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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 last meeting was on 20 October 2021. Next meeting date TBC.


"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

Subscribe to invites to HR Forum Meetings and Employment Law Updates

We produce a periodic e-newsletter for employers aimed at giving you pragmatic and relevant updates and information. You can subscribe to our newsletter or to HR Forum meetings.


Access presentations from our previous meetings below

From our last meeting

Presentation from Melanie Greene of Inspire Transformation Happy Healthy Conflict, February 2020

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Presentation from Simon Husband and Jemima King of Richardsons Chartered Accountants on IR35, February 2020

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Presentation from White & Black solicitors on GDPR One Year On, June 2019

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Personal Data Breaches by Jill Kelly solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, April 2018

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Snapshot GDPR Basics: Informing the Data Subject about Processing by Jill Kelly solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, October 2017

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Regina Lally of Databasix on A Whole Business Approach to GDPR ,October 2017

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Other employment law topics

Jill Kelly of Employment Law Plus on Employers' Liability for Workplace Discrimination, April 2016

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Jill Kelly of Employment Law Plus on Essential law in Absence Management , Sep 2015

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Apprentices by Jill Kelly, solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, May 2015

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Drug & Alcohol Policies and Rights by Jill Kelly, solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, April 2015

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Holiday Pay by Jill Kelly, solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, February 2015

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Medical Issues in the Workplace by Jill Kelly solicitor Director at Employment Law Plus, February 2014

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Enhancing your workplace

Presentation from Jules Fraser-Ellis of Performance and Culture on Mindsets which create Results, November 2019

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How to Establish your Organisation as Employer of Choice by Grant Hayward of Collaborent, September 2018

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The Happy Healthy Employee by Hilary Horton B.Med. Sci. BSc (hons) IHSM RN, Enspirita, April 2018

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Samantha Scott of Freshwater Consulting on Psychometrics: What are they and how can they add value? April 2017

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Kieran Hearty of igiveu on How to Eat the Elephant in the Room ,April 2016

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Kate Mercer of Leaders Lab on A Buzz in the Building – How to Build and Lead a Brilliant Organisation ,October 2016

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Barbara Capstick on Managing with Resilience, June 2015

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Effective Employee Engagement through Profit Share and Shares Ownership by James Shand of vdfnet, April 2015

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Dealing with Difficult Situations by Juliet Fraser-Ellis of Performance and Culture, October 2014

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