Supporting refugees into Employment | 15 September 2022

Supporting Refugees into Employment: A Collective Endeavour
15 September 2022, 4-5pm
Register in advance for a joining link

This timely online event will bring together practitioners from across the corporate, public and social sectors to share best practices around supporting refugees into employment and collectively problem-solve on some of our greatest barriers to success.

Chaired and hosted in partnership with ERSA and Beam this event is open to everyone interested in supporting refugees through employment.

Network with others involved in supporting refugees.

Chairs: Elizabeth Taylor, CEO, ERSA and Seb Barker, COO, Beam

Hear experts discuss models of success;

  • Through an interview with a beneficiary, Beam will showcase how they support refugees
  • Hiring refugees – lessons from an employer Nina Allard, Global Head of Pret Foundation, Pret A Manger
  • Learn how a local council is supporting refugees
  • How is DWP is responding to the recent refugee crisis?
  • Q&A

Contact the events team on events@ersa.org.uk f you have anything you’d like to share or discuss with us.

Further information:
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Secure Homes and Work | 8 September 2022

Formally the Housing and Employment forum, the Secure Homes and Work Forum provides a platform for organisations to engage, collaborate and communicate across sectors. Supported by Cognisoft. 

Secure Homes and Work
8 September at 10am, register here.

  • Agenda to be confirmed

Please get in touch with the team if you have an agenda item or something to share via policy@ersa.org.uk.

Future online forums will shortly be set for October and November. Please visit the forum page for on demand content and more information. 


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Youth Hubs Forum | 7 September 2022

Youth Hubs Forum
Supported by Youth Futures Foundation

Open to all organisations with an interest in better youth services and delivery.

Register via ersa.eventbrite.com

 

See also ERSA’s Youth Employment Events and our Youth Employment Page.


Please get in touch with the team if you have an agenda item or something to share around Youth Hubs via policy@ersa.org.ukPlease save the dates for future forums – First Wednesday in the month (excluding August), all at 10am – 12pm.


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Leveraging new technologies to solve social issues

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On 1 July, join ERSA and Bayes Impact, a European tech non-profit leveraging new technologies to solve social issues. Experts in the field of unemployment, digital transformation and impactful products they will be presenting Bob, their digital coaching solution.

After having supported +300,000 jobseekers in France, Bayes Impact have adapted their technology to the UK market as part of the Nesta Career tech challenge which they have won.

Bob has been designed to empower jobseekers providing instant, online advice on how to best conduct their job search and maximize their chance of finding a sustainable job.

It also supports career coaches in their work by giving them access to key information such as an assessment of user’s situation, contextualized labor market data and available resources to support the jobseeker.

The technology relies on multiple sources of data to make tailored and accurate judgements on potential job search challenges, and appropriate, live recommendations of jobs likely to be hiring or tailored resources to use.

Bayes Impact will be presenting their NGO, the story of Bob, what is it, as well as a demo of the technology in motion.

How did it start, what can it do, what were the processes to build this technology and many other great insights will be shared, so don’t miss this chance to discover Bob!

Register now for your free place via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leveraging-new-technologies-for-social-issues-tickets-160996626243

Terms and conditions

The event will take place online via teams, ERSA members will always have priority access, although others are welcome to join but you much register in advance. There may be a waiting list for non members but places will usually open up and th ERSA team will monitor and release tickets accordingly. 

By registering via Eventbrite for an ERSA event, you will automatically be added to the ERSA mailing list, options to unsubscribe will be available in future bulletins. 

Can digital solutions improve employment support outcomes?

6 July, 10.30 – 11.30am

Online digital tools that support employment services can deliver consistency and efficiency for the provider. But can they support the individual? And can a digital platform itself encourage motivation and behavioural change?

Saffron present key findings from the formal evaluation report of the Create Your Own Future platform. With over 300 data-points collected per user, including attitude and sentiment, plus qualitative follow-up research, this session will provide insight into:

  • User experience and attitude towards digital technology
  • Behavioural and sentiment changes as a result of the digital activity
  • Analysis of transferable skills, confidence, barriers and motivation broken down by demographics
  • Career adaptability and how effectively it can be applied in a digital environment

This webinar will be of interest to those implementing large scale employment solutions and those providing counselling support.

Speakers;

Noorie Sazen, Director, Saffron Interactive

Noorie’s passion is innovation and creativity. Prior to leading Saffron, she was a partner at KPMG leading their People Services business in London and Eastern Counties. She has also held global roles at BP and Lend Lease, partnering with clients on their change and transformational performance improvement programs. Throughout her career, Noorie has used insights from the behavioural and neurosciences, to bring fresh perspectives and ensure that change is treated within an organisation as a force for good.

Ian Hilder, Performance Consultant, Saffron Interactive

Ian loves to drive performance and success for individuals through digital innovation. With over 10 years’ experience within the digital learning and employability sector and several more in the technology industry, Ian has worked with major international corporations, public authorities, not-for-profit, social enterprises and more.

Through this eclectic mix of industries and sectors, Ian combines his inner tech geek with a deep understanding of behavioural theory and practice. With a wealth of business knowledge and a penchant for amateur dramatics, Ian’s sense of humour and execution capability are greatly valued by clients.

 

Register now for your free place via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-digital-solutions-improve-employment-support-outcomes-tickets-160999863927 

Terms and conditions

The event will take place online via teams, ERSA members will always have priority access, although others are welcome to join but you much register in advance. There may be a waiting list for non members but places will usually open up and th ERSA team will monitor and release tickets accordingly. 

By registering via Eventbrite for an ERSA event, you will automatically be added to the ERSA mailing list, options to unsubscribe will be available in future bulletins. 

Employer & Worker Perspectives on the Living Wage: insights from N Zealand

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After achieving his PhD at MMUBS in 1996, Jim spent 12 years at Warwick University before joining Massey in 2008. He has researched and published across a wide range of HRM and employment relations issues including the management of older workers; variable pay; low pay and the living wage; flexible working time; HRM in small firms and not-for-profits; employee consultation in MNCs; employee engagement; and HRM and CSR. More recently he has acted as a consultant for the ILO around employment regulation in PNG, Tonga, Nauru and for the Pacific Islands Forum in Fiji.

New Zealand has a relatively high, and accelerating, Minimum Wage but is a generally low-wage economy and an increasingly expensive place to live. We present results of research amongst employees and employers into the impact of the increasing MW and the wider adoption of a Living Wage prompted by hardship and labour shortages. The results suggest that a LW is likely to improve wellbeing and commitment especially for workers in poorer households but less so where job quality is low. On the employer side, low pay is often a product of structural constraints rather than employer agency, and increased wage costs can lead to a range of organizational responses. From a policy perspective, low pay and the LW are social not simply employment issues. Wider reforms are needed to address housing and other costs as well as avoiding welfare traps.

Register here

Employment and Skills Convention 2021: Recovery and Renewal

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How will the convention focus on recovery and renewal?

Tackling long-term unemployment

While the economy is starting to recover, we are seeing a steady growth of long term unemployment. We know that the longer someone is out of the labour market, the more difficult it is to return to work. We will explore how we can tackle the rise in long-term unemployment, including through the Government’s Restart programme, and support people into decent work.

Re-skilling for the recovery

The pandemic has led to rapid and disruptive change in the labour market, including in the skills employers need. Following the FE white paper earlier this year, we will explore what we can do to ensure people can access the skills that they need to succeed in the post-pandemic labour market.

Preventing a pandemic generation

Young people are among those who have borne the brunt of the crisis, and youth unemployment has surged. We know that a period of joblessness when you are young can have a lasting scarring impact on earnings and employment. As Kickstart ramps up, we will explore what we need to do to reverse the rise in youth unemployment, and ensure all young people get the best start in learning and work.

Driving local recovery and renewal

The pandemic has had a seismic impact on local economies across the UK. In many areas, it seems to have hit poorer communities harder, with the risk that we will see a deepening of pre-pandemic inequality. With the government looking to ‘level up’ opportunity across the UK, we will explore the role of local government in driving recovery and renewal.

Register for free

See Learning and Work’s Event page for more information including sponsorship opportunities and to contact the organiser. 

Can good work be prioritised in hospitality’s recovery from COVID-19?

Recovery from COVID-19

Hospitality can be a great sector for people with experience of homelessness to work in.  It is a huge sector with varied jobs and most employers are more interested in attitude than formal qualifications. The House of St Barnabas is both a hospitality business and a charity supporting people with experience of homelessness into work, and so we understand the day to day challenges of being a good employer as well as the hardship faced by our Employment Academy graduates. Join a lively online panel discussion about good work within the hospitality sector. We’ll be asking – Can good work be prioritised in hospitality’s recovery from COVID-19? 

The panel features:

  • Malek Naroei and Helen Scott, hospitality employees and Employment Academy graduates
  • Karen Bates, Director of People at Brewdog
  • Julian Shaw, Director at BAFTA 195
  • Shereen Daniels, Managing Director at HR rewired
  • Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development from the Institute of Employment Studies

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-good-work-be-prioritised-in-hospitalitys-recovery-from-covid-19-tickets-146880831521