Monday, 13 September 2010

Conference gives practical information to help organisations tackle performance issues

The CIPD Conference gives practical information to help organisations tackle performance issues head-on according to their Press Release of the 7th September 2010.

CIPD Performance Management Conference 12 October, Hallam Conference Centre, London

The role of Human Resources is becoming increasingly important in today's competitive market place, where good practice performance management is essential for boosting productivity. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) Performance Management Conference will give help and advice to organisations on how best to develop and communicate their performance management plan to engage and motivate employees.

The conference will give helpful guidance on how to create a suitable performance management system, how to align it to organisational objectives and how to embed a culture of high performance within the organisation. It will also offer practical tips on managing the process, including ways in which to deal with poor performance.

An opening speech from Duncan Brown, Director, HR Business Development, Institute for Employment Studies (IES), author and commentator on performance and reward issues, will begin the conference. He will be followed by a mix of expert case studies giving examples of performance management in practice and a discussion session which will allow delegates to explore current performance management systems and share advice and ways to improve.

Angela Baron, CIPD Adviser, OD and Engagement, says, "In difficult economic times it is even more important to ensure that people are aware of what is expected of them and that they are fully supported to give their best possible performance. Performance management is a tool which has proved more evolutionary than revolutionary and at its best is a powerful driver of both good line management and employee engagement. It helps people understand how their role fits into the business and how their actions impact upon business success.

"This conference is a great opportunity for HR professionals, line managers or indeed anyone who's involved in performance management to come together to share their experiences and learn from each other."

The programme includes the following sessions:

• Performance Management as a Continuous Function - Mathias Weigert, Head of Reward Europe and Ingrid Waterfield, UK Head of Performance Management and Reward, KPMG LLP
• Tackling Poor Performance Issues Head-on -Nora Hutson, Head of HR Professional Services, Surrey Police
• The Bigger Performance Picture: strategies for creating a high performance culture - Caroline Edwards, HR Director, The Carphone Warehouse (UK) and Peter Smith, Head of Strategy and Performance, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
• Planning Positively for Future Performance - Debbie Meech, People Director - Cable & Wireless Worldwide and Janet Willars, Consulting Stregths Specialist, Centre of Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP)

Source: CIPD

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