Prestigious business group the CBI has appointed temporary labour market expert, Julia Kermode, to its North-West Council as they continue efforts to support the flexible workforce – a key component in the future of work and also crucial to solving the UK’s labour shortages.
Cheshire-based Julia Kermode holds the position of Regional Council Member for the North-West and will play a central role in the CBI’s formal governance for the region and ensuring action taken by the CBI represents the best interests of flexible working.
The CBI’s recent Future of Work conference recognised flexible working as a mainstream practice which should be supported by businesses. The business benefits of workforce flexibility are clear, particularly in a climate of staff shortages, and this need has underpinned Kermode’s appointment to CBI council.
Damian Waters, CBI’s Regional Director for the North-West, said:
“I am delighted that Julia is joining CBI North West Regional Council. She brings a wealth of experience with her and I am sure she will be a powerful voice advocating for businesses across the region. Regional Council plays an important role in amplifying the business voice and I am looking forward to Julia’s support.”
Julia Kermode, added:
“Having worked closely with the CBI in the past, I’ve been involved in numerous tax and employment policy consultations, striving to protect the best interests of flexible workers and the many businesses which benefit from this vital resource. I’m confident that I can contribute to positive change and support the CBI on its mission to make flexible working the norm. Key to this is ensuring that flexible working is fair, compliant and sustainable for all parties.”