We’ve changed. Every employer, every employee and every person you’ll meet today has changed over the past years. There are new ambitions, new needs and new priorities thanks to the fundamental shifts during the pandemic.

And for business, that throws up challenges. Staff turnover is sitting at over 57%, 47% of employers have open roles, there’s been a 32% increase in recruitment fees and absenteeism is on the rise.* Leaders are facing big questions about the workplace, how to make hybrid working a success, create a truly inclusive workplace culture, differentiate their culture and meet the needs of their people.

To help move these conversations towards action, we recently restarted our breakfast networking sessions; a series of events bringing together change makers and business leaders for inspiration, connection and practical tips that can be used to spark conversations within teams. Along with some great coffee and delicious breakfast, these tend to start the day pretty well, and you can get back to work energised and inspired to make a difference.

Our first event covered ‘The New People Promise’, and we invited people leaders from Financial, Tech and Professional Services sectors to discuss where they are within their organisation, and how to think about EVP in a new way. We loved the buzz and energy of being back in face to face events, and seeing how quickly connections are made with open and honest conversations.

Led by Emma Woodhead White, Senior Client Director and EVP specialist, we workshopped a short session using our Impact Map process to help understand where organisations sit on the EVP journey. With 66% of our attendees in the ‘setting out’ or ‘climbing the hill’ phase of the EVP journey, we know that employee experience is firmly on the agenda. What’s exciting now is seeing how this can come to life, being embedded in organisational DNA and delivering real results.

“I knew we needed to address our EVP, but hadn’t considered it in this way before. I know it will be much easier to address it in our strategy meetings using some of this approach. Thank you Emma.” (Chief People Officer, Financial Sector)

Sound like something you’d like to be involved in? Our next event is in September so if you’d like to be involved in this and future events sign up HERE>

*Stats from Work Institute, CIPD, HAYS and Kronos.