14th March 2024
9:40am - 9:45am
Technology & People

Kieran Howells, Head of Content at HR Grapevine introduces HR Grapevine's Digital Summit 2024 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 Talent Management

According to McKinsey research, more than 50% of employees leave because of their manager.

Employees today expect their managers to be equipped to support and coach them to reach their full potential. To be a successful manager in today's workplace you need capabilities that include, employee motivation, understanding of individual wellbeing, and delivery of ongoing feedback based on clear performance objectives and milestones. Plus a whole lot more...

During this panel discussion, we’ll cover:

  • How to support and empower managers to drive inclusivity, increase retention and build a high performing culture

  • The key skills and capability that tomorrow’s top managers need to succeed

  • How to ensure that leadership pipelines are up to task, and skills-rich

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  • Serena Haththotuwa
    Serena Haththotuwa
    Business Features Editor
    HR Grapevine
  • Richard Doherty
    Richard Doherty
    Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA
  • Aaron Reading
    Aaron Reading
    Group Talent Director
    Tripledot Studios
  • Lucia Kuri
    Lucia Kuri
    Vice President People & Organization Global Emerging Markets
10:30am - 11:15am
Session 2 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

New research from Bright Horizons is set to show that parents and carers are considering leaving the workforce at twice the rate of the wider employee group. Looking for better family support is a key driver.

Meanwhile, as HR leaders, has our attention shifted away from work-life balance as we grapple with the drive for productivity, collaboration and upskilling in a tech-driven workplace?

With the jobs market still tight, working parents and carers look set to vote with their feet. What will the best employers be doing in the Future of Work to ensure their top performers - and whole diverse workforces – have fulfilling lives outside of work as well as delivering on their work targets?

Join this lively, virtual conversation, as Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership with Bright Horizons convenes a panel of leading employers and thinkers to unpack practical learnings.

During this workshop, you will:

  • Hear the latest research from 3,000 UK parents and carers revealing their expectations of employers in terms of work-life balance.

  • Gain future-focused insights into the options to enable a healthy home life and a productive work life.

  • Take away actionable tips and advice for your own workforce

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  • Jennifer Liston-Smith
    Jennifer Liston-Smith
    Head of Thought Leadership
    Bright Horizons
  • Marina Gordon
    Marina Gordon
    Investment Advisor, Global Family & Institutional Wealth, Family Matters Network
  • Catherine Richie
    Catherine Richie
    Wellbeing and People Experience Manager
    Clifford Chance
11:15am - 11:30am
Reward, Salary & Payroll

Payroll, traditionally seen as a purely transactional function, is stepping into the spotlight as a pivotal element of the employee journey. It has emerged as a cornerstone for organisational success, shaping not only recruitment and retention strategies but also influencing the very fabric of workplace culture.

This conversation will delve into the fascinating findings of a recent ADP report that highlights the growing importance of employee experience within payroll practices and how this shift is shaping the future of HR.

Kieran Howells, Head of Content at HR Grapevine will be joined by Annabel Jones, Senior HR Director at ADP to discuss:

  • What makes employee experience such a crucial factor in the evolution of payroll

  • The consequences of neglecting the employee experience in payroll processes

  • The cutting-edge innovations within payroll that are set to revolutionise the employee experience

  • The increasing importance of financial wellbeing within the broader context of employee experience

  • The characteristics that distinguish companies excelling in leveraging payroll to improve the employee experience from those lagging behind

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Annabel Jones
    Annabel Jones
    Senior HR Director - International Sales & Marketing
11:30am - 12:15pm
Session 3 Learning & Development

The world of work is changing at a lightning-fast pace. With the structure of how we work, the evolution of technology and the evolving expectations of customers shifting significantly, it’s vital that we’re constantly assessing not just what the organisation needs now, but what it will need in the future.

Of course, this puts a huge emphasis on internal skills and knowledge. If you’re reacting to what’s happening in the world right now, you’re already too late. So, how can you ensure that you’re looking ahead, and seeing the skills and career paths that the org will need tomorrow?

This is the question we’ll be looking to answer in our session. We’ll uncover:

  • How to define the skills that your specific org needs for future agility

  • What a talent pipeline therefore looks like in a future-ready organisation

  • How to monitor and track skills to ensure that you don’t fall behind

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  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Vidya Krishnan
    Vidya Krishnan
    Chief Learning Officer
12:15pm - 1:00pm
Session 4 Talent Management

In recent years, the global workforce has witnessed unprecedented changes, with the rise of remote work, distributed teams, and the increasing need for adaptive leadership amidst ongoing uncertainty.

These shifts have not only transformed how we work but also how we lead and manage our teams. Today, we stand at the crossroads of change, tasked with navigating these complexities to foster resilient, inclusive, and effective workplaces.

This thought-provoking, virtual session will equip you with insights, tools, and practices to excel in leading distributed teams through uncertain times. Our panel of experts and HR leaders will delve into:

  • The nuances of remote leadership

  • The importance of fostering a culture of trust and accountability

  • How to leverage technology to bridge gaps and build strong connections

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  • Ben Broomfield
    Ben Broomfield
    Editor at Large
    HR Grapevine
  • Barbara Matthews
    Barbara Matthews
    Chief People Officer
  • Yasar Ahmad
    Yasar Ahmad
    Global VP, People
  • Adam Hickman, Ph.D
    Adam Hickman, Ph.D
    Vice President of Org Development
    The Walt Disney Company
1:00pm - 1:05pm
Technology & People

Kieran Howells, Head of Content wraps up the event and relfects on the key highlights from the day.

Don't forget, if you missed any sessions, you can catch up on all of them on demand by following the links in the agenda. If you thoroughly enjoyed the event, please do share it on your social channels and with your colleagues.

  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine