Free essential learning in the exhibition hall

Discover practical tools and latest trends to help you stay up to speed and prepare for the future during these challenging times from a range of key product and service solution providers. Whether you are taking a break from the conference or are attending with a free festival floor pass, you can choose to watch these online sessions live or on-demand at a time that suits you.

Making the festival more inclusive
We’re pleased to be able to provide subtitles and closed captioning for those with hearing disabilities on all conference sessions and free learning sessions in the exhibition hall.

Explore the full free learning programme by selecting each day.

Stream one

11:00-11:25
Enabling a safe return to the workplace
CIPD 
Many organisations and HR teams have been thinking about what a return to the workplace might involve, considering daily updates and government advice. In this complex, fast-evolving climate, what guiding principles will help people professionals make key decisions relevant to each workforce and workplace? Find out how to manage a safe return for employees, handle holidays, sickness and other absences as well as dealing with potential redundancies. Hear the latest commentary from CIPD CEO Peter Cheese and an employment law expert on making each return to the workplace a good return for all.

11:30-11:55
Exploring occupational health and navigating the new normal
Health Shield Friendly Society
Exploring occupational health and navigating the new normal during the current climate and beyond.

12:00-12:25
Our sustainable future – 5 HR strategies to build sustainable organisations
ICS Learn
It’s never been more important to build environmentally, socially and financially sustainable organisations – and HR has a vital role to play. We give you the evidence, strategies and tools you need to drive sustainable business success.

12:30-12:55
At the coal face of instructional design
Emerald Works
With fifteen years in online learning, James offers an ‘in the trenches’ guide to instructional design. Based on practical experience, he will share the techniques and tips he and his team use to deliver exceptional learning experiences for their clients.

13:00-13:25
Why Workday and a payroll partner?
One Source Virtual
Join us to learn the benefits of using Workday for all your payroll needs and maximising your Workday investment with a trusted service partner. Let’s make the day more doable.

13:30-13:55
I thought I had an L&D strategy. Now what?
Imperial College
Learning has pivoted or stopped in the crisis. Will you reload or reinvent your L&D strategy? We’ll explore new approaches, helping you navigate the new normal (and revisit old truths).

14:00-14:25
How does AI help us? A guide to uncovering what we didn’t know we could know
Core HR
How do you know what questions to ask of your data? We all want to make the most informed decisions, but what if there is hidden information within our HR systems that could drastically change our businesses? Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know.

Stream two

11:00-11:25
GE Healthcare – Creating a global onboarding experience
Eli Onboarding
Seven months ago, GE Healthcare launched their new personalised onboarding experience. But what challenges did they face, what benefits have they seen and what advice can they pass on?

11:30-11:55
Can pay transparency lead to pay equity?
3R Strategy
If complete pay transparency leads to pay equity, then why don’t all companies adopt this strategy? What can professional football teach us about transparency in the workplace?

12:00-12:25
L&D and the pandemic: how is COVID-19 changing organisational learning?
CIPD 
In a crisis, things move fast and demand a refocus; people professionals need sound analysis, not senseless activity. So, what underpins effective organisational learning solution design in the COVID-19 environment? Hear from CIPD’s Head of Learning on the importance of prioritising, digitising, socialising and humanising learning solutions to ensure they support remote and lockdown working effectiveness.

12:30-12:25
Need to know: Thermal Fever Detection Technology
SCC
In this Q&A video, Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, chats to Dan Cartter, head of innovation at SCC, about the firm’s new thermal detector solutions, and how it can help in the fight against Covid-19.

13:00-13:25
Time for transformation: 12 step guide to digitisation
Silver Cloud HR
Covid-19 has emphasised the need for digitisation. But how can organisations make transformation a reality? These 12 steps to HRIS selection will ensure you select a system is fit for purpose now and in the future.

13:30-13:55
Smartphone video in the new normal
Brightest Bulb
More than ever, video is now a business essential. Brightest Bulb will provide you with pointers and tips on how to present to camera in a professional and engaging way.

Explore the virtual festival features