Agenda

HR Technology 2.0

Driving people empowerment

3rd November 2020
9:55am
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
10:00am

Empowering people to boost performance sounds simple enough, and both are certainly laudable concepts for any business to aim for, but how simple is this to accomplish and how can results be effectively judged?

To find out how a sound and measurable people-empowerment strategy can be created, in a world of digital transformation, join this panel discussion with Sam Sheriff, Chief People Officer at Symphony RetailAI and Steve Rycroft, Senior Director of Account Management at Cornerstone, as they discuss:

  • Why a fully integrated HR software must have an organisation’s people at its heart to be truly successful

  • How Learning and Upskilling throughout an organisation and its wider ecosystem can hold the key to empowerment

  • How regular employee engagements empower your teams, and also benefit business growth

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Sam Sheriff
    Sam Sheriff
    Chief People Officer
    Symphony RetailAI
10:45am

Although HR has always been a function of constant evolution, today’s new challenges have made managing change and uncertainty more important than ever. To understand how to do this, join Jenny Johnstone, Global Colleague Engagement Director at Sage to find out how to create an HR strategy for the future that centres on top priorities and understands where the biggest shifts will be.

Additional insights from Jess Fuhl, Head of Content for Sage People, Gaynor Bailey, Head of Operations and Employee Engagement at Channel Four and Helen Armstrong, MD of Silver Cloud HR will uncover:

  • What the future world of work is and expectant HR trends, such as remote and flexible working

  • How HR leaders can adapt their organisations going forward to be one step ahead

  • How other HR teams are coping and responding

  • Gaynor Bailey
    Gaynor Bailey
    Head of Operations and Employee Engagement
    Channel Four
  • Helen Armstrong
    Helen Armstrong
    Managing Director
    Silver Cloud HR
  • Jenny Johnstone
    Jenny Johnstone
    Global Colleague Engagement Director
    Sage
  • Jess Fuhl
    Jess Fuhl
    Head of Content
    Sage
  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Deputy Editor
    HR Grapevine
11:30am

Stephanie will be in conversation with Daniel Cave discussing the challenges that remote work has brought her team - uncovering why she is ‘digital first’ and what this means for HR functions tasked with finding solutions in the digital age.

  • Stephanie Lunn
    Stephanie Lunn
    Global People & Culture Director
    Guinness World Records
12:00pm

The pandemic forced many firms, whether they wanted to or not, into digital ways of doing. Yet, the impact on individual organisations will have been varied, dependent on sector, size and how far they were along in their digitisation journey.

In order to figure out what impact coronavirus has had on HR’s need and ability to digitally transform – including a look at what comes next - join this panel discussion with HR transformation and technology leaders from IBM, Tate & Lyle and Workday to:

  • Gain insight into the digital HR transformation journeys of globally recognised organisations

  • Hear how the pandemic has impacted HR’s ability to support the business and continue the digital transformation journey

  • Learn how to progress your digital HR transformation despite the current challenges

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Jon Lester
    Jon Lester
    Director Service Transformation & Automation
    IBM
  • Neal Barnes
    Neal Barnes
    Director, HR Effectiveness & Process Excellence
    Tate & Lyle
  • Richard Doherty
    Richard Doherty
    Senior Director Product Marketing EMEA
    Workday
12:45pm

In the last decade companies have become incredibly frustrated with traditional employee listening approaches - creating a wave of new players and a shift in methodologies. But is this shift really going far enough? And why are many of these new players not fundamentally changing the game when the technology exists to help you rewrite the rule book?

Qualtrics, the Forrester Wave leaders in Employee XM, will talk through 4 key areas where technology can help create game changing results. The discussion will include:

  • No more annual surveys - How you can continuously listen and improve the experience for employees in real-time, whether in the office, remote or on the road

  • Foster your culture - Understand the benefits of taking a proactive approach; fix problems before they’re ingrained in your culture, and come together as one team

  • Drive immediate change - How integrating employee insights into your existing systems can ensure no experience goes neglected, and priority areas are acted on in real-time

  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Deputy Editor
    HR Grapevine
  • Phil Pringle
    Phil Pringle
    EX Solution Strategist
    Qualtrics
  • Sally Winston
    Sally Winston
    Head of EX Solution Strategy
    Qualtrics
1:30pm

Daniel Cave, Head of Content, HR Grapevine is joined by Kieran Howells, Deputy Editor to discuss highlights from the day.

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Deputy Editor
    HR Grapevine
4th November 2020
9:55am
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
10:00am

Since the start of the pandemic, firms have had to iterate quickly, pivot to new normals and evolve to meet the demands of changed working conditions. In all, it proves that ‘agile’ isn’t just a buzzword – many of the firms that are thriving now are being just that.

Applied to performance management in this changed world, ‘agile’ can also have measurable benefits. Highlighted by this crisis – and in a world where work is remote or blended – agile performance management can boost productivity, if implemented correctly.

Therefore, this panel discussion will showcase:

  • Real examples of what agile performance management looks like

  • Tips and advice on implementing a more agile approach whilst remote

  • Why technology is key to enabling your people to be agile

  • Natasha Wallace
    Natasha Wallace
    Founder, Author and Workplace Wellbeing Expert
    Conscious Works
  • Stuart Hearn
    Stuart Hearn
    CEO & Founder
    Clear Review
  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Deputy Editor
    HR Grapevine
11:30am

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine, in conversation with Catherine Allen, Head of Keeping People Happy, Ella’s Kitchen as she reveals the challenges having to go fully digital this year presented – and what this meant for her firm’s inclusion strategy.

  • Catherine Allen
    Catherine Allen
    Head of Keeping People Happy
    Ella's Kitchen
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
12:00pm

Daniel Cave, Head of Content, HR Grapevine is joined by Kieran Howells, Deputy Editor to discuss highlights from the day.

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
  • Kieran Howells
    Kieran Howells
    Deputy Editor
    HR Grapevine

Full agenda for day 2 to be announced soon.