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Workforce Planning Masterclass  

Workforce Planning Masterclass Event - Manchester

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019
Location: etc.Venues, Piccadilly District, Manchester 

Workforce Planning Masterclass 



Are you looking to improve the way you plan, manage and monitor shift workers? 

Would you like to learn directly from experts and industry peers who have delivered significant employee well-being, financial, operational and HR gains by optimising shift working?  

If so, book now to secure your place at the Workforce Planning Masterclass on 16th May 2019 in Manchester city centre. 

Joining us will be:

  • Michael Howarth - Water Network Systems Manager at United Utilities
  • Chris Nelson - Branch Chair for UNISON South Western Ambulance & Allied Health Branch

Michael and Chris will be giving delegates the inside track on how they are helping successfully transform shift working.

It promises to provide fascinating insight and perspectives from these two very different organisations.

You can book via our Eventbrite page here

If you would prefer to pay by invoice, please call 0161 720 5050 or email:  

*Full price: £75 + VAT + Booking Fee (Total = £96.12). ‘Early bird’ offer: £37.50 + VAT + Booking Fee (Total = £48.06 

Offer limited to four delegate places per organisation Offer limited to four delegate places per organisation 


More about the event 

Over the past 15 years, Working Time Solutions’ Workforce Planning Masterclass has established itself as a key event for employers looking to design, implement and manage optimised shift patterns and rota schedules. 

It features detailed case studies from industry leaders and is regularly attended by Operations, HR, Finance, Continuous Improvement and Health & Safety professionals from organisations of all sizes and across all industries. 

We draw on our 30 years’ experience and diverse client base to ensure delegates acquire valuable, actionable learnings from workforce planning and management experts in shift working environments. 

“We wanted ideas, inspiration and expert guidance on how to build shift patterns that fit demand. Thanks, it was an invaluable workshop that’s given us food for thought and guidance.” - Delegate feedback from 2018 Masterclass 

You can expect a mix of informative presentations, interactive exercises and an opportunity to get the inside track on how our industry speakers successfully transformed their approach to shift working. 

Previous case studies have featured Siemens, Premier Foods, Wales & West Utilities and London Ambulance Service.  

The CPD-accredited event will provide valuable knowledge and practical tips for anyone looking to: 

  • Boost productivity, improve customer service, eliminate overtime and reduce reliance on agency workers. 


  • Overcome skills shortages by maximising capacity and creating appealing shift patterns/rotas that support recruitment and retention and widen the potential labour pool. 


  • Manage the potential impact of Brexit by increasing workforce flexibility and responsiveness. 


  • Use Annualised Hours and Demand-Led Rostering systems to replace ‘precarious’ forms of employment (e.g. zero hour contracts) with full-time secure roles. 

  • Protect shift workers’ health, improve their work-life balance and reduce the risk of fatigue-related accidents. 


  • Maintain compliance with Working Time Regulations and legislation such as the National Living Wage and ethical supplier audits. 


  • Find more efficient, effective and simple ways to manage shift workers including overcoming the limitations of existing T&A/HR systems or multiple spreadsheets.

We’ll be releasing more details on the event agenda and case studies over the coming weeks. If you’d like to know more about the event now, you can contact us

If you would prefer to pay by invoice, please call 0161 720 5050 or email:  

Can’t attend but interested in finding out more about our approach to workforce planning and management for shift workers? Explore our website or contact us.

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