Agenda

HR Technology

A Brave New World

Wednesday, 1st July 2020
8:50am
Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine reviews how HR uses tech, and what the function can offer to grow staff engagement, enhance productivity, support development and progression. Plus: how tech can help HR deliver and measure key people strategies.
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
9:00am
HR Insight
Dawn Moore, Group People Director at Murphy & Sons reveals how understanding your culture can ensure that you drive engagement and business success during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dawn Moore
    Dawn Moore
    Group People Director
    Murphy & Sons
9:15am
Main Session

ADP will explore current workforce dynamics and how HR professionals are able to navigate daily challenges whilst supporting business growth. Tune in to hear how an integrated HR and Payroll system can reduce risk and free up time, allowing HR to focus on the future of the workforce.

This session will reveal:

  • Why empowering your workforce is crucial for employee engagement

  • How HR can use tech to support business success strategies

  • What HR should focus on to prepare for the workforce of the future

 

  • Melanie Robinson
    Melanie Robinson
    Senior Director, Human Resources
    ADP
  • Jeff Phipps
    Jeff Phipps
    UK & Ireland General Manager
    ADP
10:15am
HR Insight
An exclusive view from Caroline Casey, Founder at The Valuable 500 on how they are using digital ways of working to drive inclusivity throughout the organisation.
  • Caroline Casey
    Caroline Casey
    Founder
    The Valuable 500
10:30am
Main Session

As the world moves towards a tech-enabled way of doing things, HR’s role will have to change. It will have to be people-first, flexible, data-driven and adaptable in the face of changing employee expectations. How does it get there? Sage chart the how and the why, using unique data from their own report.

This session will reveal:

  • How automation plays a vital role transitioning an organisation away from transactional HR

  • The benefits automation for your HR team, workforce and business growth

  • The five vital outcomes you can achieve by embracing HR Automation

  • How to free up time to concentrate on what really matters as a result

  • Emma Ayton
    Emma Ayton
    VP People
    Sage People
11:30am
HR Insight
Kevin Green, TED speaker, former HRD, consultant and government advisor looks at leadership and decision-making during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it might lead to a new normal of work.
  • Kevin Green
    Kevin Green
    TED speaker & consultant
11:45am
Main Session

Digitisation is giving HR professionals new tools to use and new processes to master – and people need to navigate a new set of challenges posed by these changes. It is those that lead with a people-centric approach that will support and maintain engaged employees.

This session will reveal:

  • How a people-centric approach can help you in this new environment

  • How to design an engagement program that works harder for you and your people

  • How to keep tech solutions people-centric to create better engagement

  • Steven Buck
    Steven Buck
    Head of People Science, EMEA
    Glint
12:45pm
HR Insight
Vicki Field, HR Director at The Edward Alexander Group and London Doctors Clinic, will unveil the most forward-thinking ways that HR can be using tech and how this pandemic has changed the way in which employment works.
  • Vicki Field
    Vicki Field
    HR Director
    London Doctors Clinic
1:00pm
Main Session

The yearly performance review just isn’t cutting it anymore. Employees want continuous feedback so they know where they stand and can adjust accordingly. Setting appropriate goals together and determining achievable milestones is key. In this session, we'll be outlining the five steps to successful performance management - suitable for both in-office and remote working environments.

This session will reveal:

  • How to empower managers to drive performance

  • Strategies to create meaningful connections with employees

  • How to adapt to managing performance in new workspaces and remote environments

  • Five actions you need to take now

  • Mark Probert
    Mark Probert
    Learning & Talent - Sales and Marketing Leader
    Bridge
2:00pm
HR Insight
Emily Hawkins, HRD at MC Saatchi reveals how using an anonymised app has improved their communications strategy and delivered for their people.
  • Emily Hawkins
    Emily Hawkins
    HR Director
    MC Saatchi
2:15pm
Main Session

The first half of this year has accelerated the realisation that how we lead and make decisions has to change and that employees deserve engagement and systems that are centred on the human experience. In this session, HR Grapevine’s expert partner Oracle discusses how HR can meet these objectives quickly and simply, preparing their businesses for future disruption while delivering constant innovation to their people. There will also be the chance to share your views and ask your burning questions.

This session will reveal:

  • How to humanise experiences at work by using technologies employees are familiar with—such as conversational UI, digital assistants, intuitive workflows, and self-guided transactions—across any device, anywhere

  • How technology can assist in safely and efficiently bringing employees back into the workplace

  • AI and ML data use in helping businesses to manage talent pools and increase employee engagement

  • Gretchen Alarcon
    Gretchen Alarcon
    Vice President for Oracle’s Human Capital Management Strategy
    Oracle
3:15pm
Daniel Cave, Head of Content, HR Grapevine is joined by Emily Lofting-Kisakye, HRD Europe & International, Urban Outfitters to discuss how, in this tech-enabled world, HR needs to ensure its working on engagement, culture and long-term business viability.
  • Emily Lofting-Kisakye
    Emily Lofting-Kisakye
    HR Director
    Urban Outfitters
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
Thursday, 2nd July 2020
8:50am
Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine explains why you must never forget the detail with your HR tech strategy – focussing on the latest insights that HR leaders shouldn’t forget.
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
9:00am
HR Insight
Richard Roberts, People Director at Pure Planet reveals how he has built an engaging culture, despite digital hurdles, with a focus on trust, leadership and wellbeing.
  • Richard Roberts
    Richard Roberts
    People Director
    Pure Planet
9:15am
Main Session

Never has there been a time when HR has been so fundamental in strategic business plans with people now at the centre of everything. With the whole of the world in a state of transition, finding its way through the global pandemic, this session focuses on how you can use technology to support your workforce to maintain and grow your business in the new normal.

Join Ceridian and a panel of HR experts to discuss current and future challenges including remote working, mental health and wellbeing, upskilling, performance management, leadership and the power of technology as we move forward and look to the future. The discussion in this session will include:

  • How different businesses have coped with the challenges caused by the pandemic

  • How different organisations have managed and monitored their workforce’s wellbeing

  • The part technology has played in helping their transition from then to now

  • What their feelings are about the future

  • Kristofer Karsten
    Kristofer Karsten
    Head of HR, Europe
    Ceridian
  • Lisa Charles-Jones
    Lisa Charles-Jones
    Group HR Director
    Parkdean Resorts
  • Daniele Fiandaca
    Daniele Fiandaca
    Co-founder
    Utopia & Token Man
  • Simon Allbutt
    Simon Allbutt
    Head of HR
    Network Rail, Scotland’s Railway
10:15am
HR Insight
Ruth Penfold, People Practice Lead at bp Launchpad, talks through how HR can best look after the wellbeing of their staff, and themselves, during this difficult moment.
  • Ruth Penfold
    Ruth Penfold
    People Practice Lead
    bp Launchpad
10:30am
Main Session

Adaptability is critical, and the winners of tomorrow are always learning. In this session, Cornerstone will explore the future of work; where skills have become the new digital currency and where an “unbounded” approach to business, making use of the latest developments in HR Technology, will reap substantial rewards.

Join to discover:

  • How to engage your team with personalised learning in the flow of work

  • How to enable your people with personalised coaching

  • How to empower employees with personalised navigation and career guidance

All using AI to produce individual recommendations, and allowing leaders to make better people decisions by accessing holistic employee data.

  • Geoffroy de Lestrange
    Geoffroy de Lestrange
    Director, EMEA Product Marketing and Communications
    Cornerstone
  • Sarah Spence
    Sarah Spence
    Solution Consultant
    Cornerstone OnDemand
11:30am
HR Insight
Santander’s Damien Shieber gives an exclusive insight into how Santander are using digital means to improve HR’s role in culture and community business.
  • Damien Shieber
    Damien Shieber
    Head of Culture and Inclusion
    Santander
11:45am
Main Session

Daniel Cave, Head of Content for HR Grapevine, is joined by Alastair Gill, Head of People at giffgaff for a virtual fireside chat. In this discussion, Daniel will probe Alastair on his experiences of HR’s role in crisis management, how the people function has fared during this time and what it’s future role may be. 

  • Alastair Gill
    Alastair Gill
    Head of People
    giffgaff
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
12:45pm
HR Insight
Pascale Goy, Head of Learning & Development, CERN, explains how to deliver creative and development-focussed HR during a crisis moment – and how that boosted wellness, solidarity and tech enablement.
  • Pascale Goy
    Pascale Goy
    Head of Learning & Development
    CERN
1:00pm
Main Session

Jig Ramji, Group Head of Talent at London Stock Exchange Group joins Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine for a chat about how digital modes of doing have impact talent attraction, development, performance management and inclusivity. 

  • Jig Ramji
    Jig Ramji
    Group Head of Talent
    London Stock Exchange Group
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
2:00pm
HR Insight
Harriet Shurville, CPO at Iris, showcases how the London agency creates and sustains an inclusive, engaging digital culture.
  • Harriet Shurville
    Harriet Shurville
    Chief People Officer
    Iris Worldwide
2:15pm
Main Session

Drawing from an extensive global workplace culture study of over 20,000 employees, David will share trends and insights into how forward-thinking leaders co-create thriving workplace cultures through powerful employee micro-experiences. Specific areas of focus will include: identifying experiences that matter most to employees, understanding significant changes in modern leadership, and gaining practical insights and best practices in shaping workplace culture.

This session will discuss:

  • The latest research and thinking on the state of workplace culture today, and what tomorrow might look like

  • A modern understanding of the linkages between culture and business outcomes

  • Why micro-experiences have an incredible power to influence the employee experience

  • David Sturt
    David Sturt
    Executive Vice President
    OC Tanner
End of Day
3:00pm
Daniel Cave, Head of Content for HR Grapevine, looks back on the key insights and discussions from two days of virtual learning in a live closing session.
  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine