15th September 2017

Evolution of Work Conference

Victoria Park Plaza, London
Register Sponsor

Evolution of Work Conference

The traditional workplace is fragmenting

Technology is having a profound impact on the way we work and also our expectations of what work has to offer – and new technologies impacting on our working environment, such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence, are constantly evolving.

Against this backdrop of rapid technology-driven change in the workplace the human condition remains and the culture of an organisation and the way it interacts with its people and its customers is arguably more important now than ever before.

Delegates to this Conference will learn how the traditional workplace is fragmenting – technology savvy millennials and digital natives will soon make up the majority of the workforce. Organisations must also grapple with the challenges that come from an increase in homeworking and the blurring of the lines between our work and our social lives.

Topic Streams

The Impact of New Technologies
The Benefits of Homeworking
The Workforce of the Future
Employee Recognition, Reward and Retention
The Workplace of the Future

Quick Facts

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What to expect

  • A focus on the new technologies that are transforming the working environment and expectations of our people
  • How those technologies are changing the very fabric of the way we work
  • The changing demographics where millennials will make up 50per cent of the workforce by 2020
  • Why the human condition and human nature must be factored in to this workplace transformation
  • The blurring of the lines between our working lives and our social lives
  • A look at the paramount importance of getting the culture right in a fragmenting working environment
  • Predictions on what work will look like in five years from now and beyond
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Running in tandem with the Internal Communications Conference

We’re delighted that the Evolution of Work Conference will be taking place alongside our Internal Communications Conference, where delegates will learn how internal communications can deliver effective communications across the entire organisation, particularly with the workplace transforming at the rapid rate in which it is.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

Speakers

Bruce

Bruce Daisley

Twitter
Alyson Fadil

Alyson Fadil

Missguided
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Ruth Stuart

CIPD
Caroline Anderson

Caroline Anderson

Land Registry
Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu

University College London
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Danielle Macleod

Somebody Inside
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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Public Health England
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Neil Taylor

Anchor Trust
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Helen Walker

TimeBank
Emma James

Emma James

Merlin Entertainments
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Tim Morton

INTOO UK & Ireland
Phil Dunk

Phil Dunk

River Agency
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Ant Monger

River Agency
Claire Maugham

Claire Maugham

Smart Energy GB
Alison Argall

Alison Argall

Tusker Direct
Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

Engage for Success
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Bruce Daisley

EMEA Vice President

Bruce Daisley is the EMEA Vice President of Twitter. He joined the company in 2012 having previously ran Google’s display business.  At Google Bruce had responsibility for YouTube and display advertising. He has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.

Previously New Media Age recognised Bruce as having made the Greatest Individual Contribution to new media in the UK. in 2015 he was voted Individual of the Year in The Drum’s Social Media rankings. He runs a podcast “Eat Sleep Work Repeat” on work culture which has featured in the iTunes top business podcasts since its launch at the start of 2017.

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Alyson Fadil

People Director

Professional Experience

Alyson is the People Director for Missguided, joining the organisation in April 2017.

Prior to this, Alyson joined Sofaworks (formally CSL) in July 2012 as HR Director. Her role was leading its 1000 Sofaworkers through a transformational change programme that turns sofa retailing on its head.

The transformation has included rebranding a well-established retail business, leading cultural change to a service centred proposition, recruiting a full executive team to assist with external investment and preparing the business to become an Omni- channel retailer.

Education

Alyson is a Fellow member of the CIPD with an MA in Strategic HR management. Currently studying with the OCM for the Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach Mentoring.

Professional Profile

She started her HR career in 2005 as a Divisional Business Partner for Luminar Leisure, before moving onto Selfridges PLC as a dual site Senior HR Manager. Her earlier career as a General Manager served her well to transit into a pragmatic, commercial HR professional.

Other Professional Interests

Alyson is a trustee for the charity Dancesyndrome which is an inclusive arts organisation that enables learning disabled individuals to access high quality leadership and development opportunities in order to be more active and visible citizens. By using dance as a vehicle for change, Dancesyndrome provides creative, cultural and social opportunities that increase physical health and personal well-being.

Alyson has a keen interest in assisting young school leavers into the world of work and thus is a volunteer for Inspiring the future which is an organisation that links schools and colleges with business ambassadors. She is an elite member of the North West Employee Engagement Group and a popular HR blogger.

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Ruth Stuart

Head of Strategy Development

Ruth is the Head of Strategy Development at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. She is responsible for developing and evolving the CIPD’s long-term strategy and is passionate about creating a more human future of work.

Ruth joined the CIPD in 2013 as Research Adviser for Learning and Development (L&D), focusing on the latest trends in L&D and transformational change. Prior to joining the CIPD Ruth held a number of roles within Tesco plc in both specialist L&D and generalist HR roles. Most recently she worked within organisation development, leading capability development within the commercial business function. Prior to this she gained experience as an HR business partner and in international talent and leadership development. She holds a first degree in politics and modern history, an MA in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.

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Caroline Anderson

‎HR Director

Caroline joined the HM Land Registry in December 2013 following a career in Local Government. Previously she was Human Resources Director for the London Borough of Hackney.

She has substantial experience of operating at Board level including advising Board Chairs, Chief Executives, Directors, senior managers and politicians in a range of highly complex, politically sensitive and fast moving environments. Extensive experience of leading and delivering organisation and cultural change, transformation programmes, service redesign and the development and implementation of HR&OD infrastructure (polices, processes and systems).

A keen advocate for staff engagement, succession planning and personal development, she led on the introduction of the first Apprenticeship programme at HMLR which initially resulted in the recruitment of 80 apprentices in 2014. Since then 465 apprentices have started their careers with HMLR

Married with 2 grown up children Caroline’s newly rediscovered pleasures include holidays taken during term time to locations her children would hate and eating in restaurants that do not have a kids menu or high chairs!

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Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Lecturer of Business Psychology

Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu is a Lecturer of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and the co-founder of Meta Profiling Ltd. He has previously held the positions of Director of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director of Digital Entrepreneurship, and Director of Consumer Behaviour at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also taught at London’s City University and Heythrop University. Gorkan is the author of Personality 101, the editor of the Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship, and has published numerous articles and reviews in leading academic journals as well as authored in Harvard Business Review and Management Today. Dr Ahmetoglu is a leading expert in psychological profiling and assessment and a business adviser and speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, consumer decision-making, and marketing strategy. He is also an associate to Harvard’s EFL Global. Gorkan consults to global organisations and the UK government, and frequently appears in media as expert adviser.

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Danielle Macleod

Co-Founder

Danielle worked with Sky for 11 years, latterly as Customer Service Director and Director of Service Operations with responsibility for over 8000 call centre advisors in the UK, India and Bulgaria.  During her leadership, NPS doubled and Sky was consistently Number One across all products according to Ofcom.  Having been an ambassador for Women in Leadership throughout her time at Sky, Danielle recently decided this was where she wanted to devote her attention.  She left Sky in March, setting up Somebody Inside with her co-partner, Nic Conway, a business that works with women from all walks of life to help them find their authenticity and create the life they long for.

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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Chair of Health and Work Programme & Director of HR

Tony has over 20 years’ experience at director level, primarily in the NHS, where he has also led on facilities and communications at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Tony was HR Director at the Health Protection Agency for five years prior to moving to PHE in April 2013.

Tony also chairs PHE’s Delivery Board on Health and Work, which has been set up to work with business, national and local government and the public sector to help employers improve the health of the 27 million adults in employment in England.

Tony is also a member of NHS England’s Equality and Diversity Council, a lead mentor in Race for Opportunity’s mentoring circles and a member of the Civil Service schools mentoring programme.

Tony is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and lives in Dorking in Surrey.

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Neil Taylor

Employer Brand and Digital Manager

Neil is a digital communications and employee engagement specialist with a background in TV and multimedia content production.

He is the Employer Brand and Digital Manager at Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the elderly. Neil has worked across HR, Communications, Production and Development roles at the BBC, ITV and RDF Media. He’s focussed on delivering digital solutions to the challenges of employee engagement and recruitment.

He’s passionate about the role enterprise social media plays in giving employees a voice and the benefits this can bring.

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Helen Walker

Chief Executive

Helen Walker is Chief Executive of TimeBank, a national volunteering charity that aims to make volunteering part of the fabric of everyday life and a rewarding experience for everyone involved. The charity specialises in mentoring projects that tackle complex social issues. It also takes an innovative approach to employee volunteering, helping employees develop leadership, decision-making and negotiation skills and companies to build effective teams, engage staff and improve retention rates.

Before joining TimeBank in 2008, Helen was Director of Fundraising at the military charity SSAFA and was previously Head of Fundraising at Hospitality Action, the benevolent association for the hospitality industry.

Brought up on the Isle of Man, Helen now lives in East London. She studied for a degree and M.Phil at the London School of Economics before joining the School of Oriental and African Studies as Briefing Officer.

Helen is passionate about volunteering as an effective intervention to tackle complex social issues and believes that great volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and beneficiaries by building stronger, happier and more inclusive communities. She was inspired to work in the voluntary sector after volunteering as a Trustee of a small charity funding a school for deaf children in Tanzania.

On joining TimeBank, Helen undertook a fundamental review of the organisation’s vision, mission and values to define the charity’s core direction in its second decade. A new brand and website was launched reflecting this strategic review. During the last two years – and in a challenging economic climate for the voluntary sector – Helen’s focus has been on ensuring TimeBank’s long-term sustainability. This has been achieved by developing a comprehensive business plan, increasing the charity’s income streams and building a solid platform for the charity’s future development.

Helen is an inspirational speaker, who has spoken at House of Commons events, at Business4Better, Cass Business School and YMCA conferences; at Charity Works seminars; the Third Sector Women Lunch & Learn event and the speakers’ panel for the launch of Do-it among many others. She writes regular blogs about the challenges facing the voluntary sector.

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Emma James

Group Employee Engagement Manager

After a fulfilling career in marketing, from running Client Director roles to leading her own agency, Emma James took a bold step into the world of Employee Engagement, taking on the role leading engagement strategy and initiatives with Merlin Entertainments.

With a background in marketing communications to bring to the mix, employee engagement campaigns at Merlin are taking a turn for the more creative! Having been on the agency side, and now the client side, Emma also relishes the chance to work with agency experts but loves the chance to deeper dive into one organisation’s approach

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Tim Morton

Director

Tim is the Director at INTOO UK & Ireland and is responsible for ensuring the solutions we provide to our customers exceed all expectations. With over 16 years working in the careers and talent space, Tim combines his experience, knowledge and connections to create innovative solutions that deliver real benefit to individuals and value to organisations. He’s passionate about helping organisations, leaders and people navigate periods of change effectively, emerging stronger and more successful.

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Phil Dunk

CEO

Phil spent seven years at Maritz, working in various roles and gaining valuable experience in each. He left as an Account Manager in 1996 to join Motivforce, which was later to become Skybridge Euro RSCG. There he expanded his client experience with IBM on a global basis, General Motors within Europe, Pioneer, BT and Nortel to name a few. In 2002 Phil left Skybridge as an Associate Director to join River Marketing Limited as MD and lead a management buy-out in 2014. Since then he’s empowered Riverites to challenge the status quo and work with some brave clients who reap the benefits of trying something new. River’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Asda, Compass Group, Mercedes Benz, BP and Honda to name a few.

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Ant Monger

Head of Sales and Marketing

Ant’s career has straddled both sides of the customer / employee value chain, including seven years at Grass Roots, leading solution design across customer and employee programmes. Ant led the Coca-Cola, Coke Zone account while at AIMIA (Nectar) and has come full-circle back to the world of employee engagement with River, after starting his career with Talent Management publication, HR Grapevine. His hands-on client experience includes working with brands such as Visa, Virgin, Volkswagen Group, Bourne Leisure, Anne Summers and Oxfam. Ant is also an Advisory Board Member for the NSPCC and an active contributor to local and national Engage for Success groups.

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Claire Maugham

Director of Policy and Communications

Claire Maugham is responsible for media, policy and public affairs at Smart Energy GB, and has more than fifteen years’ experience in communications and campaigning. Until April 2011 she was Deputy CEO of the Centre for Cities urban economic think tank. She has held previous roles at the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and IBM.

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Alison Argall

Business Development Director

With 13 years of experience at Tusker, Alison is a lady of rare abilities and was a key part of the team to first launch salary sacrifice car schemes to the market place in 2008. Since then she has been instrumental in the implementation of over 350 salary sacrifice car schemes; utilising her encyclopaedic knowledge to generate the best benefit opportunities for our customers.

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Cathy Brown

Executive Director

As the Exec Director for Engage for Success I engage and energise audiences around business change, leadership and innovation. I passionately believe that helping people find a better way to work can make a big difference to people’s lives, their organisations and ultimately to the country.

Engage for Success is a social movement committed to releasing the capabilities of employees to improve performance, instigate growth and enhance wellbeing. It operates across the public, private and third sectors and enjoys significant Government support.

As director for Engage for Success, I have wide ranging experience across the public, private and third sectors in raising awareness and providing practical guidance to organisations looking to improve employee engagement. With a background in delivering strategic transformation programmes for a FTSE 100 company, I recognise the importance of values, good management practices, authentic leadership and the ability to listen in creating environments where people can bring the best of themselves to work every day.

Who will attend?

• AA • American Express • American Express Community Stadium • AMLIN • Arbuthnot Latham • Atom Bank • Bauer Media • BGL Group • Bosch Service Solutions • BP Group • BPI Recycled Products • Brainfood Consulting • BT • BUPA • CANON • Capita • Carillion • Channel Doctors • CITI • Covea Insurance • Customer Engagement Consulting • Customer Experience Foundation • Direct Line • Dobbies • DTZ
• DX GROUP • East Thames • Ellipse • Explore Learning • Financial Times • First Ark • First Great Western • First Rate Exchange • Forrester
• Genesis Housing • Global Payments • GlobalGiving UK • GolfBreaks • Great Western Railway • GSK • Heathrow • Hood Group • Housing Solutions • HSBC • Hutchinson • Hutchinson 3 UK • ITV • John Lewis • Kano • Kings Court Trust • Lifeplus • Linklaters • Lloyds Banking • Lloyds Banking Group • Lumleys • LV= • Macfarlane • ManpowerGroup • Marston’s Inns & Taverns • McNicholas • Morgan Sindall • Nationwide • NCFE • Norgon • Ovum • Prudential • Prudential Assurance • Prudential Financial Planning • QA • RBS • Richmond and Barnes Solicitors • RWE npower • Save the Children • Scania • South East Ambulance • South East Coast Ambulance NHS • Tate • Tate Britain & Tate Modern • Tesco • TMS • Tungsten Information Management • Virgin Money • WorldRemit • Yorkshire Water

Testimonials

Agenda

08:15-09:00

registration & coffee

09:00-09:10

chair’s introduction

cathy brown, executive director, engage for success

Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

Engage for Success
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Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

Executive Director

As the Exec Director for Engage for Success I engage and energise audiences around business change, leadership and innovation. I passionately believe that helping people find a better way to work can make a big difference to people’s lives, their organisations and ultimately to the country.

Engage for Success is a social movement committed to releasing the capabilities of employees to improve performance, instigate growth and enhance wellbeing. It operates across the public, private and third sectors and enjoys significant Government support.

As director for Engage for Success, I have wide ranging experience across the public, private and third sectors in raising awareness and providing practical guidance to organisations looking to improve employee engagement. With a background in delivering strategic transformation programmes for a FTSE 100 company, I recognise the importance of values, good management practices, authentic leadership and the ability to listen in creating environments where people can bring the best of themselves to work every day.

The Workplace of the Future

09:10-09:35

CIPD CASE STUDY: Building a more human future of work

ruth stuart, head of strategy development, CIPD

The world of work is constantly evolving, with multiple trends shaping how, where and when we work. These changes may seem inevitable, but we are not bystanders. It is our actions and the decisions we make that will profoundly shape the future of work. In this presentation Ruth Stuart of the CIPD will explore how together we can build a more human future of work, benefiting individuals, businesses, economies and wider society.

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Ruth Stuart

CIPD
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Ruth Stuart

Head of Strategy Development

Ruth is the Head of Strategy Development at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. She is responsible for developing and evolving the CIPD’s long-term strategy and is passionate about creating a more human future of work.

Ruth joined the CIPD in 2013 as Research Adviser for Learning and Development (L&D), focusing on the latest trends in L&D and transformational change. Prior to joining the CIPD Ruth held a number of roles within Tesco plc in both specialist L&D and generalist HR roles. Most recently she worked within organisation development, leading capability development within the commercial business function. Prior to this she gained experience as an HR business partner and in international talent and leadership development. She holds a first degree in politics and modern history, an MA in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.

09:35-10:00

EXPERT SPEAKER: TBC

10:00-10:25

merlin entertainments case study: For the Love of FUN – The rollercoaster challenge of communicating with a global, complex workforce

Emma James, Group Employee Engagement Manager, merlin entertainments

Merlin Entertainments is all about delivering memorable experiences for our guests. But we also want our team to LOVE what they do, and our philosophy is that we do it all For the Love of FUN.

With our team being so diverse, from ride operators to chefs to engineers, across 15 languages and worldwide, it can be tough to get a message across in a personalised manner, which suits our team member’s preferred method of communication.

We will talk you through our challenges and our plans for the future – showing you how we plan to deliver memorable career journeys at Merlin.

Emma James

Emma James

Merlin Entertainments
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Emma James

Emma James

Group Employee Engagement Manager

After a fulfilling career in marketing, from running Client Director roles to leading her own agency, Emma James took a bold step into the world of Employee Engagement, taking on the role leading engagement strategy and initiatives with Merlin Entertainments.

With a background in marketing communications to bring to the mix, employee engagement campaigns at Merlin are taking a turn for the more creative! Having been on the agency side, and now the client side, Emma also relishes the chance to work with agency experts but loves the chance to deeper dive into one organisation’s approach

10:25-10:55

coffee & networking break

Employee Recognition, Reward and Retention – Part 1

10:55-11:20

missguided case study: Ripping up the rule book and building cultural spirit

alyson fadil, people director, missguided

With a global brand that has disrupted high street fashion and become the fastest growing online fashion retailer, Missguided, is about to push the traditional ‘HR’ boundaries to be truly disruptive.

Aly Fadil joined the business as their People Director, after a successful career disrupting the sofa market she’s moved to fashion. Her brief; to build organisational capacity for global domination, enhancing the brands entrepreneurial and creative spirit.  Here Unicorns do exist!

  • Building a cultural spirit inside and out
  • Allowing managers, the empowerment and ownership to lead their teams
  • Setting structure avoiding policy
  • Delivering a People proposition that is anything but corporate
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Alyson Fadil

Missguided
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Alyson Fadil

Alyson Fadil

People Director

Professional Experience

Alyson is the People Director for Missguided, joining the organisation in April 2017.

Prior to this, Alyson joined Sofaworks (formally CSL) in July 2012 as HR Director. Her role was leading its 1000 Sofaworkers through a transformational change programme that turns sofa retailing on its head.

The transformation has included rebranding a well-established retail business, leading cultural change to a service centred proposition, recruiting a full executive team to assist with external investment and preparing the business to become an Omni- channel retailer.

Education

Alyson is a Fellow member of the CIPD with an MA in Strategic HR management. Currently studying with the OCM for the Advanced Diploma in Professional Coach Mentoring.

Professional Profile

She started her HR career in 2005 as a Divisional Business Partner for Luminar Leisure, before moving onto Selfridges PLC as a dual site Senior HR Manager. Her earlier career as a General Manager served her well to transit into a pragmatic, commercial HR professional.

Other Professional Interests

Alyson is a trustee for the charity Dancesyndrome which is an inclusive arts organisation that enables learning disabled individuals to access high quality leadership and development opportunities in order to be more active and visible citizens. By using dance as a vehicle for change, Dancesyndrome provides creative, cultural and social opportunities that increase physical health and personal well-being.

Alyson has a keen interest in assisting young school leavers into the world of work and thus is a volunteer for Inspiring the future which is an organisation that links schools and colleges with business ambassadors. She is an elite member of the North West Employee Engagement Group and a popular HR blogger.

11:20-11:45

making great days at work by being brave

phil dunk, ceo & ant monger, head of sales & marketing, river agency

Phil and Ant are going to be discussing how organisations can make great days at work by being brave.

Being brave is tough though, it’s scary, what if making the leap doesn’t work? – can we still go back??

Even though the approach to work has shifted, and we understand more about what engagement means and its impact – why are so many organisations struggling to implement these changes in 2017?

Well sometimes you’ve got to be bold, be first, try things, fail fast, learn and evolve.

Ant and Phil will take you through the key steps required to #BeBrave, take a look how Recognition can fuel the personal journey up Maslow’s Hierarchy and share some success stories from River’s own clients and some of the world’s leading brands.

Phil Dunk

Phil Dunk

River Agency
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Phil Dunk

CEO

Phil spent seven years at Maritz, working in various roles and gaining valuable experience in each. He left as an Account Manager in 1996 to join Motivforce, which was later to become Skybridge Euro RSCG. There he expanded his client experience with IBM on a global basis, General Motors within Europe, Pioneer, BT and Nortel to name a few. In 2002 Phil left Skybridge as an Associate Director to join River Marketing Limited as MD and lead a management buy-out in 2014. Since then he’s empowered Riverites to challenge the status quo and work with some brave clients who reap the benefits of trying something new. River’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, Asda, Compass Group, Mercedes Benz, BP and Honda to name a few.

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Ant Monger

River Agency
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Ant Monger

Head of Sales and Marketing

Ant’s career has straddled both sides of the customer / employee value chain, including seven years at Grass Roots, leading solution design across customer and employee programmes. Ant led the Coca-Cola, Coke Zone account while at AIMIA (Nectar) and has come full-circle back to the world of employee engagement with River, after starting his career with Talent Management publication, HR Grapevine. His hands-on client experience includes working with brands such as Visa, Virgin, Volkswagen Group, Bourne Leisure, Anne Summers and Oxfam. Ant is also an Advisory Board Member for the NSPCC and an active contributor to local and national Engage for Success groups.

11:45-12:10

public health england case study: Developing Compassionate Workplaces

tony vickers-byrne, Chief Adviser – Diversity and Inclusion and Staff Health and Wellbeing, public health england

Tony will talk about the development of a new Unit within Public Health England to take forward staff health and wellbeing programmes across PHE’s 74 sites, underpinned by the best practice in diversity and inclusion . The Unit will also have a major external focus, working with partners across all sectors  to encourage all employers to invest in the health and wellbeing of their staff and to embrace the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Tony will also discuss the compassionate management social movement which he set up in 2016, which now includes Professor Sir Cary Cooper and Peter Cheese from the CIPD amongst its growing membership.

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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Public Health England
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Tony Vickers-Byrne

Chair of Health and Work Programme & Director of HR

Tony has over 20 years’ experience at director level, primarily in the NHS, where he has also led on facilities and communications at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Tony was HR Director at the Health Protection Agency for five years prior to moving to PHE in April 2013.

Tony also chairs PHE’s Delivery Board on Health and Work, which has been set up to work with business, national and local government and the public sector to help employers improve the health of the 27 million adults in employment in England.

Tony is also a member of NHS England’s Equality and Diversity Council, a lead mentor in Race for Opportunity’s mentoring circles and a member of the Civil Service schools mentoring programme.

Tony is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and lives in Dorking in Surrey.

The Workforce of the Future

12:10-12:35

Smart energy employers: why engaging your workforce with sustainability makes sense

Claire Maugham, Director of Policy and Communications, smart energy gb

Claire will be discussing:

  • Why it’s valuable for employers to engage their staff with sustainability at home
  • How encouraging staff to get smart meters installed can support staff engagement and the broader goals of the organisation
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Claire Maugham

Smart Energy GB
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Claire Maugham

Claire Maugham

Director of Policy and Communications

Claire Maugham is responsible for media, policy and public affairs at Smart Energy GB, and has more than fifteen years’ experience in communications and campaigning. Until April 2011 she was Deputy CEO of the Centre for Cities urban economic think tank. She has held previous roles at the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and IBM.

12:35-13:00

Developing the workforce for the future, today

tim morton, director, intoo uk & ireland

New business models, exponential advances in technology including an increased use of robotics, AI and augmented humans are just some of the disrupters businesses face today. Future success will be underpinned by the agility and ability of our people to evolve and develop the skills for tomorrow, today. And recognition that current leadership models may also need to shift. But where do you start and what’s the current gap?

Join us where we will unveil our latest research examining how prepared our people are for what the future world of work holds. We will also share insight into how organisations can start to up-skill their people to ensure long-term success.

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Tim Morton

INTOO UK & Ireland
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Tim Morton

Director

Tim is the Director at INTOO UK & Ireland and is responsible for ensuring the solutions we provide to our customers exceed all expectations. With over 16 years working in the careers and talent space, Tim combines his experience, knowledge and connections to create innovative solutions that deliver real benefit to individuals and value to organisations. He’s passionate about helping organisations, leaders and people navigate periods of change effectively, emerging stronger and more successful.

13:00-13:25

twitter case study: Work Reinvented – Surviving a World Of Work Under Pressure

bruce daisley, emea vice president, twitter

Modern work is frying our brains. We’re working longer and harder than ever before and it’s starting to feel overwhelming. The number of people reporting feeling exhausted has doubled in the last 20 years.

So what can we do – collectively and individually to improve our working lives.

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Bruce Daisley

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Bruce Daisley

EMEA Vice President

Bruce Daisley is the EMEA Vice President of Twitter. He joined the company in 2012 having previously ran Google’s display business.  At Google Bruce had responsibility for YouTube and display advertising. He has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.

Previously New Media Age recognised Bruce as having made the Greatest Individual Contribution to new media in the UK. in 2015 he was voted Individual of the Year in The Drum’s Social Media rankings. He runs a podcast “Eat Sleep Work Repeat” on work culture which has featured in the iTunes top business podcasts since its launch at the start of 2017.

13:25-14:25

lunch

The Impact of New Technologies

14:25-14:50

TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENTREPRENEURIAL REVOLUTION: WHO WILL THRIVE?

DR. GORKAN AMETOGLU, LECTURER OF BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

This talk reflects the notion that technological progress has triggered an entrepreneurial revolution. That is a double edged sword. Who are the winners and the losers? What is the psychological and behavioural implication on employees, entrepreneurs, and corporates? The question is no longer about whether we need to be more innovative; it is how we can compete on innovation. There is no shortage of opinion, but what does the data and science say? This session reveals the key insights we can draw from the science of entrepreneurship that helps us understand how to facilitate disruptive (and incremental) innovation.

Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu

University College London
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Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu

Lecturer of Business Psychology

Dr. Gorkan Ahmetoglu is a Lecturer of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL) and the co-founder of Meta Profiling Ltd. He has previously held the positions of Director of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director of Digital Entrepreneurship, and Director of Consumer Behaviour at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has also taught at London’s City University and Heythrop University. Gorkan is the author of Personality 101, the editor of the Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship, and has published numerous articles and reviews in leading academic journals as well as authored in Harvard Business Review and Management Today. Dr Ahmetoglu is a leading expert in psychological profiling and assessment and a business adviser and speaker in the areas of entrepreneurship, consumer decision-making, and marketing strategy. He is also an associate to Harvard’s EFL Global. Gorkan consults to global organisations and the UK government, and frequently appears in media as expert adviser.

14:50-15:15

LAND REGISTRY CASE STUDY: A DIGITAL VOICE FOR HM LAND REGISTRY’S PEOPLE

CAROLINE ANDERSON, DIRECTOR OF HR & ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT, LAND REGISTRY

Caroline Anderson, HR director, talks about how HM Land Registry uses blogs and online discussion to encourage robust and honest conversations between its board and staff.

Genuine engagement requires open and two-way dialogue. However the rhetoric rarely matches the reality, and these conversations can become over managed with staff not feeling able to raise the topics that really matter to them.

Following years of uncertainty, poorly managed change projects and a high turnover of  board members staff morale was low and there was a lack of trust in senior management.

Enter a new Chief Executive, the fifth in five years. willing to take a different approach and embrace digital communications in order to tackle staff concerns head on…

Caroline will talk about HM Land Registry’s digital engagement journey, the impact it has had so far, the commitment needed from senior leaders to make it work, and why strong values underpin every conversation.

Caroline Anderson

Caroline Anderson

Land Registry
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Caroline Anderson

Caroline Anderson

‎HR Director

Caroline joined the HM Land Registry in December 2013 following a career in Local Government. Previously she was Human Resources Director for the London Borough of Hackney.

She has substantial experience of operating at Board level including advising Board Chairs, Chief Executives, Directors, senior managers and politicians in a range of highly complex, politically sensitive and fast moving environments. Extensive experience of leading and delivering organisation and cultural change, transformation programmes, service redesign and the development and implementation of HR&OD infrastructure (polices, processes and systems).

A keen advocate for staff engagement, succession planning and personal development, she led on the introduction of the first Apprenticeship programme at HMLR which initially resulted in the recruitment of 80 apprentices in 2014. Since then 465 apprentices have started their careers with HMLR

Married with 2 grown up children Caroline’s newly rediscovered pleasures include holidays taken during term time to locations her children would hate and eating in restaurants that do not have a kids menu or high chairs!

15:15-15:40

anchor case study: the changing role of the communications professional

neil taylor, Employer Brand and Digital Manager, anchor

Join this case study to discover:

  • The business drivers that led Anchor to launch a social network for employees
  • What we’re learning about the changing role of the communications professional in this space
  • The measurable benefits we’re seeing to engagement and communication
  • Keys to success – our top tips
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Neil Taylor

Anchor Trust
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Neil Taylor

Employer Brand and Digital Manager

Neil is a digital communications and employee engagement specialist with a background in TV and multimedia content production.

He is the Employer Brand and Digital Manager at Anchor, England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the elderly. Neil has worked across HR, Communications, Production and Development roles at the BBC, ITV and RDF Media. He’s focussed on delivering digital solutions to the challenges of employee engagement and recruitment.

He’s passionate about the role enterprise social media plays in giving employees a voice and the benefits this can bring.

15:40-16:10

coffee & networking break

Employee Recognition, Reward and Retention – Part 2

16:10-16:35

timebank case study: Is volunteering the answer to engaging millennials?

helen walker, chief executive, timebank

Not only is the workplace changing, it’s changing faster than ever before.  A generation that has grown up using mobile computing, networking and collaboration tools is entering the workforce. They are quick to grasp concepts such as remote working and reduced face-to-face time in the office.

Research suggests that they are driven by open communication, a great company culture, involvement with causes and achieving purpose and fulfilment. But as the numbers of employees working remotely increases, they may feel isolated and detached.  Building and sustaining engagement has never been so important.

The benefits of employee volunteering are well documented:  it helps staff develop leadership, decision-making and negotiation skills. It builds teams, boosts morale and improves staff retention. Quite simply, engaged employees are happier, work harder and stay longer.  The volunteering charity TimeBank has worked with companies as diverse as EE, Google, Balfour Beatty, CEB and The Telegraph to create effective and impactful employee volunteering programmes. The charity’s Chief Executive Helen Walker will discuss how using a charity broker that takes care to understand your company, your specific needs and what you want to achieve is key to using volunteering to create committed, motivated and productive workforces.

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Helen Walker

TimeBank
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Helen Walker

Chief Executive

Helen Walker is Chief Executive of TimeBank, a national volunteering charity that aims to make volunteering part of the fabric of everyday life and a rewarding experience for everyone involved. The charity specialises in mentoring projects that tackle complex social issues. It also takes an innovative approach to employee volunteering, helping employees develop leadership, decision-making and negotiation skills and companies to build effective teams, engage staff and improve retention rates.

Before joining TimeBank in 2008, Helen was Director of Fundraising at the military charity SSAFA and was previously Head of Fundraising at Hospitality Action, the benevolent association for the hospitality industry.

Brought up on the Isle of Man, Helen now lives in East London. She studied for a degree and M.Phil at the London School of Economics before joining the School of Oriental and African Studies as Briefing Officer.

Helen is passionate about volunteering as an effective intervention to tackle complex social issues and believes that great volunteering can transform the lives of both volunteers and beneficiaries by building stronger, happier and more inclusive communities. She was inspired to work in the voluntary sector after volunteering as a Trustee of a small charity funding a school for deaf children in Tanzania.

On joining TimeBank, Helen undertook a fundamental review of the organisation’s vision, mission and values to define the charity’s core direction in its second decade. A new brand and website was launched reflecting this strategic review. During the last two years – and in a challenging economic climate for the voluntary sector – Helen’s focus has been on ensuring TimeBank’s long-term sustainability. This has been achieved by developing a comprehensive business plan, increasing the charity’s income streams and building a solid platform for the charity’s future development.

Helen is an inspirational speaker, who has spoken at House of Commons events, at Business4Better, Cass Business School and YMCA conferences; at Charity Works seminars; the Third Sector Women Lunch & Learn event and the speakers’ panel for the launch of Do-it among many others. She writes regular blogs about the challenges facing the voluntary sector.

16:35-17:00

Making employees happy

alison argall, business development director, tusker direct

Tusker is on a mission to make employees happier. Ali will be talking about how a Car Benefit Scheme can do just that.

She will be looking at the power of benefits in attracting, engaging and retaining the right employees. Focussing on three case studies, Ali will be showcasing best practices for motivating and retaining employees through valued benefits and salary sacrifice car schemes.

The presentation will include some key stats and outcomes from our customers live schemes and will explain why car benefit schemes work so well for both employers and employees.

Proven to reduce employee turnover, Tusker’s Car Benefit scheme offers employees a reason to join and a reason to stay with your company, and at no cost to you.

Alison Argall

Alison Argall

Tusker Direct
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Alison Argall

Business Development Director

With 13 years of experience at Tusker, Alison is a lady of rare abilities and was a key part of the team to first launch salary sacrifice car schemes to the market place in 2008. Since then she has been instrumental in the implementation of over 350 salary sacrifice car schemes; utilising her encyclopaedic knowledge to generate the best benefit opportunities for our customers.

17:00-17:25

The Case for Heart-Centred Leadership

danielle macleod, co-founder, somebody inside

All too often the heart is ruled out in leadership.  Leaders are taught to ‘keep it commercial’, ‘drive results’ and ‘hit the numbers’.  In this thought provoking presentation, Danielle will argue the case for why Heart Centred Leadership can deliver all of those things and more…

And in case you’re thinking it’s all about to get soft and fluffy, think again…

Imagine instead whether you could have an organisation with excellent results, less grievances, less disciplinaries and a whole lot more stretch and challenge.

Who wouldn’t want that?

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Danielle Macleod

Somebody Inside
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EH29J9 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 5th March, 2015. The Inspiring Women Conference 2015 take place at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh with the leading Scottish business women comming together to network and share inspiring stories. Pictured Danielle Macleod, Director of Service Operations, Sky.Credit Steven Scott Taylor / Alamy Live News

Danielle Macleod

Co-Founder

Danielle worked with Sky for 11 years, latterly as Customer Service Director and Director of Service Operations with responsibility for over 8000 call centre advisors in the UK, India and Bulgaria.  During her leadership, NPS doubled and Sky was consistently Number One across all products according to Ofcom.  Having been an ambassador for Women in Leadership throughout her time at Sky, Danielle recently decided this was where she wanted to devote her attention.  She left Sky in March, setting up Somebody Inside with her co-partner, Nic Conway, a business that works with women from all walks of life to help them find their authenticity and create the life they long for.

17:25-17:30

chair’s closing remarks

cathy brown, executive director, engage for success

Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

Engage for Success
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Cathy Brown

Executive Director

As the Exec Director for Engage for Success I engage and energise audiences around business change, leadership and innovation. I passionately believe that helping people find a better way to work can make a big difference to people’s lives, their organisations and ultimately to the country.

Engage for Success is a social movement committed to releasing the capabilities of employees to improve performance, instigate growth and enhance wellbeing. It operates across the public, private and third sectors and enjoys significant Government support.

As director for Engage for Success, I have wide ranging experience across the public, private and third sectors in raising awareness and providing practical guidance to organisations looking to improve employee engagement. With a background in delivering strategic transformation programmes for a FTSE 100 company, I recognise the importance of values, good management practices, authentic leadership and the ability to listen in creating environments where people can bring the best of themselves to work every day.

17:30

drinks & networking party

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15 september 2017
VICTORIA PARK PLAZA

239 VAUXHALL BRIDGE ROAD,
LONDON, SW1V 1EQ

The four-star Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London, situated within walking distance of Victoria train, coach, bus and Underground stations, provides an excellent transportation link to London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports. The hotel is also centrally located to some of the city’s main tourist and shopping attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Harrods, the Houses of Parliament, Theatreland and Oxford Street.

On-site facilities include dining options, Amber Spa and an Executive Lounge, this Victoria Station hotel is thoughtfully designed to suit business, conference and leisure travellers alike. The Park Plaza Victoria London is also a non-smoking hotel.

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From London Paddington National Railway Station (approx 25 mins)

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  • Change for the southbound Victoria Line service and depart at Victoria
  • Walk south on Wilton Road for 100 metres
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  • Take the London Underground
  • Take the Victoria Line southbound towards Brixton
  • Depart at Victoria
  • Walk south on Wilton Road for 100 metres
  • Park Plaza Victoria London will be on your left

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