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HR Seminars 2019/20

Programme of events provided by Equality & Diversity
(Thu 23 May 2019 - Tue 7 Jul 2020)

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Thu 23 May 2019 – Tue 7 Jul

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May 2019

Thu 23
Supporting staff through family leave: A how to guide for managers new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session will provide staff in HR related roles with an overview of how to best support managers with staff who are about to go on, or return from, a period of family leave.

June 2019

Tue 18
Recruitment Policy: Writing a job advert and return on investment new Finished 12:00 - 13:00 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Recruitment Policy, including the key principles that underpin good recruitment practice.
  • Explore how to write an effective recruitment advert, in terms of structure and content.
  • Present analysis of recruitment advertising at the University and suggest methods of effective advertising practice.

July 2019

Wed 17
Trans awareness: Supporting trans employees new Finished 14:00 - 15:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 2

This session will provide staff in HR related roles with a greater understanding of the experience of trans people, shed light on the meaning and use of important gender terms (such as cis, non-binary, transgender, etc.) and share information, insights, and guidance.

August 2019

Thu 15
Global mobility: Supporting overseas working new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Global Mobility policy and associated guidance documentation.
  • Explore the key considerations when sending or recruiting someone to work overseas on an Assignment.
  • Discuss different types of overseas working and the processes applicable to each case.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the Global Mobility Seminar held in August 2019.

September 2019

Wed 25
Race awareness: Understanding and challenging racism new Finished 09:30 - 10:30 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture Theatre

This session is an interactive workshop for staff with HR related roles who would like to increase their understanding of ‘race’ and racism.

The aim of the session is not only to enhance the participants’ confidence in speaking about ‘race’ but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the circulation of racism and to build their capacity to challenge racism.

November 2019

Thu 7
Employment Law Update new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

In this session, the Legal Services Office will provide staff in HR related roles with an employment law update, including the latest in case law and forthcoming legislation changes.

Thu 14
Immigration and 'Brexit' Update new Finished 13:30 - 14:30 Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, Sanders Hall

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of recent changes to the UK immigration system for non-EEA nationals, and an update on ‘Brexit’.

For the latter, practical guidance will be provided in respect of EU nationals and recruitment/immigration matters in the context of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

December 2019

Thu 5
New Online Career Development Tool new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Judge Business School, Castle Teaching Room

This is a chance to see a demonstration of the new Online Career Development Tool.

During its pilot phase, the new tool is available to participants on the Professional Services Career Development Programme https://www.training.cam.ac.uk/cppd/event/2998518

The CDP is designed to support career development and progression, and particularly welcomes women, BAME staff and other under-represented groups.

After evaluation of the pilot, it is intended that the tool will become available to other Professional Services staff.

January 2020

Mon 20
Academic leave: An overview and how different types should be applied new Finished 14:30 - 15:30 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will provide an overview of different types of Academic Leave and how and in what circumstances they should be applied.

February 2020

Mon 10
Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) new Finished 10:00 - 11:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 2

Equality Impact Assessments: Embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion The Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) is the University’s mechanism for undertaking equality analysis of new, or changes to existing, policies, functions or practice. This helps us to understand the actual, or potential, impact of policies, functions or practice when assessed against the nine protected characteristics. This session will explain:

  • what the process is
  • what policies and functions should undergo an EIA
  • who is responsible for undertaking EIAs

Examples will be given examples of situations where EIAs have been used.

March 2020

Thu 12
Apprenticeships: Supporting New and Existing Staff new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session will provide an update on apprenticeships within the University.

It aims to help HR colleagues across Schools and departments to understand the role that they can play in utilising this resource to support the development of staff and embed apprenticeships into the fabric of the University’s recruitment and workforce strategies.

This could include succession planning, and individual personal development and aspirations.

April 2020

Tue 21
New Recruitment Policy and Guidance new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session will introduce and promote the new Recruitment Policy, highlighting the key sections of the policy and how this can support Recruitment activity at the University.

The session will also explore the changes to the recruitment guidance, including a demonstration of the key functionality, a summary of the feedback received during testing and some of the new features that have been added.

There will be ample opportunity to ask any questions relating to the policy or guidance during the seminar.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the HR Forum sessions that will be taking place over Lent term.

May 2020

Tue 12
Effective Staff Review and Development new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

Staff Review and Development (Appraisal) provides the opportunity for supervisors, managers and academics to engage in constructive discussion with their staff or academic colleagues about current and future work and their personal and career development.

This session is to clarify the nature of SRD and its objectives, and consider best practice for individuals and those supporting SRD more broadly in Departments.

June 2020

Thu 11
Flexible Working new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is an opportunity to find out more about the work ourcambridge and colleagues in the HR Division are progressing on supporting flexible working opportunities.

You will hear about the different types of flexible working, the benefits, how to overcome barriers and how you can help build a flexible working culture within your area.

July 2020

Tue 7
New Global Mobility Policy and Guidance new CANCELLED 11:00 - 12:00 Judge Business School, Lecture Theatre 1

This session is for staff in HR related roles and will:

  • Introduce the Global Mobility policy and associated guidance documentation.
  • Explore the key considerations when sending or recruiting someone to work overseas on an Assignment.
  • Discuss different types of overseas working and the processes applicable to each case.

Please note: The seminar will be very similar in content to the Global Mobility Seminar held in August 2019.