We launched our first Oakleaf Academy session of 2020 this month which we co-hosted with Gowling WLG in Birmingham. The evening's speaker was Stephen Dixon Mould - HR Operational Improvements Director at Wincanton. In attendance were senior HR leaders in a plethora of industries across the Midlands and it was an interesting and informative discussion around the "Future of HR Business Partnering"
The group discussed what is working well in their organisations such as - relationship building and organisational design which form as part of the HR Business Partner role. It also allowed us to look at areas in which are not working as well and the general consensus was having an influential voice in the overall business strategy not just people plan.
The evening was a great opportunity to get senior HR leaders across the Midlands together to network and share ideas. This is our first Oakleaf Academy of 2020, we will host further sessions in April and September. If you would like to attend future networking events please do get in touch with me.