Lunch & Learn: How start-ups and SME’s can win the battle for talent

Lunch & Learn: How start-ups and SME’s can win the battle for talent -

MyWorkSpot - The Garage | View on map

29 Nov 2017, 1pm-2pm (Coworking open 8.30am-6pm)

So you’re an entrepreneur and ready to hire your first staff member, or maybe you are a more established business and have an established but growing team.

In this Lunch and Learn, we have brought in HR Consultants Optima HR to talk us through all the key areas of attracting and retaining your most important assets, your people.

What is the session about?

  • What motivates employees to stay and reasons why they leave organisations
  • The strengths of an SME – know your strengths and use them
  • SME Process to managing talent – Pragmatic talent management.
  • Top 3 takeaways – Things every organisation can do to impact positively the retention of employees.
  • For more information on Optima HR go to .
  • About the Speakers

    Simona D'Uva

    Simona D’Uva

    Simona D’Uva is the founder and Director of Optima HR and is a Human Resources professional with over 10 years experience in the HR field. She has a HR qualification with the Chartered Institute for Professional and Development (CIPD), the industry body for HR professionals and both an English and Italian Law degree. Simona provides HR consultancy services to UK organisations from a broad range of sectors – both public and private.

    Gabriele D’Uva
    Gabriele D'Uva

    Gabriele D’Uva

    is a director of Optima HR and has over 20 years experience of managing complex organisations. He worked at General Electric and was the UK MD for a business with over 100 employees. Prior to that role he worked at Xerox where he was the European MD across 15 countries for a business unit with over 200 employees.

    Who is this for?
    This FREE session designed help MyWorkSpot Residents and other local business owners and leaders who want understand how to better attract develop and retain their teams.

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    – If you are a visitor, then you will be very welcome. It would be appreciated if you could RSVP by RSVPing via Facebook | Meetup | or sending an email to so can prepare for numbers