Agenda

HR Technology 3.0

Driving Digital Futures

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29th June 2021
9:20am

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine introduces the day and talks about the changes HR has undergone the past year and how the function can become tech-enabled and still be people-centric.

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
9:30am

Details to be announced soon...

  • Steve Rycroft
    Steve Rycroft
    Area Vice President, EMEA
    Cornerstone
10:15am

Business and HR is at a moment of critical change. As the world tentatively reopens, patterns of doing things – that became quickly ingrained just over a year ago – will need reassessing and transforming for a very different landscape. Knowing what to aim for, how to lead and what talent you need alongside you will be crucial to fostering success on this new terrain.

Which is why it is a pleasure to welcome Olympian, former MP, and Chairman of London 2012 Olympics, Lord Sebastian Coe. In this session he will discuss the importance of leadership when thriving to achieve individual goals, leading change and challenging the status quo.

During the discussion, Lord Coe will reflect on:

  • What’s the importance of finding the right talent on your journey to success?

  • How can you manage change, whilst driving growth?

  • Who are the Invisible champions in your organisation?

Following on, together with HR Grapevine & ADP’s UK Service Director, this session will explore the importance of leadership both across sport and business.

  • David Johnson
    David Johnson
    Service Director
    ADP
  • Rt Hon Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE
    Rt Hon Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE
    Politician & Olympian
11:00am

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine will be in conversation with an expert from Bridge to discuss tech best practice.

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
11:15am

HR teams have gone through more changes in the last year than many had experienced in the last decade. 

And 65% of HR leaders say their teams have had a vital role to play in the pandemic, driving change, enabling remote working, and supporting wellbeing. 

To understand how recent events have impacted the role, expectations and perceptions of HR and People leaders around the world, we will be joined by a panel hosted by Jess Fuhl, Head of Content at Sage, including Gaynor Bailey, Head of Operations and Employee Engagement at Channel 4, Angela Gallagher, VP HR UKI for Sage, and Helen Armstrong, Co-Founder & Managing Director at Silver Cloud HR. 

The session will discuss: 

  • How employees’ views of HR are shifting  

  • The evolving relationship between HR and the C-suite  

  • HR’s increased focus on digital transformation and what’s needed to get ahead in the future 

  • Jess Fuhl
    Jess Fuhl
    Head of Content
    Sage
  • Gaynor Bailey
    Gaynor Bailey
    Head of Operations and Employee Engagement
    Channel Four
  • Angela Gallagher
    Angela Gallagher
    VP People UKI
    Sage
  • Helen Armstrong
    Helen Armstrong
    Co-founder and Managing Director
    Silver Cloud HR
Coffee break
12:00pm
12:15pm

The pandemic shifted perceptions of mental health and has made organisations reprioritise their strategic wellbeing roadmaps.

Unmind CEO and Co-Founder Nick Taylor is joined by Arti Kashyap-Aynsley (Ocado), Ashley Cope (WeWork) and Elaine Bremner (MediaCom) to discuss how proactive digital mental health platforms are instrumental in ensuring a mentally healthy workforce and empowering leaders to drive positive cultural change across their organisations.

This session will discuss:

  • Importance of a proactive mental health strategy to ensure long-term employee wellbeing
  • Ensuring that mental health support is scalable and accessible in a hybrid working model
  • How digital mental health platforms cater to the needs of your entire workforce, where ever they may be located
  • Arti Kashyap-Aynsley
    Arti Kashyap-Aynsley
    Global Head of Health and Wellbeing
    Ocado
  • Ashley Cope
    Ashley Cope
    Head of People Partners EMEA
    WeWork
  • Dr. Nick Taylor
    Dr. Nick Taylor
    Clinical Psychologist & CEO
    Unmind
  • Elaine Bremner
    Elaine Bremner
    Chief HR & Talent Officer
    MediaCom
1:00pm

Ensuring that employees are committed, passionate about their work, and invested in the company’s success is absolutely essential to HR’s remit.

To get this buy-in, especially on a difficult backdrop, will require HR to think outside the box when it comes to curating an employee experience that focuses on individual needs to boost wellbeing, engagement and customer outcomes.

This is why this virtual panel will look to explore how the pandemic has drastically altered working life and what kind of employee experience HR should be attempting to create as a result.

Key discussion points will include:

  • How HR can instil engagement in employees from the onboarding experience

  • The part that career development plays in keeping employees engaged

  • The essential role that communication plays in the engagement process and the new employee experience

  • How you can streamline the processes to ensure efficiency

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine
1:45pm

Daniel Cave, Head of Content at HR Grapevine will be in conversation with an expert from Personio to discuss tech best practice.

  • Daniel Cave
    Daniel Cave
    Head of Content
    HR Grapevine

Day two agenda to be announced soon...