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Now is the New Normal – Lessons from a CEO

Now is the New Normal – Lessons from a CEO

The London HR Connection is delighted to invite you along to our first live and ‘in person’ (and free of charge) networking event of the year on 25th May.

As well as the chance to meet and network face to face over a glass or two of wine and something to eat, we are thrilled to say that Thomas Heier , the CEO – and former People Director – of  Wagamama, will be joining us to talk about how “Now is the New Normal.” He will be discussing the shift in workforce age demographics and some of the strategies organisations are adopting to engage and retain younger workers in this new era of work and how purpose and culture are becoming increasingly core to this.

Thomas will share data, insights and an overview of the Wagamama approach and how they are adapting and adjusting to a new people landscape post covid and Brexit. He will be joined by Doug Hewett who is the founding partner of the leading brand and culture consultancy – and a long-standing partner to Wagamama – People-Made.


6.15pm – 6.45pm registration and networking drinks

6.45pm – 7.45pm discussion and questions & answers

7.45pm – 8.30pm  networking drinks & canapes



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    Simon Drury
    Business Psychologist Art of Reinvention

    The LHRC is a dynamic forum in which I’ve met some very interesting people, been introduced to a number of potential business contacts, attended thought-provoking and educational debates. I commend the group to any HR practitioners and suppliers who want to expand their professional network.

    Tips on Networking


    Prepare some conversation lines if you’re worried about ‘sticky silences’. Try offering two topic choices, e.g. ‘do you know many people here or are you a newcomer like me?’

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    Body language

    Think about your posture, levels of eye contact, facial expressions and your handshake. These all influence peoples’ perception of you and give off signals as to how confident and engaged you are.

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    As soon as you leave, begin thinking about how you’ll follow-up new contacts. Take a few notes on who you met, and ensure you follow up within three days of the event.

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