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Discover how to get the most out of your staff through talent recruitment & retention, performance management, mentoring your people and much more. The people working for your business are key to being successful and helping you to grow your small business.

This comprehensive two-part virtual workshop from London Business Hub will help you to ensure you are making the most of the staff you currently have and how to attract, engage and retain talent within your business.

What will you learn?

  • The fundamentals of performance management and what it means for your small business.
  • Methods, best practices and experiences of both appraising and being appraised.
  • Tools and tips you can use and adapt to meet your business needs.
  • How to develop mentoring within your business: techniques, implementation plans and how mentoring benefits your staff and business.
  • The costs of not managing or neglecting the HR function within your business and the different development strategies which could improve growth, staff retention and the profile of your business.
  • The differences between Leadership & Management.
  • How employee engagement and welfare can affect attitudes, absence rates, wellbeing and happiness at work.

When will the virtual event take place? This virtual event will run across 2 days:

Day 1: Thursday 10 June 2021, 10:00-16:30

Day 2: Thursday 17 June 2021, 10:00-16:30

Please note: Companies must be available to attend both dates (you will only be able to access Day 2 if you attended Day 1).

Who is this event for?

If you are a London-based small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), or an entrepreneur looking to get your small business ready for access to finance, this virtual event is for you. This event is aimed at business professionals of all levels and roles wanting to improve their skills.


This London Business Hub virtual event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund’s (ERDF) Hub & Spoke Project; as a result, a range of data points must be collected to assess your company’s eligibility for the event.

Companies must:

  • Be based in London.
  • Be registered in the UK.
  • Meets the SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) criteria according to the European SME definition.
  • Is not “Undertaking in Difficulty” as of 31 December 2019. Please see the definition here.
  • Has not received more than €200,000 in public funds over the last 3 fiscal years.