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Spring Seminars 2018

Between March and May we will be hosting a new series of free Breakfast Seminars in central London covering topics high on the agenda of many HR professionals.

Each seminar will be presented by a senior Pearn Kandola psychologist and specialist in their field. The presentations will begin at 10.00am and finish at approximately 11.00am followed by a Q&A session lasting up to an hour. Light refreshments are available from 9.30am.

The venue for all our seminars is:
One Great George Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AA

To reserve your seat on these seminars please contact Emily Sendall on or call her on 01865 399060.

The number of places at the seminars are strictly limited. If you book a seat at one of them but subsequently are unable to attend, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible so we can reallocate your place. If you fail to attend without notifying us in advance we reserve the right to charge a £50 administration fee.

Wednesday 30 May 2018
The role of the line manager in development: a critical link to success?
The benefits of involving line managers in supporting learning and development at work are widely stated. In practice, however, we may be missing opportunities to engage line managers effectively into L&D initiatives or to equip them to get the best from the team members who take part in such programmes. In this seminar, Louise Weston will share real experiences alongside research evidence to highlight the impact of line manager involvement and will offer practical solutions to ensure line managers and their team members capitalise on every learning opportunity.
Presented by Louise Weston

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Taking bias and modern racism out of recruitment & selection
In this seminar Nic Hammarling, Head of Diversity, and James Meachin, Head of Assessment, show how bias and modern racism affects recruitment and selection decisions from role profiling and data gathering, through to evaluating and decision making.

The seminar will cover key themes including the role of language in shaping perceptions; how expectations and biases led to differential standards and scrutiny; and the impact of intersectionality (gender and ethnicity). Nic and James will share practical guidance for tackling bias and modern racism and its impact on your organisation.
Presented by Dr Nic Hammarling and James Meachin

Wednesday 20 June 2018
Financial services recruitment – meeting the FCA’s fit and proper assessment requirements
In 2018 the FCA is due to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime beyond banks to include almost all regulated firms. The Certification Regime requires firms to assess the fitness and propriety of certain employees who, by virtue of their role, could pose a risk of significant harm to the firm or any of its customers. In this seminar James Meachin, Head of Assessment at Pearn Kandola, will outline two key approaches firms can take to assess candidates effectively against the Certification Regime. He will focus on enhancing assessor capabilities through focused training, and using individual profiling assessments to provide a robust view of candidates.
Presented by James Meachin

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Profile of a Senior Lawyer: What makes law firms unique in talent development?
In this seminar Stephan Lucks will look at what makes law firms unique as organisations, and what this means in terms of people development. He will compare law firms to other organisations to highlight the key differences in soft skills development and discuss the implications for lawyer training.
Presented by Stephan Lucks

Tuesday 17 July 2018
Lip service or genuine culture change? The checklist for progressive organisations on D&I
In this seminar, Nic Hammarling will review the key factors behind genuine diversity and inclusion in organisational change and identify what differentiates organisations that are genuinely making progressive change in this area, from those that are simply paying lip service.
Presented by Dr Nic Hammarling