Programme

09.05 – 09:45 Welcome & Opening Keynote
Insights and priorities for driving engagement and performance
Chair: Anthony Day, HR Leadership Exchange
David Littlechild, Head of Culture & Engagement, Lloyds Banking Group

David will share the journey so far at Lloyds Banking Group and outline some of the key engagement issues that are transforming the workplace.
* Key trends impacting on workplace engagement
* How to use workforce data to develop insight and identify priorities
* How emotional and rational engagement impact on performance
* Understanding how employees are thinking and feeling about their workplace
* Effective action planning


09.50 – 10:30 ~ Conference Session

Employee Experience panel session: Creating a winning culture
Chair: Anthony Day, HR Leadership Exchange
Panellists include: Anne Allen, People Experience Director, Xero
Jess Lonsdale, Head of Brand, Customer and People Experience, Virgin Care

As work-life boundaries become more blurred with flexible ways of working and smart technologies, the employee experience becomes increasingly important in the quest to create a culture that engages employees and helps to attract and develop the best talent. Whilst the concept of ‘workplace experience’ is potentially far-reaching, the goal is to create a more consistent employer brand value proposition to entice talented individuals and inspire employees via every aspect of work: physical, emotional, intellectual and aspirational. This question time style panel session will explore some of the ways in which organisations are refocusing their HR functions to reflect the importance that employees place on a high quality workplace experience and how this can contribute towards strategic objectives.

10.35 – 11.05 ~ Choice of Showcase Sessions & Discussion Groups

Workshop: Workday as a System of Engagement
Richard Doherty, Senior Director of Product Marketing EMEA, Workday
Today’s employees want answers, access to information, and the ability to share their knowledge and skills. And they expect everything to be social, mobile, personalised, collaborative, and on demand. Workday combines the capabilities of an enterprise-grade HCM system with a modern, engaging application employees will love to use. Join this workshop to see how Workday empowers the workforce with a radically different kind of experience.

Driving employee engagement and Performance through company insights
David Morgan, Human Resources Director, Kronos EMEA
David will share the Kronos journey so far and outline how Kronos identified the key employee engagement issues that have help transform their workplace.
• Hear how Kronos focus on the performance and behaviours of all people managers / leaders and their impact on the Engagement of their people through a Manager Effectiveness Index (MEI)
• How Kronos use workforce data internally to develop insights and identify priorities
• Hear how Kronos effectively creates action plans for training employees to support the company’s growth


Workshop: Building Your Talent Strategy Around Real-Time Appraisals
Jeremy Nabarro, Principal Solutions Consultant, Cornerstone
In this demonstration, Jeremy will explain why forward-thinking organisations such as GE, Accenture, Adobe and Deloitte are shifting away from annual performance reviews to an ongoing feedback model.
Join to discover:
• What you can do to implement a talent strategy around real-time appraisals in your organisation
• How this model can increase employee engagement, motivation and productivity
• Get an insight into Cornerstone’s leading performance solution, and learn pragmatic ways to really drive a business-driven appraisal process in your organisation.


Shifting the Needle on Employee Engagement
Francesca Potter, Sales Manager, Virgin Pulse,
This Virgin Pulse workshop will focus on how to make evidence based and data driven decisions to boost employee engagement
• Increasing engagement with a person centric and inclusive approach
• Connecting the dots – correlating employee engagement data
• What’s working well – pro-active and actionable steps you can take right now
• Making the intangible, tangible – real time analytics for measuring employee engagement success.


From classroom to screen: converting face-to-face training to elearning
Lucy Hodge, Learning Designer & Priti Datt, Project Manager, Walkgrove
• Getting learner buy-in
• Conversion or transformation?
• How to prioritise learning, not technology
• Building a blend


Assessing the impact of employee language & cultural barriers
Huw Carter, Business Development Manager, International Corporate, Rosetta Stone
This case-study session will discuss the impacts of language and cultural barriers on five key business issues: collaboration, productivity, customer retention, market expansion and health & safety.

Workshop: Why HR and Payroll Integration is important – and how to tell if you have it
Frank Reynolds, Carval Computing
• Better control of internal processes
• No Interfaces
• Eliminate data processing time lags
• Reduce costs
• Improved solution support
• Better reporting
• Eliminate double data entry
• Improve data accuracy

11.10- 11.55 ~ Refreshments & pre-arranged meetings

12.00 – 12.45 ~ Conference Session:

Driving Employee Engagement & Performance panel session
Chair: Anthony Day, HR Leadership Exchange
Panellists include: Mariangeles Rodriguez, HR Director, Ball Corporation
Karen Jones, Programme Manager, Aylesbury Vale District Council

David Morgan, Human Resources Director, Kronos EMEA
Achieving employee engagement is a critical component in successfully delivering outcomes or gaining a competitive advantage. And this is a prime example where HR executives can demonstrate leadership in an area integrally linked to performance. This panel session will explore issues such as:
* Developing the business case for engagement initiatives and achieve buy-in from the board
* The scope for managers to play a bigger role in successfully driving engagement on an ongoing basis
* The link between a wellbeing strategy and a productive and engaged workforce
* Communication, feedback and connecting ~ social media, apps & video, plus regular face-to-face updates
* Maximising involvement through technology-enabled content sharing and collaboration
* Recognising the individuals who play a leading role in enhancing engagement
* Quantifying the financial impact of an engaged workforce


12.50 – 13.10 ~ Choice of Showcase Sessions & Discussion Groups

Workshop: Workday as a System of Engagement
Richard Doherty, Senior Director of Product Marketing EMEA, Workday
Today’s employees want answers, access to information, and the ability to share their knowledge and skills. And they expect everything to be social, mobile, personalised, collaborative, and on demand. Workday combines the capabilities of an enterprise-grade HCM system with a modern, engaging application employees will love to use. Join this workshop to see how Workday empowers the workforce with a radically different kind of experience.

Workshop: Employee time management for today’s business
Tony Hill, Carval Computing
• Modern Time Capture technologies – biometrics, app clocking, Geo Fencing
• Rostering – Managing time with a changing and diverse workforce • Time & Attendance – shift based, annualised hours and flexitime management
• Absence management – trend analysis, holiday requests etc

Workshop: Dynamic Succession: Simple, Faster, Smarter, Better
Max Schroeter, Regional Sales Manager, Cornerstone OnDemand
In a research study sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand, IDC interviewed 1,469 HR professionals and business managers across Europe, looking at the changing role of the HR department in the era of digital transformation. In this session, we share our findings and provide insight to HR leaders looking to embrace digital transformation and drive positive business impact.
• Be amongst the first to uncover the results of Cornerstone and IDCs’s major 2017 survey on HR’s role in the business of the future
• Find out what more than 1,400 respondents throughout Europe have to say about the effectiveness of HR in their organisation
• Learn how HR can truly impact the wider business in a world of disruption and change
• Discover smarter ways to manage your talent, and destroy barriers to success


Shifting the Needle on Employee Engagement
Francesca Potter, Sales Manager, Virgin Pulse,
This Virgin Pulse workshop will focus on how to make evidence based and data driven decisions to boost employee engagement
• Increasing engagement with a person centric and inclusive approach
• Connecting the dots – correlating employee engagement data
• What’s working well – pro-active and actionable steps you can take right now
• Making the intangible, tangible – real time analytics for measuring employee engagement success.


Human capital impacts of language & cultural skills development
Rosetta Stone
Huw Carter, Business Development Manager, International Corporate, Rosetta Stone
This case-study session will discuss the contribution that language and cultural skills development can play in three top HR priorities: attracting & retaining talent, engaging millennials and developing staff.

13.25 – 14.25 ~ Lunch & networking

14.30 – 15:10 ~ Conference Session

HR Transformation panel session: Lessons from those now crossing the chasm
Chair: Anthony Day, HR Leadership Exchange
Panellists include: Niraj Varia, Director of HR Transformation & Change Management, Cushman & Wakefield

Many organisations are transforming their HR functions from back-office services to front-line consulting partner. HR is becoming leaner, more innovative and strategic, empowering leaders, anticipating the future and nurturing a high performance and supportive culture that attracts talented individuals. New technologies, such as the cloud, social media and data analytics, can help enable this transformation and HR leadership is moving to centre stage, as the new opportunities to create value for the organisation begin to be seized. So this is a defining moment for HR to play a pivotal role in a time of unprecedented change and enormous opportunities. This question time style panel session will explore some of the lessons being learned from those in the midst of the ongoing process of HR Transformation.

15.20 – 15.40 ~ Refreshments & pre-arranged meetings

15.45 – 16.25 ~ Conference Session

People Analytics panel session: Moving from intuition to insight
Chair: Anthony Day, HR Leadership Exchange
Cheryl Allen, Head of HR Analytics, Atos

Developing a high performing workforce requires good quality information, timely analysis and genuine insight. People analytics can help provide this information so that better informed decisions can be made in areas, such as: performance management and employee engagement, talent management and recruitment/retention. Indeed data also holds the key to HR demonstrating measurable business value. So why aren’t all HR functions fully embracing analytics? This question time style panel session will discuss some of the benefits of data-driven HR and explore some of the challenges that can constrain the use of people analytics.

16.30 – 17.00 ~ Closing Plenary: Re-imagining HR with cognitive technologies
Tim Wakefield, Associate Partner – Talent & Engagement, IBM Global Business Services
As the development and adoption of cognitive technologies quickens, many HR leaders are now reviewing the potential impact of AI for their HR function. This session provides a thought-provoking opportunity to hear how IBM already uses cognitive technologies within their HR function to: enable better decisions and productivity; open up rich seams of insight on workforce dynamics; and enhance workplace experience throughout the employee lifecycle.