We were joined by Craig Patterson of Pinsent Masons and Stephen Rice of Upskill Enterprise to look at ways you can adapt normal practices to address challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as how talent can be redistributed and what opportunities exist for your and your firm.

Craig Patterson is an Associate solicitor in the Employment Law team and is qualified in England and Wales and Northern Ireland. He provides services to both public and private sector clients across Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Craig is experienced in providing advice on areas including grievances and disciplinaries, redundancy and restructures, terminations,
absence management and the application of TUPE in both outsourcing and business transfer transactions. Craig also handles all types of Employment Tribunal, Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal claims in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

You can view Craig’s presentation here:

and access his slides here: Pinsent Mason Managing Redundancy

Upskill Enterprise provides HR automation technology for companies seeking a better way to build their workforce.

TalentSensus was developed alongside some of America’s leading workforce agencies. It puts employee skills at the center of decision making, removingunconscious bias for recruitment, career planning and retention. Powerful predictive analytics and modelling tools are used to quickly identify potential HR issues and empower companies to hire and nurture the best talent while minimizing costs.

Before launching Upskill Enterprise in 2015 Stephen was business development manager for a large UK workforce development organisation and formed a pivotal role in the professionalisation and workforce reform of several critical sectors across the UK and EU.

Stephen is passionate about understanding and recognising peoples talent.

People have many skills and abilities, when harnessed can shine and having witnessed this first hand by being supported on his own journey, his career is focused on sharing this belief with others.manufacturers facing significant new investment in health and safety in order to maintain social distancing within their facilities to protect their workforce, it is an incredibly challenging time.

Prior to Covid-19, challenge around the impact of Brexit were already placing a strain on our manufacturers.  Both Westminster and NI Executive recognised that our competitiveness in this post-EU environment would require support.

You can view Stephen’s presentation and the Q&A here:

Stephen’s slides can be accessed here: Upskill Enterprise – Manufacturing NI

Join us at our next webinar- Digital Transformation in Manuacturing, on June 25th at 11am.