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Get your new starters up to speed with practical project briefs & design sprints, delivered by our partners hedgehog lab, Orange Bus and Gospelware, along with soft skills workshops & networking events. 

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  • Recruitment Strategy Masterclass

    2 Nov

  • Pricing Strategy Masterclass

    30 Nov

  • Start-up Advice Day

    8 Dec

Recruitment Strategy Masterclass

02-11-2017 09:00 Gateshead International Business Centre

We invite strategic Business Owners and Directors, who are looking to improve the way they recruit, and retain staff, to a fast paced, interactive FREE workshop that will give you the strategies needed to attract and engage the best people.

We will explore how to create an inbound recruitment strategy that drives top talent to your business, whilst also leaving you with clear techniques for how to create a culture that drives engagement, productivity and accountability. Discussions will be framed by an understanding of the legal requirements that will protect your business and help attract the best candidates.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Facilitators for this session are:

James Blackwell is the CEO of Ronald James, the North East’s leading Digital and Tech Recruitment Agency. Ronald James works with over 75 clients across the North East providing Digital and Tech talent. James has over 8 years experience in the recruitment industry and so is fully equipped to help you maximise your potential.

Jayne Hart is a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and owner of The HR Dept Newcastle. She has worked as a HR professional in a variety of roles, since the year 2000. Using her experience and expertise, Jayne helps business owners maximise their productivity and profitability through the effective management of their people. Keeping owners legally compliant with regards to employment legislation and supporting them with their people problems and also their business growth.

Laura Weaving is the MD of Duo Global Consulting. Duo helps growing companies attract and engage the best talent through creation of values driven organisational cultures. With offices in the UK and the US, Duo helps clients around the world increase employee engagement & productivity, decrease recruitment costs, increase revenue per hire and turnaround employee retention, all through strategic people activities driven by a solid company culture.

Schedule of workshop:

  • 09:00 Arrival/Registration
  • 09:30 Session 1
  • 10:45 Break
  • 11:00 Session 2
  • 12:30 Q&A Networking
  • 13:00 Close

Takeaways will include an understanding of:

  • How to position your business in front of the right audience to attract the best talent.
  • How to create a compelling employer brand and unique benefits offering.
  • The key elements of employee engagement, productivity & accountability and how to implement them at all levels.
  • How to use your culture to supercharge talent attraction & recruitment.
  • How to design a meaningful culture that increases employee engagement and staff retention.
  • The characteristics of high performing cultures, and top performing companies – what they do differently and how you can apply these things to your own business.
  • The key legal requirements when employing staff and how this will help protect your business from tribunal claims.
  • How having good HR practices and being employment legislation complaint can attract and retain the best employees.

Refreshments will be provided.

‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses. This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear (excluding Tees Valley)

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Pricing Strategy Masterclass

30-11-2017 09:30 Clavering House

Generator is pleased to present a special Pricing Strategy Masterclass aimed at helping creative and digital businesses in the North East focus more effectively on their pricing and gain essential insight into the art of selling the right product to the right customer at the right time.

Delivered by Ranson Pricing, who have successfully applied pricing in both B2B and B2C environments in both blue-chip and SME sectors, the masterclass will help attendees to develop a strategy to increase their revenue without any significant increase in their costs.

Pricing is a common challenge for creative and digital businesses large and small. We all have to set prices and mastering this field not only boosts profitability today, but also saves hassle and pain in the long run. At Ranson Pricing’s one day pricing masterclass you will learn handy rules of thumb and best practices that will guide your pricing decisions, understand how to gauge when you should charge premium or low rates, find your ‘meal deal’ and see how to manage your pricing over time.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

Registration: 9.45

Event start: 10.00

Event close: 16.00

‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses. This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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Start-up Advice Day

08-12-2017 10:00 Newcastle City Library

This event is aimed at early stage creative and digital businesses and will be showcasing the support available from both Generator/Digital Union, and that of our Digital Union members. Come along to discover what some of the best creative/digital businesses in the region can offer.

The day will include interactive workshops from Blu Sky Tax, The Office Rocks, JAC Media and FutureSkillsVision, as well as a panel discussion from business founders & investors. Covering everything from essential finance advice and leadership to promoting your fledgling business, whether that be online or getting yourself noticed in the press, this is an event not to be missed!

We will be highlighting the fantastic support that Generator and Digital Union can offer start-ups, plus there will also be a marketplace of businesses showcasing their start up support packages and offering free advice sessions.

REGISTER HERE!

Schedule of Event

10.00 Registration

10.30 Founders, Investors & Finance

12.45 Exhibitor Pitches

13.00 Lunch – Marketplace & Networking

14.00 Leadership workshop – FutureSkillsVision

15.00 PR Workshop – JAC Media

16.00 Social Media Workshop – The Office Rocks

17.00 Marketplace & Networking

‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses. This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

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