In the week the CIPD launched a report on work/life balance, delegates at the annual Harrogate conference suggest the event should be moved to avoid the clash with half-term
"Half term is preventing people attending. There are a lot of people with holiday and family commitments." Maureen Hawcroft, personnel manager of M&S plc.
"The conference should be probably next week. It is a difficult week for people with families, but, more importantly, I think the organisers should be considering a more central location than Harrogate." Carol Alexander, human resources director of the Shaw Trust
"I have a young daughter and it’s not a problem. But then I’m only here for the day. If I wanted to stay for the whole conference then it might be a problem." Karen Strapps, training coordinator of Ventura
What do you think – Does the clash of the annual CIPD conference in Harrogate with one of the main half–term weeks prevent you from attending? Email Edward.firstname.lastname@example.org with your response.