THE CONFERENCE - DAY 2          

VIP Conference Day 2

08:50

Chair's opening remarks

WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE

09:00

The digitally disrupted workplace – how to remain relevant and competitive

  •     Strategies for competing in the digital age
  •     Making the transition from traditional office to a next-gen workspace 
  •     The benefits of collecting and analysing workforce data 
  •     The war for talent heats up – dealing with changing expectations and dynamics 
  •     Realising the connection between people, tech and workspaces 
  •     Finding the digital, learning and well-being sweet spot 
09:20

How to make todays ever-changing workplace work for you

  •     Supporting flexible working spaces, hours and structure 
  •     Identifying what’s driving the increasing interest in wellness in the workplace 
  •     Facilitating personalisation through analytics 
  •     Designing spaces that give employees choice and boost productivity 
  •     Tech – bridging generation divides at work 
  •     Considering elements to stimulate innovation and encourage  
Paul Norman
09:40

Embracing millennial: Their habits, needs and work expectations

  •     Workspaces for millennials - Catering to a workforce that’s geared towards collaboration
  •     Attracting and retaining millennials – why workspace design is so important 
  •     Apps, tech and new productive workspace – are we merely getting distracted?
  •     Incorporating quick and mobile communication into everything 
  •     Doing HR and training differently - productive team networks 
  •     Adapting to a “one digital workspace” approach  
Ross Sparkman
10:00

How to deliver the best “future workplace” experience

  •     Strategic, agile, customer focussed and employee focussed 
  •     Using workplace design to build an engagement culture 
  •     Supporting personalised learning and disruptive technologies 
  •     Leaders and organisations as “learning machines”
  •     Rethinking, reimagining and reinventing  
10:20

Speed Networking

10:40

Morning Tea

WORK SIMPLIFICATION

NEW NORMAL FOR L&D

Track 1
11:20

Simplify the work environment: Starting with your employee

  •     Using technology to your advantage 
  •     Doing away with complex processes and stressful work environments
  •     Creating more time for creative thinking and increasing productivity
  •     Building a corporate culture that helps employees focus and be less overwhelmed
  •     Encouraging work-life balance  
Track 2
11:20

Cracking L&D: The continuous learning model

  •     Escaping static learning approaches
  •     Allowing employees to have access to the learning opportunities they desire when they desire
  •     Highlighting the methods for doing so
  •     Monitoring engagement, success and ROI 
Track 1
11:50

Transformation of workforce

  •     Transformation as part of workforce, as part of overall company strategy
  •     Honest engagements with workforce
  •     On-going communication and positive re-enforcement on creative thinking
  •     Development of workforce in line with Succession planning
  •     On- going evaluation of achievements
  •     WIN-WIN situation: Happy employees leading to happy clients 
Track 2
11:50

New v old learning methods – bridging the generational gap

  •     Blended learning concepts for employee training
  •     Multigenerational considerations
  •     Building internal knowledge sharing programs
  •     Highlighting the benefits and drawbacks of emerging methods 

ROUNDTABLES

12:20

Adapting to technology disruption: What skills do workers need?

12:20

How people analytics helps you know your workforce

Tami Mashau, Talent Manager, SABC
12:20

Maintaining productivity from a blended workforce

12:20

Prioritising EQ as part of your HR strategy

12:20

The power of influence and millennials

12:20

Tracking HR with real-time feedback. What to do next!

13:00

Lunch

WORK/LIFE

COLLABORATION

Track 1
14:20

From work/life balance to work/life blending

  •     It’s about work/life alignment, not just balance 
  •     Understanding the role of technology and focussing on output quality 
  •     Creating a workplace community that promotes accountability and responsibility 
  •     Flexibility and fundamentals - Intentional structure and time management 
  •     Recognising the cycles and finding balance thereafter  
Track 2
14:20

Creating a culture of collaborative learning

  •     Accommodating multigenerational, multicultural, multi-skilled communities 
  •     Maximising efficiency through technology 
  •     Considering social trends 
  •     Shifting the process from productivity to developing people  
Nceba Ndzwayiba, Head of Transformation and People Development, Netcare Ltd
Track 1
14:40

The benefits of incorporating workplace wellbeing into your HR, people and future work strategy

  •     Why workplace wellbeing is critical element to attracting new talent 
  •     VR and other innovations that support flexibility 
  •     Leveraging new internal communication tools 
  •     Work-life integration and blended workplaces 
  •     Determining how adopting wellness initiatives can boost productivity 
Track 2
14:40

Creating collaborative working spaces that won’t break the bank

  •     hubs 
  •     Collaborative working spaces: Open, but not too open 
  •     Multifunction furniture and stand-up desks
  •     Modular systems: responsive, sustainable, and affordable
  •     Sourcing the facilities required
  •     Turning office commons into social  
Track 1
15:00

How to secure an overwhelming buy-in into workplace wellness initiatives

  •     Building brand ambassadors – captivating middle management 
  •     Reviews, performance results, engagement and rewards 
  •     Harnessing desirable employee benefits 
  •     Exciting the workforce and delivering an experience  
Track 2
15:00

Creating a culture of collaborative teamwork:

  •     Culture = “the smell of the place”
  •     Identifying the goal, aligning the team and the focus
  •     Establishing the language and the way forward
  •     Using individual differences to the benefit of the team
  •     Commit and re-align – the continuous focus 

WORKPLACE DESIGN

ATTRACT AND RETAIN

Track 1
15:20

Sourcing, designing and creating innovative workspaces and locations

  •     To assign workstation, or not – that is the question 
  •     Density, efficiency and utilisation of space 
  •     Location, location, location 
  •     Hubs, co-working spaces, private retreats 
  •     Driving productivity and managing the costs of alternative work locations  
Track 2
15:20

The fight to attract and retain talent

  •     An employer as a brand – marketing to current and potential employees 
  •     Implementing new and innovative ideas
  •     Sourcing talent internally – an untapped resource
  •     Utilising big data in HR, talent assessment and learning  
  •     Aligning your people strategy with business needs 
Bontle Seele, Africa Sourcing Lead: Talent Acquisition, Philips Health Systems
Track 1
15:40

The experiential, next generation workspace

  •     Behavioural science, change management, performance metrics and technology: how they affect workplace design
  •     The evolving business world and how workspaces need to change with it 
  •     Design that retains top talent and encourages collaboration 
  •     Boutique workspaces for freelancers 
  •     Activity based work settings  
Track 2
15:40

Giving HR an upgrade

  •     Considering the necessary skills of HR teams going forward 
  •     What this means for attracting and retaining talent 
  •     Employing digitally and socially savvy workers to the profession 
  •     Retaining the human factor 
  •     Driving the use of data to make decisions  
Track 1
16:00

Blurring the physical and digital world: strategic technology for the future workplace

  •     Working anywhere, any time and from any device
  •     Transforming the working environment to support enhanced automation and increasing computer power 
  •     Adapting to autonomy
  •     Intelligent apps – virtual assistants and AI capabilities 
Track 2
16:00

How to stay relevant and be an employer of choice

  •     Personalising the recruitment process 
  •     Adopting an open mind to recruitment and the 21st century workplace 
  •     Integrating apps for talent assessment and performance management
  •     Putting the employee first 
  •     Successful integrating disruptive technologies to support HR and learning  
16:20

Chair's closing address and close of conference

16:30

Afternoon Tea, exhibition and networking

last published: 02/Oct/17 11:35 GMT

 

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