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How to find the time and budget to truly personalise onboarding for new starters

The process of onboarding, can improve retention (by up to 82%) and increase productivity (by over 70%), yet 82% of organisations struggle to find the time and budget to personalise this crucial employee journey.  This session will show you how to build a business case for personalised onboarding and how to find the time to implement it.


James has spent 20+ years leading businesses to achieve growth based on a simple belief of delighting customers and is CEO at Leighton, where he is responsible for setting the culture and strategy required to deliver rapid digital transformation projects for our customers.  One example is Human by Leighton a customisable employee onboarding platform that supports the HR function by reducing paperwork, saving time, improving governance and creating a faster more engaging induction process.


Prior to joining Leighton, he co-founded Communicator Corp in 2003, leading it to become the UK’s largest independent email service provider.  Following its acquisition by Trinity Mirror plc (Now Reach plc) in 2012 he spent five years as Managing Director reporting into the plc board before joining Leighton in 2017.  Amongst his other professional achievements James was an elected member of the DMA’s Email Marketing Council and a guest lecturer for the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  


The 2021 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 16 November at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead. Attend in person or online. 

Tickets start from £35+VAT.