Jan 1, 1970

4th Pivotal Network Exchange - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Resilience Training

Jul 11, 2017

Sharing knowledge was key to our most recent quarterly industry networking event. On Wednesday, 28 June, our 5th event took place at The Bridge on Southwark Bridge Street, our busiest Exchange Event so far.

Topics that were discussed in detail by our industry attendees included HR & Management issues facing the social care sector, views on secondment and fixed term contracts as well as the hotly debated topic of General Data Protection Regulation and a training session on Resilience. Managers need to focus on their employees' health and well-being as key to building themselves resilient teams.

Twelve attendees from Providence Row, Mind Yourself, Safer London, Lambeth & Southwark Mencap, Origin Housing and Russell Cooke Solicitors all participated in the morning's Exchange Event alongside the Pivotal HR team..

Date for our fifth event is to be confirmed shortly. Venue as before, The Bridge, Southwark Bridge Street, SE1 0NQ. HR Social Care professionals may book a FREE place at the event,
please email us to secure your advance place or to find out more.

Four Top Tips to Reduce Sickness Absence

Apr 22, 2016

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) 10.8 days per employee per annum are lost to sickness absence in care services and managers often tell us that they find the task of managing repeated short term sickness challenging. The great news is that line managers are in a unique position to positively influence employees’ attendance at work .

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Measuring Workforce Data to Improve Organisational Performance

Jul 22, 2016

Collecting and measuring workforce data is a priority for many organisations to benchmark their performance, develop their organisation and to improve performance.


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How to Have Outstanding & Safe Recruitment in Social Care

Jun 22, 2017

Our HR Helpline receives regular calls from Registered Managers who after their CQC inspection have been advised their standards for recruiting staff requires improvement. To comply with Regulation 18 your recruitment process has to show that you have considered the needs of the people who use your services and have, as a result, recruited people with the right combination of skills and experience.

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The Third Pivotal HR Network Exchange Event - debates bullying & harassment

May 10, 2017

Hosted on Wednesday, 26 April at The Bridge on Southwark Bridge Street, our third social care HR industry events was highly interactive & enjoyable.

Topics that were debated and discussed in detail by our industry attendees included Bullying and Harassment and Social Care Pay & Progression.

Attendees from Safer London, YMCA, Lambeth Mencap and The Connection at St Martin's participated in the morning's Exchange Event.

"Being a small HR department, it is great to be able to talk to other HR people from the sector. The events help problem solve challenges together, drawing on our shared knowledge and experiences."
Tara Lynn Poole, Safer London

Our fourth event will take place on Wednesday, 28th June at 10am. Venue as before, The Bridge, Southwark Bridge Street, SE1 0NQ. HR Social Care professionals may book a FREE place at the event,
please email us to secure your place.

Second Pivotal HR Network Exchange Event gets 2017 off to a great start

Feb 2, 2017

Hosted on Tuesday, 17th January, the first HR Network Exchange of 2017 was attended by Providence Row, Safer London and YMCA. Topics presented and debated included Change Management and Safe Recruitment with the morning session proving informative, worthwile and interactive once more.

"I love the Pivotal HR networking events; they are a great way to knowledge share and network, and the topics are always relevant and up-to-date. I always leave feeling like I have learned a lot!!"

Emily Lewis, HR Executive, Safer London

This is the second in the series of networking events hosted by HR experts, Pivotal HR, with plans to now host these every quarter as a hub and resource for social care HR professionals.

"A useful industry event that saw us benefit from interaction with other HR functions from organisations within the social care sector." Sarah Mahklouf, Head of Services, Providence Row

The HR Networking Exchange was held at The Bridge in SE1, a good central location for all involved. The next event will be held in the same location on Wednesday, 26th April at 10am. To confirm your place at this FREE event, please email us.

Pivotal HR Host Brand New HR Network Exchange

Nov 7, 2016

Pivotal HR Host Brand New HR Network Exchange

Last month saw the very first of Pivotal HR’s new quarterly HR Network Exchange events, hosted on the 22nd September at The Bridge, SE1.

Taking place each quarter, these events will bring together key members of the HR community working in the social care sector. The HR Network Exchange has been created in order to provide shared ideas, information and advice between similar organisations facing the same HR challenges.

At the first event, representatives from Safer London, Mencap, QVT, House of St Barnabas and Women and Girls Network debated and discussed a range of topical HR subjects including the complexities of annual leave and the use of a shared online HR handbook. The session also ran a taster of values based training for all the delegates as well as several breakout sessions.

Designed and hosted by Pivotal HR, a leading provider of specialist HR expertise to the social care sector over the last 9 years, the next one will take place on January 17th at The Bridge. The open format allows everyone to suggest topics for the following event that will help them in their full-time role.

The feedback from the first event has been excellent,

I really enjoyed the session. Going forward it will give us an opportunity to share info & experiences and be briefed about new legislation - and also allow us to ask all those questions we might be afraid to ask otherwise!”

Miriam, Lambeth Mencap

The next event is on Tuesday, 17th January 2017. Places are limited so please do get in touch to book yours as soon as possible. The event is free to attend and you need to work in an HR role in the social care sector to join us.

For more information, contact Andrew Holdaway on 020 7274 2277 or email Andrew@pivotalhr.co.uk

Social Media & IT for Staff Supporting Vulnerable People

Sep 27, 2014

IT and social media are powerful resources for social care bringing great benefits but also new risks. Should staff accept friend requests from people who use services? Can you discipline a member of staff for writing a critical blog post about your organisation? Can staff use their personal mobile devices at work?

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How the National Living Wage Will Impact Social Care Employers?

Feb 29, 2016

In April 2016 the National Living Wage (NLW) will increase the minimum pay for staff over 25 years of age from £6.50 to £7.20 per hour. As a result many social care workers paid at the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate will benefit from a 10.7% pay rise.

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