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South Oxon HR Networking Forum

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South Oxon HR Forum

Employment Law Plus founded the South Oxfordshire HR Forum over 10 years ago. The Forum provides an opportunity for networking and learning about all aspects of people management. It meets regularly through the year and is open to all HR professionals and anyone who has responsibility for people management in their business. Attendance is by invitation. The Forum is not for profit and there is no charge for attendance. It is now run by Belinda Elliott at Bluestream Recruitment. To request an invitation to meetings, please email Belinda on belinda@bluestreamrecruitment.co.uk.

We input into speaker topics. If you would like the Forum to deal with any particular issue or if you believe you have a valuable presentation which you could make to people managers, please contact us.

At previous meetings we have had had speakers on topics including the following:

  • Recruiting to create a winning company ethos
  • Tax issues and Enhancing Reward to Staff
  • Promoting the progress of women in professional roles
  • Redundancies, Restructuring and Changing Contract Terms – the Legal Issues
  • Getting the most from your staff
  • Workplace stress
  • Recruitment plus Development = Performance
  • Drug & alcohol policies
  • The General Data Protection Regulation

Next meeting

Our next meeting will be arranged to take place in Autumn 2019. Watch here for more details.


"I really enjoy attending the HR Network Meetings, the topics presented are always useful and interesting and the locations these are held are within easy reach, it’s also a great way to Network with other HR/Recruitment Professionals in the local area and best of all, it’s free to attend!. I look forward to the next Meeting!"

Zoe Bates, HR Advisor, Johnson Matthey

"A very informative, constructive session with lots of new “learns” to take away. The informality of the group facilitates a relaxed way of sharing information."

Jenny Frame, Nielsen

"The South Oxon HR Network has been a great asset to me as a lone HR practitioner, allowing me to remain ahead of the game with new employment legislation and common themes/issues HR departments face – always informative and very relevant and all done in a friendly, informal approach."

Louise Hoskin, HR Executive, Wirth Research

"I was originally a bit sceptical about attending the South Oxford HR Network at first, but once you have been and met the variety of individual who attend you look forward to the next one. A great way to network and keep up with what is new in all areas of HR."

Urquhart, Bursar, The Orders of St John Care Trust

"I have enjoyed the meetings of the network and found them worthwhile both from a gaining knowledge point of view and from meeting other HR professionals.."

Madeline Seymour, HR Services Manager, OXIS Energy Limited

Employment Law Updates

We produce a periodic e-newsletter for employers aimed at giving you pragmatic and relevant updates and information.


Access presentations from our previous meetings below

Presentation from White & Black solicitors on GDPR One Year On, June 2019
How to establish your organisation as employer of choice by Grant Hayward of Collaborent, September 2018
Personal Data Breaches by Jill Kelly solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, April 2018
The Happy Healthy Employee by Hilary Horton B.Med. Sci. BSc (hons) IHSM RN, Enspirita, April 2018
Snapshot GDPR Basics: Informing the data subject about processing by Jill Kelly solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, October 2017
Regina Lally of Databasix on a Whole Business Approach to GDPR From October 2017
Kate Mercer of Leaders Lab on "A Buzz in the Building – how to build and lead a brilliant organisation" from October 2016
Samantha Scott of Freshwater Consulting on Psychometrics: What are they and how can they add value? From April 2017
Jill Kelly of Employment Law Plus on employers' liability for workplace discrimination from April 2016
Kieran Hearty of igiveu notes from presentation on How to Eat the Elephant in the Room in April 2016
Barbara Capstick on Managing with Resilience, June 2015
Jill Kelly of Employment Law Plus on Essential law in absence management and update on Government sponsored occupational health reviews 2015
Apprentices by Jill Kelly, solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, May 2015
Drug & Alcohol Policies and Right by Jill Kelly, solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, April 2015
Effective Employee Engagement through Profit Share and Shares Ownership by James Shand of vdfnet, April 2015
Holiday Pay by Jill Kelly, solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, February 2015
Dealing with Difficult Situations by Juliet Fraser-Ellis of Performance and Culture, October 2014
Medical Issues in the Workplace by Jill Kelly solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, February 2014

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