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Report: Industry HR Working Group meeting, March 9 2017

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Report: Industry HR Working Group meeting, March 9 2017

27 Mar 2017

The new HR ‘supergroup’, welcoming members from AEO, AEV and ESSA, held its first meeting on March 9, 2017,  at ExCeL London, with Trevor Foley of tfconnect in the chair.

Foley welcomed the 25 attendees, representing 17 organisations, to the inaugural meeting, and thanked ExCeL London for hosting the event. After the round-table introductions, apologies for absence and the approval of the minutes from the last meetings of the AEV HR Working Group and the tfconnect HR group, Foley led the new working group through the wide-ranging agenda of discussion topics.

The group discussed, amongst other subjects, association salary surveys, apprenticeship schemes, recruitment and the British exit from the EU. The group then tabled items for the agenda for the next meeting, agreeing on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, as the date, with the venue to be announced.

Following a few items of Any Other Business and diary date announcements, Foley thanked all attendees and closed the meeting.

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