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The Utility Week Hr Forum 2015

The Utility Week Hr Forum 2015

Venue: Birmingham City Centre Holiday Inn

Date: 9th September 2015,

With market reform on the horizon for water companies and the energy sector still feeling the effects of opening the market to competition there is much change afoot for utilities.

The 3rd Annual Utility Week HR Forum once again brings together HR, training, recruitment and people development professionals in this unique forum.

The utilities sector needs to stay ahead of the curve by attracting the right skills, encourage diversity in the workforce, diverse backgrounds and manage the benefits, rewards and training of employees already in place.

The programme includes talks from leading HR figures at Thames Water, Kier Services, Centrica, United Utilities, Opus Energy and South East Water amongst others.

Find out more here.

Attend this one-day event to discover:

• How best to prepare for market reform and deal with the after effects
• The methodology behind driving culture change in the utilities industry
• Ways to develop and promote from within for increased talent retention
• What can be done to revamping the image of utilities and grow the talent pool
• Leading HR case studies covering training, diversity inclusion and cost-reduction


Programme highlights include:

  • Managing and developing the talent pipeline

Janet Burr, HR Director, Thames Water

  • Attracting women through ‘returnships’: Accessing the diverse talents of experienced

workers returning from time out of the workplace

Alison Hughes, Group Head of HR Policy and Diversity, Centrica

  • How to optimise employee engagement to ensure a customer centric culture change

Simon Harris, Head of Internal Engagement, Severn Trent Services

  • Working with managers to ensuring a clear and consistent message from board to

Kathryn Betts, Head of Internal Communications, Affinity Water

  • The benefits of an in-house training centre and preparing for market reform

Elaine Billington, Head of HR Operations, United Utilities

  • How to balance reducing operational costs whilst continuing to improve the HR function

John Murphy, Head of HR, South East Water

  • The importance of health and safety to HR in the utilities sector

Toby Harding, Director of Operations, Kier Utilities


To register, for more information on pricing and to see the latest updates please visit or call Lisa Mathews on (01342) 332016.


June 22, 2015
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