A New Kind of HR

From empowerment to inspiration

Agenda

The event is completely free to attend and you can personalise your agenda by tagging sessions below.
16th March 2021

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine introduces the day and reviews how HR has changed over the past year – talking about how the people function has adapted to continue to empower and inspire their workforce to drive change.

 

Over the disruptions of the last 12 months, HR has often found itself alongside business leaders advising on how to react and move forward. Pre-pandemic, executives might have paid lip service to the importance of their people; now many understand that getting a grasp on everything to do with your people is how businesses navigate uncertainty and come through successfully.

This session will discuss:

  • HR’s role in ensuring that people strategy aligns with business strategy

  • How businesses can put people at the centre of their thinking to ensure success in the long term

  • The importance of focusing on people wellbeing, skills, engagement and culture

Steve Rycroft
Steve Rycroft
Area Vice President, Account Management EMEA
Cornerstone
Andrea Wareham
Andrea Wareham
Chief People Officer
Pret-a-Manger
Karl Simons
Karl Simons
Chief Health, Safety & Wellbeing Officer
Thames Water
Una O'Reilly
Una O'Reilly
Director of Engagement
URW

Employers are now more involved in employees’ home lives and many, as a result of pandemic-enforced changes, see the benefits that flexible and adaptable strategies and working structures can bring. Whilst business goals should always structure work, many organisations have seen that a flexible approach to managing workers with a range of home situations, caring and family responsibilities, and different needs can bring.

This discussion will look at how HR can help create flexible working structures that benefit everyone from workers with families to workers with specialised needs, showing how empowered employees, that feel cared for, drive better business outcomes. Leading HR practitioners will be sharing both strategic insight and practical advice.

This session will discuss:

  • How to offer true flexibility and get past lip service

  • Understand how leading employers make a practical difference

  • Take away actions that are relevant to your own workforce, sector and workers

Jennifer Liston-Smith
Jennifer Liston-Smith
Head of Thought Leadership
Bright Horizons
Leigh Lafever-Ayer
Leigh Lafever-Ayer
HR Director
EHI
Chris Maddren
Chris Maddren
Performance and Reward Specialist
HSBC Global Services (UK)
Carrie-Ann Odlum
Carrie-Ann Odlum
HR Operations Manager
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
11:15

Dan Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine will be joined by Tony Lehner, VP HR UK&I at Sage to discuss creating a multinational HR strategy.

Daniel Cave
Daniel Cave
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
Tony Lehner
Tony Lehner
VP HR, UK&I
Sage
  • Human Experience Management touches every part of your business.

    More than ever HR teams have transformation, change and uncertainty on their minds. The pandemic has accelerated the move to remote working and the need to digitise. This shift creates huge potential to reimagine HR but has also increased the focus on employee wellbeing. Keeping employees engaged and delivering exceptional employee experiences and opportunities so that they can be their best is more important than ever.

    In this session you will learn how organisations are moving from Human Capital Management (HCM) to Human Experience Management (HXM) to deliver truly digital HR and a more resilient business.

    • Beyond the buzzwords - what is Human Experience Management?

    • Why is Human Experience Management important?

    • What is the potential impact and return on investment for your organisation?

    Rachael Coates
    Rachael Coates
    HCM Solution Consultant
    SAP
    Chris McLellan
    Chris McLellan
    Head of HCM Solution Consulting
    SAP
  • Are you ready to tap into the superpower of a people manager?

    Today your employees are motivated by more than their job title and salary. We are all a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable us to perform at our best.

    It’s time to think differently.

    If your performance management approach doesn’t incorporate an individual’s key drivers you are not prepared for hybrid working.

    In this session you will learn how personal drivers and wellbeing impacts performance, and how by simply empowering your people managers you are equipping yourself for the future.

    Anna Rasmussen
    Anna Rasmussen
    CEO and Founder
    OpenBlend
    Nicola Forbes-Taylor
    Nicola Forbes-Taylor
    Head of Client Success
    OpenBlend

Diversity is good for employees and the bottom line.

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) was high on the HR and business agenda long before Covid-19 struck. And many understood that embracing diversity and inclusion wasn’t just the right thing to do—it’s also good for business.

However, 2020 disrupted thinking in this area once more. Coronavirus shone a new light on difficulties but also opportunities in the workforce – remote work, supporting employees and their general well-being. This session will foreground diversity and inclusion initiatives that leading organisations are prioritising for 2021, setting out their vision for the workplace.

This session will discuss:

  • Clarity. Learn to use data to holistically view the workforce and accurately measure progress

  • Growth. Discover ways to embed inclusion into everyday interactions so you can purposefully hire, develop, and retain diverse teams

  • Belonging. Understand how to foster connections, community, and mentoring

Yazad Dalal
Yazad Dalal
Head of Strategy, HCM Cloud Applications, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Oracle Corporation
Zareena Brown
Zareena Brown
Chief Human Resources Officer
Britvic
Daniel Gallo
Daniel Gallo
Executive Director, People & Culture
McLaren Racing
Joanne Watson
Joanne Watson
Director, Global Inclusion and Belonging
Intel Corporation
12:45

Over the past 12 months HR has increasingly found itself at the centre of major shifts: helping the business leadership firefight in difficult moments and strategise for the future.

Savvy functions will use this new-found alignment and exposure to both lead their organisations to success and drive their function to better prominence - capitalising on their knowledge of people to do this. Yet this process is easier said than done.

This session will discuss:

  • How you can get a firm grasp of people data to analyse trends and employee sentiment

  • How to gain a deep understanding of the way culture and business operations interlink

  • How to transform this knowledge into meaningful action for employees

Kristofer Karsten
Kristofer Karsten
Head of HR, UKI & Europe
Ceridian Europe
Dawn Moore
Dawn Moore
Group People Director, Leadership
Murphy Group
Karen Bates
Karen Bates
People Director
BrewDog
Harriet Shurville
Harriet Shurville
Chief People Officer
Iris Worldwide
  • Over the past year, remote work has become standard, the hybrid workforce and frontline staff need more support than ever before, and companies must find new, effective ways to inspire, connect and retain their people.

    In 2021 HR leaders will need to invest in programmes that drive digital transformation and deliver tangible business impact. Have you reviewed your company’s reward and recognition strategy?

    During this session, learn how to:

    • Design and deliver a reward and recognition programme that impacts employee morale, performance and wellbeing in meaningful ways

    • Create a reward and recognition experience that brings your unique company culture to life

    • Deliver reward & recognition elements practice proven to maximise impact - flexibility, choice and transparency for staff and leadership

    • Use technology to reduce HR administration while streamlining moments of reward and recognition

    Alexandra Powell
    Alexandra Powell
    Director of Client Culture and Engagement
    Reward Gateway
  • Whether you give strategic advice, optimise resources, help a company increase its efficiency or recruit, retain and grow a digitally empowered workforce, all project workers deal with the same universal challenges: inefficiency-driven losses, intense competition, rapidly-changing customer needs, increasing turnover, challenges finding skilled talent, lack of visibility into project staffing needs, exponential data growth, lack of standardised reporting and the “never normal”.

    Most of what happens in HR happens outside of the project and is a parallel world that’s not relevant for the project workers. During this breakout session Olivier Van Loo will show you how to bring that world into the projects and vice versa. Introduce HR where it matters.

    Olivier Van Loo
    Olivier Van Loo
    Solution Architect
    Unit4
14:45

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine will be in conversation with technology experts, ADP and Jason Fowler, HR Director at Fujitsu to discuss the landscape for the future of work.

Daniel Cave
Daniel Cave
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
Jason Fowler
Jason Fowler
VP, HR Director UK & Head of HR Northern & Western Europe
Fujitsu
Annabel Jones
Annabel Jones
UK HR Director
ADP
23rd March 2021

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine introduces the day and talks about how shifting business practices and employee expectations are driving changes in HR.

Session 1
09:45

In 1993 management guru Peter Drucker argued that “commuting to office work is obsolete.” Until 2020 that still wasn’t the case; in fact, it took a global pandemic to make it true. Now, those in-the-know are arguing that it is highly unlikely that the world will return to pre-coronavirus working patterns.

What is likely is that hybrid models, personalised work patterns, changing roles of managers and more fluid organisational design will all come into play. However, to ensure that new structures of work are driving better business and people outcomes strategic HR thought around their deployment will need to occur. This session explores just this.

Mike Theaker
Mike Theaker
Vice President, HR Advisory, Europe, Middle East & Africa
SAP
Kirstin Furber
Kirstin Furber
People Director
Channel 4
Jig Ramji
Jig Ramji
Global Head of Talent
London Stock Exchange Group
Leah Raper
Leah Raper
Strategic Programme Director
Odeon
Anne Kiely
Anne Kiely
EMEA Lead HR Business Partner
Twitter

As the world of work continues to transform in line with a rapidly changing marketplace, HR and Talent leaders must strike the right balance between achieving strategic business goals, maintaining workforce engagement and managing employee wellbeing.

While 2020 may have seen a pause in talent initiatives, it’s clear that organisations must now re-engage in development programmes to protect brand and retain key skills – or risk losing top talent to competitors as soon as the job market recovers.

This panel will explore the four talent strategies organisations are using to ensure they have the talent needed to achieve business success and navigate a post-Covid world: Build, Buy, Borrow and Bridge. We’ll also discuss the ongoing skills revolution, and how the untethering of talent is creating new opportunities for employers to tap into skillsets beyond borders.

Jacques Quinio
Jacques Quinio
European Solutions Director for Leadership Development and Coaching (COE)
Right Management
Kristin Omreng
Kristin Omreng
SVP Global HR
PGS
Chris Bleakley
Chris Bleakley
Director of Talent
Nationwide
Jeff Uden
Jeff Uden
Head of Talent
Iceland
11:15
Daniel Cave
Daniel Cave
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
Mayank Singh
Mayank Singh
Head of Product
Xoxoday

The pandemic has catalysed a burnout and wellbeing crisis. Leaders around the world are rallying around resilience in response. But organisational resilience has become synonymous with stress management. We need a more holistic definition; one that promotes our physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

This session will outline the immediate steps you can take to build true organisational and employee resilience – whatever the world has in store. Join us and learn:

  • Why we need to rethink our understanding of resilience in 2021

  • Where organisations are today – from the viewpoint of employees and employers

  • Practical steps on how to take a whole-person approach that builds employee wellbeing and organisational resilience

Dr. Nick Taylor
Dr. Nick Taylor
Clinical Psychologist & CEO
Unmind
Rachel Warwick
Rachel Warwick
Global Head of Culture & Engagement
Ocado
Jennifer Veevers
Jennifer Veevers
Head of Employee Experience, Engagement & Inclusion
Virgin Media
Elaine Bremner
Elaine Bremner
Chief HR and Talent Officer
MediaCom
12:45

Last year all functions in the business learnt that digital ways of doing weren’t the future – they were now. HR departments in particular, at least those that were successful, found that technology that put employees at the centre of working life was one of the key factors to a pivot with a good business outcome.

This session, led by Personio, experts in enabling better organisations, will see HR leaders, at various points of digital enablements, discuss their experiences of pivoting with technology, exploring how HR use digital means to ensure the workplace is safer, more engaging and productive.

Session will include:

  • Exploration of the main transformational challenges presented to the HR function and how to overcome these challenges

  • Understanding the importance of transformation in a remote and fast changing environment

  • Revealing how digitalisation has changed aspects of key HR practises such as engagement and recruitment

Ben Kiziltug
Ben Kiziltug
Country Manager UK
Personio
Ross Seychell
Ross Seychell
Chief People Officer
Personio
Nicki Sahota
Nicki Sahota
Head of People
Tortilla
Victoria Widdows
Victoria Widdows
Director of International Legal Recruiting & Development
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
14:45

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine will be in conversation with Loraine Martins OBE, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

Daniel Cave
Daniel Cave
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
Loraine Martins OBE
Loraine Martins OBE
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Network Rail