The People Revolution

Empowering people to drive change and purpose

12th March 2020 | The Brewery | London

12th March 2020
The Brewery | London

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07:30

Breakfast and Registration

07:45 - 08:15

Breakfast Briefing

  • What is the future of employee relations?

    Rob Williams

    Rob Williams

    Business Development Director
    Ian Renwick

    Ian Renwick

    Employee Relations & Insights Manager

    The world of work is changing faster than ever before. As a result, HR is being tasked with driving change but it can’t forget some of the fundamentals – such as delivering excellent employee relations (ER).

    In fact, due to widescale transformation, those working in ER now have to find the balance between embracing a technology-led world of employee entrepreneurialism and flexible, bespoke work experiences whilst continuing to deliver the stability and assurance their employees rely on?

    To keep up and continue to be valued, traditional ER must transform. However, where there’s little perceived financial benefit in delivering positive ER - it’s rarely a topic on the Executive agenda - how do you communicate, enact and then deliver transformative ER?

    Join Rob Williams, Business Development Director at AdviserPlus, Ian Renwick, Employee Relations and Insights Manager at Flybe, and Pat Ashworth, Director of Learning Solutions at AdviserPlus who will discuss what the future of ER can be.

    They will discuss:

    • The cultural shift you need to make to ensure that ER isn’t just about policy assurance and how you can communicate that it is about driving productivity gains and improving the employee experience

    • How you can use technology and people analytics to remove friction, empower managers, and improve work

    • What ER’s role can be in building manager capability, confidence and consistency

08:45 - 08:50

Welcome from

08:50 - 09:50

Session One: Empowering your workforce

Sponsored by

An organisation’s people are increasingly seen as its most important asset. To get the most out of this critical resource, high-performing businesses are creating employee experiences that put the individual centre stage (whilst not forgetting to align this to business purpose and core operations). They’re experiencing a boost to engagement, wellbeing, the employer brand, and, of course, the bottom line as a result.

Insights in this session include:

  • Creating an authentic employer brand and business purpose that is driven by your people

  • Exploring the way differentiated benefits, rewards and work patterns are beneficial to engagement

  • Understanding why work, and the workplace, should be structured to employees needs

  • Aligning business performance programmes with diversity and inclusion initiatives

Karen Brookes

Karen Brookes

Board Director People and Infrastructure
Catherine Allen

Catherine Allen

Head of Keeping
People Happy
Alastair Gill

Alastair Gill

Head of People
Andrea Haug

Andrea Haug

Director, Employee Proposition & Experience
Michael Moran

Michael Moran

Chief Executive & Founder
UK & Ireland
Anne Fulton

Anne Fulton

CEO
Sam Sheriff

Sam Sheriff

Chief People Officer

09:50 - 10:00

Table Debates

10:05 - 11:05

Session Two: Digitally transformed

Sponsored by

Successful businesses are now, inarguably, driven by digital processes and delivery methods. However, even the most innovative, data-driven, AI-augmented highflyers will still be transforming parts of their processes to become digital-first. On this transformative landscape, HR can become a leading function if it is able to acquire, engage and develop digital talent - all whilst protecting the employer brand.

Insights in this session include:

  • How HR can lead through digital transformation

  • Creating transformative learning programmes that provide skills, and measurable return, necessary for the digital age

  • Balancing the employer brand and employee experience with the need for digital skills

Jason Gowlett

Jason Gowlett

Director of
HR Operations
David Morris

David Morris

Global Head of Learning
Tara Mansfield

Tara Mansfield

Head of People
Mira Magecha

Mira Magecha

Chief People Officer
Richard Doherty

Richard Doherty

Senior Director Product Marketing
EMEA

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee and Networking Break

12:00 - 13:00

Session Three: Diversity and Leadership

Sponsored by

Most HR practitioners will know that diversity and good leadership both correlate with top quartile performance – whether that is financial, regards the engagement of their people, or how innovate they are. Yet, enabling leadership capability in your firm, or introducing a purposeful diversity initiative, is no walk in the park. To do either successfully, top tier people functions are placing both at the front of the agenda, ensuring they become foundational elements of the business’ DNA.

Insights in this session include:

  • Underpinning organisational performance with bespoke leadership development schemes

  • Driving business strategy through your people by getting HR a place in executive discussions

  • How HR can take the lead with diversity and business strategy

  • Understanding why diversity should be high on HR’s agenda

Harriet Shurville

Harriet Shurville

Chief People Officer
Loraine Martins
MBE

Loraine Martins

Director of Diversity
and Inclusion
Anne Kiely

Anne Kiely

EMEA Lead HR
Business Partner
Russell Deathridge

Russell Deathridge

Principal Consultant

13:00 - 13:15

Table Debates

13:15 - 14:00

Lunch and Networking

14:00 - 14:30

Insight Sessions

  • Improving Leadership cost-effectively: A Bupa case study

    James Kelly

    James Kelly

    Corporate Development Director
    Becky Hogan

    Becky Hogan

    Talent and Learning Director

    James Kelly, Corporate Development Director at Corndel will be joined by Becky Hogan, Head of Talent at Bupa to share the secrets behind the success of Bupa’s Leadership programmes. Bupa has partnered with Corndel to create professionally accredited training programmes that have delivered proven business benefits and improved Leadership throughout their organisation. By investing their Apprenticeship Levy in this way, they have implemented Leadership training at all levels across their organisation, without impacting their training budget.

  • Leading the way on Mental Health: HR that saves lives

    Dr Mark Harvey

    Dr Mark Harvey

    Medical Director

    Mental ill health is an increasing burden to UK businesses, costing an estimated £35 billion to the economy each year. With a seemingly unstoppable rise in mental health issues in the general population, it is hard for HR leaders to find a way to reduce the human and financial impact to their organisation. Drawing on his work supporting the HR teams at some of the UK’s most prestigious employers, Dr Mark Harvey examines practical ways in which HR leaders can take control of the mental health agenda, reducing incidence of mental ill health and putting in place initiatives to help people return to work. The session will explore effective and emerging practice across different businesses and sectors, showing how a strategic approach will not just add value but save lives.

  • Investing in high performance conversations: Engagement and technology

    Stuart Hearn

    Stuart Hearn

    CEO & Speaker

    Despite all the press about organisations who are reinventing their performance management, the 2019 UK Performance Management Report showed that performance management remains a critical problem in most UK organisations.

    Join Stuart Hearn, CEO of Clear Review, as he unpicks the findings from the report, explains how to build a culture of meaningful performance and development conversations and reveals why integrating employee engagement with performance can transform your organisation's productivity. In this session, you will learn:

    • What the focus of performance management should be in today's organisations

    • How to build a lasting culture of high impact performance and development conversations

    • How to leverage technology to integrate employee engagement and performance management 

14:30 - 15:00

Additional Networking Time

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee and Dessert

15:15 - 16:15

Session Four: The new talent lifecycle

Sponsored by

With people now considered a business’ best asset, the people function is under more pressure than ever. It must attract, engage, retain and develop – on a landscape which is constantly transforming (at a pace faster than ever before). The best businesses understand that these core elements of talent (recruitment, development, retention) are all linked and can be improved by data-driven and in-depth market understanding – to drive better organisational and HR performance.

Insights in this session include:

  • Aligning talent strategy with business need

  • Creating the space for employees to autonomously develop their skills – and therefore your business

  • Attracting, engaging and retaining the best new talent

  • How to differentiate your development as you would your benefits and reward programmes

Kate Burn

Kate Burn

Director of People
Chris Young

Chris Young

HR Director
Julian Hitch

Julian Hitch

Director of Wellbeing
Bev Watterson

Bev Watterson

Head of People Development
Paulo Canoa

Paulo Canoa

CEO

16:15 - 18:00

Cocktails and Networking

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