Previous events

Palace of Westminster – The Pugin Room

22/05/2023 – The inaugural AGM of the APPG on Modernising Employment was held in the Pugin Room. AGMs are open to Parliamentarians only.

Portcullis House – Macmillan room

10/07/2023How we make UK hiring the fastest globally.
Our speakers for this Parliamentary session were Lisa Scales of Royal Mail and Mike Ruddle of NHS Professionals. Chaired by Emma Hardy MP.

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Virtual Session

05/09/2023Getting people into jobs: Improving Inclusion and Reducing Barriers.
Our speakers for this session were Joseph Williams, Co-Founder & CEO of Clu, Melanie Williams, Head of UK Talent Acquisition and Victoria Bryant, Employee Relations Manager of Arla Foods. Chaired by Lord Lucas.

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Kingston upon Hull – Centres of Digital Innovation (C4DI)

02/10/2023Improving the regionality and flexibility of work.
Our speakers for this session were Paul Devoy of Investors in People joined by Professor Stephen Hardy, Dean of Faculty of Business, Law & Politics from The University of Hull. Chaired by Emma Hardy MP

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Virtual Session

09/11/2023 Ensuring Fairness in UK Hiring for the International Talent Pool

Our speakers for this session were Anita Pali, Media Lawyer at Sheridans, Aké Ache, Founder and Director of Migrants at Work and Katie Rountree, Head of Recruitment Operations at KMPG. Chaired by Lord Lucas.

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Palace of Westminster

17/01/23 – Safer Hiring in a Digital World

Keynote speaker were the Prime Minister’s Anti-Fraud Champion, MP for Barrow and Furness, Simon Fell, who will discuss the growing significance of Hiring Fraud and the latest issues employers need to consider. Chaired by Emma Hardy MP in Parliament.

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Palace of Westminster

28/02/2024 – Women in the Workplace

To coincide with International Women’s Day (March 8th) this APPG explored the key issues and barriers facing women at work. Hearing from senior professionals, research bodies, and campaigners this APPG session will focus on what more can be done to help reduce the barriers facing women. Chaired by Dame Maria Millar MP, formerly a Shadow Minister for Education, a Shadow Minister for Family Welfare, and a Shadow Minister for Families, Dame Maria has also been Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Disabled People.

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Virtual Session

07/03/2024 – Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

This session was hosted virtually, creating the briefing and blueprint for UK government on how Artificial Intelligence should be used in the hiring process. Our speaker for this Parliamentary session was the architect of the Artificial Intelligence (Regulations) Bill Lord Holmes, with additional speakers from industry. The purpose of this event was to work towards the production of the UK’s first best practice guidance on the use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring.

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Palace of Westminster

13/05/24 – Reimagining Hiring for the New Generation

This in person session of the Modernising Employment APPG focused on what the future holds for young people when finding work. What will the new ways of finding work look like in future, what are the expectations of the next generation when thinking about work and careers, what are the barriers facing young people today and tomorrow?