Employment, retention of talent and management of change – how to address the key people challenges of 2023 and beyond

2023 is shaping up to be a year like no other for businesses, particularly in the area of employment and immigration law and practice. Recent changes in legislation that impact on all employers, pressures on business and a worsening economic forecast have created significant disruption and uncertainty for the business sector. In addition, we continue to grapple with the talent conundrum and the creation of working environments that are genuinely inclusive. 

Our Training Day is the unmissable event of the year and designed to equip you with what you need to know to meet the challenges ahead.

Event details


10:00 Registration and networking 

10:30 - 11:30 Welcome and key themes and trends in employment and immigration law 

This session will provide insight and analysis of key themes and trends emerging in employment and immigration law from the last 6 months and a review of what is on the horizon in the next 12 months.

11.30 - 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 - 12.15 You have the choice of attending break-out sessions A or B: 

  • Session A: How to manage a Workplace Relations Commission Audit
    This practical session will provide guidance on how to prepare for an audit, what the WRC will be looking for, a step plan for responding to an unannounced inspection and best practice in engaging with WRC officials from an immigration and employment law perspective. 
  • Session B: Processing employee data and how to manage a subject access request
    Nearly five years on from the introduction of GDPR, this session will review and share tips for overcoming the core data protection challenges for employers, including handling DSARs and changes to international transfer rules.

12.15 - 12.30 Break

12:30 - 13:15 Panel Discussion - a flexible working environment – challenges and opportunities

  • This panel session will include insights from experienced HR professionals and our team as they address the challenges of an increasingly flexible working environment and consider the opportunities that this presents. We will discuss new working arrangements, how to maintain a cohesive workplace and practical measures for keeping in touch.

13.15 Closing words 

13.30 - 14.15 Lunch and networking 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Ruth Montgomery, Marketing & Business Development Manager.