Press release

Focus on employees at Co-operative Retail Conference 2016

The John Lewis Partnership, Hay Group Insight and The Co-operative Group head an all-star cast at an exciting new element at next month's Co-operative Retail Conference. The HR Forum focuses on achieving genuine employee engagement, and we have put together an impressive programme of speakers.

The 2016 event takes place at Stratford Manor in Stratford-upon-Avon on Friday 4 March.

Best practice from engagement experts 

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) was dubbed the UK's biggest co-op for the first time in 2015 after topping the Co-operative Economy top 100 list. John Lewis' staff turnover is a fraction of its competitors - and HR Forum delegates will discover how JLP keeps its employee members engaged.

Attendees will also find out how The Co-operative Group is maintaining its drive towards a positive new era with its Refresh the Emotional Connection Programme. And great insight into current trends and employee engagement best practice will be delivered courtesy of HE experts Hay Group.  

The event offers even more, with Co-operatives UK's Secretary General, Ed Mayo, making the business case for improving employee engagement through 'values'. And the Forum also includes a Q&A session and round-table discussions.