Imperago Round Table event – In association with CILT

Date: 18 August, National Motorcycle Museum
Registration: 10.00 (for 10.30), finish with lunch at 12.30
Venue: National Motorcycle Museum, National Conference Centre, Coventry Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 0EJ (J6 island of the M42, opposite the NEC)

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How much additional revenue would you need to add 10% onto your bottom line?

There are savings in most workforces that could yield a similar return!

In our industry we are used to working on very low profit margins, so any reductions in costs makes a big impact to the business. Optimising staff working patterns is a surprisingly quick way to increase profits, and improve employee engagement.

Steve Ainsley, MD of Imperago, explains how over the course of his 30 year career he has helped high profile organisations save staggering amounts on staffing costs by identifying and addressing workplace related issues and delivering the optimum solutions that ensure long-term employee satisfaction and business efficiency.


The figures – A real life example:

By applying new working patterns one organisation reduced its workforce costs by 12% and consequently reduced this by a further 1% through absence reductions attributed to the more acceptable patterns. The company in question operates on a 4% profit margin. To achieve the same effect on the bottom line would require extra customer contracts worth several £million.

A second example:

By optimising working patterns so that the requirement for overtime was reduced, one company saved £400k across 100 employees.


CILT and Imperago would like to invite you to a half day roundtable discussion with Steve to discuss just how he achieved these impressive savings, and how you could apply similar techniques in your own business.

Steve has been on both sides of the fence in terms of shift work and this experience has provided valuable insight into operational effectiveness. In order to provide a high quality service, organisations need to ensure they have the right people, in the right place, at the right time.

When most organisations create a shift pattern, they design it to cover the average day-to-day workload. Very few businesses have the same demand every day, there are always peaks and troughs, but these are rarely taken into account.

In addition, many organisations neglect to take into consideration employee holiday, training days, other leave and absence through sickness. Little thought is given to the cost associated with covering these absences and often organisations simply schedule another employee to cover the shift on overtime. However as overtime is usually at a premium rate, the costs over the course of a year can be astronomical.

What you will learn:

  • The missing first step to optimising your workforce – and the tools to use
  • How small reductions in absence make a big impact on profits
  • Balancing working patterns to avoid over staffing at the same time as dramatically reducing overtime
  • Avoiding staff unrest and dealing with unions
  • Improving staff engagement and morale, while being more efficient

Who should attend:

  • Those with operational responsibility for managing staff shifts and working patterns
  • Those with financial responsibility for staff costs
  • Those with responsibility for delivering great customer service
  • Anyone concerned about staff welfare and engagement

Hosted at the National Motorcycle Museum, the discussions conclude with a networking buffet lunch.
Space is limited, so book your place at the table today: info@imperago.co.uk or call: +44(0)1438 822189