08:00

REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

09:20

CHAIR'S INTRODUCTION

Jan Van Damme - Intuo

09:25

WHAT IS CULTURE?

Speaker: Bita Yazdani - Culture Strategist at SelfLeaders

09:45

BEING A CHRO IN 2030

Arne Van Damme - Intuo

There are 4 trends that are threatening the relevance HR has today. I've labelled them: "The API and the way it's dividing our workforce", "The end of determinism", "The battle for your employee's time" and "The rise of psychology gurus and entrepreneurship porn". We'll look at what they entail and how we can overcome them. In doing so, we'll find out what the future CHRO responsibilities will look like. Either HR is going to become a vital source of competitive advantage, or HR will be made obsolete. Which it is, is up to you.

10:05

A WELLBEING CULTURE FOR TODAY’S TALENT

Speaker: Joe Gaunt – CEO, Hero Wellbeing

10:25

SAFEGUARDING THE EMPLOYER BRAND

Speaker: Paul Bowley - CEO, Abbeycare

10:45

HOW CULTURE BECAME A PRODUCT

Speaker: Lawrence Smith - Smart Break

10:55

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING

Speaker: Dr Wolfgang Seidl - Mercer

11:15

COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:45

WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 1

Ideas and Improvements for a Positive Corporate Culture

A, Designing a Successful Wellbeing Strategy
Jack Williams and Alice Rawsthorne from hero will be delivering this insightful session on how companies can improve the health, wellbeing and happiness of their employees. The session will explore how to evolve your wellbeing strategy, successfully launch new initiatives and continually measure success. Jack and Alice will also give practical examples and recommendations on how companies can help support their employees, based on hero's experience across varied sectors and business sizes.

B, How does Private Health Insurance remain relevant in the 21st Century
The role of healthcare providers is changing. What people expect their health insurer to cover and do is very different to how it was ten years ago. Health insurance is no longer considered a commodity product. To meet changing customer needs, insurers must now consider the whole customer journey and where they can add value at each stage of this journey. Dr Peter Mills will explore this evolution and look at three areas where Cigna has taken a pioneering approach to supporting the customer journey: Gender Dysphoria, Mental Health and early detection and pathways for cancer. (Cigna)

C, SelfLeaders – Imagine a world where everyone is a leader
SelfLeaders is a cutting-edge culture agency in Scandinavia with global clients such as Spotify and PwC. They have one foot in business strategy and another in motivational psychology, domains which SelfLeaders combine into interdisciplinary tools for powerful culture transformations. SelfLeaders’ vision is a world where every human is equipped to lead themselves and act in alignment to their personal values. SelfLeaders co-founder and house philosopher Jan Artem Henriksson with team will co-lead an interactive workshop where the audience will get a chance to articulate and express their personal values and get an emotional taste for what it’s like to lead from personal values towards a shared purpose.

12:30

WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 2

Ideas and Improvements for a Positive Corporate Culture

A, FUTURE PROOF YOUR WORKFORCE: Why Flexible working is a crucial element of employee wellbeing and how to adapt successfully
Deborah O’Sullivan, Ten2Two co-founder and MD, has been part of the changing landscape of the workplace over the last decade and has first-hand experience of candidates and companies’ views on flexible working.

Up to 80% of candidates and employees say they want flexible working with many agreeing they would sacrifice salary for it. Yet, businesses attitudes and actions are still lagging behind employee desires and the uptake of flexible working has stalled for nearly a decade.

How can you future proof your workforce?

This interactive session will explore the most recent research around flexible working, clarify the benefits it can offer to businesses and discuss the huge, positive impact it can have on employee well-being now and into the future. The session will go on to discuss the barriers to adoption of flexible working and explore practical strategies on how to implement and manage an agile workforce. (Ten2two)

B, Stress and wellbeing: Parents and carers in the workplace
The business case for reducing stress and improving the wellbeing of employees is irrefutable. It’s been an HR headline for the past year and for many employers it’s a priority topic in 2019.

One of the biggest causes of workplace stress is inevitably the work and family juggle for parents and carers.

Three-quarters (75%) of working parents suffer stress and anxiety as a result of their work-life balance management, according to a recent study.

In this lively, interactive discussion, Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy at My Family Care discusses the challenges and the journey to find solutions for addressing stress factors for working parents and carers with Sally Evans, UK Wellbeing lead, PwC.

They’ll explore the factors that impact parents and carers and share insights into the programmes that PwC have put in place and how these have evolved to support Work+Family. (MFC)

C, Creating a world-class employer brand
From Virgin, Selfridges, Wagamama and Stella McCartney, to Allen&Overy AstraZeneca, Citi and Barclays – People-Made have helped shape some of the best employer brands in the world.

In this practical workshop, you’ll learn the five steps to shaping and activating a world-class employer brand – that attracts and retains the right talent for your brand and business strategy.

From sharpening your purpose and values, to defining your target culture and EVP, and embedding it across your employee experience – People-Made co-founder Doug Hewett will walk you through the key techniques and examples.

13:10

LUNCH AND NETWORKING

14:10

WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 3

Ideas and Improvements for a Positive Corporate Culture

A, Rethinking Careers
The best employers attract top talent because of the career perspective they give. It becomes increasingly hard though for employers to promise exactly what career steps a new hire will be able to take in their company. A new career paradigm emerges.

B, Myths About Employee Productivity (Location: Aldgate/Bishopsgate)
The aim of this workshop is to discuss the key myths about employee productivity and the UK productivity issues. Including the cost of absenteeism & presenteeism. The importance of how employees are distracted from work tasks, different forms of distraction. Importance of collaboration and concentration and 5 actions to boost productivity. Modest gains in staff wellbeing & productivity can deliver significant financial savings. (Fellowes)

C. Inspiring Behavioural Change (Mercer)
Anyone who has ever attempted to stick to a fitness routine or cut out junk food knows just how hard it is to put an end to bad habits. That’s because bad habits start for a reason, and good intentions alone aren’t enough to deliver significant behaviour change. In this session, Dr Wolfgang Seidl will discuss how employers can apply the psychology of behaviour change in the workplace to boost employee wellbeing - creating people-shaped programmes that help colleagues turn their good intentions to be healthier into actually being healthier.

15:00

WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 4

Ideas and Improvements for a Positive Corporate Culture

A, Improving Employee Financial Wellbeing
Only 26% of businesses in the UK have wellbeing programmes in place, which drops to 16% when talking about financial wellbeing. Although this is an improvement from previous years we are still behind the rest of the world when it comes to getting to grips with the importance of finance related mental health in the workplace. During this session we will look at the state of financial wellbeing in the UK workplace and what businesses can, and should, be doing to help out their staff. This needn’t be scary or expensive, there are solutions out there that can help staff and businesses alike, whilst having no cost or cashflow impact on the business. A win win, right? (Hastee Pay)

B, Improve YOUR workplace experience: Data driven insights from the office environment to improve employee wellbeing and performance
We spend around 90% of our lives indoors, the majority of which is in the workplace and as such our working environment is intrinsically linked to employee health & wellbeing. Despite this notion, many programs fail to integrate office design & environment into their H&W strategy, in the process missing an enormous opportunity to positively impact employee health and improve business performance. In this workshop we discuss and demonstrate how evaluating your working environment using robust digital tools and gaining data driven insights, enables the development of effective and sustainable H&W strategy.

C, Effective teambuilding
In this session you will learn how to encourage colleagues to interact with one another and express themselves in a way in which they are less likely to in the workplace.

Improve critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Develop team building skills and communication. Pique the senses, Increase communication and social ability. Support the development of gross motor skills. Contribute towards our daily amount of physical exercise and increase our memory capacity and ability. Improve our level of happiness and satisfaction and get into the creative mindset to work!

Learn how to truly get to know each other’s abilities and share a sense of achievement.

15:40

COFFEE AND NETWORKING

16:10

WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 5

Ideas and Improvements for a Positive Corporate Culture

A, Addiction – The Process to Recovery
The dangers of addiction in the workplace have been highlighted during the plenary session this morning. This workshop will demonstrate how you can support the employee through an intense 28 day recovery programme, aftercare and mutual help groups and finally a successful return to the workplace as a productive, engaged and happier employee. (Abbeycare)

16:50

DRINKS RECEPTION & NETWORKING