FAQ: Annual Review of Employment Law 2021
Please note to book your place on this event please go to the registration page.
We've answered the most frequently asked questions regarding this year's Annual Review of Employment Law conference below. If you have a question that hasn't been answered our Events Team is on hand to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using the Online Platform
This event will be hosted on a browser based platform named Hopin. We have provided some information below to assist you when accessing the event:-
- If you are using a Laptop. PC or Apple Mac please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers
- If your browser is Microsoft Edge Chromium and has been updated within the last 4 weeks, on Windows 10 or newer, it may work.
- If you are using a mobile device then Safari is recommended for IOS and Google Chrome on Android
We understand that some IT policies may restrict the downloading of new browsers, please check and if this is the case you may have to use your own personal device to access the event.
Q. Do I have to download any software? No - unlike other platforms, Hopin does not require you to download anything. The platform runs in the browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. If your browser is Microsoft Edge Chromium and has been updated within the last 4 weeks, on Windows 10 or newer, it may work. It will not work on Internet Explorer.
Q. What happens if my computer blocks this website?
If you are using a company connection, please check with your IT department that there are no firewalls blocking your access to Hopin. Should any issues arise, a personal device & connection can be a handy backup for accessing the event.
Q. Can I use any browser on my computer to attend this event as I’m only allowed to use a certain browser at work?
Please use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access Hopin correctly. Unfortunately, Hopin is not supported on Internet Explorer. Microsoft Edge Chromium may work if it has been updated within the last 4 weeks, on Windows 10 or newer.
Q. I’m a bit of a technophobe, will there be any support for me on the morning or during the day from Legal Island?
Absolutely, we have a full legal island team within the event to help your experience with us go smoothly. Tech support will be available via email, telephone and live chat, both before and during the event. If you have any queries now, please email email@example.com
Q. How do I access the event?
All delegates will be emailed the joining instructions via email 1 week before the event, with reminder emails sent again the day before and 1 hour before the event goes live! Step by step instructions will be sent out prior to the event in a digital guide, these will include video demos on how to register and a full platform demo so you can get to know your way around before the day!
Q. Can I practice getting into the event before the day to make sure it all works?
You can register any time in advance of the event and visit the link to get a feel of the platform. However, the event will only be live from 9.15am on the day of the event, so you will not have access to the event features before this.
Q. I might have to work from home that day, can I join on my home computer and personal email or does it have to be in work?
If you will be accessing the event from a different email address, please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure that you are registered with the new email in advance of the day. You will be able to join on a personal device no problem once you are registered.
Cameras & Microphones
Q. Can I turn off my camera and sound if I am working from home as my children might be in the house /room?
Attendee cameras and microphones will be disabled by default during sessions, to reduce interruptions. You will have the option to turn these features on and make the most of them during the networking and exhibitor areas - however this is completely optional.
Q. What if I accidently unmute my microphone will everyone hear me instead of the speaker?
No, when entering the event, you will enter sessions as a watcher, you will not be able to turn on your microphone or camera at all unless you enter the networking area.
Q. I don’t have a webcam on my computer do I need one?
To have the best digital event experience throughout the day, we do recommend that you have a functioning microphone and webcam on your device, or an external one that you can plug in so you can join the networking area.
Programme & Asking Questions
Q. Is the same content repeated on day 1 and day 2 or are they different?
Day 1 and day 2 will feature different sessions and speakers. Booking your place onto the event will give you access to both day 1 and 2, there are no individual day tickets. However, if you miss any sessions or can’t make it to one of the days, all session recordings will be emailed to you after the event.
Q. Do I get to choose the sessions I attend or do they get allocated to me? Sessions will run twin track on both days, just as though we are back in the main room and parallel room in the in-person venues! You will be able to choose which sessions to attend as usual, however one great advantage of digital events is that you will be able to catch up on any sessions you missed by watching the recordings after the event – best of both worlds! At the end of each session chairs will announce the sessions and speaker coming up next in both streams giving delegates adequate time to decide and move between streams.
Q. Can I start a session and if I don’t like it leave and pop into the other parallel running one?
Yes! If you decide a session’s not for you, you can easily switch to the session running parallel by leaving that session and joining the other without causing any interruption.
Q. Can I still ask the speaker a question?
Yes, please do! If you have a question for the speakers, you will be able to use the session chat tab on the right-hand side of the screen to submit your question. Each session has its own live chat function to engage the audience during the talk. Please feel free to ask questions, comment on the session or just leave a message for the speaker or the group. Questions will be answered either in session or during panel Q&A.
Networking & Exhibition Areas
Q. Will there be exhibitors?
Yes! The exhibitor area is the virtual exhibitor hall with all the exciting vendor booths available to meet at the event. You can visit the booths during the breaks, via the exhibitor tab. By clicking onto the booth, you can learn more about the company or chat with them directly. As well as this, there are brilliant prizes to be won so make sure you visit as many as you can!
Q. Every year I meet other HR colleagues – will I be able to connect with them on the day?
Of course! If you would like to network and chat to other delegates directly at any time during the event, please feel free to direct message using the chat tab. To engage with all participants or start group discussions you can use the event chat tab, here everyone can see your messages and respond. The networking area is a brilliant place to make new connections – so please be sure to pay it a visit!
Q. Can I network at the event?
Yes – we would love to see you! The networking area on Hopin is the place to go to meet one-on-one with others. The feature is designed to recreate the 'coffee-in-the-lobby' conversations that are a key part of an in-person event. When you participate in networking, you will be matched on a facetime style call with another attendee, exhibitor or speaker for three minutes. In other words, networking roulette! Please rest assured you can leave a call at any time and have the option to click 'connect' to exchange contact information before you lose them after your time is up.
Notes and Recordings
Q. Do I still get my notes?
Of course! It wouldn’t be an annual review without the big delegate pack. You will receive comprehensive online notes pack with notes for each session, practical templates, precedent and checklist documents, session slides plus a link to all of the recordings - including bonus sessions! Notes will be emailed out to delegates in a digital format for you to view, download or print and make your notes on.
Q. Will I receive the notes & recordings of the other sessions?
Yes! All delegates will receive the recordings and notes for all sessions. Recordings will be made available within 4 working days, and you will have access to them for one month.
Q. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
All delegates will receive a CPD certificate confirming their attendance at the event once it has passed. Up to 13 hours of CPD hours are available from this event – this would include all missed recordings being watched afterwards and Q&As. Please note, this is the maximum available and your hours will depend on your activity during and after the event.
If you have a question that hasn't been answered our Events Team is on hand to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note to book your place on this event please go to the registration page.
To view the programme visit the registration page here.
"Excellent event and having it online was actually much better and more interactive than usual for me as I was able to direct message and have my questions answered. The digital learning pack will be invaluable! It was like 2 days of HR Therapy! Fabulous event!"
Noeleen Farnan, Director, Business Primis
"I wanted to congratulate the Legal Island team on an amazing virtual experience- It has been the best virtual event I have been to- the technology you used worked fantastically, and I loved the tone of the whole event."
Chris Lillie, Group HR Director, The SHS Group
"Speakers were excellent and covered a great amount. I found this experience very good and would hope that in future conferences etc could carry on in this format so save time and travel."
Evelyn Scott, Finance Manager, Causeway & Mid Ulster Women's Aid
"As the presenter was on a screen in front of you it was easier to focus on what they were presenting. All presenters were very engaging"
Orlagh Johnston, HR Manager, ABP UK
"All the sessions were informative and could be viewed from the comfort of my own home."
Kerri Bradley, HR Director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin
"Accessible from home. Great content and great presenters. Very engaging."
Hazel McKay, HR Advisor, EP Kilroot & EP Ballylumford
"So informative and well organised"
Felicity Townley, HR Manager, Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors
"An excellent session. Louise's sessions are always really enjoyable and her practical approach to difficult workplace situations is so refreshing.
Louise Fitzsimons, HR Manager, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
"Really enjoyed the two days. Lots of relevant information /guidance for HR Managers and what a great digital platform! Well done all at Legal Island."
Jacqui Dornan, Fusion Heating
"The online event was excellent as an alternative to the face to face conference. Lots of information and great resources provided as always. Glad we get the change to hear see the sessions that we missed - as sometimes its hard to decide which one to attend."
Elaine Di Lucia, HR Manager, Victim Support NI
Events Team Legal Island
Since 1998 our Events Team have welcomed thousands of HR professionals and consultants to our conferences and workshops across the Island of Ireland. Each conference or workshop we run is delivered by expert employment lawyers and HR practitioners, and comes with detailed accompanying notes for reference when you're back in the office.
We are on hand to assist with any questions or queries you may have regarding this year's Annual Review of Employment Law team, feel free to email us at email@example.com.