PROTECTING THE CROWN JEWELS:
How to safeguard your best assets
The job market has become increasingly competitive over the last few years and it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to ensure that they are hiring and retaining the best talent for their growing business, whilst retaining enough flexibility to transform the workforce as the business grows.
At the other end, when employees leave a business there is a risk that they may take other valuable assets along with them, such as their work product, confidential information and even other staff. Hiring and managing talented staff while ensuring that your business is protected at the same time is often a tricky balance to strike. Kemp Little and Quant Capital have teamed up to offer an interactive seminar giving practical guidance on these issues and many more.
The session will cover:
Retaining Talent in 2016: James Holland, Director of Quant Capital, will refresh the eight key points in motivating and retaining talent in an ever competitive and fast paced technology market;
Protecting your assets: in an ever-changing legal landscape, we’ll be exploring how you can protect your business when hiring new staff whilst ensuring maximum flexibility for your business as it grows – as part of this we will examine how to make the best use of probation periods and notice provisions. For many businesses their IP is their most valuable asset and we will look at some of the key pitfalls to avoid when it comes to protecting IP created during employment. We will also look at how to protect your assets in the run up to an employee’s departure – in particular, we will look at the use of at the use of garden leave provisions, payments in lieu of notice and how to maximise restrictive covenants whilst maintaining their deterrent value;
Regulatory concerns: hiring and firing in a regulated environment is becoming a minefield for employers and we will look at some of the key issues to be aware of from a regulatory perspective. This aspect of the session will deal with issues that arise not only for regulated businesses but also for those that provide services to regulatory businesses.
Q&A/panel session: we will open the floor to delegates to ask questions of panel speakers.
Registration and refreshments from 16.00