Programme

Streams

  • Benefits & Wellbeing
  • Culture and Inclusion
  • Digital HR and People Analytics
  • Organisational Development and Learning
  • Talent
  • Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships
  • Global HR and mobility
  • Business Transformation
  • Benefits & Wellbeing
  • Business Transformation
  • Talent
  • Organisational Development and Learning
  • Digital HR and People Analytics
  • Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships
  • Culture and Inclusion
  • Change Management & Organisational Design
7:30 am
8:30 am
8:35 am

Building Intelligent Organisations

  • This dynamic duo will unpack the future challenges and opportunities that you need to be aware of to influence, change and craft solutions.
  • As a truly business integrated, strategic partner what value can you bring to transform HR and ensure your organisation is built for the future?
Lynda Gratton, Thinkers50- Thinkers50 Tammy Erickson, Thinkers50- Thinkers50
9:20 am

Turnaround - Pizza Hut Restaurants UK

After a decade of decline, Jens Hofma, People CEO at Pizza Hut Restaurants UK, has led the turnaround of the business through culture and people development using the Heartstyles™ tool to drive effective behaviours, thus effective results. Jens shares the ‘What, Why and How’ of a successful turnaround through a people and culture strategy.

Jens Hofma, CEO UK- Pizza Hut
9:50 am

MATCH Meetings

Networking and Refreshments

10:45 am

Mission Excellence: Are you ready for the apprenticeship levy?

Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s drive to equip people of all ages with the skills that the country and employers need. Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to help address the skills shortages reported by many sectors.

The government has embarked on a large-scale programme to reform the way apprenticeships are delivered and funded in England. The apprenticeship levy will come into effect in April 2017 to put apprenticeship funding on a sustainable footing and fund growth in the apprenticeship programme.

There has never been a more crucial time to think apprenticeship.

Karen Woodward, Director of NAS- Skills Funding Agency

HR Innovator17

HR Innovator17

The Leadership Whisperers are pioneers and entrepreneurs who help senior leaders and executive boards develop embodied leadership skills that have a profound impact in business. Through live events and workshops, they partner with horses who provide non-judgmental feedback, enabling clients to identify their leadership behaviours and transform themselves into courageous and hugely influential, non-verbal communicators.

Emma Taylor, Director & Co-Founder- The Leadership Whisperers Jude Jennison, Director & Co-Founder- The Leadership Whisperers

HR Innovator17

“How do we best recruit ‘Millennials’?” is a question regularly asked by Graduate Recruiters. As a populous poised to be the ‘generation of disappointment’, it is becoming all the more important to find an engaging means of interacting with students.

The time-constraints of reviewing huge numbers of similar-looking applications mean that companies have had to recruit passively for years, relying on the ATS to weed out those who don’t meet minimum requirements.

Headstart’s Applicant Matching System is an engaging, resource-efficient and innovative solution to this.

Nicholas Shekerdemian, CEO and Co-Founder- Headstart
11:15 am

How do you Make Engagement Happen?

Benefits & Wellbeing

Employee Engagement has been and continues to be critical to sustainable success. There is proven correlation between increased engagement levels and organizational and financial performance. It is a function of culture, leadership and constructing the most compelling team member value proposition. Drawing from his experience at Hilton Worldwide, Ben Bengougam, Vice President Human Resources EMEA will discuss how to drive a ‘high performing, highly engaged’ People Vision that encourages people to work together to deliver a great customer experiences and build a better society.

Ben Bengougam FCIPD, FH, Vice President Human Resources EMEA- Hilton Worldwide

How ING Bank are building the performance culture to deliver a new company purpose and strategy

Culture and Inclusion

ING Bank launched the Think Forward strategy in 2014 that called for new mindsets, capabilities and behaviors. In order for a New business strategy to be successfully realized, parts of your culture need to change. The Think Forward Strategy is clear on where ING Bank play and how they win, but the linchpin in how quickly they can achieve their goals is through performance culture.

ING Bank transformed some of the most critical and fundamental elements of their people processes in order to create the performance culture they needed to execute the new business strategy. This session will also highlight the importance leaders play in creating the culture. Two things ING Bank focused on most were building the capability of leaders and managers and transforming the way they managed performance.

Mandy Chooi, Global Director of Strategy & Innovation for HR- ING

Digital Transformation: The future of work in the emerging digital ecosystem

Digital HR and People Analytics

True digital transformation is more than just putting technology in place. It heralds a revolution where long standing business models will be disrupted and where organisations and individuals will have to invest in, and master new ways of working that will reshape the world of work. HR can play a leading role in helping the organisation and individuals adapt to this new digital reality where mastering a more volatile fast and complex world will determine whether an organisation will turn adversity into opportunity and disruption into competitive advantage. HR can be the catalyst but could it also prove to be the ball and chain that holds the company back? What will this new world look like? Learn from a company who is a thought leader and currently addressing these challenges. Listen in to conversations that help shift the organisation towards a more agile and resilient culture and examine what Leadership will look like in this emerging ecosystem.

Toby Peyton-Jones, HR Director- Siemens

Modernising Learning & Company Culture to Align with the Future of Work

Organisational Development and Learning

Brian Murphy, Head of Learning and Leadership EMEA and Debbie Bennett, Marketing and Engagement EMEA share Citi’s story about how they are combining communications, marketing and modern engagement strategies to reinvent learning as part of continuous performance improvement culture. The session will explore why the role of Learning needs to change, what response HR and L&D professionals can take in today’s world, before exploring how this can be successfully put into practice using the example of Citi’s award winning #BeMore campaign.

Brian Murphy FCIPD, Head of Learning and Leadership EMEA- Citi Debbie Bennett-Jackson, Marketing and Engagement EMEA- Citi
11:15 am

Building a Talent Strategy that Supports Engagement, Performance and Growth

Talent
  • Talent Management is an essential ingredient of every HR Strategy. The way in which we lead, develop and engage our people determines growth and success.
  • Hear how adopting a strategic approach, which is reflective of the individual’s skills, needs and personality, can have a tangible impact upon business performance, engagement and growth.
Linda Kennedy-McCarthy, HR Director- SIG

Putting People at the Heart of your Business Strategy

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Hear from People focused CEO of the Year* David Done, CEO of RHP on how aligning the people strategy to the business imperative can deliver tangible business results.

At RHP they are setting the bar really high by comparing their performance not just within sector but with the very best in business. David will share with you how to create a great place to work from a standing start; the importance of culture in unlocking high performance and the role of the CEO in setting the weather and getting the very best out of people. They must be doing something right having also been voted UK’s No.1 Best workplaces 2016 (mid-size category)^

*HR Excellence Awards 2016

^ Great Place to Work 2016

David Done, CEO- RHP

Brexit: The Business Response

Global HR and mobility

Uncertainty is the new normal, as the impact of Brexit reverberates around the markets, shakes financial institutions and sends shockwaves through UK politics. In addition to the nuts and bolts of the Article 50 timetable, specific policy changes and trade deals, there is a bigger picture to consider: the socio-economic contract between business and the public. Drawing on her experience as a Business Minister at the heart of Government, Jo Swinson will analyse how we got here, share insight on the current state of play, and explore how business can respond.

Jo Swinson, Former Employment Relations Minister and Director of Equal Power Consulting

Developing agile change management and OD tools to align people with organisational strategy and drive business success.

Business Transformation

Kellogg’s needed to develop and embed a new way of working within a revised structure of 2 central category business units and 6 regional clusters around Europe, Middle East and Russia. Their aim was to make sure every employee fully understood their new way of working and how it would benefit their customer and help to grow the business.

Learn how they used a variety of methods to engage their people in their new strategy and organisational changes and created a roadshow of 8 unforgettable, live experiences across Europe; immersing attendees in the “new way of working”.

Gordon Kermode, Director Global Leadership Development- Kellogg's
11:50 am

Bridging the Digital Skills Gap

Digital HR and People Analytics

Organisational learning is adapting to the change of technology at a rapid rate but it’s also important to focus on the content and design of learning. Developing a plan to address the skills gap is a good place to start, complemented by recruiting and integrating the latest digital talent.

This session will touch on the following:

  • Defining the digital talent gap – touching on the latest digital trends
  • Creating a plan to help bridge that skills gap
  • Recruiting and integrating Digital Natives
  • How to encourage, nurture and retain the very best digital talent
Mark O’Donoghue, Global MD- AVADO Learning

Developing Future Leaders – What Keeps you Awake at Night?

Organisational Development and Learning

In today’s buoyant employment market, how can you ensure your leadership development programme fits the bill for both your organisation’s needs and your employees demands?

Tomorrow’s leaders need all the help we can give them. But what do we need to do to ensure we are delivering effective programmes to shape great leaders? What are the common challenges or difficulties in developing effective, modern development provision?

Using unique research by Buzzacott’s HR Consultancy, this practical and interactive workshop will look at the challenges we all face in developing future leaders and provide ideas and solutions to combat these challenges. The research questioned HR Leaders on ‘What keeps them awake at night’ when it comes to leadership development. This session will take a workshop approach enabling you to find out what your peers are dealing with, understand how they are overcoming these challenges and benchmark strategies, while contributing further to our research into this hot topic.

Kimberly Bradshaw, Managing Director, HR Consultancy- Buzzacott

Financial Well-being: The Share Plan Contribution

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Employee engagement has never been so important. Research conducted by PA consulting on behalf of Barclays highlights just how widespread concern over personal finances is for employee, both in day-to-day living and longer term planning. Share plans offer a compelling way for employees to help staff save for the future and create a savings buffer that will help address some of their financial concerns. With the global economy strengthening and growing, competition in the market place is also on the rise. HR and benefit teams face mounting pressure to attract, retain and motivate employees.

Why invest in share plans for your employees?

Elena Petrou, Share Schemes Manager- Aviva Gabbi Stopp, Head of Employee Share Ownership- ProShare

Employment Law Update - Developments in 2016 & What to Look out for in 2017

Global HR and mobility

An overview of the key legislative and case law developments in Employment Law in 2016 and a look forward to the key issues that employers will have to face in 2017 including an overview of how Brexit will impact upon Employment, Recruitment and Immigration matters.

Richard Thomas, Partner- Capital Law
11:50 am

Building a Culture of Health at British Telecommunications that Engages and Motivates Employees

Business Transformation

Most of us realize that a culture of health in the workplace encourages employees to perform at their best professionally. Learn how BT developed their culture of health as part of a comprehensive wellness strategy to help employees improve their health and productivity.

  • Devising a strategy and implementing programmes and modalities
  • Evolving the strategy to enable a culture of health
  • Dentifying future goals and next steps

When the pursuit of healthy goals becomes actionable and supported at work, the benefits accrue to employees and employers alike.

The session supported by Optum

Bruce Greenhalgh, Global Health and Wellbeing Clinical Lead, Health Safety and WellBeing- BT Lisa Rowe, Vice President, Sales, EMEA- Optum

Diversity & Inclusion in Practice

Culture and Inclusion

Challenging your thinking about diversity and inclusion and making it happen. Business leaders tend to express an understanding of the rationale for diversity and inclusion, but how do we really make it happen? Come and learn how Sellafield Ltd, working in partnership with Capita, is making real break-throughs in its diversity and inclusion strategy. Lesley Bowen and Mike Ruddle will tell the Sellafield story of establishing the business case, building support, and creating a practical and measurable strategy.

Come and challenge your thinking about your organisation’s approach to diversity and inclusion and take away tips for impactful interventions.

The session supported by Capita

Lesley Bowen, Head of People Transformation- Sellafield Ltd Mike Ruddle, Director- Capita Talent Consulting

DC Pensions: Why it Pays to Empower your Employees

Benefits & Wellbeing

Pension saving in the UK is heading towards crisis, employees in work retirement schemes are not saving nearly enough for retirement. Recent figures show that the number of DC savers who will retire on an inadequate income has risen from two thirds to three quarters. What does this mean for HR directors? And how can they give employees the tools to take back control of their retirement saving?

Paul Waters, Partner- Hymans Robertson

Seven Steps to HR Heaven: Success Stories and New Research for HR Enlightenment

Talent

Dan and Suni will deliver an uplifting session to inspire the audience to take their rightful place as the leaders of transformation in their businesses. By combining Suni’s stories from a global HR career with some new research conducted on HR and their stakeholders they will set out the seven practical things that HR can do to lead change in their teams and to deliver measurable business impact.

Dan Hammond, Chief Disruption Officer- LIW Suni Lobo, Head of Talent Development and OD- Silicon Valley Bank
12:25 am

HR Effectiveness

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Drawing on her experience as HR Director of Warburtons, Susan Yell will share the importance of having the right strategy; the right measurements; and the right tools in place in order for HR to demonstrate credibility and effectiveness.

Susan Yell, HR Director- Warburtons

Total Rewards: Uncovering the Future of Reward, Compensation and Recognition

Benefits & Wellbeing

This panel will explore the future of reward, compensation and recognition including:

  • How are companies today understanding their employee’s motives and differentiating themselves from competitors by means other than cash. What role does segmentation play when developing your rewards programme?
  • What to consider when preparing for changes in government regulations and to ensure global consistency across your rewards programme.
  • How data can assist in understanding which parts of remuneration package employees value most and adjusting pay plans based on individual preferences.
Alex Lock, Employment & Pensions Group- DAC Beachcroft LLP Derek Irvine, Vice President, Strategy & Consulting Services- Globoforce Michele Russell, Director of International Reward- Sony Music

The Role of Global Mind-Set in Developing Global Leaders

Global HR and mobility
  • Global leaders with “Global mind-sets” are the key to a sustainable competitive advantage in the global economy.
  • What skills and capabilities does a global leader need and what best practice development opportunities can organisations provide to their global leader talent pool?
Louisa Steensma, Vice President, Human Resources Europe, Middle East, Africa and India- Getty Images

GE's Talent Acquisition Transformation

Talent

In a world where we are more connected than ever – attracting talent has never been more competitive. And while technology has brought us closer together it has also made successful sourcing for talent much more challenging.

Hear from Alexander Carstensen, Executive Director Talent Acquisition Europe how GE has transformed its talent acquisition function to meet business requirements and ensure a candidate centric approach.

Alexander Carstensen, Head of Talent Acquisition Europe- GE Corporate
12:25 am

Driving Purpose

Organisational Development and Learning

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, purpose provides a centre for organisations, leaders and people to navigate by. This presentation will cover how to do that. Tim Munden, Chief Learning Officer from Unilever will discuss how do you help people become clearer on their individual purpose in life and how do you enable that purpose to drive their career and personal development? How do you do that at all levels of the organisation, and for the strategy of the business itself?

Tim Munden, Chief Learning Officer- Unilever

Discovery Through an Intelligent Enterprise Social Collaboration Platform

Digital HR and People Analytics

Tata Consultancy Services’ Enterprise Social Network is a platform that connects over 350,000 employees around the world on one online forum. It is designed to revolutionise the way in which employees communicate with one another, connect and share knowledge. It aims to make public communication the norm – through blog posts, communities and message boards – in place of private communications such as email to unleash innovation and creativity. It seeks to provide opportunities for discovering new information and ideas, and to create a community out of the global workforce and leverage wisdom of the crowd.

This session explores how a successful enterprise social collaboration platform has increased employee engagement through enabling leadership teams to break through hierarchal barriers and acknowledge employees for contributions. Since its launch, it has proved effective in communicating with employees, connecting them, identifying talent through user generated communities and crowd sourcing solutions to innovation challenges. With over 300,000 active users, 12,000 communities, and 1.2 million posts in 2016 alone, the network has transformed ways of communication and working for TCS and its employees

Nupur Mallick, Director HR- Tata Consultancy Services

Preparing for the Deal: The Role HR Plays in M&As, Integration and in Making Transactions Successful

Business Transformation

Since 2014, its been no secret that the owners of ODEON & UCI Group were looking to sell.

New CEO Paul Donovan had arrived to transform the business by rapidly implementing a new strategy to revolutionise the guest experience offered by the Group’s 240 cinemas, and reverse market share declines to increase sales and profitability

The required improvements to guest experience could only be delivered with full support from the Group’s 9,000 people – and a new HR / People strategy was critical to the successful delivery of the extensive change programme.

In 2015 the Group reported record earnings (up 84%), and in July 2016 AMC Theatres announced its intention to buy ODEON & UCI for £921m, creating the largest cinema operator in the world.

HR Director, Martin Waller discusses how a new HR strategy was crafted to unite teams across Europe on a very public journey, while hosting some of the biggest films in history, which ultimately attracted the best possible new owner.

Martin Waller, HR Director- ODEON & UCI Cinemas

The Stress Advantage – Optimising pressure and cultivating a workforce that is fit to evolve and embrace challenges and opportunities

Culture and Inclusion

Stress is not the enemy; it is an essential part of life. How we respond to it is what can make all the difference.

Liggy Webb’s presentation explores some of the challenges we face in a world that is volatile, uncertain and at times, overwhelming.

Some of the key takeaways will be about supporting people to:

  • Understand healthy v unhealthy stress
  • Optimize pressure and identify tipping points
  • Deal better with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Support wellbeing and better life balance
Liggy Webb, Best-selling author and international consultant specialising in personal resilience and agility
12:55 am
1:00 pm

Mission Excellence: CSR in action – Lessons from Connecting HR Africa

In September 2016, a team of HR professionals spent 9 days in Uganda working with Retrak (a charity working to ensure that no child is forced to live on the streets) dividing their time between the slums, working with children in Retrak’s centres, and working with Retrak staff.

Ian Pettigrew, Director & Coach, Kingfisher Coaching and Non-Exec Director- Retrak Kate Griffiths-Lambeth, Director of Human Resources- Charles Stanley & Co Lisa Leighton, Head of People: Talent, Leadership & Communications- WM Morrison Supermarkets

Leading Through Uncertainty - transforming leadership behaviours by working with horses

The Leadership Whisperers are pioneers and entrepreneurs who help senior leaders and executive boards develop embodied leadership skills that have a profound impact in business. Through live events and workshops, they partner with horses who provide non-judgmental feedback, enabling clients to identify their leadership behaviours and transform themselves into courageous and hugely influential, non-verbal communicators.

We continually push the boundaries of what is possible and prototype new offerings and ways of working that we modify and improve to meet the changing business needs of large global organisations.

By leading horses, clients quickly identify their unconscious biases, explore new ways of leading and leave with sustainable changes in behaviour. Senior leaders of large corporations report significant results including resolving conflict, cultural change, improving financial performance, increasing sales and individuals gaining promotions.

The Leadership Whisperers combine Emma’s 16 year corporate HR career with Jude’s 16 year senior leadership career in IBM where she led UK, European and global teams. They map the learning with horses back to practical work application, creating a rich experience for participants and profound, sustainable learning.

Jude is author of the book Leadership Beyond Measure and numerous thought leadership white papers that push the boundaries of leadership behaviour

Click here to watch a quick video and learn more about this exciting session.

Emma Taylor, Director & Co-Founder- The Leadership Whisperers Jude Jennison, Director & Co-Founder- The Leadership Whisperers
1:15 pm

HR Innovator17

Companies started performing engagement surveys back in the 80s. Since then, there have been numerous studies regarding the impact of employee engagement on company performance – and the general consensus is that increased engagement drives improved results. But here we are in 2017, and the world of work is changing rapidly – the nature of the workplace is changing, the workers are different and the work we do is continuing to evolve.

Discover how we help you prepare to engage your employees in the future!

Luke Fisher, CEO- ThanksBox

HR Innovator17

Baptiste Derongs, CEO- Pipplet

HR Innovator17

Peachy Mondays provides Next-Generation Survey, Pulse and Anytime Feedback Solutions for the Enterprise – featuring targeted anonymous dialogue™ for fast, deep two-way communications.

In this presentation, Co-Founder James Anderson explains WHY traditional surveys fall short and what can be done to improve them. He’ll outline a simple and elegant solution for gathering and taking action on employee feedback – much faster than has been possible before – and for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional approaches. Peachy Mondays’ solutions are non-disruptive, provide a simple, consistent employee experience on all devices, and are surprisingly easy to adopt.

James Anderson, Co-Founder- Peachy Mondays
1:45 pm

Think Tank - How to Build an Organisation Full of Leaders: Delivering the 5 Criteria Essential to Successful Leadership Development

Individual leadership – at all levels – increasingly drives organisational innovation, productivity and performance. Today, more than ever, organisations need leaders at all levels in order to succeed.

This has long been a vision embraced by HR and People professionals. However, in practice, large scale, effective leadership development has proven harder to deliver.

That is changing. In this session, Angus Ridgway, former head of Strategy and Leadership Development at McKinsey & Co. and now co-founder of Potentialife, will use real life case studies to demonstrate the 5 essential enablers of successful leadership development. Furthermore, he will highlight how recent developments in technology, behavioural science and positive psychology can be leveraged to achieve all 5 of these in practice for the very first time.

Angus Ridgway, CEO and Co-Founder- Potentialife

Think Tank - Transformational Leadership, inspired by The Tempest

“O brave new world!’

Successful C21st Leadership will not be primarily about solving a series of technical problems with strategic solutions but rather a learning to live with the challenge of continual adaptation to ever changing circumstances. Transformational leadership of this complexity will need transformational leadership education to support it and enable it. Richard Olivier will use the alchemical wisdom revealed in Shakespeare’s last great play, ‘The Tempest’ , to shed light on the inner necessities of the challenge that lies ahead. Those organisations willing and able to embrace this necessary shift will be those best placed to thrive in this ‘brave new world’.

Richard Olivier, Artistic Director- Olivier Mythodrama

Think Tank - How Positive and Human Employee Experiences Drive Business Results

Today, companies need to win the hearts and minds of employees. To be successful, organizations need to provide positive experiences that inspire employees to do the best work of their lives. A positive employee experience is best defined as an impactful and powerful – and ultimately human – experience, where employees become able, over time, to invest more of their entire selves into the workplace.

In this session, experts from Social recognition company Globoforce and KPMG will discuss how positive employee experiences allow business leaders to make significant progress on top-of-mind issues including retention, culture and employee happiness—while improving the bottom line.

Derek Irvine, Vice President, Strategy & Consulting Services- Globoforce Ingrid Waterfield, Director, People Consulting- KPMG
2:30 pm

Customer Focused Leadership - Focusing on a Culture Where Customer Experience Thrives

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Sally Earnshaw is a thought leader in behaviour change and through years of working with a variety of best for service companies across multiple industries and sectors she has distilled the knowledge down to just nine core leadership activities that successful leaders do to create the climate for customer experience to thrive. It’s not magic, but it does hit the mark – and we’ve helped our clients see that if you regularly and consistently practice what we call these ‘symbolic acts’, the creation of a customer focused culture takes care of itself.

Sally Earnshaw, Managing Director- Blue Sky Performance Improvement

The New Rules of Leadership - Content is Dead, Context is King

Talent

Organisations are being fundamentally redefined by new business models and disruptive social and digital change. Through Mercer’s advisory role to the World Economic Forum, we have been analysing how this “Fourth Industrial Revolution” is affecting the workforce and what people initiatives will make the biggest impact to ensure business growth.

This demands a different kind of leadership, as traditional approaches are failing to make the required level of impact.

Leadership experts from Mercer will share macro trends and their implications on leadership. Leadership development has to be radically re-defined. Discover how.

Anna Seely, Leadership Development Consultant- Mercer Natalie Jacquemin, Talent Strategy Practice Leader, Europe- Mercer

How did United Utilities deliver 3x better HR service using cognitive knowledge?

Digital HR and People Analytics

Learn how United Utilities injected next-generation cognitive knowledge into its HR Shared Service and achieved three key benefits: a dramatic improvement in employee self-service, consistency and HR responsiveness. Kat Dunnicliff, HR Manager at United Utilities, along with Mark White, Enterprise Director at Transversal, will show how cognitive knowledge is transforming HR departments to provide employees with a consumer-grade customer service experience.

Kat Dunnicliff, HR Shared Services Manager- United Utilities Mark White, Director of Global Sales, Enterprise Solutions- Transversal

Creating a Breakthrough Organisations – the Missing Piece of the Jigsaw

Business Transformation

Organisation are continuing looking for the next edge embarking on many change and transformation initiatives yet still 75% of change programmes fail to deliver on the promise or certainly don’t reach the desired potential.

This session shares a multi awarding winning approach which sheds light on the secret ingredient that is missed in the change approach. The session aims to give you access to the vital elements that if adopted will cause a real breakthrough in the successful implementation of change for leaders, managers and their teams. We will share practical example, take always and real life case studies to turbo boost your change efforts.

Mike Straw, CEO and Managing Partner- Achieve Breakthrough
2:30 pm

Neuroscience & the Heart of our Behaviour

Organisational Development and Learning

In her workshop, Dr Mara Klemich will be explaining the WHY of behaviour, “why we do the things we do”, and the effective and ineffective behaviours as measured on the Heartstyles Indicator tool. Hear why companies like Pizza Hut are partnering with Hearstyles to deliver business success through driving effective behaviours.

Mara Klemich, Consulting Psychologist- Heartstyles

The World is Changing and so Must You! How to Get HR to the Top Table in this New World, and Keep it There

Culture and Inclusion

In the new world, hearts and minds will matter more than ever, you must be close to what your employees really think and feel about the changes you want to make. Every strategy is at risk from this ‘blind spot’. However, if you are the champion of the hearts and minds ofyour employees, if you are able to influence what they think and feel to deliver that strategy and develop inside out solutions, you will become the true right hand to the new millennial CEO’s.

Amanda Williams, Head of HR- Quorn Foods Christian Murray, Partner, HR Technology Practice- PwC Mark Martin, CEO & Founder- Foundation Stones Group Ltd.

Stress - Subjective or Measurable? - What are You Doing About it?...

Benefits & Wellbeing

Piers will talk about the way different areas of the brain have their own functions and personalities. The neuroanatomy is complex and controversial so we won’t focus on specifics but on the utility of the ‘three-layer brain’ as a way of understanding how we behave today in different circumstances.

Jenifer will expand on the problems people suffer as a result, as seen in daily HR practice and in executive coaching – senior execs are no more immune from the effects of emotional arousal on thought than anyone else, and the consequences of the resultant black-and-white thinking can be momentous.

Piers will elaborate on the effects of different brain areas’ thinking styles on emotional function, thought and behaviour at work, and introduce a model for people to recognise how they are thinking and when they need to calm down and get ‘back into their cortex’; and talk about the use of technology to diagnose problems in teams and stimulate work to correct problems.

Jenifer will describe how to integrate such a project into an organisation: comms planning, framing the exercise and running it to get maximum buy-in and the best possible data on where the scope for improvement lies; and about the need to do all this work with senior teams first so that they understand the value of the project and put their weight behind it.

Key learning points

  1. Intelligence is not fixed, but a highly variable commodity. As people become more stressed they generally become less perceptive and imaginative, then they retreat into silos, repeat old mistakes and become defensive. This applies as much in the boardroom (or in the Cabinet) as on the shop floor.
  2. Getting the best out of your people means knowing what may be upsetting them, but many of the common causes of upset are not discussed in the work context, often because we’re not even conscious of the causes, just the emotional states they create.
  3. While it is not necessarily considered the responsibility of the HR department or anyone else, achieving access to the whole intelligence of the staff involves recognising the stressors current in working life, unpacking them into causes and effects that managers and staff can work with, and then formulating concrete plans to make those areas of working life work better.
  4. This means you need a easy way of auditing how well the practical, social and emotional needs of staff are being met, plus a clear framework for unpacking the deficiencies and devising strategies for improvement. This enables managers to hold effective coaching conversations that help staff get past the current causes of upset and have their needs met properly at work.
  5. Properly managed, the outcome should be that with their practical, social and emotional needs met better, employees will be calmer and thus more able to collaborate, think clearly, and learn. They will be less stressed and so less likely to become ill or leave. Also, people like being in places where their emotional needs are met, so they will also be less likely to take duvet days in such a workplace.

This session provides learning, provokes thought and introduces potential solutions to consider.

Jenifer Richmond, Director and former HR Director at National Express- National Express UK Coach Piers Bishop, Co-Founder- WeThrive
3:05 pm

Case Study: Improving Employee Financial Wellbeing, for Free

Benefits & Wellbeing

Learn how national retailer Dunelm boosted the financial wellbeing of its workforce at no cost to the organisation. 1 in 2 employees worry about their finances and 1 in 3 say it impacts their productivity at work. Whilst 70% of employers believe they care, only 10% of employees think they do. We believe there is a strong financial as well as moral case for employers to help with the financial wellbeing of their staff, and we have developed a cost- and risk-free way for them to do just that.

Come to this session to learn about:

  • the indebtedness of the average UK employee
  • the impact this has on their lives at home and at work
  • how national retailer Dunelm boosted the financial wellbeing of its workforce at no cost to the organisation
Asesh Sarkar, CEO and Co-Founder- SalaryFinance

HR Transformation - the People Function of the Future

Business Transformation

Does your HR function still deliver the people capabilities you need to stay competitive? As organisations transform to remain competitive – the HR function must also take stock to ensure they are continuing to help the business achieve its strategic objectives for performance and growth.

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, BBC HR Director will share her experience in BBC’s current re-organisation and transformation. She will discuss what strategic considerations you need to make when re-designing your HR function to make it fit for the future. And what impact will this have on your team and the wider organisation?

Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, HR Director- BBC

Building a Global Culture

Global HR and mobility

Globalisation has connected the world to new business opportunities like never before and by opening your scope you have greater access to global talent. However building a strong global culture is not easy. A cultural gap can form between headquarters and local companies – to the point where companies continue to run as silos. This session will explore what cultural considerations you need to make? Is there such thing as a universal set of cultures? What are the best practice frameworks or processes that you could use to guide global initiatives around culture. How do you unify your brand across boarders?

Joe Mamone, Global Senior HR Director- DHL Express - Deutsche Post DHL
3:05 pm

Power to the Employee: A New Approach to Workforce Planning

Digital HR and People Analytics

Ian Bailie will discuss Cisco’s journey towards a more data-driven mindset in HR and how they have scaled this approach globally. Cisco Systems created its Talent Cloud, a digital ecosystem with the employee at the centre. Cisco created a platform that enables employees to manage their own career while also proving HR and the Business with critical data that they’ve never had access to before and enables them to find the right talent at the right time as well as manage their workforce needs. The team has built an approach that is proving to be extremely valuable for both internal and external hiring as well as essential to conversations on workforce planning and site strategy. HR and the Business can access data to understand the skillset of their existing workforce and where they have critical skill gaps, while the external recruitment team is using analytics to build credibility, drive more strategic discussions with their hiring managers and provide snapshots of available talent pools to influence future hiring decisions.

Ian Bailie, Director, Talent Acquisition and People Planning Operations- Cisco

The Dark Side of Engagement & Performance Management

Organisational Development and Learning

As the world relies more and more on data to make informed decisions it is causing companies to revisit their current processes in measuring engagement and performance. Old traditional methods lag real time data and have become a tick-box exercise rather than a mechanism to make a true strategic decision. This panel will uncover the future of Engagement and Performance Management.

Joel Casse, Global Head of Leadership Development- Nokia Katerina Psychopaida, Business Psychologist- Mercer | Sirota Michael Spiers, Chief People Officer- London City Airport Natasha Hanson, Head of HR Strategy and Delivery- NDA

Building your Digital Employee Experience

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships
  • With increased pressures from technology advancements, globalisation and changes in demographics there is a need to re-imagine our organisational models?
  • Today employees expect the same experience from organisations as if they were the consumer.
  • How to develop a digital employee engagement strategy that encompasses social, mobile, apps and cloud to connect and communicate to your workforce.
  • This session will identify the benefits on taking a holistic approach to transforming your digital employee experience and creating a digital workplace. Giving employees ownership and oversight of their personal data through self-service capabilities.
Fiona Mullan, Head of HR EMEA- Facebook

Talent Mobility: Building a High-Performing Culture

Talent

As the world becomes increasingly connected the need for a diverse workforce has never been more important. Hear how Innocent Drinks has built an organisation with depth and breadth by encouraging and enabling cross-functional and cross-location talent mobility. Lena Tailor, Head of Talent will discuss what you should consider when building your talent mobility plan? How to support your staff in making this shift through training, mentoring and coaching? And what benefits do cross-functional and cross-location mobility have on the individual and organisation alike?

Lena Tailor, Head of Talent- Innocent Drinks
3:35 pm

MATCH Meetings

Networking and Refreshments

4:20 pm

HR Innovator17

Think Dragon’s Den! During these bite-sized 15 minute presentations hear from our short-listed start-ups, innovators and disruptors who will showcase their radical approach to a product, solution or service.

James Grant, CEO / Discovery Executive- Weavee Analytics

HR Innovator17

Lorena Szerman, Head of Sales and Customer Success- Soma Analytics

HR Innovator17

4:30 pm

Thought Exchange: The Stress Advantage

Connect with your peers and join the discussion on optimizing pressure and cultivating a workforce that is fit to evolve and embrace challenges and opportunities.

Liggy Webb, Best-selling author and international consultant specialising in personal resilience and agility

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on ‘Preparing for the Deal – The Role HR Plays in M&As, Integrations and in Making Transactions Successful’

Follow up on this pivotal case study session by joining a group of your peers to discuss the role HR plays in M&As, integrations and in making transactions successful.

Martin Waller, HR Director- ODEON & UCI Cinemas

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on ‘Digital Employee Experience’

Discuss how to build your Digital Employee Experience. Follow up on this pivotal case study session by joining a group of your peers to discover how you can develop a digital employee engagement strategy that encompasses social, mobile, apps and cloud to connect and communicate to your workforce.

Fiona Mullan, Head of HR EMEA- Facebook
4:30 pm

Thought Exchange: ‘HR Effectiveness’

Connect with your peers and join the discussion on HR Effectiveness – the importance of having the right strategy; the right measurements; and the right tools in place in order for HR to demonstrate credibility and effectiveness.

Susan Yell, HR Director- Warburtons
5:05 pm

The Authenticity Dilemma Resolved

Multiple changes in world of work that will face us over the coming years. The World Economic Forum predicts a Fourth industrial revolution; resulting in empathy required as the one of the top three business leadership skills. The impact of millennials and the longevity of the workforce will demand tiered employee engagement strategies to ensure success. A higher level of adaptability and mental agility will be required from future leaders. These leaders are already ‘suffering’ from the ‘always on’ syndrome. No wonder well-being and health issues are increasingly important within organisations. The above challenges can be solved with a redefinition of authenticity; where we become more connected and conscious and intuition and purpose are at the heart of what we do.

Talita Ferreira CDir FIoD, ACA, CA(SA), Former CFO, BMW
5:35 pm

Leadership Keynote: Never Learn Alone

A successful coach and leader is one who can effectively capture and share their own and importantly their teams’ knowledge. Clive believes individuals and teams who assume they have all the knowledge are likely to come second, whether in sport or business. Winning individuals and teams seek out continuous learning from outside of their inner circle to further expand their skill-set in response to changing environments and new developments.

Sir Clive Woodward, England Rugby World Cup Winning Head Coach & Team GB Director of Sport, London 2012
6:00 pm
6:05 pm
7:00 pm

HRD Awards

These awards are an opportunity to affirm to your employees, colleagues and industry peers that your company and your team are distinctive leaders in your field. They are also a chance to let your hair down and show your appreciation to your team for all their hard work throughout the year. Entries close 7th October, so get your entries in nice and early!

Visit hrdistinctionawards.com for more information. To book a table please contact Shane Kemp, Sales Director, shane.kemp@contentive.com or +44 (0)20 8080 9594

7:45 am
8:00 am

Breakfast Briefing: The new world of work - influencing strategic board decisions in your workplace, a legal view

In this session we will consider the new world of work both in terms of the potential threat it can pose to business but also how it will change the corporate governance of your organisation.

In considering how to protect your business we will look at:

  • Gender pay reporting – an opportunity not a threat? Will the Regulations raise the prominence of equal pay claims, what steps can be taken to mitigate and manage the risks of mass litigation?
  • The increased influence of social media – what control can employers exercise over the use of twitter, linked in and face book to protect its business from ex-employees and competitors poaching staff, suppliers and clients?
  • Emerging business practices – it’s not just about Uber – how can you balance the trade-off between flexible labour, customer service and the cost of legal compliance?

In considering the changes to corporate governance we will consider:

  • Shareholder approval for executive pay for large corporates – how will/can businesses balance this requirement with the need to attract and retain the best talent?
  • Employee and stakeholder influence in the board room – what will this look like?
Deborah Hely, Partner- DAC Beachcroft LLP Joanne Owers, Partner- DAC Beachcroft LLP Udara Ranasinghe, Partner- DAC Beachcroft LLP

Breakfast Briefing: Why mindset will be crucial to your talent strategy?

How do you find, recruit and retain exceptional talent with the right mindset and behaviours to realise your 2017 ambitions?

Our Mindset World Café discussion hosted by Dr Tim Sparkes, Business Psychologist for Hudson Talent Management, will explore how choosing your teams based on their potential, ability to adapt and their resilience will offer you an employee who is connected, open to new ideas and new experiences. In essence, imagine a world where you could measure mindset.

Key discussion topics
What does mindset mean to you?
Why is mindset important for your talent strategy?
How do you measure mindset?

Dr Tim Sparkes, Practice Lead- Hudson

Breakfast Briefing: The Apprenticeship Levy Uncovered

From next April 0.5% of your monthly payroll will be walking out of the door – unless you get your apprenticeship levy training programme prepared in time.

Implementing the Apprenticeship Levy will run into millions of pounds for large employers and substantial sums even for medium sized businesses. But those taking a strategic approach can not only neutralise this headache, but transform it into an opportunity to dramatically upskill existing staff and turbo-charge the recruitment of talent for now and the future.

Hear from Jason Moss, CEO of Arch Apprentices, and industry expert John Pritchard, formerly Head of Apprenticeships for the Tech Partnership, on the following themes:

  • How the Levy will work
  • Who is eligible to have their training funded by the Levy and how businesses can ensure they maximise return on investment
  • What businesses can do to match apprenticeship programmes to current skills gaps in your organisation
  • How to efficiently and effectively plan for optimal use of the Levy: considerations, implications and ‘bear traps’ to avoid
Jason Moss, CEO- Arch Apprentices John Pritchard, Director of Learning & Development, Formerly Head of Apprenticeships- Tech Partnership

Breakfast Briefing: Rethinking Talent Management in the New World of Work - How to Get Started

The New World of Work is here – Organisations are being redefined by new business models and disruptive social and digital change.

HR are wrestling with the complexity of creating the workforce they need in light of the enormous impact these forces will have on leadership, culture and the jobs and skills needed. Many organisations jump into solutions which often, after significant investment, are not seen to deliver the required impact. This increases the pressure on HR’s credibility when these initiatives are put under tight scrutiny, where often senior leaders are not satisfied with the outcomes.

Join us to discuss and learn how to strengthen the links between your organisation’s strategy and people strategy.

Julia Howes, UK Head of Strategic Workforce Planning Analytics- Mercer Natalie Jacquemin, Talent Strategy Practice Leader, Europe- Mercer
8:50 am
9:00 am

Breaking HR: How Cisco is Reimagining its Approach to HR

The gig economy, digitization and predictive analytics are rapidly changing the work landscape, causing us to question our existing HR frameworks and models. Join Jill Larsen, SVP Human Resources, Cisco to hear how Cisco is revolutionising HR to drive business outcomes and ensure the sustainability and relevance of the HR function.

This session will explore things to consider, implications of the changing work landscape, and touch on Cisco challenges and lessons learned. Hear how design thinking was used to start to shift historical views at the board, executive, and organisational levels, and ways to promote disruptive approaches in your organisation.

Jill Larsen, Senior Vice President, HR & Talent- Cisco
9:30 am

Digital HR Transformation: Look to the Future

To thrive in an uncertain and constantly changing world, HR needs to transform into an enabler of organisational agility, to become the source of workforce insight that helps shape business strategy and to take the lead on engaging and empowering the entire workforce.

What digital strategies are leading organisations adopting to achieve these transformational goals?

Hear this and more from HR Leaders of Workday’s key customers.

Mark Judd, HRIT Director- Workday Mike Taylor, VP HR Services- Astrazeneca UK Limited Richard Doherty, Senior Director Product Marketing- Workday
10:00 am

Networking and Refreshments

MATCH Meetings

10:55 am

Is Employee Ownership the way to Boost Business and Individual Performance?

Benefits & Wellbeing

The UK has seen a growth in organisations moving towards an employee owned model or a combination of shared ownership.

Does employee ownership foster an environment that is more successful, competitive, profitable and sustainable? This case led discussion will explore how and why two businesses became employee owned, what they learnt during the process and how the organisations have transformed since becoming employee owned.

The discussion will cover questions including:

  • What has been the impact of employee ownership on the business, and in particular on the reward, motivation, recruitment and retention of employees?
  • Has being employee owned delivered more than great employee engagement alone?
  • What have been the challenges of implementing employee ownership and what lessons have been learnt?
  • Does being employee owned help businesses cope better with turbulent times?
Deb Oxley, Chief Executive- Employee Ownership Association Graeme Nuttall OBE, Partner- Fieldfisher Sharon Crosland, Head of Corporate Affairs- MyCSP Ltd Simon Mounsey, Director of Human Resources- Agilisys

Lightning Talk: Amazing Workplaces

Gary Cookson, HR Director, will deliver a fast-paced, inspirational and above all DIFFERENT talk on what makes an Amazing Workplace and the key role played by HR in creating the climate for employee engagement.

Gary Cookson, HR Director- Trafford College
11:25 am

Back to Being Co-op: A Story of Crisis, Rebuild and Renew

Business Transformation

Craig Whaites, Group Head of Leadership and Learning from The Co-operative Group will share the transformational story on how the UK’s largest consumer co-operative and 5th largest supermarket is rebuilding from a reported 2.3bn loss in 2013 following the discovery of a £1.5bn black hole at the Co-operative Bank, which at that time was 100% owned by the Group

With a clear purpose of ‘championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities’, hear how they are transforming their business following a period of crisis which saw the Society nearly collapse after 170 years of trading. A strategy based on a culture of ‘doing things right’ for its members, customers and colleagues.

Craig Whaites, FCMI, Group Head of Leadership & Learning- The Co-operative Group

Developing Leaders for Tomorrow

Talent
  • Creating a robust leadership programme – to assess direct performance and future leadership potential.
  • The need to open up your leadership programmes to not only focus on the few elite but to identify those who inspire others to get results – the true principle of leadership.
  • This session will explore innovative approaches on where we can take our leaders. To change their minds. To change perspective. What are the mind-sets and behaviours of leaders and what sort of talent do you need to ensure prosperity and growth?
Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer- UK Civil Service

In an Era of Connected, Self-service Learning – do we even need L&D?

Organisational Development and Learning

In our increasingly connected world, never has it been easier to access information. There is a shift of workplace learning to be increasingly self-directed as we continue to have options for self service in many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Social media has created a world in which people are used to sharing knowledge directly with people – how does L&D maximise this change in social behaviour? With external players such as Linkedin looking to offer training directly to consumers does L&D have a future and if so what might it look like?

Richard Gregory, Director of HR Operations & Organisational Effectiveness- Rentokil Initial
11:25 am

Humanising Technology: True digital transformation

Digital HR and People Analytics

A key challenge in the digital economy is less about technology and more about humanity. In essence, this refers to the culture change which is required by the organizations to align with the new way of working in a connected, tech savvy world. A shift which, would require HR to almost re-invent itself in order to help the managers lead and the organization to stay nimble and grow. True digital transformation is always more than just one thing and thus just putting technology in place is not enough. Hear from Yuval Dvir, Head of EMEA Online Partnerships, Google Cloud and previous Director of Business Transformation at Skype, Microsoft on how organisations must invest in becoming truly digitally enabled to increase agility, improve performance, reduce costs and deliver a great customer experience.

Yuval Dvir, Head of Online Partnerships- Google

CEO and HRD – a True People Focused Partnership

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

To be an effective HRD you need a true partnership with your CEO if you’re really going to turn the espoused best practice people processes into real organisational strengths. It really helps if you both think you have to start with people! This is a session about a joint venture between the CEO and HRD to create a people centric agenda for renewing an organisation’s purpose and strategic direction. At Royal Mencap Society it was important to have a framework. Partnering with Dave Ulrich’s consultancy, RBL, Mencap where able to agree a methodology which would ensure they were client and business focussed (using RBL’s ‘outside: in’ concept). This has led to a 3-year programme to transform Mencap’s brand, impact and culture.

Angela Buxton, People Director- Mencap Janine Tregelles, CEO- Mencap

TRUST: The Secret Ingredient to any Successful Relationship

Culture and Inclusion
  • In times of disruption, change and transformation, trust is the new leadership weapon for the future.
  • Why trust is the new core quality of leadership – Leaders can no longer trust in power; instead, they rely on the power of trust.
  • The importance of creating honest channels of communication – how much information is too much information? How do leaders communicate?
  • What type of leadership is required for times of transformational change?
  • What role ethics, virtue and risk play in building and maintaining trust?
Ann Pickering, HR Director- O2
12:00 pm

The Apprenticeship Levy Uncovered

Organisational Development and Learning

From next April 0.5% of your monthly payroll will be walking out of the door – unless you get your apprenticeship levy training programme prepared in time.

Implementing the Apprenticeship Levy will run into millions of pounds for large employers and substantial sums even for medium sized businesses. But those taking a strategic approach can not only neutralise this headache, but transform it into an opportunity to dramatically upskill existing staff and turbo-charge the recruitment of talent for now and the future.

Hear from Jason Moss, CEO of Arch Apprentices, and industry expert John Pritchard, formerly Head of Apprenticeships for the Tech Partnership, on the following themes:

  • How the Levy will work
  • Who is eligible to have their training funded by the Levy and how businesses can ensure they maximise return on investment
  • What businesses can do to match apprenticeship programmes to current skills gaps in your organisation
  • How to efficiently and effectively plan for optimal use of the Levy: considerations, implications and ‘bear traps’ to avoid
Jason Moss, CEO- Arch Apprentices John Pritchard, Director of Learning & Development, Formerly Head of Apprenticeships- Tech Partnership

In God We Trust, all others must bring data…

Talent
  • With recent advances in technology and data gathering, HR practitioners are expected to equip leaders with smart, usable people data to help them solve complex people management challenges.
  • What does Big Data make possible? Better talent management. Better data driven decisions. Better performance at team and organisation level.
  • How can expertise and technology enable HR to ‘connect the dots’ between unstructured and structured data, and allow them to be more sophisticated in solving issues for different stakeholders?
  • This session will discuss the topic of data and HR analytics using real world case studies.
Nick Starritt, Region Segment Leader - Engagement EUROPAC- Mercer | Sirota

Global Recognition and Engagement

Business Transformation

What role does employee recognition play in driving cultural and financial results? Frequent, meaningful recognition inspires people to do great work. With a foundation in extensive global research, our presenter will help leaders to understand the essential ways to engage employees with recognition best practices that will ultimately help companies grow. Inspired by real-life success stories and proven best practices, leaders leave armed with the latest engagement insights and appreciation tools and ready to integrate recognition into their everyday management practice.

Jeff Birk, Manager, Speaking & Training- O.C. Tanner

m-Learning: Taking your Company’s Learning Mobile

Digital HR and People Analytics

Work and the way we work is becoming increasingly dynamic and mobile. We now work in different locations, different time zones and in agile teams, but for many, Learning has not caught up with this pace of change. Mobile learning is driving linear learning into ‘dynamic learning’. Hear from Angus McCarey Chief Executive of Hive Learning as he discusses how to ‘flip the classroom’ and make mobile learning apart of your L&D strategy; why mobile learning is a far more effective style of learning; and how it can enable you to make dramatic cost savings to your L&D budget.

Angus McCarey, Chief Executive- Hive Learning
12:00 pm

Kerry Foods: ‘Delighting the Tastes of Tomorrow’

Culture and Inclusion

Maintaining market dominance and expanding its product range and market reach is a real challenge for one of the UK’s most famous food brands.

Emma Rose, HR Director at Kerry Foods, and Alison Esse, Co-founder and Director at The Storytellers, will explain how Kerry Foods used an innovative storytelling approach to engage its 6,000-strong workforce in its purpose, vision and values to establish a strong foundation for its next chapter of growth.

  • How Kerry Foods crafted an emotionally compelling narrative of its journey of growth
  • How leaders throughout the business were equipped with the tools, skills and confidence to personalise the narrative for their teams
  • How it achieved a dramatic improvement in attitude, trust, belief and understanding amongst its leaders
Alison Esse, Co-Founder- The Storytellers Emma Rose, HR Director- Kerry Foods

Can Leaders Deliver Short Term Performance and Sustainable Transformation?

Change Management & Organisational Design

Organisations are asking from their leaders to deliver both short term performance and sustainable transformation. Could this be a catch 22 situation? Is it humanly possible for leaders to deliver both outcomes in today’s ever changing world of work?

What could you do differently to make sure you have the right leadership pipeline for sustainable organisational performance? What are the most important ingredients to leadership effectiveness in the Human Age? And are you assessing and developing your leaders on the right capabilities?

Embedding the most recent research on the World of Work and Leadership trends, this interactive session will suggest answers to the following 3 questions:

  • What do effective leaders deliver for sustainable transformation?
  • What do they do that other leaders don’t?
  • Who are they?
Amy Smyth, Principal Consultant- Right Management Jacques Quinio, Centre of Excellence for Leadership Development- Right Management

Leading Through Uncertainty

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

The Leadership Whisperers are pioneers and entrepreneurs who help senior leaders and executive boards develop embodied leadership skills that have a profound impact in business. Through live events and workshops, they partner with horses who provide non-judgmental feedback, enabling clients to identify their leadership behaviours and transform themselves into courageous and hugely influential, non-verbal communicators.

The Leadership Whisperers are pioneers and entrepreneurs who help senior leaders and executive boards develop embodied leadership skills that have a profound impact in business. Through live events and workshops, they partner with horses who provide non-judgmental feedback, enabling clients to identify their leadership behaviours and transform themselves into courageous and hugely influential, non-verbal communicators.

The Leadership Whisperers combine Emma’s 16 year corporate HR career with Jude’s 16 year senior leadership career in IBM where she led UK, European and global teams. They map the learning with horses back to practical work application, creating a rich experience for participants and profound, sustainable learning.

Jude is author of the book Leadership Beyond Measure and numerous thought leadership white papers that push the boundaries of leadership behaviour.

Click here to watch a quick video and learn more about this exciting session

Jude Jennison, Director & Co-Founder- The Leadership Whisperers

How to Create a Rewarding Corporate Climate that Supports the Efforts of a Diverse Range of Employees.

Benefits & Wellbeing

Bridging the cultural gap across a workforce spanning 4 generations is a big challenge – especially if your team is split across 3 countries, and half work remotely.

The key to solving this issue is to learn about and understand your employees’ needs in order to develop a customised rewards system that addresses compensation, benefits, recognition and appreciation.

Jamie True, CEO- LifeWorks
12:35 pm

Irresistible Attraction – How to Create an Amazing Place to Work

Talent

Employees today have increased bargaining power. Attracting top-performing employees is a highly competitive activity. What key elements create an irresistible workplace that continues to attract and engage a high performing workplace?

This session will explore how to create an employee proposition that is better than your competitors and how to mobilise your resources to support changing attitudes to work and employee lifecycles.

Ruth Penfold, Director – Talent Acquisition- Shazam

Coaching Leaders on Business Decision Making in a VUCA Environment

Business Transformation

Recent Neuroscience evidence has uncovered that we have complex, functional and adaptive neural networks, or ‘brains’, in our heart and gut regions, giving scientific credence to the growing body of leadership literature showing how the world’s best companies are guided by leaders who can tap into the intelligence of their head, heart and guts. In the increasingly complex and volatile social and business environments that organizations operate in, leaders who are unable to tap into and harness the full intuitive and innate intelligence of their multiple brains (head, heart and gut brains aligned together) are at a distinct disadvantage. The HR Leader as Coach can help their partners learn to use all three of their brains and intuitive intelligences to make wiser and more effective decisions. Business today cannot afford to be mired in old-world thinking and outmoded decision strategies.

Rebecca Winter, Director Talent Management - EMEA & ASIA- Microsoft

Building Resilience & Readiness: Lessons from Policing on Wellbeing & Engagement strategies

Benefits & Wellbeing

Policing is often considered a profession with a ‘be-strong’ culture and may not be perceived as a place where high quality research and evidence into wellbeing is being generated and subsequently translated into practice. Focusing on wellbeing increases discretionary effort and given the high risk nature of police work this ultimately includes voluntarily putting oneself in harm’s way. We rely on this and it can be lost without applying the principles of wellbeing & staff engagement. Andy Rhodes, will explain the origins behind him setting up the UK’s first national wellbeing in policing group, his work with Public Health England and leading academics in the field, presenting an approach that can be applied to any organisation, team or individual.

Andy Rhodes, Deputy Chief Constable- Lancashire Constabulary

Inclusivity that Inspires Innovation and Growth

Culture and Inclusion

Today, inclusivity is the movement away from the obvious things such as gender, race and sexual orientation and towards employee experience, industry knowledge and workplace style – the ‘diversity’ of thought.

This panel will explore what role leaders have in driving an inclusive workplace culture which promotes innovation, creativity, intelligence and growth.

Ann Pickering, HR Director- O2 Chuck Stephens, Head of Diversity & Inclusion – EMEA- Google Leigh Lafever-Ayer, AVP HR UK and Ireland- Enterprise Rent-A-Car Maqsood Ahmad OBE MBA MA, Strategic Manager and Director- NHS England
12:35 pm

Accelerating the Pace of Change & Development

Change Management & Organisational Design

Business transformation efforts often concentrate on the business strategies and processes; while essentially ignoring the people side of the change initiative. Bringing your employees along on the journey is key to any successful transformational story. But how do you make change happen? How do you influence behaviour? How are we accelerating that pace of change?

This session explores how we’ve developed a people strategy that encourages this mind-set in Costain and accelerates the pace in which we develop talent.

Sally Austin, Group HR Director- Costain

Building a Coaching and Mentoring Mentality

Organisational Development and Learning

Coaching and mentoring are critical in developing an organisational culture which values clients and colleagues. At its simplest, coaching helps create an environment where colleagues can “be their best” by being fully engaged and trusted in an “ask don’t tell” culture.

Hear from James Moore, Assistant Director, OD and Claire Vaughan Executive Director of Workforce & OD on how to embed a coaching and mentoring culture within your organisation; and what the core elements are for a successful coaching and mentoring strategy. As well as highlighting the importance of reverse mentoring to mitigate skills gaps across your organisation’s diverse workforce.

Claire Vaughan FCIPD, Executive Director of Workforce & OD- Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust James Moore, Assistant Director Organisational Development- Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust

Nurturing Boardroom Effectiveness

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Corporate boards are entrusted to make strategic and informed business decisions on behalf of the organisations. However, only too often the boardroom dynamics are referred to as one of the least effective teams in the organisation. The Financial Reporting Council publishes guidance on Board Effectiveness. Hear from David Styles, Director – Corporate Governance at FRC on the latest state of play on corporate governance issues including: how to create effective boards, the roles boards have in shaping corporate culture and the importance of a clearly defined succession plan for any board.

David Styles, Corporate Governance- Financial Reporting Council
1:05 pm

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Delivering the ultimate Employee Experience: A roadmap to success.

Bruce Walcroft, Senior HCM Solutions Consultant- CoreHR

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

In a changing world of business where transformation and change management programmes mean we have to deliver flexibility and agile workforce to our clients , how are we predicting and thus better informed in making hiring decisions that shape our companies workforces? People being our number one asset how can we use analytics and intelligence to drive the business strategy and thus have an impactful recruitment strategy? What lessons can AGS share in relation to how its clients and onsite teams are addressing these challenges?

Kathryn Naylor, Account Director- UBS

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Moderator: Tony Britton

Tony Britton, Head of DC DCS Sales- Aon

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Age is just a number: Tapping into fitness types to drive workplace wellbeing

Amy McDonough, Vice President and General Manager- Fitbit Group Health
1:05 pm

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

How do I Upskill my HR Department while Increasing their Productivity?

Brian Best, Sales & Training Manager- ICS Learn

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

How artificial intelligence is redefining the future of employee benefits – with a focus on ROI

Umang Patel, Partnerships Director- babylon

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Re-inventing the employee experience. How Adobe retired performance reviews to drive performance”. Hosted by Mathew Lowery, Director of Talent Development, EMEA

Mathew Lowery, Director of Talent Development, EMEA

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Building a customer-centric recruitment process – how do we get hiring managers engaged?

Tony Brookes, Sales Director- Vacancy Filler
1:05 pm

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

  • How does top talent contribute to an intelligent organisation (new knowledge, critical thinking, entrepreneurial attitude, organisational awareness)?
  • How can universities and organisations partner together to prepare top talent?
  • How do we get students ready to take up a place as top talent in an intelligent organisation?
Jack Kenward, Chief Operating Officer- Kingston University

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

How can we get best value from the levy for training new talent and upskilling exiting employees’

Ben Rowland, Commercial Director- Arch Apprentices Richard Marsh, Apprenticeship Partnership Director- Kaplan Steve Morris, Sales and Marketing Director- learndirect

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

How do I set up an apprenticeship programme that will maximise my levy but doesn’t require me to manage lots of different providers?

Fiona McBride, Managing Director- Kaplan Jason Moss, CEO- Arch Apprentices

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Making Change Stick: Internal Communications and the Power of Purpose

David Kenny, Director, Key Accounts- Newsweaver
1:05 pm

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Everything in business seems to have gone digital. Likewise everything seems to have gone global. But has your company adapted to this new environment?

Gavin Royston, Regional Sales Director UK- Globality Health

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussion

The Transparency Revolution and Talent Attraction

Lauren Wright, Head of Global Business Expansion- Glassdoor

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Millennials in the Workplace: Fact vs fiction and what’s next? Practical steps to recruiting and getting the most out of millennial talent.

Sam Conniff, Co-Founder- Livity

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

All aboard the pension bus! You’re on board, but why aren’t your employees? How to get your employees to switch up a gear when it comes to their pension. Our lunch and learn could be just the ticket!

Jude Gardner, Senior Research Executive Steven Ord, National Business Development Manager- The People's Pension
1:05 am

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

What’s holding us back from making the most of our engagement surveys? Why is it so difficult to move organisations and managers to action?

Adam McKinnon, Director of Client Services- Mercer | Sirota

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Work without Stress: Building resilience in times of change

Kathryn Kernick, Regional Director UK & Ireland & Leadership Coach- Center for Creative Leadership

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussion

Engaging People in Leadership Development: Sharing Best Practice

Richard Olivier, Artistic Director- Olivier Mythodrama

Lunch and Learn: Roundtable Discussions

Despite investing in HR portals and technology, many companies still find that employees contact the HR department with basic questions, thus preventing HR resources from focusing on more value added activities. This session discusses the barriers to employee self-service and shares experience on how to overcome them.

Mark White, Director of Global Sales, Enterprise Solutions- Transversal
1:05 pm
1:55 pm

Think Tank - Inspirational Leadership - Lessons from Shakespeare’s Henry V

Shakespeare’s most inspired leader provides a mythic case study of motivation, inspiration, purpose and authenticity. Who is it for? Groups preparing for big challenges. Leaders wishing to enhance their awareness of the impact of their actions. Those seeking to maximise their abilities to motivate and inspire. What does the programme deliver? Increased awareness of different leadership styles and how they can most effectively be used. Insight into the nature of inspiration, motivation and the building of trust. A deeper understanding of participants’ own senses of purpose and how they can best be communicated to others.

Phyllida Hancock, Associate- Olivier Mythodrama

Think Tank - How Positive and Human Employee Experiences Drive Business Results

Today, companies need to win the hearts and minds of employees. To be successful, organizations need to provide positive experiences that inspire employees to do the best work of their lives. A positive employee experience is best defined as an impactful and powerful – and ultimately human – experience, where employees become able, over time, to invest more of their entire selves into the workplace.

In this session, experts from Social recognition company Globoforce and KPMG will discuss how positive employee experiences allow business leaders to make significant progress on top-of-mind issues including retention, culture and employee happiness—while improving the bottom line.

Derek Irvine, Vice President, Strategy & Consulting Services- Globoforce Ingrid Waterfield, Director, People Consulting- KPMG

Think Tank - How to Build an Organisation Full of Leaders: Delivering the 5 Criteria Essential to Successful Leadership Development

Individual leadership – at all levels – increasingly drives organisational innovation, productivity and performance. Today, more than ever, organisations need leaders at all levels in order to succeed.

This has long been a vision embraced by HR and People professionals. However, in practice, large scale, effective leadership development has proven harder to deliver.

That is changing. In this session, Angus Ridgway, former head of Strategy and Leadership Development at McKinsey & Co. and now co-founder of Potentialife, will use real life case studies to demonstrate the 5 essential enablers of successful leadership development. Furthermore, he will highlight how recent developments in technology, behavioural science and positive psychology can be leveraged to achieve all 5 of these in practice for the very first time.

Angus Ridgway, CEO and Co-Founder- Potentialife
2:40 pm

A New Story of Inclusive Leadership

Culture and Inclusion

Organisations are increasingly challenged with enhancing culture so that reflects a global community. To address this opportunity, we as leaders play a critical role in adapting our styles so that everyone can thrive, but how does this play out in day to day interactions? What does inclusive leadership look like and what are the actions that positively impact culture? Topics will include Unconscious Bias and leadership models. Join us in examining practical applications for managers and organizations to become more inclusive leaders.

Chuck Stephens, Head of Diversity & Inclusion – EMEA- Google

HR's Position in the Boardroom as Key Influencer

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships
  • Explore how to build strong relationships with the CEO, the board of directors and executive team.
  • This session will provide practical insight in what you need to know before taking the ‘hot seat’ and the need for HR to challenge and influence at a peer, management and board level. How to re-position HR as a serious contender on the board.
Maqsood Ahmad OBE MBA MA, Strategic Manager and Director- NHS England

Developing Future Executives: An Internally-Run Approach

Organisational Development and Learning

Developing managers who are one step away from being an executive is a key part of developing a management pipeline in a company. In 2016, Lenovo EMEA launched their new pre-executive program to develop their senior leadership team. Hear from Maxim Strashun, Head of Talent Development EMEA as he shares with you:

  • The strategy behind developing their executive potentials and how it fed into the overall business strategic initiatives
  • The structure and design of the program, and how Lenovo leveraged internal and external resources for developing future executives
  • Insight into what worked, what didn’t and tips on how you can do a great job in developing executive potentials in your company.
Maxim Strashun, Head of Talent Development EMEA- Lenovo

The Small Things that Count: Bringing Science to Hiring

Talent

How much does gut feel guide your hiring decisions? … Behavioural science has helped people to save more, pay their taxes on time, and stay in school. But what does it have to offer for helping organisations to hire? This session will explore the work of the Behavioural Insight Team and its first spin out – Applied – to make hiring smarter, fairer, and easier.

Kate Glazebrook, CEO- Applied – Behavioural Insights Team
2:40 pm

Strategy vs. Operational HR and How it is Evolving

Business Transformation
  • To remain competitive in today’s environment of uncertainty – an organisation needs to have a strategy that sets it apart.
  • HR is no longer about the transactional A, B, C. HR need to understand the commercial drivers of the organisation. They have to translate that into real business value for the organisation. They need to connect the strategy to operational resources.
  • The idea that HR work in the ‘white space’ between the boxes of the organisation chart – making the connection between the different functions and removing the silo mentality to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. How do HR plan for productivity improvement and strategy alignment?
Rob Jones, Head of Organisational Effectiveness- Crossrail

The Transparency Revolution and Talent Attraction

Benefits & Wellbeing

Today’s savvy job seekers want to know as much as possible about your company before applying to your open positions. Our data shows that 70% of potential candidates are more likely to apply when an employer actively manages its brand.

As US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis famously said, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.” This session will explore how embracing transparency can drive your organisation’s financial performance, dramatically improve your recruiting and help you build an outstanding employer brand.

Lauren Wright, Head of Global Business Expansion- Glassdoor

Using Predictive Analytics to Foster Innovation and Leadership

Digital HR and People Analytics
  • Being able to look beyond three, five or ten years to understand what new capabilities you will need to compete in the future.
  • Moving away from activity-based measures and toward outcomes you wish to achieve.
  • Using a blend of internal and external data sets to compare, benchmark and make informed strategic decisions for the future.
Philip Gibbs, Organisation and People Analytics Director- GSK
3:10 pm

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on ‘Developing Future Executives’

Discuss the strategy behind developing executive potentials and how to feed it into the overall business strategic initiatives. Follow up on this pivotal case study session by joining a group of your peers to continue the conversation on developing future executives.

Maxim Strashun, Head of Talent Development EMEA- Lenovo

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on ‘Building Resilience & Readiness'

Connect with your peers and join the discussion on Building Resilience & Readiness – join the discussion and learn from your peers on embedding the principles of wellbeing & staff engagement in your HR strategy.

Andy Rhodes, Deputy Chief Constable- Lancashire Constabulary

Thought Exchange: Follow-up discussion on 'Coaching Leaders on Business Decision Making in a VUCA Environment'

Connect with your peers and join the follow-up discussion on coaching leaders on business decision making in a VUCA Environment.

Rebecca Winter, Director Talent Management - EMEA & ASIA- Microsoft

Networking and Refreshments

3:40 pm

Workforce Optimisation through Analytics

Digital HR and People Analytics

Please join us to see how a modern analytics platform can help you optimise your workforce and protect your most valuable asset. We will demonstrate several ways in which HR can add greater value and improve decision making within the business. Capabilities will include predicting which employees are likely to leave, analysing textual/unstructured data and building interactive HR management packs. We will also show how a modern analytics toolset can meet the individual needs of your HR Management, Analyst and Operations functions, whilst also improving the collaboration between HR and IT through agile and self-service reporting.

Antony Heljula, Technical Director- Peak Indicators

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Business Transformation

Innovation. Leading businesses depend on it for their ongoing success. But what is innovation really…and how do you get it?!

In this engaging and highly effective session, the songwriting process is used to demonstrate the qualities your people collectively need to innovate and succeed. Practical takeaways that can be immediately applied in the workplace include:

  • A refresher on active listening (it’s much rarer than you think)
  • The experience of a safe, fun environment where people can express ideas to solve workplace challenges without fear of criticism
  • A ‘yes’ mentality where the focus is on the solution, not the problem
  • Collectively achieving something together the group previously didn’t think possible (creating an original song), improving group cohesiveness and productivity back in the workplace
Sam McNeill, Chief Story Teller & UK & Europe General Manager- Song Division UK

Hiring in 15-seconds!

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

As CEO and co-founder of StartMonday, Ray Gibson will talk through their journey to revolutionise the HR market with 15-second videos as job applications. There are some surprising results in the data they have gathered. Find out which people get hired from videos and why employers decide to reinvent their candidate journey.

Ray Gibson, CEO and co-founder- StartMonday

Improving Customer & Employee Experience Through Digital Transformation

Talent

IDC research shows that companies that embrace Digital Transformation are 25% more profitable. So, what does this mean to HR?

Document workflows are becoming one of the biggest headaches for HR teams. In a recent survey commissioned by Adobe it was found that 78% of HR Managers are left frustrated by managing employee forms. Some of the biggest challenges HR teams are facing include:

  • Having to chase people to sign and return forms (42%)
  • Managers and employees holding on to documents (31%)
  • Forms getting lost (24%)

Despite these challenges, only 30% of HR managers say they have used a digital document solution to simplify or speed up HR processes. Join this session to find out how some of our customers have implemented a full digital transformation strategy and what difference it has made to their HR teams & how by implementing full digital document workflow process, this resulted in 5X faster digital delivery leading to better employee engagement, better experiences in on-boarding, and general speed and competitiveness.

Caroline Porteous, Head of Adobe Sign, EMEA- Adobe
3:40 pm

Creating psychologically and physically flexible employees

Culture and Inclusion

Truly effective corporate wellbeing programmes should not only be only about making employees happier and more satisfied. Developing psychologically and physically flexible employees really enables people to live the best life possible, which is something that the top companies strive for. It is about accepting unpleasant internal events rather than trying so hard to change or eliminate the stressors that give rise to such events. It is about engaging with people in an interactive way and using acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behaviour change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. This helps with chronic pain, depression, anxiety, work stress and performance.

Anna Hlavsova BSc MSc HCPC MCSP RYT 200, Founder- Infinism

New choices, big decisions

Benefits & Wellbeing

Automatic enrolment has created millions of new pension savers. Pension reforms have given greater choice at retirement. What does this mean for savers? We present in-depth research into how members are responding to and feeling about the decisions they are making as they reach retirement. We will also talk about what can be done to help members through this confusing maze.

Steven Ord, National Business Development Manager- The People's Pension
4:15 pm

Wellbeing: the Secret to Workplace Productivity and Engagement

Benefits & Wellbeing
  • There is a proven correlation between physical, mental and social wellbeing and workplace performance. While the onus is on the employee there is a corporate responsibility that organisations provide an environment that supports and promotes
  • Explore new trends in wellbeing concepts and programmes being implemented by organisations. What is involved in implementing the programmes and identify the measured benefits it has on individuals and organisations.
James Duigan, World-renowned Health and Wellbeing Expert and Director of Bodyism

Brand Reputation & Social Media: Minimising Risk, Maximising Opportunity

Digital HR and People Analytics

Social media is driving a new era of transparency for large organisations. How are brands adapting to this shift, and what are the genuine risks? Harnessing the value of social media requires increased collaboration, both internally and externally. How can brand facilitate effective collaboration between departments and stakeholders? With changing client needs and fierce competition to access talent pools, what strategies can HR teams employ to build a strong corporate brand using social media? How can brands responsibly manage, promote and measure staff usage of social media, while minimising the risk?

Luke Brynley-Jones, Founder and Managing Director- OST Marketing

Playing the ‘Integrator’ Role – Having a Marketing, Supply Chain, Operations and Financial Mind-Set

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

As the role of HR is evolving, HR must take on many roles to demonstrate commercial competence and effectiveness. It’s about having the ability to connect with the overall business strategy and have a deep understanding about the business you are in. This panel will discuss the importance of HR to continue to push the boundaries of the profession; and to understand and make a connection with the rest of the business in order to continue to add value across the entire business.

Catherine Berney, International Leadership and Organisational Development Consultant- Mannaz A/S Kathryn Austin, People & Marketing Director- Pizza Hut Linda Kennedy-McCarthy, HR Director- SIG

A world that’s constantly reinventing itself is a world where GE thrives

Business Transformation

Change has a very short shelf life – volatility and uncertainty nurture change. By igniting the power of people at GE we enable managers and employees in today’s global and diverse environment the opportunity to lead change from within. However, change is not enough but transformation with accountability that leads to great impact and outcomes. After more than 130 years, GE is the journey to transforming into a Digital Industrial Company, and during the past years we have been evolving our Culture to supports the behavior needed to operate in a digital-industrial environment, helping us to move from feed-back to a thinking forward approach, customer-centric and speed of action “Fastworks everyday”.

The world of today is non-linear, fast, unpredictable and discontinuous in every respect…it is a world where we must focus on organizational fitness, and help our leaders to be more “athletic” than ever.

Beatriz Rodriguez, Senior HR Director- GE Oil & Gas Europe
4:15 pm

HR as a Change Agent

Change Management & Organisational Design

Change management techniques are a requirement for leadership and especially for HR today. Many say great leaders are those who can influence others to do something they didn’t believe they were capable of doing. The ability to define their strategy, inspire others and cultivate change. You may not realise it, but you do have the skills and capabilities required!

Drawing from his experience in leading significant change at Glaxo, the MRC and now Wellcome; Ted Smith, Director of People & Facilities will identify practical examples to demonstrate what you can do to achieve change – often using small steps to create much bigger changes.

Ted Smith, Director of People & Facilities- Wellcome Trust

How to Foster a Growth Mind-Set in a VUCA Environment

Talent

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, leaders need to foster a culture of productivity and growth. Hear from Ovo Energy’s, Chief People Officer, Kim Atherton on the importance of recruiting and promoting a growth mind-set ethos – particularly when operating in one of the most highly competitive and ambiguous markets.

At OVO their careful selection of employees is just the start of the journey; a deep understanding of their values and purpose allows their people to feel empowered and committed in an environment where the only constant is change.

Kim Atherton, Chief People Officer- Ovo Energy
4:50 pm

Wearable Technology: A Powerful Employee Tool

Studies show healthy employees cost less. But current measures of performance, engagement and wellness are often a snapshot in time and prevent real time data. For HR professionals, data science is quickly becoming one of the most powerful tools they have available. Driven by low price and accessibility will wearable tech soon be everyday work attire? Hear how to integrate wearable devices into your corporate wellness plans, what are the benefits on both a personal and professional level for employees and the organisation including enhance operational efficiency and improved safety. This session will also discuss how to secure employee buy-in and what you need to know around security and privacy before rolling out the strategy in your organisation.

Amy McDonough, Vice President and General Manager- Fitbit Group Health
5:20 pm

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