Workstream 1 - Rehumanising the Workforce with Technology: 11:45 – 12:25
Despite heavy investments in early careers programmes, companies lose over a quarter of graduates within the first three years of their employment. Meanwhile, with 85% of baby boomers planning to continue to work into their 70s and even 80s, businesses are challenged with managing differing needs and expectations of those in both early and late careers, in order to retain talent and maintain productivity. During this interactive session, we’ll discuss recruitment, engagement and retention strategies for those at different career stages.
Georgina Huntley, Talent Director – ManpowerGroup UK
Michael Stull, Brand Leader – Talent Solutions UK
Sarah Hernon, Principal Consultant – Right Management
Alyssa Upton, Human Resources Director EMEA – Arrow Electronics
Caroline Theaker, Future Skills Reskilling Lead – Lloyds Banking Group
- Actionable insights for attracting, engaging, and retaining a multi-generational workforce
- Discussing common challenges faced by businesses in this area
- Identifying best practices for ensuring competitive advantage in talent management
- Providing top tips for attracting, engaging, and retaining employees from different generations
Join us in this breakout session focusing on technology enablement in direct sourcing for the contingent workforce. Our expert panel will reveal the latest tactics and digital solutions for improving talent engagement, redeployment and candidate experience. By leveraging technology in these areas, you can break down barriers and create a more agile and efficient workforce, gain practical insights and actionable strategies that will transform the way you manage your contingent workforce.
Karen Gonzalez, Executive Vice President (North America) – LiveHire
Ines Noble, Vice President, Global Solution Design – TAPFIN
Jurgen Jaarsma, Vice President, Business Development EMEA – People 2.0
- Getting started – what you should consider before moving forward with direct sourcing and best practice tips for a successful programme
- The key success factors for bringing direct sourcing into an MSP environment
- The importance of technology in building a managed direct sourcing programme
- Why process is key in hiring efficiently and compliantly after finding candidates
The session will focus on the impact of technological advancements on the future of work and the skills required to stay ahead. It will delve into how tech innovations will shape the processes and strategies of the business landscape of the future.
Additionally, attendees will gain valuable insights into emerging roles of the future, and explore the transformation of our daily lives, education, and work brought about by technology.
Jonathan Elliott, Vice President – ManpowerGroup
Ved Sen, Head of Innovation and Futurist – TCS UK&I
Sue Daley, Director, Technology and Innovation – TechUK
Rahul Kumar, Director – Experis UK
Dean Chetty, Director of Data Strategy and Architecture – Football Association Ltd
- How technology is changing the future of work
- Whether technological evolution can create new roles in the future
- How future business processes and strategies will evolve
- A view on how technology is changing the way we live, learn and work
Workstream 2 - Engagement and Retention: 12:30 - 13:10
This session will explore the role of hybrid working in providing a fulfilling work experience and promoting loyalty to the employer.
Attendees will gain insights into the definition of hybrid working and its implications for workers and organisations. The session will also examine the fairness of flexibility in accommodating all types of workers, from manual labourers to knowledge workers, and propose solutions that support everyone.
Participants will learn how to identify the best hybrid working solution for their organisation and employees; discussing strategies for rebuilding employee capabilities and engaging remotely, to create a skilled and motivated workforce.
Lennie Higgs, National Permanent Placement Director – Manpower UK
- The flexible working landscape – the tug-of-war between businesses and employees across sectors
- Is the post-pandemic way of working fair for all? Exploring solutions that fit and support all types of workers, from manual labourers to knowledge workers
- Finding the best working model solution for your organisation and your employees
- Creating a skilled workforce: rebuilding employee capabilities and engaging remotely
Tech leaders need teams with the skills to stay one (or more) steps ahead of the latest technologies — tech that’s increasingly cloud related. Yet talent shortages, hiring freezes, and layoffs are creating significant challenges in keeping your digital strategies on track.
So how do you continue to innovate and keep your competitive edge in a turbulent economy? The solution lies in investing in talent development within the team you already have.
Ed McDermott, Global Enterprise Account Director – Pluralsight
- Insights from Pluralsight & Experis on how to build a scalable, recession-resistant workforce in 2023
- Hear first-hand from industry experts on how they closed the tech skills gap within their organisation.
Employees across all sectors, at all levels, are demanding more choice and autonomy over how they work. Moving away from the workplace-centric models of the past will increasingly determine business success. Factoring in flexibility, empathy and collaboration will enhance the employee experience and increase productivity. So how do we create well-defined employer brands and ensure recruitment processes are fit for purpose.
Georgina Huntley, Talent Director – ManpowerGroup
- Why is workplace culture and flexibility important
- Ways to provide an inclusive candidate recruitment process
- Employer Value Proposition – what, why and how?
- The importance of managing burnout and wellbeing
Workstream 3 - Rethinking the Workplace: 14:55 - 15:35
How can you unlock new sources of talent and find the right blend of tech and human skills on your tech acceleration journey? In this session we discuss how to recruit talent with the right potential. We’ll also look at how to tap into the potential of your current workforce and reskill employees to fill the gaps and meet the challenges that lie ahead.
Stuart Nicol, Director of Professional Staffing – Experis UK
Jo Regan, Chief People Officer
Kate Ross, Global Program Manager, Education & Skills – IBM
Mervyn Dinnen, Top 100 Global HR Tech Influencer & Author of Digital Talent
Mina van Piggelen – Head of Client Engagement – Experis UK
- How to unlock new sources of talent and recruit potential.
- How to find the right blend of technology talent for your tech acceleration journey.
- How to leverage the workforce potential, reskill employees to fill gaps and meet the challenges lie ahead.
Using the latest research, we’ll explore the ingredients of effective leadership, with a particular focus on one of the most talked about elements: empathy. How can leaders combine empathy and impact, delivering against rapidly-changing objectives and driving success whilst leading remote and hybrid businesses? And how can organisations demonstrate and deliver empathy in their people strategies?
- Insights and debate around empathetic organisations and empathetic leadership
- Understand why this quality is vital for businesses across all sectors
- Deep-dive into empathy, compassion and sympathy in the workplace
How many people – employees and non-employees – are working across your company? Most businesses don’t really know. A lack of visibility of the entire workforce means HR can only apply process to permanent talent. Procurement can’t control cost and your business is exposed to compliance risks. Total Talent Management (TTM) could provide the answer to managing your workforce efficiently as one cohesive unit. Join our session to discover how HR and Procurement teams can work together to create a successful TTM programme that includes all aspects of your workforce – including contractors, freelancers and gig workers.
Graham Hewitt, Head of Solutions, Products & Innovation – Talent Solutions
Mark Wilson, Group HR Director, Talent Acquisition – Babcock International
Manfred Vogels, Director, Relationship Management EMEA – Beeline
Rennell Ersoy, VP Global Partnerships – ManpowerGroup
EMEA Implementation Team
- Understand how Total Talent Management can help you make better strategic staffing decisions and optimise human capital costs
- Learn how Procurement and HR teams can work together to optimise workforce programmes
- The ability for hiring managers to determine the type of workers they need and how data can help to support this
- How you can help your supplier to create the right outcomes for your business
- Understand how strategic workforce planning and management can create a competitive edge for your business