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 Winter 2020/21                                                            

Knowsley HR Forum Members Update

Seasons greetings. What a year! As 2020 draws to a close, Knowsley Chamber wanted to reach out to our HR Forum members and say well done! We know that our HR colleagues have been at the front of many of the pandemic issues, from Furlough and home-working to mental health and beyond. I’m sure most of you will be glad to see the back of 2020.
We know that HR can be a rewarding, yet demanding role/department and we also know that despite all the turbulence you may have been immersed in this year that you will still be looking for new ideas, learning opportunities and something to look forward to in 2021.
Hopefully the HR/OD related articles below will be right up your street…


Women in Business

Aspiring to achieve through a global pandemic

Friday 15 January, 12:00 to 13:30

For many the lockdown has been tough and we know that some businesses have not, or will not survive. However, we want the WiB network to remain up-beat and positive. We will welcome a keynote presentation from Leann Hearne, CEO, Livv Housing, (re-branding through a pandemic) and a second keynote from Jennifer Lee, Head of KPMG Liverpool (sharing lessons from months of Leaders Circles during a pandemic). The session will conclude with an open forum debate.


Peer Networks

Building a stronger business future together

The Peer Networks programme is for SME leaders that want to stabilise, grow and develop their organisation with the support of like-minded entrepreneurs from across the Liverpool City Region.

It provides a virtual community for business leaders to get together to discuss their collective business challenges; think-up solutions to them; and plan long term recovery and growth.


LCR Skills Brokerage Service

Up to 70% funding towards training costs

The Growth Platform's team of Skills Brokers can work with you to really understand your business and establish your staff development requirements and gaps. Whether it is apprenticeships or courses – they can provide the relevant tailored solutions for you. They can also provide up to 70% of funding towards course costs.


HR Forum

HR lessons learnt through a pandemic

Wednesday 27 January, AM

Knowsley Chamber and The University of Liverpool with the HRM Professional Interest Network will be hosting a panel event discussion reflecting the HR lessons learnt during the pandemic. We have already completed a small pilot study thanks to the support of a handful of Knowsley HR Forum members, and this event will build on those findings and discuss the issues, experiences, and how we can learn and move forward. More details will be announced soon.


Ai Change Management

Does the Term OD mean anything to you?

OD is shorthand for Organisational Development and includes all the activities within your business to help you be as effective and efficient as possible. Chamber member, Ai Change Management are hosting a North West OD community in collaboration with two European partners.
This community is a place to learn from one another and share ideas. Participation is by invitation...

Wellbeing Grant
Working Well is here to help - good health is good business

Working Well has been delivered in Knowsley since 2011 through a partnership between Knowsley Public Health and Knowsley Chamber.  The aim is to support businsses so that they can be equipped to provide health and wellbeing support, activities and programmes, around physical health, and mental health support. SMEs based in Knowsley can access a health and wellbeing grant of up to £500, to introduce health initiatives into the workplace. 

  • PrivilegeHR - We have been overwhelmed by the response to our offer of support to Knowsley businesses during the current crisis and would like to extend our offer into the month of December. We will be offering 30 minutes free practical advice on dealing with some of the difficult employment decisions companies are needing to make at this time:
  • FREE HR Legal support for Chamber Members: If you are a member of Knowsley Chamber, don’t forget you have access to hundreds of HR templates available to you free of charge using the British Chamber of Commerce Quest Legal Service which comes as part of your Chamber membership. If you would like legal advice on HR, H&S or other legal matters, you can go online or call the hotline. If you would like a reminder of your unique username and password email:
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