2021 day highlights

The 2022 ReimagineHR Conference agenda is currently being developed and we look forward to sharing it soon! In the meantime, explore top highlights and sessions shared during the 2021 virtual conference.

Day #1: Thursday, 16 September, 2021

Top attended sessions:

  • Gartner Keynote: The Equity Imperative — How Fairness Improves Performance; Brian Kropp, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner
  • Building a Skills-Based Organization; Rachael Marshall, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner
  • How to Optimize Your Talent Analytics Structure and Governance; Molly Tipps, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner
  • The New Rules of Engagement in the Game for Equity; Alexia Cambon, Director, Research, Gartner

 

Key takeaways from the Gartner Keynote: The Equity Imperative — How Fairness Improves Performance 

Speaker: Brian Kropp, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

  • Inequity will be the biggest issue facing us as a society for the next 5 to 10 years.
  • More than 90% of companies are planning a hybrid world post pandemic. This creates new questions of fairness and differences between our remote, hybrid and in-office employees.
  • By creating a fair environment and employee experience, employees will be dramatically higher performing and are less likely to quit.
  • When leaders provide transparency, they get better talent outcomes, better quality of hire, and make better retention decisions.
  • By being transparent, leaders can double the number of employees that have a fair employee experience.
  • How HR leaders frame the support they provide employees is just as important as the support they provide.

Day #2: Friday, 17 September, 2021

Top attended sessions:

  • Guest Keynote: Don’t Let Success Get to Your Head, Failure Into Your Heart; Eniola Aluko, Sporting Director and Former Footballer
  • Developing Future-Ready Leaders; Jerome Mackowiak, Director, Advisory, Gartner
  • Roundtable: Will Competency Models Survive the Changing Needs of Business?; Sasha Tuzel, Director, Advisory, Gartner
  • What Going Hybrid Means For Culture; Jerome Mackowiak, Director, Advisory, Gartner
  • Build an Agile Recruiting Function to Navigate Uncertainty; Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

 

Key takeaways from Build an Agile Recruiting Function to Navigate Uncertainty

Speaker: Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

  • As talent becomes the biggest differentiator for organizations, recruiting today has a crucial responsibility - the driver's seat - in fulfilling the ever-evolving business ambitions.
  • Agility is not just about being fast and quick. What also needs to happen is that we do things differently and try new avenues.
  • There is clearly an opportunity to enhance how recruiting teams work together in order to address when recruiters do not understand the roles or skills they hire for, but also to foster better collaboration and knowledge sharing within the team.
  • Recruiting needs to ensure adaptive hiring forecasts that allow for a stronger partnership with the business to course correct fast enough to business needs.
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A look back at 2021's agenda

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

Gartner Keynote: The Equity Imperative — How Fairness Improves Performance

Brian Kropp, Distinguished VP, Research, Gartner

The recovery from the economic challenges induced by COVID-19 is “K-shaped”: Some segments of the labor force are excelling while others are struggling. As work shifts to a hybrid model, the workforce continues to diversify. As existing HR processes evolve to support this model, the risk of driving inequality across the organization grows.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

The New Rules of Engagement in the Game for Equity

Alexia Cambon, Director, Research, Gartner

Employee engagement has historically been centered on the levels of satisfaction or happiness that an employee displays in their job. However as we move to our hybrid future, how do we change our definition and measurement of engagement? How can HR leaders challenge the prevailing thinking?

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

How to Make the Internal Labor Market More Equitable

Dion Love, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Talent redeployment during 2020 has brought renewed focus to the value of internal mobility. But many employees find it easier to look externally for their next opportunity. They may lack visibility into the process or see it as unfair, relying more on connections than on competence. To retain top talent, organizations must shift their internal mobility processes to create accessible and equitable opportunities for all employees.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

Drive Well-Being Participation to Boost Engagement

Alex Pavel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Well-being participation is associated with higher engagement, but many aren't using it. For example, of employees worried about COVID-19, only 21% reported they had access to and used a mental well-being program in 2020. This session will provide guidance on how organizations can close the gap between employees who are currently participating in well-being programs and those who need to, thereby boosting engagement.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

How to Optimize Your Talent Analytics Structure and Governance

Molly Tipps, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

A clear, strategy-aligned structure and governance model is essential for talent analytics team success. However, many HR leaders are unsure of how to approach various elements of team design — such as team size, reporting relationships, role designs, and workflow — to best support their organization’s goals. This session explores different approaches to structure and governance among successful talent analytics teams and identifies key principles you can apply to determine the right approach for your team.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CEST

CHRO Roundtable: What Role Should Organizations Play in Society?

Lee-Anne Vallée, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Organizations today are increasingly called upon, by the public and by their own employees, to play a role in societal issues beyond those directly related to their core business. Join this discussion facilitated by a Gartner Expert to hear how your peers help the organization decide when and how to engage on these topics.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CEST

Roundtable: How should Employee Resource Groups evolve for the Post-2020 Era?

Mia Garrod, Director, Advisory, Gartner

In this age of heightened social activism, should organizations still invest in ERGs? Or, are there alternative mechanisms that better enable employees to lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts? Join this highly interactive peer-to peer discussion to answer key questions and benchmark with peers.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

Coursera: Building a Future-Proof Workforce: Linking Learning to Business Outcomes

Yousef Tuqan, Skills Transformation Consultant (EMEA), Coursera

Explore how skills-based learning can impact your organisation and why prioritising learning during these changing times is a strategic imperative. Learn how the pandemic has impacted the skills people focus on and how these skills are helping drive business forward. We will explore the key trends that will reshape the learning strategy for business leaders and how a skills-first learning strategy will deliver significant ROI for your business.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

Visier: How to Build a Strategic Enterprise People Analytics Function

People analytics has never been more critical for enterprise effectiveness. Join this fireside chat with Rob Etheridge, Managing Director, Head of Group Workforce Management & Analytics at Deutsche Bank, to learn how to build and deploy a strategic enterprise people analytics function that answers key business questions and delivers business impact at scale.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

UKG: How to Create a Fair People Experience While Facing the Great Reset?

Due to the pandemic, 40% of employees say they want to change job. But, business are dealing with the great reset of their economic models. To get past it, organizations aren't prepared to give them what they want right now. Investing in the People Experience might not seem to be a priority but it is one lever to engage, retain, motivate and accompany your workforce. HR must modernize its service delivery to ensure an equitable human experience.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

DocuSign: Reimagining the Employee Experience for the Future

The employee experience playbook has gone out the window. But, we can go back to better. Navigating the complexities of a hybrid workforce while ensuring a positive & inclusive workforce culture is no mean feat. Join this session to hear DocuSign Chief People Officer Joan Burke talk about how the fast-growth tech company increased their employee approval rating during the pandemic & her top priorities for supporting employees in a hybrid world.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM CEST

Roundtable: How to Boost Employee Engagement and Connection in the Future Workplace, moderated by Workhuman

As long-awaited return-to-work strategies become a reality, people leaders are faced with how to maintain an engaged workforce during the transition back to the office and beyond. Creating a culture of recognition is the key to inspiring employees and unlocking wellbeing and productivity.

Join this roundtable to discuss and explore with your peers the business value of human connection and how to develop a high-trust culture that fuels engagement.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM CEST

Roundtable: Rethinking the Employee Experience In a Hybrid Setting, moderated by WalkMe

Raj Sundarason, Chief Evangelist, WalkMe

Connect with peers to discuss the latest tech strategies and gain the actionable insights you can use to deliver the best experiences for your employees regardless of where they are working. Automation, analytics and continuous transformational thinking are some of the points to discuss to best leverage the latest in HR tech and maintain the human connection in the hybrid workplace.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:10 PM - 01:25 PM CEST

Product Demo by SilkRoad Technology: Combating the Great Resignation with Agile Talent Strategies

Lilith Christiansen, Vice President, Onboarding Solutions, SilkRoad Technology

With 2 in 5 employees considering leaving their organisation this year in what is being termed the “Great Resignation”, new approaches to the employee experience are a business necessity. This session outlines how global organisations should adapt their strategies to changing business needs, identify critical roles and develop, deploy and align talent to maximize their impact and contribution. It starts with onboarding.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:10 PM - 01:25 PM CEST

Product Demo by orgvue: Data-driven Organisational Design and Planning

Martin Spanik, VP, Solution Consulting, orgvue

See how orgvue's organizational design and workforce planning platform visually helps large and complex businesses understand their workforce. Create scenarios and track and monitor the overall organizational health to avoid disruptive, large scale transformations by making smaller org design interventions more frequently (operational planning and analysis), enabling you to design more agile and result-focused teams.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

2022 HCM Technology Imperatives for HR Leaders

John Kostoulas, VP Analyst, Gartner

HR Leaders are in the final stage of preparation for recovery, resilience and agility from 2022 onward. HCM technology will be a key enabler for these outcomes but requires careful prioritization of investments. In this session, we take a look at the latest market trends coming from our latest annual market share research and discuss focus areas for HR leaders for the next 12 months and beyond.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

A Data-Driven Strategy to Future-Proof Your Workforce

Lynne Mayers, VP, Advisory, Gartner

The acceleration of digital transformation makes talent planning a non-negotiable. Effective talent planning succeeds (where traditional workforce planning stalled) by homing in on roles and skills critical to growth; identifying emerging skills; and integrating external with internal talent intelligence to make actionable build/buy/borrow decisions. Join us to learn how leading organizations do it.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

Building a Skills-Based Organization

Rachael Marshall, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Skills-based organizations structure their talent decisions around employee skills, not roles. By reconsidering their talent management processes, these organizations break roles into tasks to minimize disruption from mobility and to increase organizational resilience. Learn what it takes to be a skills-based organization, how to start building one and what challenges you can anticipate along the way.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

How Organizations can Recover From the Adverse Impact of COVID-19 on Women

Katie Sutherland, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

As the economy slowly recovers, one talent segment of the workforce is being left behind: women. Women have been disproportionately pushed out of the workforce since Covid began and estimated employment levels for women won’t recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, a full two years after men (McKinsey and Oxford Economics). Join this session to learn how to help reverse this trend and empower women, especially women of color, to reenter the workforce by creating an equitable employee experience upon return.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

CHRO Roundtable: What Does Fairness Mean at Your Organization?

Defining the scope, mission and successful outcomes to expect from your organization’s DE&I efforts is critical to ensuring an ongoing commitment to fairness. Join members of the CHRO Global Leadership Board to pressure test ideas for communicating, demonstrating, and fulfilling your organization’s promise of fairness.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Roundtable: How to Improve the Internal Candidate Experience?

Vitorio Bretas, Director, Advisory, Gartner

The external candidate experience has improved dramatically over the past few years, while the internal candidate experience remains frustrating. Many employees struggle to apply for internal moves and are ultimately not selected for positions, which negatively impacts their engagement. Join this peer discussion facilitated by a Gartner expert on strategies for improving the internal candidate experience to make it more comparable with the external process.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

SD Worx: Forget About HR Strategy if Your Foundations Aren’t Right

Amanda Hawley, Channel and Partner Director UKI, SD Worx

HR leaders are executing the CEO's strategy. To do so, they must reinforce the operational efficiency of the HR dept. Without solid operational HR foundations, issues arise that erode employee trust & derail strategies. That’s why HR is driving digitalisation & creating integrated ecosystems for local/global operations. Using our latest global HR research we’ll show you that to turn strategy into reality, you need to get the foundations right.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

Udemy: The Skills That Will Define the Future of HR

Today’s HR department holds the key to unlocking the success of a company’s greatest asset: its employees. This session will explore how HR is approaching employee experience, the skills needed to keep your organisation running smoothly, and the steps to prepare yourself and your team to face these changes head-on. We will also examine how HR teams can build a learning culture to strengthen employees' resilience and maintain business continuity.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

Beamery: Talent in 2025: Driving Value with AI

Winning talent strategies for 2025 are being designed today, and businesses are already thinking about how to leverage AI to achieve their transformation goals. This session will help you decide where AI can drive the most impact for your talent team in the next few years, from identifying and reaching talent in new places, to converting more candidates with world-class experiences, to retaining top employees with efficient mobility strategies.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

Fujitsu: Frontline Workers - The Future of Employee Experience

In this session, we put a spotlight on frontline worker’s employee experience, their wellbeing, their health + safety and importantly, what organizations can do to adapt the right technologies to ensure a positive culture in the new working world.

We’ll be looking at how industries have needed to change the way they work, with the need to adapt a hybrid way of working and some industries moving 100% remote.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Roundtable: Connecting the Dots to Create a Thriving Workplace, moderated by Culture Amp

How employee experience, engagement and performance are interwoven, and what levers HR Leaders can pull in order to leverage positive outcomes within their people ecosystem. We'll discuss creating good employee experiences through engagement and performance management and the steps for designing performance management practices that motivate and engage.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Roundtable: Improving Employee Experience to Avoid “The Great Resignation”, moderated by WorkForce

Employee expectations have never been higher, and employers must rise to meet them if they want to avoid what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation.”

This roundtable will explore how the great resignation is impacting leading organisations today and how they are responding. Together we’ll define a roadmap to meet this challenge head on and provide the experience all employees need while improving engagement levels and business performance.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:40 PM - 02:55 PM CEST

Product Demo by UKG Dimensions: Supporting Talent Retention and Engagement

Alison Towers, Workforce Solutions Consultant, UKG

1. Understanding the touch points
2. What does it look like?
3. What levels of value can it deliver?

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 02:40 PM - 02:55 PM CEST

Product Demo by Phenom TXM: The Experience-First Platform for Attracting and Retaining Talent

Benoit Hardy-Vallee, AVP, Phenom

In today’s rapidly changing environment, experience is everything. Let’s explore Talent Experience Management, the unified approach that connects every stakeholder interaction throughout the talent lifecycle.

Leveraging AI, deep learning and experience design, you’ll discover how:

Candidates find the right job faster
Employees learn and evolve
Recruiters efficiently discover best-fit talent
Hiring managers make stronger data-driven decisions

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

Digital Workplace 101 for HR Leaders

Adam Preset, VP Analyst, Gartner

The digital workplace helps employees work in ways that support business capabilities. How do technology and digital dexterity enable ways of working, now and in the future? Come to this session to get a foundational understanding of what digital workplace is, what it demands of you as leaders, and how doing it right will enable your organization's success.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

Expand Access to Hybrid Opportunities Through Redesigned Roles

Andy Karr, Director, Team Manager, Gartner

As HR leaders contemplate a near future where hybrid work is the norm, many are asking: “Which roles in my company could work in a remote setting?” But is this the right question? Join this session to learn how emerging trends in organizational design and talent mobility can unlock new dimensions of flexibility for your employees and breakthrough performance for your organization.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

Getting Honest Data in a Crisis of Trust

Mark Whittle, VP, Advisory, Gartner

There is a crisis of trust facing society, as individuals have become increasingly skeptical of information and institutions. This challenge impacts Talent Analytics leaders as only 29% of employees agree they trust their organization with their data. How can Talent Analytics leaders build trust in their workforce to ensure they get honest data from employees?

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

The Role of the Manager in Building a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Organization

Katie Sutherland, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Managers can make or break your DEI strategy. They play a critical role in supporting workforce diversity, building inclusion on their teams, and contributing to a truly equitable organization. However, few managers truly excel at this important role. Join this session to learn what the best managers are doing differently to help translate your organization's DEI strategy into real outcomes.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Roundtable: Do HIPO Programs Belong in the Equitable Workplace?

Sasha Tuzel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

L&D leaders have struggled to reconcile the approach that "all employees are talent" and "all talent are leaders" with HIPO programs that invest in a select few for leadership development opportunities. Are HIPO programs inherently exclusive — and is that negative? Attend this session to discuss the pros and cons of HIPO programs, and to determine their place in the equitable workplace.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

CHRO Roundtable: Improving the Relationship Between the CHRO and CEO

George Penn, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

The relationship with the CEO is at the heart of the CHRO's ability to influence the talent agenda and partner effectively with the c-suite and board. Join this session with your peers to discuss practical strategies CHROs can use to improve their relationship with the CEO, including both new and long-standing partnerships.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

Rewards and Recognition Strategies to Advance Equity

Augustus Vickery, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

Different segments of the employee population such as working parents, women, and underrepresented talent have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. However, these employees are often rewarded and recognized differently than their peers. Rewards and recognition are a powerful tool to maintain employee motivation, especially during disruption. In this session, we will explore how rewards and recognition can be better utilized to advance equity while increasing employee engagement.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

Getting Business Leaders to Consider Nontraditional Talent

Vitorio Bretas, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Recruiting must look beyond traditional talent pools to find skilled candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Those strategies deliver—in terms of access to critical skills, cost savings and improved diversity. But recruiting faces resistance from leaders who are skeptical of nontraditional profiles. Learn how to build the case for nontraditional talent, prepare leaders for greater diversity of profiles, and guide them in assessing nontraditional talent.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

The Next-Generation Manager: How Connectors Are Leading in the New Work Environment

Jaime Roca, Senior Vice President, Gartner

Sari Wilde, Managing Vice President, Gartner

The work environment has fundamentally changed. Disruptions, hybridization and AI/digitalization are changing the way in which employees do their jobs. To enable employees to adapt and succeed, managers need to play a fundamentally different role. In this session we will look at what the best managers are doing to help their teams navigate through this changing work environment and be ready for the future.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

The Payoff of Developing Employees as People, Not Just as Professionals

Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

As work and life boundaries blur, many personal aspects of life impact employees at work. Gartner data shows that most organizations consider personal development to be as important as professional development. However, current learning investments don’t reflect this priority. In this session we will examine how to provide balanced personal and professional development and share the payoffs this approach yields.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Using External Talent Intelligence in Workforce Planning

Kenneth Pyle, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

Attend this session to ask a Gartner expert your workforce planning data questions, including how to use labor market data to engage business leaders in workforce planning conversations, to identify emerging skills, and evaluate whether to build or buy talent.

Thursday, 16 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:30 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Creating Culture in a Virtual or Hybrid Environment

Elisabeth Joyce, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

Business leaders, HR leaders, managers and employees are all concerned about the impact of remote work on employees’ ability to create and sustain connections with their colleagues. Join this session to speak with a Gartner expert about how to create strong connections between remote employees without creating meeting overload.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM CEST

Guest Keynote: Don’t Let Success Get to Your Head, Failure Into Your Heart

Eniola Aluko, Sporting Director and Former Footballer,

Eniola Aluko is one of the leading figures in women's football. She has balanced multiple professions and worked in high-pressure, high-performing team environments. Aluko has been a fierce advocate championing for equality in football, testifying to parliament on inclusion and representation issues in sports, and serving as UN Women UK Ambassador for gender empowerment. During her keynote, she’ll share insights on resilience, humility, and reframing experiences in this inspiring and candid interview with Mia Garrod, Director at Gartner.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

What Going Hybrid Means For Culture

Jerome Mackowiak, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Mark Zuckerberg was shocked when the top employee question related to remote work was about free food perks in the office. Remote employees have less access to the physical aspects of the company culture, which have historically been viewed as the key diffusers of culture. How do we build an equitable and inclusive culture when teams are moving to more distributed modes of work?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

Future of Work Reinvented

Graham Waller, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

COVID-19 has shattered assumptions about how work gets done. Organizations have reacted quickly but now is the time to intentionally reinvent the future of work. HR leaders have a unique opportunity to evolve from legacy location-centric work design to a more equitable human-centric work design that empowers the workforce to thrive in the post-pandemic world.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

New Opportunities for Talent Analytics in the Hybrid World

Gaston Gomez Armesto, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Talent analytics teams have an important role to play in the move to a hybrid workforce model. There are many new opportunities to add value to decision making, but there are also heightened risks to privacy and employee trust. This session explores new things talent analytics teams could or should pay attention to in order to support a hybrid workforce.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM CEST

Build an Agile Recruiting Function to Navigate Uncertainty

Chantal Steen, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Nearly half of the recruiting leaders surveyed by Gartner in 2021 say that their recruiting structure keeps them from effectively coordinating with the business and keeping pace with changing business needs. In the face of growing business disruption, learn how recruiting functions can structure themselves to respond to market uncertainty with speed.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Equipping Managers to Drive Inclusion at Scale

Mia Garrod, Director, Advisory, Gartner

People managers who promote inclusive environments have more collaborative and innovative teams, with up to 24% higher levels of discretionary effort. Join this session with a Gartner expert to learn how to equip people managers with tactical and practical tools to reinforce inclusive behaviours in the workplace.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CEST

CHRO Roundtable: The CHRO’s Role in Fostering an Inclusive Culture

The CHRO plays a crucial role in championing a culture of inclusion for the organization. Join members of the CHRO Global Leadership Board to hear lessons learned for sustaining inclusion in corporate culture.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

Culture Amp: 5 Steps to Simplifying Your Performance Process

A common concern for organisations is that putting a new performance management system into effect is difficult. Many put up with a subpar system for fear something new may not be embraced. In this session we will explore five key steps and three principles that any organisation can implement to improve the way performance is done at their organisation, whether using a software platform like Culture Amp or not.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

SplashHR: Combating Recruitment Struggles with Analytics

The Recruiting Game has changed; adaption and data are the keys for future hiring success. Some of the challenges faced by recruiters are understanding the best candidate sources, best fit applications, candidates most likely to succeed, impact of time to fill a position, and any bias in the recruiting process. Learn how understanding disparate data helps overcome these challenges and boosts hiring efforts.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

Simplilearn: Employee Upskilling for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation isn't just a buzzword—to thrive in today's economy, it's become necessary for businesses to leverage the technologies collectively referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution. Organizations must take the lead in activating these essential skills within key functions of the business. In this session, we explore these essential skills and how tailored learning paths are the most effective way to upskill employees at scale.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM CEST

Workhuman: Making Work Human - How to Fuel Positivity and Engagement in the Workplace

During this unprecedented and unpredictable time one thing is clear: human connection matters now more than ever. Work is a better place for people of all kinds when people feel appreciated, respected, and empowered for who they are and what they do. In this session, explore how to re-energize your culture and unite your teams using one platform to recognize, develop, and celebrate your employees.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM CEST

Roundtable: Talent in 2025 - Accelerating Talent Acquisition with AI, moderated by Beamery

AI is an accelerator for Talent Transformation, and is a the core of many talent strategy conversations today. As your organization shifts gears from recovery to acceleration, it is essential to understand how AI-powered tools can support your plans. What foundations need to be in place to get the most out of AI in talent acquisition? And how can it enable you to truly transform your talent strategy and compete for the best talent?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM CEST

Roundtable: What does Employee Experience look like in the new world of work of 2022? moderated by UKG

In this roundtable, we will talk about how recent disruptions affecting almost any companies and organizations around the world had impact on the way HR leaders think about Employee Experience?

We know that we will have to face lots of fast changes in the coming years, so how to future-proof the employee experience to finally boost business strategy and culture?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:10 PM - 01:25 PM CEST

Product Demo by Wellbees: Wellbeing Analytics by Wellbees

Melis Abacioglu, Founder, CEO, Wellbees

Join our CEO and Product Owner for an exciting 15 minutes Wellbees demo. During the session our team will not only cover Wellbees' technology but also case studies in solving precious human problems in clients such as Sanofi, Bayer, and Unilever. In addition, we will present wellbeing analytics outputs exhibiting exciting correlations between product use and mode resulting in positive personal and cultural transformation within companies. Stay tuned and sign-up to to see wellbeing in a whole new level!

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:10 PM - 01:25 PM CEST

Product Demo by Wyzetalk: Employee Experience Solution by CEO, Gys Kappers

Gys Kappers, CEO, Wyzetalk

Connecting 700k active users across 5 continents, Wyzetalk creates customised mobile employee engagement solutions designed to connect organisations with their dispersed frontline workforces on any mobile device, anywhere in the world using our three-channel mobile capability. This includes a fully managed service, providing clients with a team of industry specialists who not only maintain and update the mobile solution but also consult and advise throughout the employee engagement journey.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

Truth and Consequences: Labor Market Insights About the Remote Workforce

The transition from in-office to remote workforces has changed the way organizations and employees view the work environment. Using labor market data and insights derived from job descriptions, consequences of the shift will be discussed and more importantly, recommendations will be provided so organizations can create competitive advantage through workforce planning and strategic sourcing of talent in the new hybrid environment.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

Warning Signs That Your Organization Design Is Hindering Inclusivity

Mia Garrod, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Common DE&I interventions such as unconscious bias training and leader development programs have proven insufficient for tackling the systemic biases that create barriers to inclusion. What these interventions overlook is the fact that systemic biases are embedded deep in their organization design. Join this session to learn how organization design can help or hinder your efforts of inclusivity.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

What Is AI and How Can HR Evaluate It and Use It Fairly?

Helen Poitevin, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI promises to transform employee experience and enable greater automation and scale for HR processes within HCM applications. Despite broad use already, it raises questions of equity. In this session we’ll make AI real, highlight where it is already bringing value to HR teams, and look at the questions HR Leaders can ask to ensure that the AI being sold is fair and can deliver on its promise.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM CEST

How to Talk to the Board About DE&I

Anna Krasniewska, Group Vice President, Gartner

Board conversations must evolve as expectations for action on diversity, equity and inclusion increase. Successful CHROs will move beyond facilitating surface-level board discussions on workforce representation and HR policies to building commitment for coordinated actions rooted in a shared understanding of the specific value DEI brings the organization. This session will explore how CHROS can involve the board in supporting DEI actions internally and in the marketplace.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

CHRO Roundtable: What Is Your Leadership Vision for 2022?

Aaron Kloch, VP, Team Manager, Gartner

CHROs must continually adjust to new workplace trends, reset business priorities and develop as leaders. Join this discussion facilitated by a Gartner Expert to share your plan for delivering continuous innovation and business impact in 2022.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:15 PM CEST

Roundtable: Will Competency Models Survive the Changing Needs of Business?

Sasha Tuzel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Competency models are the foundation for many organizations' talent processes, but they lack adaptability to accommodate changing business needs. Eliminating competency models opens Pandora’s box where calibrating performance, development and recruitment risk lacking a fair and accurate standard. Is there an alternative? Or should L&D continue to invest in building out models? How can L&D improve their design and operationalization?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

WalkMe: Winning HR Tech Strategies and Actionable Insights For a New Workplace Era

Raj Sundarason, Chief Evangelist, WalkMe

As organizations rethink the needs of the “new normal” workforce, HR leaders have a unique opportunity to impact business P&L with people-first strategies that foster human connections. In this session, you will learn how a Digital Adoption Platform and a value framework that works for you can link and maintain human connections and improve employee experiences while building a continuous transformation culture.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

WorkForce Software: How HR Can Revolutionise Every Employee’s Experience with a Simple First Step

Rowena Doyle, Global VM Training Manager, pandora

As the talent shortage grows HR teams must focus on improving workplace experiences for every employee to attract and retain talent. This is critical for deskless workers who have higher expectations of their employer than ever before and lower barriers to job change. Learn how HR leaders are investing in new tools that ensure all employees feel connected and empowered to optimise everyday activities that support productivity and business growth.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

orgvue: Transformation - Enabling best practice with speed and agility

Martin Spanik, VP, Solution Consulting, orgvue

Transformation is high-stake, high-risk work, with a high rate of failure. Whether it’s making the most of digital innovation, integrating two organizations post-merger or delivering cost efficiencies, the frightening fact is that most transformation programs fail to achieve their intended goals.. So, when failure comes with considerable risk for the business, how can you plan a transformation program that hits more targets than it misses?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

orgvue: Transformation - Enabling best practice with speed and agility

Transformation is high-stake, high-risk work, with a high rate of failure. Whether it’s making the most of digital innovation, integrating two organizations post-merger or delivering cost efficiencies, the frightening fact is that most transformation programs fail to achieve their intended goals.. So, when failure comes with considerable risk for the business, how can you plan a transformation program that hits more targets than it misses?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 02:35 PM CEST

Remote: How to scale a remote workforce

You can't compete in a global market without a global team -- but where do you start? Job van der Voort, CEO of Remote and former VP of Product at GitLab, understands better than anyone the challenges of scaling an international workforce. In this talk, Job will teach you how to adopt a remote-first mindset and how to scale a distributed team while retaining your culture.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 02:15 PM - 03:00 PM CEST

Roundtable: How to Win in the New Normal with Business Answers at Scale, moderated by Visier

The drive for enterprise people and HR leaders to be able to deliver ever more complex and valuable insights to support better people and business outcomes has never been more apparent.

Join this peer-led interactive discussion with Rob Etheridge, Managing Director, Head of Group Workforce Management & Analytics at Deutsche Bank, on how to answer key business questions with people analytics at scale, and win in the new normal.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

The Future of Well-Being

Alex Pavel, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Over the last few decades, well-being has expanded both in terms of offerings and goals. However, the 2020 global pandemic has made well-being programs more important than ever given new work environments and diverse employee needs. This session will outline the evolution of holistic well-being and examine its purpose and scope in 2021 and beyond.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

Driving Inclusion in the Hybrid Work Environment

Ingrid Laman, VP, Advisory, Gartner

Many of the initiatives that organizations are taking to drive diversity, equity and inclusion are still designed for a pre-pandemic and mostly onsite workforce. This session will examine initiatives that are boosting inclusion in the hybrid work environment and provide strategies to implement these initiatives in your organization.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

Sustaining Organizational Commitment to Shared Purpose

Alexia Cambon, Director, Research, Gartner

Nearly nine in 10 employees expect their organizations to take a stand on social issues, but what happens when employee expectations outpace their employers' willingness to respond? HR leaders acknowledge the need to commit to becoming more socially responsible, but cynical employees connect this commitment to a branding effort. How can organizations advertise and live out their commitment?

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM CEST

Navigating Leader Challenges to Ethical Decision Making

Rachael Marshall, Sr Principal, Advisory, Gartner

As the call for a more equitable, ethical and objective workplace grows, the vision for how to execute this goal seems increasingly unclear for organizations. Leaders are asking what their role is in creating this type of workplace, and how they must transform to act ethically in the face of new and emerging challenges. The reality is, however, that ethics is muddy water, and leaders are often left without the knowledge or guidance to determine what is ethical. In this session, we will tackle the challenges to ethical decision making presented in today’s business environment and how we can build a culture of ethical decision making amongst our leaders moving forward.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: Using Labor Market Data to Expand Talent Pools.

With increased competition for critical talent plus the imperative to increase workforce diversity, companies are employing new strategies to identify previously untapped talent pools. How are companies reevaluating education, skills and tenure requirements to meet their objectives? Join this highly interactive session with a Gartner expert to learn how labor market insights can help you uncover new talent pools.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM CEST

Ask the Expert: What is the New Normal of Virtual and Hybrid Meetings and Events?

Adam Preset, VP Analyst, Gartner

Christopher Trueman, Principal Analyst, Gartner

Your leadership offsites, strategy sessions, workshops, and town halls will never be the same. A distributed workforce taught us that we could take in-person events and make them virtual and succeed. Now, how can you make them great? This session will answer your questions about the practices, technologies, and trends you need to know about to have virtual events that will excite and engage your organization.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

Beyond Burnout: The Impact of Indifference on Employee Well-Being

Brent Adamson, Distinguished VP, Advisory, Gartner

If there’s one place where employee well-being is most under-pressure, it’s in customer service. Gartner data reveals that service reps are more likely to suffer a high degree of burnout than just about any other employee category. In particular, these employees suffer from high levels of indifference, reducing their engagement, intent to stay, and discretionary effort. This session will incorporate data from our customer service research team to help HR leaders understand the drivers of indifference and explore strategies to create a fairer work environment that improves well-being and performance.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

Developing Future-Ready Leaders

Jerome Mackowiak, Director, Advisory, Gartner

Lee-Anne Vallée, Sr Director, Advisory, Gartner

With shifting workforce models, business pressures, and skill needs, CHROs must evolve their leadership development strategies. Building a scalable, impactful experience for today's business world requires a clear vision of leadership success and resource-efficient development offerings. Attend this session to learn how to scale leadership development to strengthen current and future generations of leaders.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

Setting Up a People-First HRIT Function

Dion Love, VP, Advisory, Gartner

The HR technology landscape is growing not just in complexity but also in its potential to support talent needs. For HR to lead a fair and equitable digital transformation for organizations, HR leaders require a range of new digital skills, expertise in organizational design and an expanding network of partnerships. Learn how the best HRIT functions align their technology investments and operating model to drive towards people first solutions.

Friday, 17 September, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM CEST

What Role Should AI Play in Your Talent Analytics Strategy?

Helen Poitevin, VP Analyst, Gartner

AI techniques come in many forms and should play a key role in talent analytics strategies. In this session, we will discuss how to set up a strategy and plan for using AI to advance talent analytics maturity and impact. We will also look at how talent analytics leaders can use market insights and work with key stakeholders to determine whether to build or buy AI capabilities across HR topics.

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