Agenda

28th June 2022
9:25am - 9:30am
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Kieran Howells, Head of Content and Erik Niewiarowski, Head of Video Content & Social Media introduce day one and talk about the challenges HR has faced over the past year, and how we are going to explore solutions to these people problems to create business success.

Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
9:30am - 10:15am
Sponsored by
Session 1

As organisations continue to transform to meet the tectonic shifts of the past two years, they are realising an urgent need to help their people develop new and different skills, improve their workforce readiness and create significant changes to how work gets done.

In this session, Steve Rycroft, AVP, UK, Ireland, and Middle East at Cornerstone, will share thoughts on how organisations need to rethink how they manage and grow their workforces to thrive in today’s modern work environment.

Steve will discuss what a new system of work could look like and how Cornerstone is ushering in a new approach to talent based on the universal currency of skills to improve workforce agility and unite people and businesses on a shared path to success.

Key discussion points:

  • Driving skills transformation | With skills fundamental to growth and workforce agility, how can we assess skills, map the gap between current and needed skills, and activate these new skills by buying, borrowing, or building?

  • Igniting growth in your business and people | Forward advancement is at the heart of every organisation – but how do we ensure people and business objectives are aligned on a shared path to success?

  • Creating purpose, engagement, and community | How do we counter the great resignation and drive retention by a holistic approach to the whole human that provides purpose and productivity?

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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
UK Sales Director - Enterprise
Cornerstone OnDemand
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
10:15am - 11:00am
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Session 2

In the not too distant past, the concept of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in talent acquisition made recruiters fear for their jobs.

Today’s reality looks drastically different, as any recruiter who has worked with an AI-powered hiring platform knows. Within the next two years, 77% of HR teams will be using AI for talent acquisition, according to projections by LinkedIn. And that’s good news for TA practitioners.

Join this virtual session to explore:

  • What AI entails and the 4 ways it is elevating talent acquisition

  • Key things to consider before implementing an AI-driven solution

  • How Modern Hire’s clients are using AI in the early stages of hiring to enhance screening, sourcing, and scheduling

By attending this session, you will have the opportunity to take part in our live survey ‘How Savvy Are You About AI in Recruitment Right Now?’. We would love to hear how you are using AI in hiring in 2022.

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Simon Davies MBPsS MABP
Simon Davies MBPsS MABP
Solutions Director, EMEA
Modern Hire
Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
11:00am - 11:15am
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On average, the highest cost in a business is in its people (70% average), when you consider everything that comes with hiring and maintaining a workforces - salary, benefits, tools, IT etc.

So in fact, when you are in a Talent/HR/L&D role you are in a fantastic position to help influence the level of ROI - or Employee Lifetime Value you can bring to the business through this investment.

In this fireside chat, we will explore:

  • How HR can influence the Employee Lifetime Value Model

  • What this means for people

  • How doing so can retain employees and improve performance and motivation

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Mark Probert
Mark Probert
VP of Revenue
Bridge
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
11:15am - 12:00pm
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Session 3

Where are you in your HR digital transformation journey?

Business and digital transformation both aren’t new. What’s new is the phenomenal acceleration of tech adoption caused by the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, a standard tech implementation project to increase remote working and allow collaboration took on average 434 days – now it takes just 10.5.

In fact, 58% of HR leaders told us they’re doing more work to drive digital transformation now than before the pandemic.

However, true digital transformation is about more than just buying and implementing HR technology. It’s about ensuring business resilience through flexible and more agile ways of working, through content testing and learning.

Join Charlotte Penny and Ben Myhill in this session to discover how to build a digital transformation strategy in HR, including top tips how to:

  • Align digital HR needs with business objectives

  • Engage other business leaders and get them on side

  • Plan your budget, timeline, and resource

  • Audit your existing tech stack and identify gaps

By the end of the session, attendees will come away with an understanding of where they fit in HR digital maturity models, and tangible next steps they can take to transform in their organisation today.

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Charlotte Penny
Charlotte Penny
Global Content Marketing Manager
Sage
Ben Myhill
Ben Myhill
Head of Sales
Silver Cloud HR
Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
12:00pm - 12:45pm
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Session 4

Making agility more than a mindset. Ceridian's 2022 Executive Survey findings, collected from 2,000 leaders from around the globe, reveal that leaders today feel confident about managing disruption, but they must ensure their organisations have the change-ready culture, resilient leadership, and agile systems needed to be truly disruption-proof.

Join this interactive, virtual session to learn: 

  • Findings from the global survey from 2,000 leaders

  • How to fully integrate agility into your workplace culture

  • How to empower your employees to embrace change

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Helen Seale
Helen Seale
DVP Enterprise , UKI
Ceridian
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
12:45pm - 1:30pm
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Session 5

As the Great Resignation continues, organisations across the globe are opting for flexible work models that meet employee calls for greater work-life balance. But what are employees really asking for?

Join Meghan Stettler, Director at the O.C. Tanner Institute, as she discusses three basic psychological needs of employees, and the ways top organisations are fulfilling them.

Join us to learn:

  • The key factors that contribute to the Great Resignation

  • How autonomy, mastery, and connection are important psychological needs that organisations can’t ignore

  • What best practices organisations can implement to meet employee needs in the new workplace

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Meghan Stettler
Meghan Stettler
Director, O.C. Tanner Institute
OC Tanner
Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
1:30pm - 1:45pm
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Given the incredible pace of change in HR technology, markets and employee behaviour, it’s impossible to predict the future. But one thing we know for certain is that in order for HR software to drive adoption and engagement within organisations, and deliver meaningful business outcomes, the end-user must always be at the core of the design process.

Mark Tavender, Director of Product at Reward Gateway, will share his core product principles for creating a delightful end-user experience that inspires and motivates employees.


Attend this fireside chat for a chance to win a FREE copy of "Appreciate it! The Playbook for Employee Recognition"

As more companies from around the world have come to see the value and power of appreciation, they’ve put in place recognition programmes. But with 65% of employees saying they don’t feel appreciated and 87% saying their recognition programmes is “stale, outdated, or used as disguised compensation,” clearly something’s not working.

This book calls for change for anyone who is interested in creating a culture of appreciation through their recognition strategies and programmes, one that doesn’t focus on the fancy trophy, expensive gifts or money, but on a feeling.

Stream Reward Gateway's exciting session on HR Technology before 5pm on 5th July 2022 for the chance to win a FREE copy of Debra Corey's book "Appreciate it! The Playbook for Employee Recognition".

See Terms & Conditions. 

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Mark Tavender
Mark Tavender
Director of Product
Reward Gateway
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
5th July 2022
9:25am - 9:30am
Sponsored by

Kieran Howells, Head of Content and Erik Niewiarowski, Head of Video Content & Social Media introduce day two of HR Tech 2022 and explore how HR can adopt digital solutions to help put people at the centre of technology-driven change.

Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
9:30am - 10:15am
Sponsored by
Session 1

Businesses must go digital, but many do not know how to approach HR transformation. Only 11% of CEOs believe their current business models will be economically viable through 2023, while another 64% say their companies need to build new digital businesses to help them get there (Source: Mckinsey). To lead, companies need to rethink the role of digital technology in their overall business and workforce strategies, and how to integrate these to conduct business at the quickening pace that’s now needed to operate.

This session will address how to lay the groundwork for digital HR transformation, highlight key drivers for embarking on the journey along with technological considerations. The areas that will be covered include:

  • How HR can be transformed to help you yield value?

  • The role of HR technology in helping organisations achieve better business outcomes

  • Transformation´s impact on company culture and key people considerations

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Marcus Beaver
Marcus Beaver
UKI Country Leader
Alight Solutions
Martin O’Donnell
Martin O’Donnell
Global HR Digital Leader
NEC Corporation
Katherine Watkins
Katherine Watkins
Chief People Officer
Selbey Anderson
Elliott Thickett
Elliott Thickett
Interim Exec
10:15am - 11:00am
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Session 2

As the UK and global economy heads more towards uncertainty, ADP Research Institute’s People at Work 2022 report takes a look at how workers in the UK are feeling towards pay, what’s important to them at work and their future.

In this session, Annabel Jones, Senior HR Director at ADP, will give you early access to People at Work data and discuss:

  • How external factors like inflation, cost of living and Covid recovery are impacting workers’ attitudes towards pay and work

  • The current state of worker optimism, pay expectations and what workers care about most

  • What to be prepared for in the fight to retain and attract talent

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Annabel Jones
Annabel Jones
Senior HR Director
ADP
Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
11:00am - 11:15am
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In the last two years, businesses around the world have focused on profit and productivity to drive sustainability and growth. Agility has been key to ensure resilience, and to navigate through the crisis successfully, but this has meant how best to support your people has proven challenging.

As businesses adapt to hybrid work, now is the perfect time to create strategic balance between three key pillars: profit, productivity, and people.

In this Fireside chat we will look at what top performing businesses are doing to remain resilient with some highlights from our recent independent study carried out by Vanson Bourne:

  • Profit, productivity and people

  • Upskilling in the digital transformation age

  • Keeping up with the changing workforce culture

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Julie Knight
Julie Knight
Chief Marketing Officer
Unit4
Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
11:15am - 12:00pm
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Session 3

A massive seven million workers worry about their personal safety every week, with this issue causing close to one in four leaving their role in the last five years.

With the recent ONS data showing that the crisis in staff recruitment and retention isn't slowing down, it begs the question - is personal safety currently HR’s blind spot?

Join this session with Naz Dossa, CEO of Peoplesafe and Chair of the BSIA’s Lone Working Group to explore:

  • Why personal safety may be the key to improved wellbeing

  • What employers can do to help their staff feel safe on their commute, as well as at work

  • How employer duty of care has extended beyond the workplace following the pandemic

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Naz Dossa
Naz Dossa
CEO
Peoplesafe
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
12:00pm - 12:45pm
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Session 4

Employee Experience matters more than ever before in today’s changing world of work. In a market where prized skills are in short supply and those with them are more willing than ever to move jobs and even careers, Employee Experience is a direct and powerful lever on employee engagement and, ultimately, value creation.

But what does good Employee Experience look like? And how do HR professionals determine where to focus their efforts for maximum impact? And what technologies can help?

In this session, Katie Whitehouse, HR Director for ServiceNow, will share some perspectives and explore these issues with a panel of HR leaders who are tasked with solving these very issues on behalf of some of the world’s leading organisations.

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Katie Whitehouse
Katie Whitehouse
HR Director - UK&I
ServiceNow
Mairead Coughlan
Mairead Coughlan
Senior HR Shared Services Director
Dell Technologies
Declan Watson
Declan Watson
Principal
Deloitte Consulting
Kieran Howells
Kieran Howells
Head of Content
HR Grapevine
12:45pm - 1:30pm
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Session 5

The last few years have woken the working world up to mental health and wellbeing. Now, every HR and business leader worth their salt is onboard with the human and economic value of helping people to proactively measure, understand and improve their mental health.

But strategies that only target individuals aren't enough. The onus shouldn’t be solely on employees to look after their own mental health. We need large-scale cultural change to turn the tide on poor mental health, burnout and lost productivity – starting from the top.

During this session we’ll discuss:

  • The case for cultural change, and why we need to act now

  • What an effective mental health culture looks like

  • Why wellbeing needs to be measured on an organisational – as well as an individual – level

  • How to make change happen at your organisation

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Dr. Nick Taylor
Dr. Nick Taylor
Clinical Psychologist & CEO
Unmind
Avelon Thompson
Avelon Thompson
DEI Business partner
Mediacom
Claire Walsh
Claire Walsh
Health, Wellbeing & Injury Prevention Manager, UK
BAE Systems
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine
1:30pm - 1:35pm
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Kieran Howells & Erik Niewiarowski chat through the key learnings from the day and the event as a whole. Thank you to all of our partners over the two days of HR Tech 2022.

If you missed any sessions, don't forget 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
Erik Niewiarowski
Erik Niewiarowski
Head of Video Content & Social Media
HR Grapevine