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A Practical Guide to Surviving the Cost-of-Living Crisis

Wednesday 19th October , 09:30 12:30

Virtual Workshop



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Single Delegate
£ 129.00


Employees are currently facing rapidly rising inflation and significant increases in their cost-of-living, exacerbated by huge increases in their gas and electricity bills.

Likewise, projected future energy costs are now a major concern for employers across a wide range of sectors.

Energy intensive manufacturing businesses face an immediate massive rise in their production costs.

And as winter approaches, significantly increased heating bills will heavily affect businesses with large premises, such as offices or hospitality venues.

Consequently, many businesses are currently considering alternative ways of working in order to minimise the impact.

This workshop explores what can be done to mitigate against this issue for both employees and employers, from a HR and employment law perspective.

Course Outline

This workshop will discuss the following:

  • How to support employees without increasing business costs
  • How to implement hybrid, home, or flexible working
  • How to implement hot-desking to support office downsizing
  • How to handle employee cost-of-living increases and consequent wage increase pressures
  • How to vary working and shift patterns to accommodate changed production schedules
  • How to handle layoffs or redundancies to accommodate reduced production levels


We love a good natter and love to gather opinions from our delegates on our courses. Our style is to facilitate rather than to tell. To do this online we therefore like to have everyone on camera and the mics on when needed to be able to hear what everyone has to say. At the end of the day, it’s your course not ours!

In our experience, for a truly interactive workshop the numbers are best kept to below 12 and ideally between 8 and 10 delegates. This allows for everyone to feel like they have the opportunity to have a say and to enable the content to be worked through in the time allowed.

We like to bring a high level of interactivity to our sessions and include the use of discussions, exercises, quizzes, polls, break out rooms, whiteboards, and annotation. Just like our face-to-face sessions we want to ensure the activities are varied and deliver the content in the best possible way. The sessions will vary between group work, small break out sessions and individual work.

Resources Included

We will provide you with a PDF of the workshop slides, copies of relevant handouts and any book recommendations during the session!


Sarah Loates

Sarah is a highly qualified and experienced CIPD-accredited HR consultant, and founding director of Loates HR Consultancy.


Loates HR Consultancy

01332 890 345

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