This issue has been reported to the BPCC by many member companies in increasing numbers over the past two years. In response, the chamber has organised a series of four meetings focused on staff recruitment and lowering attrition rates across four cities – Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań and Warsaw – where investors from the UK have the strongest presence.
Member companies that have come together to jointly create the programme are approaching the topic from a holistic, 360-degree perspective, looking at the hard and the soft aspects of staff retention. The Wellness Institute’s Ewa Stelmasiak explains how demographic and economic megatrends are influencing the needs and expectations of our employees, while speakers from office furniture manufacturer Kinnarps offer an insight into how office space is organised now and how it will change in the future, considering such factors as ergonomics and acoustics. Turning to the ‘hard’ aspects of retention, Marta Partycka from ABC London Group asks which benefits can be deployed in combination to create an offer that employees – and IT contractors on freelance contracts – think twice about before changing jobs. Łukasz Chodkowski from Dehora considers the issue of working time and the work-life balance of our employees, introducing innovative solutions such as self-rostering where smart algorithms match employees’ preferred shift-times with production plans. Lawyers from Linklaters highlighted the legal aspects of retention strategies most often used by employers.
Two editions of the BPCC HR Review have already taken place, with events in Kraków and Wrocław having received great feedback from HR professionals who took part. Join us in Poznań on 22 October and Warsaw on 27 November) for more insights, and to take part in a major labour market survey that the BPCC will be presenting in London in January 2020.
More information and registration details: https://www.hrreview.bpcc.org.pl/