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We Hope You Enjoyed The Future Of HR & Evolving Workforce Conference

We hope you all enjoyed The Future Of HR & Evolving Workforce Conference. If you were unable to make it then speaker presentations are available from just £199. Please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email

22 Speakers Tackle Your HR, Resourcing & Engagement Challenges In Just 1 Day: Recruiting Talent • Advanced Retention Strategies • Reducing Turnover • UK Skills & Labour Shortage & Combatting Brexit Uncertainty • Employee Development • Rewards & Benefits • Technology & Automation • Employer Branding

Win The Battle To Attract, Engage & Retain: Combat Shortages Of Quality Skilled & Unskilled Labour

Tackle The Specific People Challenges Facing HR, Resourcing, Talent & Engagement Professionals In Industries With Traditionally Higher Turnover Or Those Grappling With Workforce & Talent Instability & Brexit. A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 14th May 2019, One America Square, London

Explore Practical, Forward-Thinking Strategies To Attract Top Talent, Combat Labour & Skills Shortages, Boost Engagement & Retention, Drive Down Attrition Rates & Ensure Workforce Stability In Uncertain Times

  1. Innovative Recruitment Strategies In A Shrinking Pool: Creative, stand-out approaches to attract and recruit the best skilled and unskilled labour in a crowded market
  2. Boost Retention & Engagement, Minimise Turnover: Practical methods to improve engagement, increase retention and develop the talent and workers of the future
  3. Combat Brexit Uncertainty: Future-proof your business and ensure workforce stability during periods of change and disruption
  4. Tackle The UK Skills & Labour Shortage: Proactively combatting challenging UK labour conditions to ensure you have the right skills now and future talent pipelines
  5. Next-Level Employee Development & Engagement: Boosting employee skills to increase engagement, productivity and learning – as well as your bottom line!
  6. Tailor Rewards & Benefits To A Diverse Workforce: Stand out with rewards and benefits packages that boost engagement
  7. Successfully Integrate Technology & Automation: Practical applications of technologies and automation which positively impact engagement, attraction and retention
  8. Position Your Business As An Employer Of Choice: Savvy employer branding strategies to give you an edge in the battle for talent

Why Attend The Attract, Engage, Retain Conference - Combat Shortages?

  • 22 Cross Sector Heads & Directors Of HR, People, Talent & Recruitment Unveil Practical Approaches To Attract, Engage & Retain Skilled & Unskilled Labour & Combat Shortages
  • 2 Q&A Panels Covering: 'Creative Recruitment' & 'Advanced Retention Strategies'
  • 2 Case Studies From The Award-Winning 'Employer Of Choice': KP Snacks and Sainsbury's
  • 3 Conference Chairpersons: Sainsbury's, Volvo Cars & Adidas
  • Facilitated, Informal Peer Discussions: Apprenticeships; Equality & Diversity; Social Media; Generation Z & Millennials; Automation; Labour Shortages and Engagement
  • Senior-Level Networking
  • Interactive Voting
  • Open Q&A

08.30 Registration, Coffee & Informal Networking

09.00 GIC Welcome & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks
Liz Schofield, Head of HR Zone Central, Sainsburys

09.20 Standing Out In A Crowded Marketplace To Better Source Skilled & Unskilled Staff When Quality Applicants Are Scarce

09.20 Perspective One: Emma Whitehouse, Head of HR Business Partnering – Taverns, Premium Bars & Estates, Marston's PLC

09.40 Perspective Two: Nicolle Sinclair, Global Head of Talent, BrewDog

10.00 Investigating How Industries With Higher Turnover Can Increase Attractiveness To Candidates & What Can Be Done To Promote These Industries As Strong Career Paths For Top Quality Talent?

Karen Todd, Resourcing & Development Manager, David Lloyd Clubs

Byron Moses, Recruitment Partner, Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Brammer, Head of Global Recruitment, Kingfisher PLC

11.00 How Businesses Have Taken Pragmatic Steps To Demonstrably Reduce Labour Turnover & Increase Engagement

Byron Moses, Recruitment Partner, Daniel Thwaites

11.20 Bonus Session: Reserved For Exclusive Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email

11.40 Implementable Strategies For Increasing Retention Of Not Only Low-Skilled Labour, But Also The Talent Of The Future, To Secure Business Stability & Develop Future Leaders

Nicola Wilton, Human Resources Director, Hilton

Claire Frost, Assistant Director of People & Culture, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

Phil Pringle, Head of Insight & Engagement, Whitbread

Tina Jennings, HR Director – Global Consumer Brands, Walgreens Boots Alliance

12.10 Engagement In Action – Demonstrating ROI Of Your Employee Investments

Steve Mason, Business Development Director,  Personal Group

12.25 Diversifying Rewards & Benefits Packages Across An Equally Diverse Workforce To Best Fit The Needs Of Employees, Boost Engagement & Stand Out To Applicants

Amir Ali, Head of Engagement, Retention & Nurse Recruitment, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

12.45 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners

13.15 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions

A) Apprenticeships: Kate Fisher, Senior Director People Talent & Capability, ASDA

B) Generation Z & Millennials: Bina Hale, Head of Recruitment – Retail, BP

C) Engagement: Tina Jennings, HR Director – Global Consumer Brands, Walgreens Boots Alliance

D) Equality & Diversity

E) Social Media

13.45 Afternoon Co-Chair’s Opening Remarks

Simon Eade, Head of People Experience UK & Ireland, Volvo Cars UK LTD

Tony Cooke, Vice President HR, North Europe, Adidas

14.05 Pragmatic, Future-Proofing Strategies To Tackle UK Skill Gaps & Ensure Workforce Stability In The European Labour Market In The Face Of Uncertainty

14.25 Cost-Effective & Fresh-Thinking Development Strategies That Not Only Boost The Skill-Set Of Your Workforce But Positively Help The Business Bottom Line

14.25 Perspective One: Chris Lincoln, Head of Learning & Development, Be At One Cocktail Bars

14.50 Perspective Two: Kaine Davidson, OD Manager & Matt Pitt, Head of People Development, Veolia UK & Ireland

15.15 Bonus Session: Reserved For Exclusive Partner. For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0)20 3479 2299 or email

15.45 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


16.15 Restructuring Leadership Roles & Developing People To Drive Talent & Ensure Your Teams Have The Right Capabilities
Holly Lowes-Bond, Head of HR Zone South, Sainsbury's

16.35 Overcoming Hurdles To Successful Integration Of Technology & Automation For Long-Term, Future-Proofed Workforces

16.55 Advanced Strategies To Position Your Business Into An Employer Of Choice & Stand Out From The Competition In The Battle For Talent

Rachel Ovington, HR Business Partner Corporate & Commercial, KP Snacks LTD

17.15 Afternoon Co-Chair’s Closing Remarks

Simon Eade, Head of People Experience UK & Ireland, Volvo Cars UK LTD

Tony Cooke, Vice President HR, North Europe, Adidas

17.25 Official Close Of Conference