Stream three | Resourcing, Talent Management and Organisation Development

As people are the most important asset for business success, in order to thrive we must be able to attract, retain and develop the right talent while focusing on developing future skills in our existing workforce. We much leverage the most effective strategies to attract and engage talent, as well as enhancing our employer brand. Meanwhile, we need to focus on effective talent management within our businesses. How do we optimise our brand and attraction strategies in practice? And how can do work with our existing talent to ensure they develop the right skills needed to succeed in the future?

Day One | Stream Three
10th June 2020
9:30 am - 10:15 am
Olympia London

Building good businesses – developing resilient workforces to thrive in uncertainty

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Simon_Anholt
Professor Simon Anholt
Founder, The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor

The opening keynote will explore the most recent global macroeconomic and macro-political trends, their implications for businesses and how focusing on good work will enable organisations and their employees build resilience and succeed.

Leading good work in practice – translating the theory to proactively drive business growth

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Andy Briggs
Andy Briggs
Chief Executive Officer, Phoenix Group
Helena Morrissey
Dame Helena Morrissey
CEO of Newton Investment Management, a founder of the 30% Club
Simon_Anholt
Professor Simon Anholt
Founder, The Good Country Index and Independent Policy Advisor

• Identifying what good work and good people practices look like and the skills we need to develop to embed it within our organisations
• Focusing on job quality, fairness and long-term skills development to drive business growth and societal well-being
• Increasing organisational productivity and output while driving brand reputation, employee and customer loyalty

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the festival floor

Workforce planning in the age of automation – merging workforce and technology planning to increase productivity and business success

Ally Weeks
Commercial Learning Consultant, CIPD
Justine Thompson
Head of Strategic Workforce Planning and Workforce Analytics, Lloyds Banking Group
Rebecca Caleria
Rebecca Caldeira De Almeida
Strategic Workforce Planning Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
Catherine Ward
Global People Director, British Council
David Shontz
Head of Workforce Analytics and Organisation Management, Nokia

• Understanding and aligning organisational priorities and objectives with your talent and technology resources
• Developing a holistic plan for your future
technology, workforce needs and investments to ensure long-term success
• Identifying areas for technology take-over and redeployment of talent to restructure your workforce effectively

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olympia London

Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Olympia London

Boosting your onboarding experience – ensuring engagement with new talent for higher retention rates

Claire McCartney
Senior Policy Adviser, Resourcing and Inclusion, CIPD
Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor
Learning and Skills Development Manager, National Lottery Heritage Fund
Adam Harwood
Adam Harwood
Head of L&D, D&D
Jo MacPhail
Jo MacPhail
HR Director, CrossCountry

• Ensuring you deliver on your value proposition and candidate expectations to avoid disappointment during onboarding
• Helping candidates feel welcomed and develop a sense of purpose to increase emotional engagement with the team and organisation
• Assuring new employees are well supported by their managers while fully understanding their roles and purpose

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Olympia London

Explore the festival floor

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Olympia London

Attraction at first sight – strengthen your employee value proposition and brand to engage the right talent

Winston Ben Clements
Specialist and Advisor on Inclusion and Culture to global organisations
Somi Arian
Somi Arian
Multi-award winning filmmaker, Tech Philosopher and Entrepreneur

• Increasing your value proposition to appeal to top talent and stand out in an increasingly candidate-driven market
• Learning from effective marketing and PR strategies to enhance your employer brand and tap into new talent pipelines
• Improving your candidate experience to maximise engagement and avoid ‘ghosting’ during the recruitment journey

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Olympia London

The learning organisation – creating a culture of self-directed learning to drive adaptability and innovation

John Amaechi OBE
Organisational Psychologist, Director of the UK’s largest NHS Trust, and former NBA Player

Taking inspiration from the good and bad lessons learnt from real organisations, this keynote will focus on why an agile learning culture is essential for business survival and how we can facilitate a culture of learning that will create an effective knowledge-transfer ecosystem, inspire people to take ownership of their own learning and become more agile and creative.

Day Two | Stream Three
11th June 2020
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Olympia London

Humans versus automation? Upskilling people to succeed in an AIdriven world

Peter Cheese
Chief Executive, CIPD
Hannah Fry
Dr Hannah Fry
Associate Professor Mathematics of Cities, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London

So how do we embrace AI and automation as an opportunity? How do we empower and upskill people to recognise its benefits? This keynote will explore the practical impact of automation on the world of work, and how we can harmoniously integrate people and technology in the workplace.

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Explore the festival floor

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Olympia London

Breaking bias in resourcing – facilitating a diverse recruitment strategy to ensure sustainable talent pipelines

Shakil Butt
Honorary Treasurer, CIPD
Becky Coleman
Senior HR Business Partner, Ferrero
Paul Deemer
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, NHS Employers
Dawn Moore
Group People Director, The Murphy Group
James Saville
James Saville
HR Director, University of Edinburgh

• Overcoming unconscious bias in recruiters and
line managers to find the right skills and maximise talent pipelines
• Adapting your recruitment practices to focus on candidates’ attitude, flexibility and willingness to learn over experience
• Ensuring your recruitment process is inclusive to attract and engage more diverse candidates

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Olympia London

Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Olympia London

Winning the skills struggle – identifying the right skills amid shrinking talent pools

Yetunde Oladipo
Recruitment Business Partner, DWP
Jane Graham
Head of Resourcing at Taunton and Somerset, NHS Foundation
Jon Dawson
Jon Dawson
Director in Human Resources, The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London and One Hyde Park Residences

• Practising effective talent management by leveraging and developing current talent to respond to skills gaps
• How community investment can help with resourcing by partnering with local bodies and
educational institutions to create sustainable talent pipelines
• Ensuring you tap into diverse candidate pools to ensure more sustainable talent pipelines

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Olympia London

Explore the festival floor

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Olympia London

Maximising your recruitment budget – reaching wider talent pipelines without breaking the bank

Ally Weeks
Commercial Learning Consultant, CIPD
Sonia Khera
Former Head of People and Community, Tonik Energy

• From recruitment to head hunting - upskilling your team and ensuring effective communication with hiring managers to find the best candidates
• Leveraging social media platforms and job advertising effectively to increase your exposure and reach the right talent pools
• Dealing effectively with online criticism or negative rankings on social media to safeguard your online reputation

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Olympia London

The power of inclusion - overcoming the barriers of a world designed for men

Mary Connaughton
Director, CIPD Ireland
Caroline Criado-Perez
Caroline Criado-Perez OBE
British Feminist, Activist and Journalist

This keynote will explore how organisations can successfully re-design jobs and workplaces to welcome and better cater for all diversity – to create a clear and contagious organisational culture and ensure that we make the most of all our talent while building a better society.