Workshop: HR - Laura Davis, Reality HR

Sustainable Ventures have put together a series of talks and workshops to help our community of startups grow. We have invited different domain experts to speak to you around some of the key challenges of growing your company.

Upcoming workshop covering HR issues by Laura Davis of Reality HR.

Reality HR was founded in 2004 to provide big business HR resource to SMEs. They have grown to a team of 20 and have specialists in every HR specialism covering 

  • Vision and Stragegy: Organic Growth, Consolidation, Sale, Acquisition, Due Diligence, MBO, MD Exit
  • Culture: Values, Desired Behaviours, Team Cohesiveness
  • Managing Risk: Contracts of Employment, Handbooks, Sickness & Absence, Employee Documentation, HR Information
    System, Employee Issues, Discipline/Grievance/Tribunals, Capability Management, Immigration Support, TUPE
  • Recruitment and Retention: Job Descriptions, Person Specifications, Candidate Attraction, Advertising Roles, Process, Competency Framework, Interviewing, Testing, References/Vetting, Employer Branding, Right To Work Checks
  • Learning and Development: New Starter Routines, Induction & Onboarding, Managing Probation, Training Needs Analysis, Manager Training, Insights Discovery Programme, Coaching, Leadership Development, Personal Development Plans, Career Path, Talent Management, Succession Planning
  • Employee Engagement and Motivation: Job Satisfaction, Employee Survey, Employee Focus Groups, Employee Communication
  • Reward and Recognition: Salary Benchmarking, Non-Cash Benefits, Bonus, Commission, Total Reward & Compensation, Performance Related Pay, Reward Strategies
  • Organisation and Job Design: Organisation Structure, KPIs, Responsibility and Accountability, Organisation Changes, Restructures
  • Performance and Objectives: Objectives/Targets, 121s, Competency Framework, Appraisals/Performance, Reviews Managing, Underperformance, 360 Feedback
  • Exit: Dismissal, Retirement, Redundancy, Without Prejudice Discussions, Settlement Agreements


  • Shaping a strong culture as your company grows strategies to retain high performance and team spirit e.g. capturing core values, organisational goals, good communication
  • Fundraising - the importance of a strong employee brand, and correctly articulating high performance and team spirit to investors. 


Thu 10 May 2018

16:00 – 18:00

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