How to achieve Work-Life Balance and High Productivity as Employers

Free live webinar 9th February @11am

The key is in removing the barriers to help people achieve their best at work and at home. Hear insights into how the best employers empower their people and support family life in its widest sense.

With the labour market still tight due to skills shortages, employers compete over the attractiveness of the employee experience. Yet, with rising costs, productivity is at a premium so how do we ensure that what we do to engage and support our people also helps them perform at their best? And in uncertain times, how do we ensure employees feel valued and motivated?

Join this lively conversation, as we discuss:

  • What do the best employers actually do to achieve work-life balance and productivity
  • How should the experience be personalised to different employees’ lives and needs?
  • Gain insights on families’ expectation from the just-published 2023 Modern Families Index

Join our Expert Panel of Speakers

James Marsh

Hosted by: James Marsh

James is an organisational learning and development specialist and has worked as an HR manager, consultant, in-house recruiter and trainer with expertise in both management strategy and HR policies and processes. A former editor of HRreview, James then spent seven years at specialist retailer Planet Organic as the architect of their learning strategy and apprenticeship programmes before moving to Guardian News Media in June 2022. He has continued to work closely with HRreview as a podcast presenter and the regular chairperson of their award winning webinar series, InsideHR.

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons

Guest Expert: Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons

For over 20 years, Jennifer has been relentless in pursuit of innovation, identifying, defining and sharing
best practice and ‘next practice’ for leading global employers in flexible working, family-friendly and
wellbeing programmes, closing the gender pay gap and promoting gender-inclusive parenting. She is a
sought-after speaker, writer, conference moderator and consultant on these topics and more.

Jennifer set-up, and for a decade led, the Coaching & Consultancy side of what became Bright Horizons
Work+Family Solutions advising employers in banking, professional services, STEM and wider sectors
on programmes for working parents and carers and evaluating their impact and ROI, as well as
developing coaches and coaching capability.

She now focuses on identifying overarching trends through research and through advising employers
and translating these insights into solutions and practical actions.

Tracey Ismay, People Partner, Swiss Re UK

Guest Expert: Tracey Ismay, People Partner, Swiss Re UK

Tracey is a Human Resources Business Partner at Swiss Re, a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. She has over 7 years of Human Resource experience to date.
Janine Leightley, HR Director at Bright Horizons

Guest Expert: Janine Leightley, HR Director, Bright Horizons

Janine is our Bright Horizons HR Director. Having previously held a number of board level positions in the retail industry, including Arcadia, BHS and T.M.Lewin, Janine joined the organisation in January 2021.

She has also delivered business transformation and growth as an executive consultant.

Janine has a well-established background in operations and HR management and a successful record of leadership focussing on determining and delivering organisational change. An advocate of strong core principles and shared values, her expertise centres on building the relationships between corporate culture, the employee experience and performance.



There are many changes and continuing challenges within the vast field of Human Resources. How informed are you on the current situation? Whats your view?

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You voice your ideas, vote in polls and inform yourself with the latest news. With this you will be able to implement effective practical solutions and help deliver top performance for your workforce.



Though it’s possible to learn about pressing developments in HR through articles or presentations, there’s nothing like a debate with fellow professionals to get into the details, and to assess how your businesses can deal most effectively with upcoming changes.

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