The Great Resignation – is family-ownership a weakness or strength when competing for employees?

Date: Tuesday, 13th September 2022
Venue: Bowcliffe Hall Bramham, Wetherby, LS23 6LP

According to a report out by the BBC, almost one in five UK workers say they are likely to change jobs in the next 12 months as they seek better pay and job satisfaction.

Post-pandemic, business leaders across the country are faced with navigating the challenges of increased staff turnover, talent shortages and wage inflation. Family-businesses have always placed significant value on their heritage and culture (often going hand-in-hand) – in a fast-paced jobs market, does this represent an asset or weakness when competing for the region’s top talent?

In conjunction with Clarion Solicitors and Mazars, Bartlett is pleased to invite you to an exclusive roundtable discussion with other family-business leaders to discuss and learn how to tackle these challenges, including:

  • The critical role that corporate leadership and culture plays in job satisfaction, employee engagement and staff retention
  • The challenges common to family-ownership from remuneration models and the hurdles in providing share options and long term incentives for senior staff through to wider opportunities in positioning your business as ‘purpose-driven’
  • The increased emphasis on employee wellbeing at work – the latest fad or a meaningful differentiator in a competitive jobs market

We hope you can join us for this lively discussion.


Gemma Smith Managing Director of Strata Homes
Fergus Bailie CEO at Bailie Group
Helena Kim Coaching Psychologist, Executive Coach and author of “Soft Skills for Hard People”


Neil Davy CEO of the Institute for Family Business


08:30 - 09:00 Registration and breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Roundtable discussion


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