Published: 09:37, 23 October 2020
| Updated: 09:38, 23 October 2020
The University of Kent’s annual Human Resources Conference will take place next month - but only online.
Organisers have opted to make it a virtual event in the light of the on-going pandemic - similar to the decision to stage the Kent Business Summit in January online only .
The popular event, normally staged at its Canterbury campus, brings together HR professionals from the local business community and the university with this year's focus on employee engagement and productivity.
It comes against the backdrop of the challenges employers face posed by the health crisis.
Carole Barron, director of knowledge exchange and innovation at the university, said: "The move to remote working has changed our lives, and how we engage with our community. There is a greater need to understand the impact on working practices, wellbeing and the role of the HR professional.
"Our digital event provides a real opportunity for HR professionals to gain insights from our academic experts at the University of Kent, whilst also listening to a diverse group of industry experts."
Sponsored by HR GO , speakers will include experts from the university as well as Engagement Coach founder Amrit Sandhar, co-founder of the Global Growth Institute Wayne Clarke and John Parkinson, chief information officer at HR GO.
There will be a Q&A session with each speaker.
The event takes place on Friday, November 20 and runs from 9.30am to 4.45pm.
Tickets cost £49 - for full details click here .