What's next for HR?
14th March 2023
9:40am - 9:45am

Kieran Howells, Head of Content at HR Grapevine introduces the first day of HR Grapevine's Digital Summit and talks through the plethora of exciting sessions and speakers we will be hearing from.

  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
9:45am - 10:30am
Session 1 People Analytics

What are your top HR priorities right now?

From DEI to health and wellbeing, to sustainability and productivity, over 1,000 HR leaders told us exactly where they’re prioritising their efforts today.

We also found out from the c-suite the top metrics they want HR to use against these priorities.

Join us for a live, virtual session where we will be revealing findings from our research on HR’s top priorities today, and the key metrics you need to track to drive success in each area.

You will discover:

  • The top priorities of HR and the c-suite

  • The metrics to track for each priority

  • The view from HR and the c-suite on where they are today with tracking these metrics – and next steps

By the end of the session, attendees will come away with an understanding of HR leader’s top priorities, how to get ahead with theirs using key metrics for clear actionable insights that drive success.

Discover how to use People analytics to drive your HR team and company forward in 2023.

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  • Jess Fuhl
    Jess Fuhl
    Head of HR Research & Thought Leadership
  • Jon Turner
    Jon Turner
    Global Learning Innovation Leader
  • Natalie Rogers
    Natalie Rogers
    Chief People Officer
  • Seb Scott
    Seb Scott
    Data and Analytics Director, People Operations
10:30am - 11:15am
Session 2 Wellbeing

Much has changed in the last few years. Here are just a few trends:

Employees have become more vocal about their expectations for work life balance; smart and personalised tech is expected as standard by consumers; flexibility is set to become a day 1 right; parents have ongoing worries about educational catch up; childcare has been recognised as part of the infrastructure under the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill while it’s harder for parents to source the care they need. And of course, we can’t unsee all the aspects of family life we saw on camera in the pandemic: employees now bring more of themselves to work.

How can employers leverage the best of technology and the best of people to create a world-class employee experience when it comes to supporting family life?

We’ll hear how different employers are making this work in different ways, whether through onsite nurseries with smart technology keeping parents in touch with their child’s day or globally scaled toolkits for managing parental leave, with real people ready to coach and chat, or networks that combine the best of online and in-person connections.

During this interactive, virtual workshop, you will hear:

  • Timely insights into emerging needs and trends from the 2023 Modern Families Index research

  • Examples of leading employers’ programmes to support family life using both online and in-person support

  • How savvy HR professionals demonstrate Return on Investment from supporting family life in digital and people-led ways

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  • Jennifer Liston-Smith
    Jennifer Liston-Smith
    Head of Thought Leadership
    Bright Horizons
  • Iole Matthews
    Iole Matthews
    Head of Coaching Services
    Bright Horizons
  • Valerie Hardy
    Valerie Hardy
    HR Business Partner & Wellbeing/New Parent Lead
    Frazer-Nash Consultancy
11:15am - 11:30am

In 2023, we need to be impatient.

Why? Because mental ill-health costs the global economy around one trillion US dollars. Every year. And because behind every number is a human tale.

As part of our 2023 Trends research, we surveyed 850 HR leaders at large companies around the world to understand the state of workplace wellbeing.

Join Unmind's CEO, Dr Nick Taylor, as we take a look at the 9 trends uncovered in Unmind's most recent report.

  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Dr. Nick Taylor
    Dr. Nick Taylor
    Clinical Psychologist & CEO
11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Resourcing
    Unlock the potential of your people: From fast and fair recruiting to game-changing retention
    Find out more about this session
  • Resourcing
    How to onboard your candidates faster and avoid losing top talent
    Find out more about this session
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Session 3 Resourcing

When nearly every HR technology vendor can promise transformational outcomes via their use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), how can leaders distinguish between clever marketing and true business impact?

The difference between empty promises and proven outcomes can be summarised as a vendor’s commitment to “Glass Box” Artificial Intelligence – the ability to clearly show how an algorithm produces a desired, intended result reliably and fairly, through constant validation and routine audits for adverse impact.

Join us on March 14th as Simon Davies, Solutions Director for Modern Hire hosts a virtual panel to discuss:

  • The current state of bias in hiring

  • How to ensure bias isn’t built into a selection algorithm

  • How transparency and Ethical AI promote fairer, more efficient hiring

Learn how to confidently lead your talent teams with an AI-powered hiring solution that’s ethical, effective, efficient, and engaging.

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  • Simon Davies MBPsS MABP
    Simon Davies MBPsS MABP
    Solutions Director, EMEA
    Modern Hire
  • Charles Rue
    Charles Rue
    Global Head of Recruitment
    S&P Global Ratings
  • Karen Brookes
    Karen Brookes
    Director - People & Infrastructure
    Sir Robert McAlpine
12:45pm - 1:30pm
Session 4 Learning & Development

Building an inclusive learning culture for all employees, including those with neurodiverse needs is essential for creating a positive and supportive work environment. HR and L&D leaders recognise that nurturing employee wellbeing and growth positively directly impacts talent retainment and overall success for the business.

Join our panel of experts for a thought-provoking session on the importance of inclusivity in the workplace, they will discuss:

  • The key benefits of having an inclusive learning culture,

  • How HR and L&D leaders can support neurodiverse individuals in their organisations.

  • Common challenges organisations face when creating an inclusive learning culture and how to overcome these.

  • Real examples of successful initiatives.

  • How to use technology as a tool to create and develop an inclusive L&D strategy.

  • How to encourage buy-in from other parts of your organisation and create a culture of inclusivity that is embraced by all.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the discussion and ask the panel your questions!

You’ll leave with actionable insights and a playlist of curated content to help you succeed and develop your L&D strategy to support talent in your workplace.

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Nick Ramsay
    Nick Ramsay
    Enterprise Account Executive
  • Louis Chesney
    Louis Chesney
    Neurodiversity Product Manager
  • Mandy Rutherford
    Mandy Rutherford
    L&D Manager
    Wave Utilities
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Session 5 Organisational Development & Design

Our panellists will explore new approaches and strategies for managing and developing talent in today's rapidly changing business environment. With a focus on innovation, flexibility, and diversity, the panellists will delve into topics such as remote work, reskilling, and the future of work, and share their experiences and insights on how organizations can better attract, retain, and grow their top talent.

The aim of the discussion is to provide attendees with a fresh perspective on talent management, as well as actionable insights for navigating the challenges and opportunities of the future.

Join this live panel discussion with Richard Doherty, Senior Director EMEA at Workday to hear how senior HR leaders are rethinking Talent Management.

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  • Sarah Williams
    Sarah Williams
    Senior Editor
    HR Grapevine
  • Richard Doherty
    Richard Doherty
    Senior Director, Solution Marketing
  • Dawn Moore
    Dawn Moore
    Group People & Communications Director
    Murphy & Sons
  • Rob Peacock
    Rob Peacock
    Head of Learning, Leadership and Performance
    The Very Group
2:15pm - 2:20pm
Organisational Development & Design

Kieran Howells, Head of Content wraps up the first day of HR Grapevine's Digital Summit.

Don't forget, there is a whole other day packed full of panel discussions, breakout sessions and fireside chats on Tuesday 21st March you can take part in!

  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
21st March 2023
9:10am - 9:15am

Kieran Howells, Head of Content at HR Grapevine introduces the second and final day of HR Grapevine's Digital Summit. He will give us insight into the interesting topics and speakers you can expect to hear from.

  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
9:15am - 9:45am
  • Talent Management
    The Advantages of a Borderless Workforce
    Find out more about this session
9:45am - 10:30am
Session 1 Employee Experience

Do you want to retain your workforce and build organisational resilience? Then it’s time to start rethinking the traditional career experience.

The pandemic served as a giant reset button for people everywhere. Employers must now re-evaluate how they approach internal recruitment and career pathing to align with their employees’ changed views of work. At the same time, the global cost-of-living crisis could keep employers from hiring their way out of skills gaps.

Join us in this panel discussion as we discuss how employers can overcome these challenges by rethinking traditional career paths to attract and retain your employees.

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Wendy Muirhead
    Wendy Muirhead
    Managing Director and Regional Leader for EMEA
  • David Brammer
    David Brammer
    Global Head of Talent Acquisition
  • Andrew Sloan
    Andrew Sloan
    Senior Manager, PwC HR Technology & Transformation Practice
10:30am - 11:15am
Session 2 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Studies show that the number of women in senior roles might not be at par with that of men until 2036. Having a non-diverse top table not only contributes to the growing workplace issue of the gender pay gap, but also has a direct impact on you employee's experience, their productivity and ultimately achieving your business goals.

Common healthcare journeys, from period problems to menopause and onwards, contribute to a lack of diversity in at a leadership level. To have a serious conversation about achieving your DE&I goals, these factors need to be addressed.

In this 45 minute virtual session, hosted by Peppy, the panel will discuss how health – financial, physical and mental – has a direct impact on the progression of your employees and demographic of your senior leadership team.

Key takeaways include:

  • Taking action to close the gender pay and pension gap

  • Creating an elevated employee experience (EX) to help your people thrive

  • Strategies shared by leading HR managers so you can achieve gender parity

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  • Sara Redwood
    Sara Redwood
    Partnerships Director
    Peppy Health
  • Chloe Corr
    Chloe Corr
    Benefits & Wellbeing Manager
    NatWest Group
  • Kirstin Furber
    Kirstin Furber
    People Director
    Channel 4
  • Helen Owen
    Helen Owen
    Head of People and OD & Strategic HR Projects
11:15am - 11:30am
Organisational Development & Design

The HR profession faced more unprecedented challenges over the past year, from navigating the uncertainty of the cost-of-living crisis, the war in Ukraine, strikes, big tech layoffs, and many more. All impacting the way the function operates on a daily basis.

What remained unchanged is HR’s role in shifting the culture, keeping employees happy and tackling these transformations to keep the business thriving.

For another year running, Kieran Howells, Head of Content will be joined by Annabel Jones, Senior HR Director at ADP and Jason Fowler, VP, Head of HR Northern & Western Europe at Fujitsu to discuss how the world of work has changed in the last year and focus on topics including:

  • Opportunities and challenges from the past 12 months and how we have had to adapt

  • How to keep employees happy and thriving during times of uncertainty and crisis

  • What HR can do to keep hold of the strongest talent and what is driving people to leave / stay

  • What the modern workforce wants out of work / from its employer

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Annabel Jones
    Annabel Jones
    Senior HR Director
  • Jason Fowler
    Jason Fowler
    VP, Head of HR Northern & Western Europe
    Fujitsu Global
11:30am - 12:00pm
  • Culture & Behaviour
    How Burberry harness a positive culture of connection and compassion
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  • Wellbeing
    How to drive a financial wellbeing strategy to harness inclusivity and accessibility
    Find out more about this session
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Session 3 Resourcing

It's hard to keep up with the constant change of the world of recruitment – from high turnover, to new talent expectations, restrictive budgets, and new technologies – if you're sitting in the back row.

When talent acquisition lacks a seat at the table for high-level talent decisions, your organisation misses out on the ability of TA to contribute to its success.

To help maintain growth and profitability, it is time for your team to become a strategic talent partner.

In this virtual session, a panel of industry experts and senior HR leaders will discuss:

  • Common barriers to becoming more strategic

  • How to get on and maintain a seat at the table

  • The essential building blocks of a strategic function

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  • Tony De Graaf
    Tony De Graaf
    Global Director of Hiring Success
  • Dominic Joyce
    Dominic Joyce
    Head of Talent Acquisition UK
  • Lindsey Stone
    Lindsey Stone
    Group Head of Talent Attraction & Resourcing
    Greene King
12:45pm - 1:30pm
Session 4 Reward, Salary & Payroll

What do your employees really want in terms of benefits? 

As the cost-of-living crisis continues, the importance of learning what drives motivation and engagement in your people has become more prevalent, and organisations are having to adapt and optimise their offerings to attract and retain top talent.

Join this virtual panel discussion, led by FREE NOW for Business where we will uncover the big employee benefits trends in 2023.

During this comprehensive session, we’ll present:

  • Brand-new survey data from employees across the UK and Europe

  • Valuable insight into the perks staff value most

  • An exploration into the growing trend of sustainable benefits

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in employee benefits!

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Daniela Rocha Almedia
    Daniela Rocha Almedia
    Head of Employee Benefit Sales
    FREE NOW for Business
  • Mike Williams
    Mike Williams
    Global Chief HR Officer
  • David Brammer
    David Brammer
    Global Head of Talent Acquisition
1:30pm - 2:15pm
Session 5 Employee Experience

A positive employee experience prioritises wellbeing, flexibility, and support, as well as a culture of learning and innovation that enables employees to thrive in their roles. And getting it right, can have huge benefits for organisations, including increased engagement, productivity, and retention.

During this virtual panel discussion, we’ll be joined by senior HR leaders to explore the emerging trends and best practices for creating a positive and engaging employee experience in 2023.

We will discuss:

  • The rise of workplace flexibility and its link to retention

  • The use of digital tools and technologies to enhance communication and collaboration

  • How to create an environment where employees feel valued and supported

Overall, this event session aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of what a strong employee experience looks like in 2023 and practical strategies for creating a workplace culture that attracts and retains top talent.

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  • Prelini Udayan-Chiechi
    Prelini Udayan-Chiechi
    SVP Global Digital & Regional Marketing
  • Mark Skinner
    Mark Skinner
    Chief People Officer
    William Hill
  • Ewen MacPherson
    Ewen MacPherson
    Group Chief People Officer
    Havas UK
  • Niamh McGarty
    Niamh McGarty
    Senior Director, People Partnering
2:15pm - 2:30pm

Join Multiverse's Head of Early Talent and Head of Content at HR Grapevine, as we explore the various ways you can benefit from introducing and scaling professional apprenticeship opportunities within your organisation.

You'll walk away with tactical ideas to:

  • Build a robust early talent pipeline that helps create a diverse group of future leaders from non-traditional talent pools

  • Foster a culture of continuous education with upskilling and re-skilling opportunities to tackle digital skills gaps and combat retention issues

  • Ensure inclusion and equity are factored into your skills training programmes, not just diversity

  • Not let any of your apprenticeship levy go unspent, especially in challenging economic conditions

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Morgan Richardson
    Morgan Richardson
    Head of Early Talent