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Restorative HR – the new wave for HR?

When faced with an HR problem, rather than hiding behind the formal, policy-driven route, how would it be to move towards the difficult conversations and solve the issue before it went to lengthy (and often costly and draining) formal process? ‘Confront the difficult whilst it is still easy’ as the 2,500 year-old Chinese book of changes ‘Tao Te Ching’ says.

This week we’re hosting our first event of 2016: an evening of celebration, connection and learning as we discuss with friends, clients and colleagues the possibilities that Restorative HR (RHR) presents.

We’ll be sharing the story of our work in RHR, a pioneering field of practice that brings together HR and OD with restorative justice to help people solve HR problems for themselves.

Since 2014, Mayvin has been involved in a unique HR development process, in partnership with Surrey County Council. Surrey’s Youth Service was actively encouraging a restorative approach to its youth justice system, reducing the number of formal cases going in front of the courts by 60%. They asked: how could we use this approach in other functions, such as HR? The essence of the practice is the same. We’re delighted to be joined for this event by Carmel Millar, Surrey County Council’s former Director of HR, and prime architect of RHR.

As part of our work in this field we’re producing a Restorative HR Toolkit, which we’ll be sharing ideas for at the event. We’re interested to hear your thoughts on what you would like to see included in a toolkit, and any comments you have or stories you would like to share about RHR.

We still have a couple of spaces left at our Restorative HR event, on Thursday 7th April, 5 – 7 pm, in central London. Contact us to find out more and book a place.

We’ll be live tweeting from the Restorative HR event, you can join the conversation on Twitter #RestorativeHR and follow us @MayvinLtd.

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