Programme

Streams

  • Keynote
  • Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships
  • Talent
  • Engagement
  • HR Technology and People Analytics
  • Business Transformation and Change Management
  • Organisational Development and Learning
  • Culture and Inclusion
  • Benefits & Wellbeing
  • Keynote
  • Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships
  • Talent
  • Engagement
  • HR Technology and People Analytics
  • Business Transformation and Change Management
  • Organisational Development and Learning
  • Culture and Inclusion
  • Benefits & Wellbeing
7:45 am
8:45 am
8:50 am

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Keynote

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

9:00 am

Amplifying your Purpose and Passion

Keynote

How do you inspire greatness? How do we find our collective purpose? How do you help people to become clearer on their individual purpose in life and how do you leverage this to drive purpose in your organisation? This session will explore how to find clarity in what really matters and make sustainable living commonplace.

9:30 am

People Are your Business: Harnessing the World’s Most Valuable Resource

Keynote

‘Profit comes from People. People Invent. People Create. People Discover. People are your Business’. Employee disengagement costs UK £340bn every year. Engagement is not just about making employees happy it is about driving true business results. Hear how one company has transformed their traditional, stagnant and one-size fits all recognition program into a flexible, collaborative, and cohesive resource. By successfully understanding how to connect the head and heart of employees around the world they could understand their employees’ needs at a more human level, allowing them to continuously appreciate great work and great employees.

10:00 am
10:55 am

Networking Refreshments

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

Lightning Talk - Illuminate us but make it Quick

Illuminate us but Make it Quick! During this insightful 15 minute presentation hear from author and social learning strategist Perry Timms on the drivers that are reshaping the workforce landscape.

Lightning Talk - Illuminate us but make it Quick

Illuminate us but Make it Quick! During this insightful 15 minute presentation hear from author and social learning strategist Perry Timms on the drivers that are reshaping the workforce landscape.

11:25 am

Trusted Advisor: Building a Strategic Future

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Many corporate strategic issues today are at the heart of the HR Function. HR executives have an important role to play in helping CEO’s make the right decisions around the changing workforce landscape, the organisation and most importantly the people. Hear how to add value by:

  • providing a clear vision and purpose that guide the strategy;
  • identifying opportunities and threats against the organisation’s strategic objectives and current strategic position;
  • understanding and interpreting financial health and performance; and

influencing and advising organisation’s strategy and future direction.

Laws of Attraction: Re-inventing your Talent Acquisition Strategy

Talent

To gain competitive advantage organisations need to reinvent and reinvest in new ways of attracting and accessing skills and people. This case study led session will uncover how to:

  • recruit and acquire talent in the new world of work;
  • take advantage of recruiting technology and leverage your social networks to market your employment brand; and
  • measure the effectiveness of your end-to-end acquisition programme.

Employee Re-Branding: Changing the Employee Value Proposition of the Company

Engagement

A strong employee brand is essential to attracting and retaining high performing talent and differentiating yourself from your competitors. But what happens when you need a re-brand? Internationalisation, mergers, or corporate repositioning can all cause us to rethink our employee brand. This session will identify what you need to know before tackling an employee re-brand; how to build a compelling EVP; and what strategies you can implement to ensure early adoption.

Elevating your Global Digital Employee Experience

HR Technology and People Analytics

As the world becomes increasing connected and digitised, a new generation of tech-savvy, ‘on-demand’ employees has emerged, challenging organisations to reflect on how they might optimise workforce productivity, collaboration and engagement. Hear how to develop a global digital employee engagement strategy that encompasses both stakeholder engagement and the integration of 21st Century technology. This session will explore the essential ingredients you need to consider when expanding your digital ecosystem, and how to protect brand reputation in a digital age.

11:25 am

Co-creating Transformation: Adding Value to the agile Organisation

Business Transformation and Change Management

We often hear what start-ups and disruptors can teach established organisations but what can we learn from organisations that have stood the test of time? Hear from SVP – Global Human Resource Management, Rosa Lee on how Bosch in an age of constant change and transformation – have weathered disruption, by becoming more agile and tailored to meet their business needs. What lessons can be learnt from a 100+ year old company that despite having a long lineage of business leadership and ingrained culture has adapted to the modern marketplace and survived.

Applying Behavioural Economics in HR

Organisational Development and Learning

Alvin Toffler says ‘the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn’. Applied behavioural learning is central to doing that. This session will highlight the value of neuroscience in encouraging effective learning; best practice advice in apply neuroscience and psychology for improved Learning and Development; as well as identifying the benefits and challenges associated with incorporating neuroscience principles into L&D practices.

Re-inventing your Business Culture

Culture and Inclusion

The workforce landscape is changing and so must we. The new world of work is forcing organisations to change the skills, capabilities, and behaviours of their employees, however, transformation programmes often neglect the need to shift traditional mindsets. As leaders, this starts with you. This case study led session will explore how to re-imagine and re-invent your business culture and what tools to use to promote and measure the new values and behaviour to drive purpose and vision.

Finding your Life’s Balance: Surviving the Always ‘On’ Mentality

Benefits & Wellbeing

A new high-intensity workplace has evolved – employees are being asked to do more with less, working long hours with increasingly heavy workloads. The line between work and life has been blurred as many struggling to achieve or maintain a sense of balance and suffering from the ‘always on’ syndrome. No wonder well-being and health issues are increasingly important within organisations. This session will unlock the correlation between values, stress and well-being. Hear what implications this has on personal identity, engagement and performance? And how you, as a leader can embed a positive role model approach to enforce well-being strategy into your organizational culture.

12:05 pm

Pioneering Organisations: Leading with Clarity

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Today’s leaders are challenged with the unknown. They are driving transformation in unprecedent environments – finding new ways to guide people through uncertainty and ambiguity. Their success depends on empowering and engaging employees’ through complexity and change. This session explores the secret ingredient to successful leadership development by driving strategic thinking and enabling leadership action.

Future Proofing your Global Mobility Policies

Talent

Faced with an increasingly complex geo-political world, organisations recognise the need to drive organisational growth through their internationally mobile employee workforce. This session will explore how HR and global mobility teams can make a more strategic contribution to their businesses.

Mission Impossible? Maintaining Motivation and Engagement in Challenging Times

Engagement

To survive in business today you need to have a psychological resilient workforce. You need employees with a positive mindset – ambassadors that champion the organisation and what it is you are actually doing. Hear from Managing Director, Kimberly Bradshaw as she identifies how to increase organisational resilience through employee engagement. This practical session will explore the correlation between engagement and motivation and how to develop an action plan for tougher times.

Building a Digitally Intelligent Workplace

HR Technology and People Analytics

The digital economy is upon us – we have now moved into a world managed by algorithms and flexible ways of working. A place where our networks keep us seamlessly connected, challenging traditionally working cultures. When done properly the digital workplace can be viewed as part of a true cultural change. Hear how to successfully launch your organisation into this new digital workplace creating an environment for greater productivity, collaboration, and innovation.

12:05 pm

The New Organisation: Delivering the Right Business and People Outcomes

Business Transformation and Change Management

The new world of work is challenging the way we work and how we structure our companies. But how do we redesign our organisational structures to meet the future demands of the workforce? This session will identify new models to drive performance, employee engagement and business growth. Uncovering how to design your organisational operating and management structures to remain competitive and deliver the right business and people outcomes.

Unlocking Future Potential: Developing a Sustainable Coaching Culture

Organisational Development and Learning

Increasingly organisations are turning to coaching programmes to develop future talent, improve organisational performance, and unleash the potential in their people. Hear how to develop and embed a sustainable internal coaching culture within your organisation; what best practice approaches to coaching are used and how support your coaches to achieve the best ROI.

Driving a Purpose Driven Culture

Culture and Inclusion

The alignment of culture, leadership and behaviours underpin the success of any organisation’s transformation. However traditional cultures can be slow to embrace change. Hear from Georgia Group, the pioneers on Purpose Driven Leadership on how to make cultural change stick. This session will explore how to engage the whole organisation and embed a Purpose Driven Organisation which has proven to change culture faster than any other methodology globally.

The Power of Recognition

Benefits & Wellbeing

In an era of social recognition and self-validation – our new workforce wants appreciation for simply doing their job. This session will explore how to harness the power of recognition by implementing a reward and recognition programme that is built around individual behaviours, motivation, and a sense of community. Learn how to increase employee loyalty, enhance performance, and create a sense of community by adopting an accessible, flexible, and holistic approach to reward and recognition

12:45 pm

Building an HR Department from the Ground Up

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Starting a new role is never easy particularly when you step into one that has had no predecessor and limited HR resource. Hear from Kate Brown, Group HR Director, of UK’s largest property group, Countrywide as she shares her raw and honest story behind setting up an HR Function to support over 10,000 staff from the ground up whilst simultaneously driving cultural change across Countrywide.

This transformational story demonstrates the lessons learnt, the opportunities gained and how a trusted relationship from your CEO can empower you to drive true strategic change despite tough trading conditions.

Investing in the Future: An Organisational Approach to Succession Planning

Talent

Executive succession planning should be a part of every company’s strategic plan. By not having a plan to prepare your company for the future exposes you to your competitors. How to future-proof your organisation by making succession planning a priority in your organisation. What should you consider when developing your succession plan? How often should you revisit your succession plan? Explore how an effective succession plan can become one of your most valuable assets.

Getting their Mojo Back: Heathrow’s Journey to Becoming a Great Place to Work

Engagement

Heathrow Airport is one of Britain’s busiest airports, welcoming 75 million passengers a year, with flights to 180 destinations and with an aspiration to be one of the world’s best airports.

Over the past decade there have been significant challenges with engagement. A change in leadership with the CEO and the recent appointment of HRD led to a change of focus and in 2014 the business identified four key priorities that would form part of a long-term strategy until 2025. One of these is “Mojo” which is at the heart of leading Heathrow to become a great place to work. Hear how Heathrow Airport redefined their engagement strategy and how through “Mojo” it has become a value-led business and a great place to work.

Becky Ivers, People Director – Expansion- Heathrow

Humanising Technology: A Strategic Approach to Building your Digital Identity

HR Technology and People Analytics

True digital transformation is more than just putting technology in place. Organisations must invest in becoming truly digitally enabled to increase agility, improve performance, reduce costs, and deliver a great customer experience. This session will explore the importance of setting a clearly defined and unified digital strategy and will identify best practice strategies and tactics on how you can digitalise your workforce culture. HR must focus on Digital as a people topic – how do we enable and support our employees to help them to adapt to work in the digital way. How do you bring technology and people on pace? What do we need to do to develop their digital literacy skills to remain competitive?

12:45 pm

Building your Business Case

Business Transformation and Change Management

Presenting new ideas to the Executive Board is always a challenge; constantly competing against other business objectives and demands. Having a strong and persuasive pitch can be key to gain buy-in from board level in order to keep up with the external market and remain competitive. This session will uncover how to develop a successful business case by:

  • Defining scope and aligning the business need to the organisational strategy
  • Providing evidence to support the case and how to deal with obstacles that may arise
  • Selecting the right resources to facilitate buy-in for acceptance; and
  • Developing a well-thought-out rollout plan.

Understanding the Expectation Gap: Developing your Middle Management

Organisational Development and Learning

Middle managers are considered one of the most important people in your company. While C-Suite Leaders are crucial to developing out a clearly defined vision and strategy it is in fact the middle manager who is accountable for executing business initiatives and driving performance. However, many reports show there is a severe skills gap in middle management – with many failing to meet expectations. This session will share with you how to develop a clearly defined strategy for developing leadership potential and structure a programme that is aligned with the overall business strategic initiatives.

TRUST: Your Most Valuable Business Asset

Culture and Inclusion

We all want to be a part of the ‘Inner Circle of Trust’ and while some relationships are easy to develop trust many business leaders struggle to place value on being trusted. This session will explore how we think about trust and what conceptual frameworks we can implement to improve and build trust. How we can turn trust into a tangible measure that demonstrates quantifiable and long-term benefits to your organisation?

Wellbeing at the Heart of your People Strategy: A Collective Approach

Benefits & Wellbeing

Wellbeing is not just another project… Wellbeing should be at the heart of the company strategy. Hear how to embed a holistic wellbeing programme to help individuals and teams to unleash their potential and make the most of their energy at work and at home.

1:15 pm

Lunch

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

2:10 pm

Think Tank

This interactive session also described as a deep dive on our programme. The aim of a Think Tank is to delve deeper into a specific hot topic to discuss, debate, analyse a complex problem or predict or plan for future developments.

Think Tank

This interactive session also described as a deep dive on our programme. The aim of a Think Tank is to delve deeper into a specific hot topic to discuss, debate, analyse a complex problem or predict or plan for future developments.

Think Tank

This interactive session also described as a deep dive on our programme. The aim of a Think Tank is to delve deeper into a specific hot topic to discuss, debate, analyse a complex problem or predict or plan for future developments.

2:50 pm

Is there an Elephant in the Room? – Addressing Human Capital Risk

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

It is no secret that UK businesses are facing a clear challenge in the lack of access to good talent. But what are organisations doing to address this issue? How are Boards, CEOs and Executive Leaders planning for the risk this has on talent, culture, and the overall business strategy? This session will uncover corporate responsibility in rethinking the way we define workforce skills. The importance of Boards and Executive Leaders to invest in their talent strategies to create long-term sustainable success.

First Impressions Count: The Future of Onboarding

Talent

From wearable tech to tailored experiences, technology is changing the way we think about onboarding. This session will explore the future of onboarding; how technology is providing the opportunity to create the ultimate targeted experience; and what you need to consider to stay ahead of the game – ensuring your new recruits are immersed in your culture and equipped with the right resources to perform.

Purposeful Leadership: Creating a Sense of Belonging

Engagement

We all need to feel like we belong – it is after all a fundamental human need. But how do you build a strong sense of belonging in your organisation? This session will share how to lead with purpose and what initiatives you can implement to encourage emotional connection and engagement as well as how to use purpose as a metric in which success can be measured against?

Transformation through HR analytics – “More for Less”

HR Technology and People Analytics

The value delivered by HR analytics has been growing exponentially in the last few years, raising key questions: how can companies and organisations benefit; what expectations should they have; what do they need to put in place to deliver on the HR analytics promise?

The potential of HR analytics to provide powerful insights for general managers and HR executives in making key people and organisation decisions has been greatly expanded from the traditional talent management domain to business effectiveness and efficiency improvements. The field is increasingly predicting hard business outcomes such as sales and safety, productivity and profits, investment risk taking and aversion, and managerial decision quality and in this presentation, a number of examples will be given.

HR analytics is going to be a game changer in the long term for companies and organizations that have the stamina to invest in and are willing to act on the insights, leading to better business decisions. HR analytics helps focusing on what really matters and on what works and what does not work. It allows the people agenda to run effectively and efficiently. In other words, HR analytics provides better people and business decisions for less money – “more for less”.

2:50 pm

Aligning Legacy: Business Transformation Journey

Business Transformation and Change Management

This session explores how to bring people, products, and culture together to form a new organisation after a merger and acquisition that take the best of both legacy companies and add to it, creating a “new” organisation that is defined by its craftsmanship, meritocracy, inclusiveness, and team play.

Re-aligning Performance Management to Drive True Business Performance

Organisational Development and Learning

Danfoss are re-engineering tomorrow through driving solid, long-term and sustainable business performance. In 2009, after the appointment of a new CEO and Leadership team Danfoss embarked on a journey to change the culture to deliver true value rather than just milling along to survive.

Hear how Danfoss re-invented there global performance management process to align to the business strategy and create a culture of accountability, transparency and sustainable growth. This session will demonstrate how you can simplify the process to improve not just financial measurements but also engagement, retention and capabilities.

Holding up a Mirror to Unconscious Bias

Culture and Inclusion

If we are honest and hold up a mirror it’s true we live in a Post-Truth Age – we have become accustomed to cherry-picking data, information, and facts to draw the conclusions we desire. We naturally turn to trusted advisors, inner circle friends, social media platforms that have built in algorithms – all of which present our worldview straight back to us. Unconscious bias can’t be resolved by changing policies or process, you need to truly understand the psychology behind why we make these subconscious assumptions and how we can avoid them. This session will uncover the truths surrounding unconscious bias and how you can honestly address it in your organisation.

Mindfulness: Becoming more Present in Business and Life

Benefits & Wellbeing

Increasingly the practice of mindfulness is being seen as a powerful tool to increase performance, build resilience and improve decision making and emotional intelligence. So, what is mindfulness and what are the neurological and productivity benefits to employees and employers alike? How can you, as a leader, practice mindfulness and embed it into your organisational culture to dramatically improve overall happiness and help you transition effectively between different roles, environments, and tasks.

3:30 pm

The Brexit Effect: What could Brexit Mean for you?

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Businesses must prepare themselves for the potential workforce challenges from the effects of Brexit. This session will provide an update on the current political landscape and how to prepare for the looming policy changes. What areas of HR will be affected most; what effects it will have on your workforce and retaining talent; and how to safeguard in the exit negotiations and minimise risk.

Are Apprentices the Next Graduate?

Talent

It has been nearly one year since The Levy came into effect in April 2017 – and now focus has turned to whether it has delivered everything it has promised? Will Apprenticeships become the next Graduates? This case study led session will uncover one organisation’s journey into implementing their apprenticeship levy training programme. Gain best practice advice and insights into how to efficiently and effectively optimise the use of the Levy – what considerations, implications and ‘bear traps’ to avoid. And how you can maximise the return on your Apprenticeship Levy investment?

Enabling Leaders in Times of Change

Engagement

The current economy and changing working landscape has changed the way we operate – disrupting staid business models. However, research shows that over 70% of transformations, integrations and mergers fail to achieve their business objective – many of which are the result of the people. This session will explore how to manage employee engagement during times of change. What influences engagement during change and how leaders can maintain engagement levels through the implementation of robust transformation programme and culture change initiatives.

Transforming Legacy: Driving Growth Through Data Driven Decisions

HR Technology and People Analytics

The effective use of business intelligence is fundamentally changing the way we operate, lead and compete – driving growth through data driven decisions. This case study led session will identify how to architect your organisation to become digitally capable and data-driven. It will explore the advantages and opportunities that real analytics can deliver and how to best use this information to drive strategy and business decisions. By becoming more analytically mature you will have the knowledge to understand the past, manage the present and predict the future.

3:30 pm

Developing Leadership Capacity to Accelerate Business Transformation

Business Transformation and Change Management

We are entering an unprecedented, new world of work. Regardless of industry all transformational leaders will need to be continuous learners to master awareness, decision making and action. This workshop identifies how to become an enabler of change; what leadership capabilities are required to think systematically about transformation; and how a deepened understanding of governance and political, social and environment awareness can help you articulate goals and influence others to help achieve them.

Building Digital Capabilities: Transforming the Way We Work

Organisational Development and Learning

Digital transformation means organisational capabilities are a top priority for businesses. However, many haven’t begun to think about how to develop capabilities and talent to meet long-term priorities. Learn from Nicola McAdam who specialises in digital upskilling on how to transform your talent into a proactive and inspired workforce. This session will take a look at how advancements in technology are impacting workplace behaviour and will provide key takeaways on how HR teams can develop new ways of working. Learn how to make the first step towards upskilling your talent to ensure they can lead in the new economy.

Building a Culture that Supports Physical and Emotional Wellness

Culture and Inclusion

A new high-intensity workplace has evolved resulting in employers taking a fresh look at their strategies for keeping employees healthy and productive. This case study led session will explore how one organisation has embedded a culture of health as part of a comprehensive wellness strategy to improve engagement, health, and productivity. Gain practical advice and insights for devising a wellness strategy that enables a culture of health and has tangible ROI for both the employee and employers alike.

The Changing Pay and Rewards Landscape

Benefits & Wellbeing

Social pressure, the political agenda and advancements in technology are enabling reward and compensation to become more transparent and accurate, allowing for new approaches in how we reward our workforce. This session explores the future of pay and reward; the trends that are impacting the way we think about pay (including gender pay and pay ration disclosure); and how to build a reward strategy that meets the needs of your organisation now and into the future.

4:00 pm
4:55 pm

Refreshments

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

Lightning Talk - Illuminate us but make it Quick

Illuminate us but Make it Quick! During this insightful 15 minute presentation hear from author and social learning strategist Perry Timms on the drivers that are reshaping the workforce landscape.

5:15 pm

Building a Sustainable Future: Creating Organisational Alignment

Keynote

Digitalisation and automation are causing untold disruption to traditional business models – to adapt to this changing landscape Leaders must create an agile vision for the future. This session will take a deep look into the structures, tools, and culture that will help organisations compete in this new world. What is the impact of digitalisation on work itself; the workforce and the workplace.

5:50 pm

The New Era of Leadership: Leadership for a Connected World

Keynote

How can leaders be visionary and drive meaningful business growth in today’s diverse business environment? To remain competitive, it is important to have the right people leading your organisation. It’s about being entrepreneurial, transparent, and inclusive. Hear how to drive a culture that promotes effective behaviours and contributes greatly to employees’ sense of belonging, productivity, and engagement.

6:20 pm

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

6:20 pm
6:35 pm

Drinks Reception

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

7:35 pm

HRD Awards

The HRD Awards celebrates the last years’ most creative and engaging company projects, celebrating the individuals raising the profile of HR, and honouring the young, inspirational rising stars of our industry.

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 13th October, so get your entries in nice and early!

Visit hrdistinctionawards.com for more information. To book a table please contact Alex Robertson, Marketing Manager, alex.robertson@contentive.com or +44 (0)20 8080 9596.

7:15 am
8:45 am
8:50 am

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Keynote

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

9:00 am

HR as the Curator of the Future Organisation

Keynote

The next revolution is upon us and it is forcing us to rethink HR. This session will provide world-class research and practical insight into how to manage, lead and communicate solutions through such radical change. What trends are impacting the way we do business and how must HR lead this change and curate the future organisation.

9:30 am

Reimagine HR: Delivering True Business Partnership

Keynote

Delivering true business partnership while decreasing cost is the ultimate prize of any transformation. That transformation starts with the technology. By reimagining HR, you can reduce the burden of transaction processing and become a better business partner – all at a lower cost.

Join this session and discover how Workday enables you to:

  • Guide the business with insight
  • Consolidate and close with confidence
  • Plan and prepare for what’s next
  • Thrive on change.
10:00 am
10:55 am

Refreshments

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

11:20 am

Boardroom EQ: Do you have it?

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 cohesive teams in the organisation. This session will explore the importance of emotional intelligence in the boardroom and how to improve your boards EQ to foster better relationships.

Writing your Talent Playbook: Next Generation Talent Strategies

Talent

Organisations who are not continually and substantially investing in their people have already lost the war on talent. Hear how to develop a talent strategy that supports and drives the business imperatives. This case study led workshop will illustrate how to leverage workforce intelligence to implement business-led, agile people policies. Allowing you visibility to predict the future and take a more proactive role in attracting, developing, and retaining high-performing talent.

A Guide to Becoming a ‘Top Ranked’ Company

Engagement

It is everyone’s desire to be number 1. But how do you actually get there? How do you lead your organisation to become one of the most reputable and attractive companies in your field? This session will look back on a company before they were given such title. What were the building blocks of success that got them there? How did the Leadership team deliver business success and high performance to entitle such praise and recognition?

Digital Transformation: The New World of Work

HR Technology and People Analytics

Digital transformation is drastically changing the work landscape and has caused us to question existing organisational frameworks and models. Today, in order to prosper and grow organisations must embrace digital transformation. Hear from a company who has undergone a digital transformation as they look back on what were some of the most valuable lessons learnt and opportunities gained.

11:20 am

An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Growth

Business Transformation and Change Management

Sustainable growth is one of the biggest challenges facing business leaders today. In a world, that is becoming ever more complex how do you really deliver growth? To put it simply, you need to start with the business and work your way backwards. This session will explore how to align your talent and culture strategies to drive your organisational growth strategy.

New Work Environment Design: How to Increase Value Proposition

Organisational Development and Learning

Flatter hierarchical structures, leaner processes, managing virtual teams and flexible working environments are all impacting how we engage with our employees. New work environment design can have a significant implication on culture and engagement. This session will discover ways to create an agile work structures, how to create a culture that can adapt and respond more proactively to meet the needs of the changing environment and how to increase the value proposition of the individual and the company.

Governing Board Effectiveness: The Role of Diversity in the Boardroom

Culture and Inclusion

Having an effective and diversified board of directors is crucial to enhancing corporate governance and driving complex business issues. This session will explore what the modern boardroom should look like; what are the benefits of board diversity; and how HR can influence the future direction of the Board?

Fostering a Culture of Openness: Tackling Mental Health at Work

Benefits & Wellbeing

Mental health and work-related stress has a significant impact on absenteeism both in the UK and on a global scale. It’s time to form a collective response to addressing mental health between employers and employees. Learn how to close the gap and embed a culture of support, openness and understanding. This session will identify why it is important to invest in mental health literacy and what training, tools, and resources you can provide your managers to enable them to tackle mental illness and promote wellbeing in the workplace.

12:00 pm

The Entrepreneurship Journey

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

HR Leaders are no longer just a business partner they are entrepreneurs exploring uncharted territory and guiding their organisations into the future. This session offers a unique experience to build your knowledge, skills and experience in innovation, entrepreneurship and design, while developing a customer-centric mindset. It introduces you into entrepreneurial thinking styles that are important to develop radical forms of innovation in your company.

Future Proofing Your Workforce: Transforming the Way We Work

Talent

Building organisational capabilities is a top priority for most organisations. However, many haven’t begun to think about how to develop capabilities and talent to meet long-term priorities. Learn how to develop your staff with the right skills and expertise to boost employee performance and unlock cultural change. This session provides you with practical performance improvements that can be immediately applied in your workplace.

Strengthening Engagement: Unlocking Intelligent Emotion

Engagement

Research shows that decision-making and motivation are driven far less by logic but rather emotions. Senior leaders understand the importance of emotional connection when it comes to creating connections and driving loyalty with their customers but don’t always make the same connection with employees. This session explores how to leverage emotion to drive engagement, motivation and improve retention – unlocking your business advantage.

How will HR Respond to the Rise of Smart Machines?

HR Technology and People Analytics

According to Gartner Inc. it is estimated that smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021 changing the way we work forever. As a leader, how should you plan for this significant change? This session will uncover what impact does smart machines have on the existing workforce? What skills and capabilities are required to manage an artificial intelligence workforce? And what are the cost vs. benefit in investing in smart machines.

12:00 pm

The Heart and Brain of our Behaviour

Business Transformation and Change Management

How do we get our culture (the behaviours of our people) working constructively rather than defensively? 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 how to transform behaviour, enrich culture and deliver business success through driving effective behaviours.

Elevating your Digital Learning Platform: Making Learning Mobile

Organisational Development and Learning

Rapid technology advancements are changing the way we work and learn. It has created a virtual environment of dispersed members who now communicate in real time via multiple channels – sharing knowledge, ideas, and data. Hear from Angus McCarey, CEO at Hive Learning on the importance of putting technology on the learning agenda and how to embed mobile learning into your organisation creating an environment of early adopters.

Uniting a Global Workforce with Company Culture

Culture and Inclusion

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. Where connecting across geographies, across cultures, and across lines of business are day-to-day realities, employees are often responding to what is missing – and very often, what’s missing is a culture that powerfully unites the entire organisation. This session will explore:

  • How change impacts employee engagement
  • Barriers to company-wide engagement, and what factors will help create common ground for global engagement
  • Keys to approaching a unified culture strategy; and
  • How to use employee recognition to support culture and drive employee engagement.

The Science Behind Stress: Creating a Resilient Workforce

Benefits & Wellbeing

According to the World Health Organisation, by 2030 the number one disease in industrialised countries will be stress-related conditions. In the UK alone the impact of stress and mental illness has contributed to 11.7 million working days lost each year and an approximate £26 bn cost to UK businesses. This session will uncover the importance of addressing the impact of stress and mental illness in your organisation and how to build a mental resilient and mindful culture to enhance performance and productivity.

12:35 pm

First 100 Days in a New Role

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Your first 100 days in a new role could be your most important. It is where you develop relationships, create a winning vision, and culturally and socially integrate. So, what should your first 100 days look like? This practical and case-study led session will provide real life examples on how to ensure a successful transition into any new role. What should your key priorities be, how to build relationships fast and how to plan to deliver results.

The Millennial Effect: Are you Ready?

Talent

According to a recent PwC report by 2020, millennials will make up 50% of the global workforce – bringing with them a tidal wave of change. As a leader, how will you prepare for this change? This session will demonstrate the need to plan for this transition now (rather than operating in real time); what considerations should be made today to align your business plan and talent strategy and how to build your talent pipeline to respond to the varying demands of the next generation.

Engagement in the Face of Political Uncertainty

Engagement

With a rise in anti-globalisation and national protectionism there is an uncertain outlook for the UK and its partnering nations. This impending changing landscape is already having a ripple effect not only on our organisations but on the people who work for us. This session will identify the potential impact these changes will have on engagement, culture and talent and will uncover how to plan for the changes. What do you need to do to support your workforce during this time of uncertainty?

HR Powered by Analytics

HR Technology and People Analytics

In 2013, Dow launched a two-year journey into the world of talent analytics. Their ambition was to deliver a game-changing HR solution that would advance Dow’s strategy, giving them a competitive edge and solidify HR’s position as an enabler of business success. Hear how Dow revolutionised their global HR operating model to enable company success through more informed decision making. This session will uncover how you can make sense of the data, moving beyond simple analysis and towards connecting data intelligence with true business outcomes.

12:35 pm

People being at the Heart of your Transformational Strategy

Business Transformation and Change Management

Driving Performance through Meaningful Conversations

Organisational Development and Learning

Whether you have already removed performances ratings, you’re evolving the current process, or carrying on as business as usual – what is clear is high-quality conversations are key to driving workplace performance. Hear from Global Head for Performance, Engagement and Culture, Birthe Mester on how Deutsch Bank invested in training their workforce to have transparent and meaningful conversations. This session will discuss the skills leaders need for effective conversations and how you can embed a learning framework to support effective interactions and drive stronger business results

Embedding a Strength Based Culture

Culture and Inclusion

With increasing pressures on performance and growth many organisations focus on weaknesses rather than strengths to build high performing teams. It’s human nature to want to fix things rather than focusing on nurturing natural abilities. Unfortunately, this approach focuses on the negatives and fails to utilise human potential. Hear how to develop your talent by building on the natural strengths and passions of your organisation and focusing on the positive rather than the negative.

The Future of Rewards and Benefit

Benefits & Wellbeing

What will reward and benefits look like in 2030? The rise of social working, the war on talent, transparency, gender equality and globalisation are all transforming how we work and in turn how we think about rewards. Hear how companies today are understanding their employee’s motives and differentiating themselves from competitors by means other than cash. What are companies doing to prepare for changes in government regulations and to ensure global consistency across their rewards programs? How can analytics assist in understanding which parts of remuneration package employees value most and adjusting pay plans based on their preferences?

1:05 pm

Lunch

HR Innovator18 - Start-up showcase

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.

1:50 pm

Partnering with your Business

Strategy, Leadership and Boardroom Relationships

Today, a HR leader is expected to have full visibility over the organisation in order to make informed business decisions and drive the organisation into the future. By understanding how the business operates, the key risks and having the interpersonal skills to communicate with the wider business, it will allow you to be more influential in your role. This session will address how you can balance your role as influencer while still partnering with your organisation to guide strategy and contribute to business performance.

IT’S A MATCH: The Science of Attracting Talent

Talent

With attracting talent being high on many organisations agenda – recruitment has evolved dramatically over the past decade. Technology has of course played an important role in the way companies approach the talent search and hiring process. This session will explore the future of recruitment. And how artificial intelligent recruitment marketing platforms are revolutionising the way we source, market, and attract new talent.

Employee Engagement 365 days of the year

Engagement

The laborious annual engagement survey has been replaced with an intelligent, accessible, and integrated approach to measuring and driving engagement. As a HR Leader, how should you re-think engagement in the new business world? This session will outline what significant opportunities real-time initiatives have in measuring employee engagement and how to use this intelligence to continuously drive business growth and performance.

Talent Intelligence: How to Advance your Workforce Planning Strategy

HR Technology and People Analytics

What if you had the ability to look beyond three, five or ten years to understand what new capabilities you will need to compete in the future. What if you could inspire organisational behaviours and create systems and processes that facilitated organisational excellence. Workforce planning has evolved – bringing talent intelligence to next level. Hear how to apply predictive analytics to anticipate and plan for the future and ultimately improve your ROI in human capital.

1:50 pm

Re-imaging HR by applying ‘Human-Centred’ Design Thinking

Business Transformation and Change Management

Transformation equates to any change of significant impact and is commonly used in conjunction with the term innovation. But how can HR influence creative thinking and promote fearless curiosity to drive engagement, create new experiences and boost performance and growth? This session will discuss how design thinking can be an effective tool for HR and will explore how to embed a design thinking mentality into your organisation.

Redefining the Future of Learning and Development

Organisational Development and Learning

With the rise in smart machines, new media ecology and superstructure organisations, companies have never been more reliant on continuous learning – L&D is a rapidly changing field, if HR professionals aren’t keeping up they run a risk of being left behind. To remain relevant HR needs to adopt new approaches to work and learning with their stakeholders. To do this they need to understand the organisational objectives, performance expectations and the root cause to any skills and capability gaps.

When Intelligence Doesn’t Translate

Culture and Inclusion

Practical, emotional, and social intelligence are culture-bound. Your background, societal challenges, and physical environment all shape how you define intelligence. This session will explore how intelligence differs across different cultures, how you can measure non-academic intelligence when it comes to performance and how developing a cultural intelligent workforce can assist employees with managing complexity and leverage the value in diversity.

Helping your Employees Becoming Financially Fit

Benefits & Wellbeing

Money worries is the number one cause of stress in the UK and as such employers are increasingly focused on the financial wellbeing of their workers. This session will uncover what exactly is ‘financial wellness’ and how to develop a sustainable approach to financial wellness programmes in your organisation. Learn how to evaluate your financial wellness programme to ensure employees are more financially conscious, engaged and productive.

2:25 pm

Driving the Strategic Vision: What does the Business Need from HR?

Keynote

Do you achieve the desired impact you perceive you are achieving? To be a true strategic partner you need to understand the business you are in and what they need from you – it’s your ability to get to know and connect to the entire organisation to drive true strategic value. How do you achieve this? This panel will uncover what organisations need from HR to successfully navigate the change business landscape to build intelligent organisation for the future.

Mystery Keynote: Collaborative Learning

Keynote

Our mystery keynote is designed to delight. We have built a new exciting, interactive, and collaborative forum. It will inspire new ways of thinking – curating a path for the future.  Watch out for more information to follow over the summer

Champagne Roundtable: Thought Exchange

Experiences and knowledge, are our biggest asset. With this in mind, we have created a new and exciting opportunity for our network to collaborate and learn from each other. Led by one of our executive facilitators over a champagne afternoon tea a Thought Exchange is a facilitated discussion on a hot topic or key challenging facing the profession.

3:30 pm

Mastering Engagement and Entrepreneurial Spirit

Keynote

Employee Engagement has been and continues to be critical to sustainable success – however it remains a challenge for many organisations. This session explores how to create meaningful connections to drive a ‘high performing, highly engaged’ People Vision that encourages people to work together to deliver a great customer experience and build a better society. How do organisations build social capital to deal with complexity and deepen relationships for more engagement? This case study demonstrates proven correlation between increased engagement levels and organisational and financial performance.

4:00 pm

HRD Deconstructed Keynote: Nurturing a Culture of Innovation

Keynote

Transformation is happening. Not only in your organisations, but right here at HRD Summit – starting with our first ‘Deconstructed Keynote’! Attendees will join SongDivision’s Sam McNeill for an engaging and fully interactive experience that will be woven throughout the plenary sessions over both days of the conference. Through musical storytelling, Sam shares how HR professionals can use music to boost communication, creativity and collaboration and help you create and nurture a culture of innovation within your organisation. This unique format delivers a message that will get you thinking about how you can leverage the power of music to transform your workforce​.

4:10 pm
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