibilities effectively
    • Outlining the benefits of working from home: enabling quiet environments while fostering collaboration
    • Identifying organisational policies and gender equality to implement a tailored approach to hybrid work arrangements

    Anna Lane, Founder and CEO, The Wisdom Council and Women in Banking and Finance (Invited)

  • Case Study: Implementing New Digital Workspaces to Achieve Increased Engagement and Foster Innovation

    • Accelerating the transition to digital-first environments to meet the rapid evolution in work dynamics
    • Simplifying digital tools by streamlining platforms to enhance organisational productivity
    • Adapting digital platforms across diverse departments to foster a culture of accountability and innovation
    • Implementing strategic digital workspace integrations to transform towards more agile and collaborative operational frameworks

    Elliot, SVP of business development, Morningmate (Invited)

  • Case Study: Utilising Hybrid Working with an Open and Inclusive Approach to Enhance Communication and Trust within Departments

    • Adopting a remote-first strategy: enhancing recruitment, staff flexibility and work-life balance
    • Implementing buddy systems to integrate new or returning staff to address the challenge of remote onboarding while fostering a supportive work culture
    • Strategies to maintain connections both remotely and in-person to encourage strong colleague relationships
    • Emphasising a trusting culture and inclusive practices through regular meetings and social events to align strategic goals and maintain team cohesion

    Annette Reid, head of people at Mary’s Meals UK (Invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chairs Closing Remarks

    *Programme subject to change without notice

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors. Delegates interested in this event will be people who are interested in hybrid working.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

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Sponsorship

Raise your Profile, Showcase Your Solutions, Generate New Business

If your products, services, and solutions can support our audiences in their roles, and you want to make connections and generate new business with key stakeholders, decision makers, and influencers, then please contact Chris and Ali today at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here and we will contact you.

Benefits of partnering with us include:

  • Brand awareness: Be seen by a highly targeted and engaged audience before, during, and after the conference.
  • Lead generation: Meet the decision-makers and influencers responsible for making purchasing decisions on cyber security and data protection.
  • Thought leadership: Position your organisation and experts as thought leaders and the ‘go to’ experts.
  • Networking: Make valuable connections with potential new customers and partners across government and the wider public sector
  • Grow your business: Reach decision makers in a single event on just one day and in one location (with no travel/accommodation required), saving you time and money.
  • Gain valuable insights: Hear the latest from key stakeholders in government, and across the public and voluntary sectors.

IMPORTANT: There are only a small number of sponsorship opportunities available to ensure maximum exposure and ROI – contact us today to secure your place.

All packages include:

  • Extensive branding – before, during, after the conference
  • 15-20 min morning speaking session with Q&A
  • Virtual stand to showcase your organisation, products, services, and solutions
  • Opportunities to network during the day
  • Half to full page ad in the E-Guide
  • Banner ad on the virtual events platform
  • Announcement post on LinkedIn
  • Announcement within delegate communication
  • 1-3 delegate places (worth upto £1,947)
  • Access to the delegate details after the event
  • Ongoing exposure through OnDemand (coming soon)

For more information and discuss your specific objectives, please contact Chris and Ali at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here

Virtual vs F2F

Whilst F2F provide better options for networking, there are many distinct advantages of sponsoring our online conferences including:

  • Wider geographical reach of delegates and a different audience who prefer online to f2f
  • Lower sponsorship package costs
  • No travel/accommodation
  • Less time out of the office
  • No stand materials required (lower costs)
  • 1 of only 2 sponsors involved – less competition on the day
  • Prime speaking slot in the morning of the conference including Q&A – less distractions and easier for delegates to hear/absorb information
  • Receive all delegate data after the conference to follow-up directly with those who attend and don’t attend (small % but still key stakeholders)
  • Ongoing exposure via OnDemand access (coming soon)

To find out more and discuss your specific objectives, please contact Chris and Ali at sponsorship@governmentevents.co.uk or complete our enquiry form here

Pricing
  • Voluntary Sector Rate:: £260.00 +VAT
  • Public Sector Rate: : £260.00 +VAT
  • Private Sector Rate: : £425.00 +VAT