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Watch recordings of the Workforce Conference expert speaker sessions on the attraction and retention of talent in the new world of work.

Panel Session

The panel discussion explored the recruitment, engagement, development and retention of staff including current trends in recruitment, flexible and hybrid working, engaging with
remote workers and how to ensure they do not suffer prejudice, and training and development programmes.


  • Louise Lawrence, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood
  • Jacqueline Davies, NHS Director of Leadership, Lifelong Learning & Talent and Managing Director, NHS Leadership Academy
  • Jordan James Barry, Chief People Officer, Motor Insurers’ Bureau
  • Claire Pointing, Executive Coach and Organisational Consultant, DML Consulting
  • Luc Salmon, Partner, Michael Page Executive

Session A: Contracts of Employment

Andrea London, Partner, and Aleksandra Traczyk, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood
This session covered what has to be included in contracts of employment by law, best
practice and changing terms and conditions e.g. place of work and benefits clauses to reflect new ways of working.

Session B: Employment Status Update

Blair Adams, Partner and Danielle Crawford, Senior Associate, Winckworth Sherwood
The speakers discussed recent case law regarding employment status and potential reform, and why it is important to get the classification of your staff as employees, workers or selfemployed contractors/consultants right.

Legal issues in the workplace as a consequence of the pandemic and remote/flexible working

Bettina Bender, Partner, Andrew Yule, Partner and Daniel Parker, Associate, Winckworth Sherwood
Topics in this session included:

  • Mandatory vaccination policies
  • Asking employees to return to working in the office
  • Flexible/hybrid working policies
  • The current law on flexible working requests and potential reform
  • Potential claims which could be brought
  • Data protection issues in relation to remote working
  • Managing performance and conduct for employees working remotely