We know that small business owners in Cornwall might be struggling right now, so we’ve put together a series of events to help you and your staff.

Maybe your staff are at home trying to juggle their productivity with supervising children’s worksheets on multiplying fractions.

Or maybe you’re wondering how to adapt around vulnerable staff with long-term health conditions or disabilities, and how to make sure you’re not inadvertently discriminating and can offer your staff equality.

Or maybe your management style needs special consideration under these special circumstances, and you wonder how to manage when everything’s uncertain.

Perhaps it’s mental health that’s most pressing for you and your team right now.

Well, we’ve got your back with our HR webinar season.

You can join any event, but if you want to sign up for the whole series, we’d love to have you there.

Here’s the lineup:

Operating at 80% awesome: 4th March 2021, 10am-11:30



Badges that read ‘Operating at 80% Awesome’ and ‘Zero funks given’.

Expect a practical, fun and supportive Zoom workshop with plenty of colourful post it notes and shared experiences.

Based roughly on the Pareto principle, this is about recognising that it’s impossible to deliver 100% awesome at all times, even if resources are limitless. What simplicity can you bring to life to ensure you protect your energy and performance?
This workshop is designed by two women – Rachel Picken and Claire Eason-Bassett: business leaders, professionals, mothers, daughters, partners. They began their journey with Agile methodology in 2012 – Rachel applying it to public relations, Claire applying it to event management.
They will present a new tool, the Lean Life Canvas.
Places are limited, and you’ll be sent a Lean Life Canvas pack to your own home, so please sign up by 26 Feb at the latest.

Managing During Chaos: 11 March 2021 2-3:30pm

We will be joined by Rachel Hewitt Gray from Matrix HR, to discuss how the pandemic has affected how we work and how we can manage during chaos.

Rachel has clients across a very wide range of sectors and likes working with SMEs.

She is the only HR consultant here in the South West, sitting on Employment Tribunals as a Lay Member.

An Update on Employment Law: 18th March 10-11:30am

The Inclusivity Project will be joined by James Collings from Foot Anstey.

We will consider questions including:

  • How ‘reasonable’ does a ‘reasonable adjustment’ need to be?
  • What’s the difference between ‘positive action’ and ‘positive discrimination’ and how can you use the former to drive diversity and inclusion?’

Mental Health & Remote Working: 24th March 10-11:30am

The Inclusivity Project will be joined by Nick Wadsley at ACAS to discuss mental health in the workplace, remote working and further ACAS support.

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice, as well as training and support.

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You can take a bias test as part of this webinar (the results will be confidential) and ask a panel questions too.

Unconscious Bias in Your Workplace

30th March 2pm-4pm

Gain a greater understanding of bias, how in manifests in the workplace and steps to mitigate it

This webinar takes a closer look at unconscious bias in the workplace, focusing on what we understand about bias, how it manifests in the workplace, an opportunity to understand your own unconscious attitudes and how to address bias in the workplace.

We will be joined by:

  • Tracey Roose, CEO at Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Jane Johnson, CEO at disAbility Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
  • Dr Musarrat Maisha Reza, Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences (Education and Scholarship) and Race Equality Resource Officer at University of Exeter
  • Dr Daniel Derbyshire, Behavioural Economics Research Fellow at The Inclusivity Project, University of Exeter

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