A remote-access round-table meeting
Tuesday 2 June 2020
4 – 5.30 pm
This round-table meeting is for professionals involved in recruitment, talent management and staff retention in IP sector organisations. It’ll be a candid discussion about what professionals are looking for when they decide where to work, and the extent to which an employer’s diversity and inclusivity credentials influence the decision to join, stay with or leave that employer. These are crucial business questions, because recruiting and retaining good people can be a challenge in a fast-growing sector like ours, and D&I could strongly influence success. Nobody wants to invest in finding, hiring and training new talent, only to lose it to competitors who offer, for example, a better work-life balance, or a more open approach to team-building.
We’ll begin by hearing from experienced IP sector recruitment consultants, about what motivates the candidates they work with and influences modern career choices. Then we’ll open the floor to a chaired discussion, including further questions for the panellists.
Our aim is to create, from the meeting, some guidelines for building genuinely inclusive workplaces and recruitment procedures.
The discussions will be chaired by Andrea Brewster OBE, Lead Executive Officer of IP Inclusive. Confirmed panellists include:
- Lesley Babb, UK Intellectual Property Office
- Pete Fellows, Fellows and Associates
- Catherine French, Sacco Mann
- Stephen Gill, Caselton Clark
This meeting will be hosted as a remote-access video/audio conference on Zoom.
Because of the round-table format, attendance will be limited. Please email email@example.com if you’d like an invitation.