The ManpowerGroup Conference 2023

08:00 – 08:30 – Registration and Breakfast (VIP Invite only)

08:30 – 10:15 – The Exchange – Build a Net-Positive Sustainable Talent Strategy
*Invite only

09:30 – 10:00 – Registration Main Event

Samantha Simmonds

Samantha has been a journalist and broadcaster for more than 20 years, currently presenting on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News, covering breaking news stories, international and national events of the day.

She loves the challenge of handling live breaking news and dealing with the biggest events of the day – interviewing senior politicians, business leaders, celebrities and ordinary people often at the centre of shocking events.

Mark Cahill
Managing Director, ManpowerGroup UK & Ireland

Mark is also responsible for ManpowerGroup Netherlands in the capacity of Managing Director which he has recently taken on.

Mark is responsible for the conception and delivery of industry-leading employment services that enable ManpowerGroup’s clients and candidates to win in the changing world of work.

Mark has held a variety of senior posts during his 35 year career within the Group, and his inclusive and collaborative approach has become a trademark of his leadership style.

Under Mark’s tenure, ManpowerGroup’s UK business strategy has undergone a significant transformation; refocusing on entrepreneurial innovation and adapting to client’s ever-changing needs.

Mark and the Board work closely to align strategic client teams, provide strong leadership across the business, and prioritise training and development across more than 200 Group locations.

Mark has also recently won the REC 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.

In the wake of rising talent shortages, great resignations, quiet quitting and more – access to human capital has become a major differentiator as demand for specific skills remains strong and talent shortages continue. Whilst technology may be the great enabler, humans are still the catalyst to the future as 85% of companies reported talent shortages in 2022. Businesses need to remain steadfast in their commitment to prioritising skills and people, and continue to build the right blend of people, technology and skills.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Chief Innovation Officer, ManpowerGroup

10:50 – 11:10 – Morning Break

A heightened focus on a values-driven agenda, empathetic leaders and a culture of trust will become a net positive for attracting and retaining talent and engaging remote teams. The employee value proposition will take precedence as employees now require employers to offer more programmes and initiatives focused on prioritising well-being while also providing flexibility, competitive pay, engagement, good working conditions and opportunities for skills development and career advancement. At a time where 80% of employers are reporting difficulties in hiring – a 16 year high – listening, adapting and responding to workers’ needs beyond the pay cheque will become a differentiating factor in attracting and retaining talent.

Afua Hagan
Broadcaster & Journalist

Masterclass 1 – Managing multigenerational careers – how to recruit, retain and reskill – from Gen Z to Baby Boomers
Masterclass 2 – Leveraging technology to engage and retain your contingent workforce
Masterclass 3How technology is shaping the Future of Work & its impact on you?

Masterclass 4 – The evolving worlplace landscape, engaging teams remotely to create the best experience for employees
Masterclass 5 – From Talent Consumer to Talent Creator: How to build future-proof talent pipelines by investing in continuous learning
Masterclass 6 – The workplace of the future: How to prepare for the next generation of employees

13:10 – 14:10 – Lunch

How will the forces shaping the future of work impact talent acquisition and recruiting? In this presentation, Matt will delve into the key issues and trends shaping work, workplaces and workforces, including the growing focus on skills, evolving work styles, the future of hybrid, DE&I and the implications of AI innovation and adoption.

Using insights gained from interviews with practitioners and thought leaders on The Recruiting Future Podcast, he will provide a valuable perspective into how these changes will affect the way employers attract and retain talent in the years to come.

Matt Alder
Talent Acquisition Futurist

Masterclass 7 – Unlock the hidden talent
Masterclass 8 – Does empathy matter? Empathetic leadership in a hybrid world
Masterclass 9 – Elevating the role of HR: Move from silos to synergy with Total Talent Management

How will the advancement in technology affect the Future of Work? The increase in adoption of AI, machine learning, robotics, digital twin and other disruptive technologies will pave the way for broad economic growth through increased efficiency and new innovations. This will impact every aspect of human life! To thrive, every organisation, in every industry must inject digital skills into every business process and function, and find the right talent to stay ahead of the curve.

Our keynote speaker will discuss:

  • How will the inevitable evolution of technology in the next 5-10 years impact the Future of Work?
  • What new skills will be required in the future?
  • How can we find hidden talent?
  • How can businesses leverage technology to transform their talent strategy?
Georgie Barrat
Tech Journalist & Broadcaster

16:05 – 16:15 – Closing Remarks

16:15 – 18:00 – Post Event Networking and Drinks