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Book Before Next Friday & Save £100! Reimagine HR & People Engagement Strategies In Financial Services To Boost Performance - Join Us On 28th June 2022

Develop, Support & Retain A Healthy & Inclusive Hybrid Workforce & Create Tech-Enabled, Adaptable Cultures: New Ways To Advance HR & People Engagement Strategies In Financial Services: Engage Flexible & Hybrid Workforces & Power Best-In-Class Engagement • Prioritise & Protect Mental Health, Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion • Talent, Onboarding & Attrition • Leverage Digital & Tech Innovations • Empower & Develop Leadership • Culture, Change & Disruption • New & Improved Learning & Development • Measure Engagement & Deliver Results

A One-Day, Financial Services Sector Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 28th June 2022, One America Square - Central London

30 Leading Financial Services Professionals Provide Comprehensive Insight To Engage Hybrid Workforces, Build Resilient, Inclusive Cultures, Protect Employee Mental Wellbeing & Maximise New Technologies, Productivity, Development & Purpose For A Competitive Advantage


 

 

  1. Guarantee An Engaged Hybrid Workforce! Showcase sky-high engagement with new and innovative strategies and a reimagined office space designed for a hybrid workforce
  2. Winning FS Employee Engagement & Experience Strategies: Overcome virtual barriers to secure a truly engaged workforce with new, tailored and targeted strategies
  3. Prioritise & Protect Employees’ Mental Health & Wellbeing: Reconfigure the work-life balance and create a supportive workplace that encourages honest conversations
  4. Drive Forward Diversity & Inclusion Within Financial Services: Overcome stereotypes and cultivate an inclusive culture which champions and celebrates differences
  5. Talent, Onboarding & Attrition: Become an employer of choice with fresh and innovative strategies to attract and retain the best talent
  6. The Hottest Digital, Platforms, Tools & Tech To Invest In & Optimise! Seamlessly integrate the top digital and tech innovations to transform strategies and boost employee experience
  7. Empower & Develop Leaders & Managers: Equip managers to lead and inspire to enhance two-way communication and boost engagement
  8. Adapt To Change & Disruption With A Flexible & Collaborative Culture: Foster a flexible and strong company culture which drives engagement and increases productivity
  9. Invest In Your People With New & Improved Learning & Development: Design new L&D models to train and upskill employees and provide genuine development to retain top talent
  10. Measure Engagement, Deliver Results & Showcase Success: Proactively measure engagement, listen and respond to the employee voice and demonstrate bottom-line results

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6 Years Leading The Market As A Premium Employee Engagement Conference For The Financial Services Sector... What's New For 2022?


  • Brand New Speaker Line-Up Featuring Industry-Leading Brands Including American Express, Santander, Metro Bank & Many More!
  • 6 Years Of Inspiration & Innovation
  • 4 Interactive Panels: A) Hybrid Workforces B) Culture, Change & Disruption C) Digital & Tech Innovations D) Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • 97% Average Satisfaction
  • 80% Financial Services Audience Year On Year

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You'll Be In Safe Hands! Here's What Previous Delegates Have To Say:

‘Excellent insight. Very thought provoking - plenty to consider in terms of what I can implement.’

‘Great content, all the speakers were generous sharers and it made a difference.’

'Lots of valuable, practical and insightful success stories which will enable me to inspire creative approaches within my business.'

 

Develop, Support & Retain A Healthy & Inclusive Hybrid Workforce & Create Tech-Enabled, Adaptable Cultures: New Ways To Advance HR & People Engagement Strategies In Financial Services: Engage Flexible & Hybrid Workforces & Power Best-In-Class Engagement • Prioritise & Protect Mental Health, Wellbeing, Diversity & Inclusion • Talent, Onboarding & Attrition • Leverage Digital & Tech Innovations • Empower & Develop Leadership • Culture, Change & Disruption • New & Improved Learning & Development • Measure Engagement & Deliver Results

Please see the agenda outline below or click here to view the full conference programme >>

08.40 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Welcome

09.00 Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Hannah Wilson, Director - Network Modernization Delivery, American Express

 

Iain Brumpton, Head of People Commercials, Performance & Insight, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

ENGAGING FLEXIBLE & HYBRID WORKFORCESPanel Discussion & Q&A

09.10 Guarantee Increased Employee Engagement With New & Innovative Strategies & Reimagined Office Structures For A Hybrid Workforce Which Connects & Motivates Every Employee

  • Is hybrid working for life or just for Covid? Understand how FS leaders can move into a new, flexible framework which increases efficiencies and maximises productivity long-term
  • Reimagining offices for the future: what will the office space look like post-Covid, and how will this impact employee experience and engagement moving forward?
  • Understand the risks! Recognise the data security and governance issues posed with remote working to plan a watertight strategy which protects all employees
  • Critical questions answered: what are the ongoing challenges with employee engagement in a hybrid framework, and what are the issues companies are facing in encouraging people to return to the office?

Richard Stanbury, Head of Employee Relations & Senior Business Partner, Direct Line Group

 

Cairene Gilbert, Head of Development & Inclusion, Handelsbanken

 

Deepa Shah, People Director, Head Office, Bupa

 

Kirsten Lightfoot, Head of People Development, Newcastle Building Society

 

Regina Shapiro, Global Cultural Development Manager, MUFG

 

Fahmida Afrin, HR Business Partner, Schroders Wealth Management

 

Nicola Wood, MD HR - Head of Strategy & Enablement – Performance, Pay & Potential Transformation, Standard Chartered

 

Lana Renner, Head of Communications & Engagement, Canada Life UK

BEST-IN-CLASS ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

09.40 Drive Sky-High Engagement & Overcome Virtual Barriers With A Watertight Strategy That Is Guaranteed To Ensure A Collaborative & Productive Team

  • Engage every employee! How are organisations maintaining engagement within a dispersed workforce, and how are HR and engagement teams catering to everybody?
  • With the formalities of emails and phone calls, is engagement getting lost in digital processes? Secure a truly engaged workforce with tailored and targeted strategies which hit the mark no matter where your employees are based
  • Power new and innovative strategies within the EVP that win employees over as brand ambassadors and gain their trust and loyalty within the business
  • Listen and support vulnerable employees, track their sentiments and harness and touch on the moments that truly matter

Fahmida Afrin, HR Business Partner, Schroders Wealth Management

BONUS SESSION

10.00 Bonus Session; Reserved for Virgin Plus

Speaker to be announced, please check the website for updates.

10.15 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACEPanel Discussion & Q&A

10.45 Break Down Barriers, Nurture Trusted Relationships & Create A Supportive Workplace To Empower Employees To Discuss & Protect Their Mental Health & General Wellbeing

  • Minimise stereotypes of the financial services industry by fostering a genuinely open and inclusive culture that empowers employees to voice their mental health struggles
  • It’s no longer a 9–5! Avoid attaching a badge of honour to those overworking and truly understand how HR and engagement teams can reinforce the work-life balance to boost employee wellbeing
  • With the inherent rise of permanent hybrid working structures explore how best to support and monitor remote workers no matter their location or time zone and avoid slipping back into old habits which would demotivate teams
  • Understand the balancing act between employee autonomy and wellbeing to maximise staff morale as trusted and appreciated colleagues naturally leads to increase productivity and efficiencies

Richard Stanbury, Head of Employee Relations & Senior Business Partner, Direct Line Group

 

Zahoor Ahmad, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Skipton Building Society

 

Sarah Magnier-Ashton, Head of Culture, Vaultex UK Ltd

 

Colin Clements, Lead People Partner- Chief Customer Officer, Coventry Building Society

 


Hannah Smith, Associate Director, Talent Development, Fidelity International

BONUS SESSION

11.15 Bonus Session; Matrix Leadership - "Leading without Authority" 

Helen Hambleton, CEO, People Untapped

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONDouble Perspective

11.30 Drive Forward Diversity In Financial Services By Cultivating An Open, Authentic & Inclusive Culture That Celebrates Differences & Ensures All Employees Feel Valued & Supported

  • How can financial services reframe the conversation around D&I and encourage honest and genuine conversations? How do you start that conversation depending on where you are in that journey?
  • Tackling neurodiversity in the evermore prominent home working environment: take practical steps to communicate, represent and understand employees whose diversity is not always visible and determine what makes an organisation attractive when hiring neurodiverse candidates
  • In a heavily candidate-driven market attract new talent by building and establishing a strong employer brand with D&I strategies that give you a competitive edge

11.30 Zahoor Ahmad, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Skipton Building Society

 

11.50 Carol Frost, Chief People Officer, Metro Bank (UK)

ATTRITION, TALENT & ONBOARDING

12.10 Equip & Upskill Your Employees & Leaders To Attract The Best Talent, Engage Employees From Their Onboarding & Showcase Sky-High Retainment Levels

  • In a candidate-driven market, HR and engagement teams need to focus on driving innovative strategies to win over and invest in talented candidates
  • The attrition issue: employees are more likely to stay with a company if they know they have a purpose, so how are organisations instilling vision and values into company cultures for new, or existing employees?
  • Onboarding and orientation: how can you get that sense of belonging with a new starter? What does this look like now in the hybrid world? Determine how strategies need to be adapted to manage expectations and boost engagement
  • Truly listen and understand why employees are leaving and take on board feedback when constructing new strategies for top retention rates

BONUS SESSION

12.30 Bonus Session; Reserved For Tivian

Peter Wilde, Head of Employee Engagement, Tivian

 

12.45 Lunch & Informal Networking For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

BREAKOUT SESSION

13.15 Informal Breakout Discussions

A) Onboarding

B) Workplace Structure

C) Future of Work & IC

D) Change

E) Employee Listening

13.45 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks

Sharon Kemp, Strategic Internal Communications Manager, Bupa

DIGITAL & TECH INNOVATIONSPanel Discussion & Q&A

13.55 Leverage The Latest Tech & Digital To Increase Efficiencies, Encourage Increased Engagement & Deliver Exceptional Employee Experiences

  • Get ahead of the curve! Discover the new apps, intranets and digital channels making headway in order to boost employee engagement and ultimately achieve sky-high productivity levels
  • Marrying the human touch and digital experiences: when employees express the need for human contact, are you going to be able to replicate that with an online, automated, digital proposition?
  • From Zoom, Teams, Google Meet… it is becoming too easy for employees to switch off their cameras and disengage from team meetings, how are organisations tackling digital fatigue in a digital-first world?
  • Ensure you are investing in the right tools and tech which are actually proving value whilst avoiding ‘over-digitalising’ employees

BONUS SESSION

14.25 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

Speaker to be announced, please check the website for updates.

ENGAGING LEADERS & MANAGERS

14.40 Empower & Encourage Senior Leaders & Managers To Develop & Establish New & Innovative Leadership Styles Which Maximise Two-Way Conversations, Engage Employees & Showcase Bottom-Line Results

  • Explore how leadership styles have changed in accordance with the shift to hybrid working models and how can you develop leaders and equip them with the skillset to lead in an effective way
  • (Re)build and position the role of the line manager within your organisation and explore what you can do differently to support leaders and managers in the new and flexible workforce
  • Engaged leaders = engaged employees! Empower your leaders to confidently embed the vision and values of your organisation into their strategies

Andie Cobley, Head of Human Resources, Ikano Bank

CULTURE, CHANGE & DISRUPTIONPanel Discussion & Q&A

15.00 Promote A Flexible & Collaborative Culture Which Adapts To Change & Disruption, Prioritises Employee Engagement & Ultimately Increases Productivity

  • Construct and embed a strong company culture built on inclusion and engagement which aligns with your organisation’s vision and values
  • Tackling the culture crisis in hybrid workforces: how are company’s bringing people together and reinforcing the sense of belonging when you lose the inter-office communication?
  • Learn by listening! Take note of employee feedback and measure engagement levels with robust mechanisms and methodologies to provoke a cultural shift that will strike a competitive advantage and meet strategic goals
  • Holistically, how can you build an employee value proposition that is good for your people and good for your business?

Carol Frost, Chief People Officer, Metro Bank (UK)

 

Nathan Wallis, Chief of Staff, Wesleyan

 

Annie Jackson, Head of Talent Acquisition, Cleo

 

Hayley Bucur, Head of People Operations, Projects, Reward & Global Mobility, Wise

 

Simi Dubb, Director Colleague Experience & Inclusion, Metro Bank (UK)

 

Alberto Baltanás, Head of Internal Communications, Grupo Santander

 

Anne-Marie Lister, Chief People Officer, Atom Bank

 

Ella Norden, Head of Employer Brand and Employee Engagement, Legal and General

BONUS SESSION

15.30 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

Speaker to be announced, please check the website for updates.

15.50 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

16.20 Invest In Your People! Train & Equip Employees With An Interactive Hybrid Training Model, Ensure New-Starter Engagement & Provide Clear & Genuine Development Opportunities

  • Building back better! What have we learnt from the past 2 years, and how can we make sure we don’t slip back into old ways by designing programmes which inspire next-level engagement and productivity?
  • Create a virtual learning space that is full of energy! With traditional classroom training not always accessible in today’s new world, explore the most effective virtual training mediums certain to boost engagement and development
  • Adaptability, resilience, empathy… explore how to best upskill your employees and leaders to bolster the employee journey and enhance engagement
  • The dark side of hybrid working: examine the best communication tips and tricks which engage isolated employees to get them back on board with their development journey

Vicky Waters, Head of Talent, Careers & Development, BNP Paribas Personal Finance

MEASURING ENGAGEMENT

16.40 Invest In Your People! Train & Equip Employees With An Interactive Hybrid Training Model, Ensure New-Starter Engagement & Provide Clear & Genuine Development Opportunities

  • Escape the restrictions of rigid and structured survey responses and employ effective listening strategies for a more honest and nuanced understanding of employee experience and satisfaction
  • Communicate engagement results and employee feedback tangibly for FS leaders who are figure orientated to secure future buy-in and investment for continued success
  • What’s next? What fresh measurement tools and metrics should you be looking out for to enhance annual or quarterly surveys and wholly understand how engaged your employees truly are?

Simon Connolly, Performance & Leadership Excellence Manager, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

 

17.00 Afternoon Chair’s Closing Remarks & Close Of Conference

Sharon Kemp, Strategic Internal Communications Manager, Bupa

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