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Square One Law to host North East employment conference

Square One Law is putting together a full-day conference on October 10, bringing together specialists from a broad spectrum of industries to help business leaders understand the changing nature of employment and the future of the workforce.

Keynote speakers include political strategist, Matthew Taylor, who is also CEO of the RSA and chair of the Review of Modern Employment.

Emily Cox, group head of colleague relations at Lloyds Banking Group and chair of CBI North East, will also speak at the event.

They will discuss things like how legislative changes will change the way we work and how employment practices need to change to keep pace with modern business models.

Jean-Pierre van Zyl, head of employment at Square One Law, said: “With rapid advances in technology and artificial intelligence, increased demands for agile working and concerns over skills shortages in the region, we decided to host a conference that will aim to address how the workplace is changing and the impact it is having on workforce diversity, recruitment, retention and development.

“As well as the keynote speakers, we are delighted that senior leaders from a diverse range of companies have agreed to be panellists and answer questions on this highly topical issue.”

Panellists include Brenda McLeish, CEO of Learning Curve Group, Peter Grist, team manager of Tesco Bank, Susan Bell, CEO of Waterstons, Jim Mawdsley, CEO of Generator and Digital Union, Yasmin Khan, founder of Halo Project and Joscelin Lawson, director of people and development at Northumbria Police.