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Lead The Charge As We Redefine The Bounds Of Work & Re-Emerge Stronger Than Ever From COVID • Engaging Approaches To Office Space Which Increase Creativity & Encourage Face-To-Face Collaboration • Equip Managers To Effectively Support Wellbeing & Motivate Their Teams • Celebrate Success & Provide Equal Development Opportunities, No Matter Where Colleagues Are Based! Book Your Place Here.

2nd Annual, One-Day, Cross-Sector Conference & Networking Event, 8th June 2022, Central London. Group Discounts Available - Send 4 For 3! 

"I genuinely have a new burst of energy after hearing from all the speakers! Thank you and well done to everyone involved. Hope to see you all again soon!" NHS South West London CCG (Past Event Attendee)

29 Leading HR, Comms & Transformation Directors Share Lessons Learnt & Practical Advice For The Future World Of Work: Grow Inclusivity & Belonging & Cohesive 29 Cultures, Drive Digital Transformations, Evolve The Role Of The Office, Recruit & Retain, Empower Managers, Engage Employees, Support Mental Health & Promote L&D 

  1. Create Inclusive, Supportive Hybrid Culture: Transform your culture to offer connectivity, flexibility and inclusivity
    wherever the team are based and attract, engage and retain colleagues
  2. Tech, Tools & L&D: We’ve all got more digitally savvy over the last two years, but what tech is next and how can we prepare our workforce for it?
  3. NEW: Inclusion & Belonging: Cultivate community to boost communication and inclusivity across your hybrid workforce
  4. Evolving Use Of Office Space: Reimagine the office space to maximise collaboration, innovation and creativity across the organisation
  5. Reopening, Reintegration, Cohesion: Make the office a destination to encourage people to brave the commute and come in
  6. Attract Top Talent & Reduce Turnover: Successfully recruit top candidates and minimise attrition through hybrid-friendly strategies that set you apart from other employers
  7. Invest In Your Managers: Upskill managers to drive change, build trust, support their teams and manage motivation and productivity in a hybrid working world
  8. Engage Employees Wherever They Are: Effective employee engagement, in a hybrid world, on a budget
  9. Effective Hybrid Management & Development: How can you measure and benchmark performance and productivity to reward success and provide equal L&D opportunities?
  10. Supporting Employee Mental Health & Wellbeing: Steps to drive an open dialogue and support staff wherever they are based

PLUS! What's New At The 2nd Annual Hybrid Workforce Conference - Engaged, Productive, Connected?


  • 29 Cross-Sector HR, Comms & Transformation Directors Speaking from Financial Services • Broadcast Media • Retail • Telecoms • Consumer Goods • Entertainment • Health Care • Utilities • Government Administration • Aviation • Food & Drink • Not For Profit
  • Capture The Momentum Of 2021 To Embed Progress In 2022!
  • 3 Hot Topic Panels: A) Employee Engagement & Motivation B) Connected Workforce Culture C) Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • 4 Peer To Peers Discussions: A) Neurodiversity B) Vaccine discrimination C) Social mobility
    D) Protected characteristics
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29 HR, Communications & Transformation Directors Tackle Your Toughest Hybrid Workforce Challenges In 1 Day: Connected Workforce Culture • Tools, Channels, Tech • Inclusion & Belonging • The Evolving Role Of The Office Space • Recruitment & Talent • Empowering & Equipping Managers • Employee Engagement & Motivation • Reopening, Reintegration & Cohesion • Measuring Impact • Remote L&D • Managing Distributed Workforces • Mental Health & Wellbeing

Please see the agenda outline below or click here to view the full conference programme >>

08.30 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Opening Remarks

09.00 Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Den Carter, Head of Channels & Content, Colleague Communications & Culture, British Airways

CONNECTED WORKFORCE CULTURE - PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

09.10 Here & There? Truly Transform Your Company Culture For Hybrid Working To Attract, Engage & Retain Top Talent With Flexible, Inclusive & Supportive Cultures

  • Culture is no longer being defined top down - it’s coming from the grassroots, and it’s loud and clear what they want… flexibility! Bring leaders on board with employee-voice led arguments to be a stand-out employer in the future workplace
  • Change the perception of high performance: bums on seats was always a poor indicator but how do we cultivate real measures of effort, motivation and success?
  • Ensure leaders maximise face-to-face engagement opportunities – why, when and how often?
  • Can you re-create remote water cooler chats and impromptu team lunches? Innovate your onboarding so new colleagues who’ve never been into an office or met anyone in person feel included and supported

Chris Norbury, Chief People Officer, E.ON UK

Anthony Fitzpatrick, Head of Colleague Experience & Employment Policy, Aviva

Inji Duducu, People Director - Reward & Employee Services, Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc

Shalini Gupta, Employee Experience Communications Lead, BT (Enterprise)

Jo Hicks, Director, Strategy & Leadership & Deputy Chief People Officer, Ministry of Justice

Louisa Bench, Director Global Talent & Development, British Council

TOOLS, CHANNELS, TECH - LATEST INSIGHTS

09.40 Harness The Best Tech & Tools To Drive Efficient & Effective Hybrid Working

  • We’re all more digitally savvy than 2 years ago, but what new tech is coming down the tracks that can help us further?
  • People have embedded new tech and digital tools but how are they working? What have been key learnings and successes? How do we get the most out of them?
  • Beyond Zoom to voting tools and drawing boards… how have people used tech to boost interactivity in their hybrid workforce?

Suzy Jearum, Associate Director of Digital Employee Experience, Coca-Cola EuroPacific Partners

CASE STUDY: OVO BELONGING NETWORKS

10.00 Connection, Community & Belonging Is A Key Priority At OVO

Come and join us as we share about how we introduced and grew a people-led community of Belonging Networks in our workforce which ensured our people felt more connected than ever before, despite working from our homes.

Emma Illingworth, Head of People Transformation, OVO

Louise Bailey, I&D Accelerator, OVO

Alessandro Storer, I&D Specialist, OVO

10.20 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

10.35 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

BONUS SESSIONS

11.05 Bonus Session, Reserved For Bright Horizons

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons

THE EVOLVING ROLE OF THE OFFICE SPACE

11.20 The Role Of Office Space… Rethink The Office Space To Increase Collaboration, Creativity & Engagement To Lead Organisational Growth

  • Reframe the role of the office to become a place where creativity happens and rethink the layout of the office to promote collaboration
  • We’ve proven that we can work successfully from home but do we all want to work remotely 5 days a week?!
  • Young Guns Vs. Experienced Pros: balance the need of the younger generation to have contact time with more established staff against the needs of the generation above who are juggling work and family life

Deepa Shah, People Director, Head Office, Bupa

RECRUITMENT & TALENT

11.40 Attract Top Talent & Reduce Attrition In The Midst Of A Turbulent Labour Market Through Hybrid-Friendly Strategies That Set You Apart From Other Employers

  • Be forward thinking in terms of your operating model and have flexible attraction strategies which appeal to the colleagues of today and tomorrow
  • AI, robotics, ML: harness the new to streamline and optimise your hybrid recruitment approaches
  • What are people doing to retain people in the hybrid world?
  • Break down barriers between office and homeworking to maintain inclusivity and ensure equal development and progression regardless of working location or hours

Margarita Echeverria Rengifo, Global Head of Assessments, Resourcing, Vodafone

EMPOWERING & EQUIPPING MANAGERS - CASE STUDY

12.00 Invest In Your Managers Who Are Driving Change On The Ground & Delivering The Future Of Work Through Building A Culture Of Trust & Migrating The Measure Of Productivity From Input To Output

The future of work depends on the ability of managers to adapt to change and embrace the possibilities of hybrid productivity. Are your managers ready to contribute to your hybrid roadmap and switch their focus from inputs to outcomes?

Jo Daly, VP, Learning & Development, Warner Music Group

12.20 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS

13.00 INFORMAL BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS

A) Neurodiversity

C) Vaccine Discrimination

B) Social Mobility

D) Protected Characteristics

13.20 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Anthony Fitzpatrick, Head of Colleague Experience & Employment Policy, Aviva

Rachel Jones, Director of Talent, Learning, Engagement, Wellbeing & Organisational Design UK & Ireland, Sodexo

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT & MOTIVATION - PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

13.30 Win The Hearts & Minds Of Your Employees Regardless Of Whether You’re In The Room, Or On Zoom

  • For lots of us we’re in a real time of austerity – how do you do effective
    employee engagement, in a hybrid world, on a budget?
  • Seek ways to personalise and improve employee experience through employee voice listening and high survey participation
  • Whether down the road or in a different time zone – how can you increase engagement with HQ when site visits and face-to-face forums are not possible?
  • The changing role of the leader and the employee voice: the people have a lot to say, so how do you get your leaders to genuinely listen and respond?

Deepa Shah, People Director, Head Office, Bupa

Hannah Smith, Associate Director, Talent Development, Lead, Fidelity International

Sue Tunmore, People Director, Co-op

Alastair Gill, Ex Head of People, giffgaff (Formerly)

Anne-Marie Griffiths, Head of Internal Comms & Engagement, DHL Supply Chain UK&I

Graham Barton, Head of Change Awareness & Adoption, Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

REOPENING, REINTEGRATION & COHESION

14.00 Make The Office A Destination To Encourage People To Brave The Commute & Come In

  • Show you care: offer personalised support to colleagues to make coming into the office exciting and possible in their unique circumstances
  • What steps need to be taken so the office is a safe and inclusive environment?
  • Rota people in to ensure there’s a buzz in the office when they come in so they get something out of it and want to come back again
  • What practical, operational considerations need to be thought through to welcome people back to the office when they’re not in everyday? How do you ensure everyone has the equipment they need to work from home and the office without having to double the budget?

Laura Cole, Head of HR Digital Service & Employee Experience, Standard Chartered Bank

MEASURING THE IMPACT OF HYBRID WORKING

14.20 Get The Most Out Of Your Hybrid Workforce With Innovative Measurement Strategies Which Go Beyond Hours Worked

  • What data are people using to track their current workforce that they weren’t using pre-COVID? Is there a different area they’re focussed on?
  • Once you have the data, how are you understanding it? What’s it actually telling you?
  • Prove ROI to the exec board – what money you’ve made and saved and how you’ve influenced behaviour change
  • Measure colleague sentiment: increase HR and internal comms collaboration to gather accurate data that can help companies transform, understand how people are struggling and what complaints they’re registering to improve employee experience in a hybrid world

Dawid Koziarski, Head of HR Support, Handelsbanken

14.40 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

15.10 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

REMOTE L&D

15.40 Boost Attendance & Engagement To Ensure An Upskilled Hybrid Workforce With Pertinent & Inspiring Learning & Development

  • How can you encourage people to care about the training and get involved regardless of the format?
  • How can you replace spontaneous coaching moments with new members of the team?
  • Adapt your L&D practice to fit the digitally native workforce of the future and which will differ from the competencies required pre-COVID

Daniel Brooks, Head of Organisational Learning & Development, British Medical Association

MANAGING DESKLESS, HARD-TO-REACH & DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCES

16.00 Manage A Productive & Motivated Workforce To Ensure The Success Of Your Organisation Wherever They Are & Whatever Their Role

  • The role of the leader has changed dramatically! Help them motivate and inspire their teams to build a sense of belonging, empowerment and trust without resorting to micro-management which can lead to resentment and attrition
  • Educate your people and provide adequate IT security to protect company data with a dispersed workforce
  • Leverage good middle managers to increase employee connection to the company and ensure that each colleague still receives individual, personalised engagement

Abi Goodwin, Group Director of Strategic Workforce Planning, Sky

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING - PANEL DISCUSSION & Q&A

16.20 With Hybrid Working Becoming Simply The Future Of Work For Most People, Rethink Your Health & Wellbeing Strategies To Support Your People Wherever They’re Working & Retain Top Talent

  • Hybrid working was forced on all of us, some love it, some hate it. For those who find being at home isolating, uncover new ways to engage and support
  • What new solutions have we had to come up with for a new way of working to prevent overworking, isolation and burnout?
  • Home is a sanctuary? Offer support when your people have to deal with difficult situations at home

Belinda Vazquez, Workspace Director, TUI

Nazaneen Challawala-Hatimi, Internal Communications Director, AXA XL

Anirudh Deshpande, Director & Sr. HRBP - Global Functions, Smiths Group Plc

Mike Bath, Chief People & Organisational, Development Officer, Marie Curie

16.50 Afternoon Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference

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