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Penna launches its first careers week

The event consisting of online webinars, discussion groups and Q&A’s aims to address the issues facing business leaders and senior HR professionals in areas such as attraction, retention, engagement and development as well as shining a light on other key issues. Throughout the week there will be a host of events and information sessions to give business leaders the edge when addressing the many people issues faced in business today: 

• Monday – Discussion topic: Talent retention or talent exodus? Will 2015 see an increase in people leaving? What can you do to hold on to your talent?

• Tuesday – Discussion topic: Compass, map or sat nav? With flatter structures and less obvious progression opportunities, how do you equip your employees to develop themselves and their careers? There will also be a free webinar exploring becoming a career activist and why it’s important for employees and the organisation.

• Wednesday – Discussion topic: Motivators/values vs generational stereotypes? How do you get the best from your employees? There will also be a free webinar exploring Bridging the gap, values and motivators vs stereotypes hosted by Steven Ross, head of development for Penna and Dr Carol Pemberton award winning career coach, writer, researcher and speaker

• Thursday – Discussion topic: Encouraging career activism: what type of manager are you and why does it matter? 

• Friday – Discussion topic: 2015 – look to the future, what do we need to know and how do we prepare?

Speaking about the upcoming events, Bev White, managing director of Penna Career Services said, “We are seeing significant evidence that in the recovering economy people looking for to develop their careers and now expect their development to be a priority for senior management and HR Directors within their organisation. However there are challenges for those HR professionals in ensuring the success of career development programmes. For example our recent research of employers and employees aged between 18-34 found that there is a mismatch between what employers think their team members want from their careers in the long term, and what is actually most important to them. We have launched our very first careers week to highlight challenges like this, whilst providing HR professionals with tools and insight which can help to tackle them.”

To find out more about the events and webinars taking place throughout the week, visit the Careers Week website - 


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