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Talent Management

  • How do I use my Thomas assessments to rebuild my talent strategy?
    How do I use my Thomas assessments to rebuild my talent strategy?
    Julia Jones, Head of Training and Claire Dwight, L&D Specialist - Thomas International Recorded: Nov 26 2020 33 mins
    You don't think twice about using Thomas assessments to support external recruitment - so internal development should be no different - you are sitting on a gold mine of information to help unlock the potential of your existing people.

    Join our LIVE interactive Q&A session for Thomas Customers only, in which our experts, Head of Training Julia Jones and Learning and Development Specialist Claire Dwight, will share practical tips, good practice insights and easy-to-adopt guidance for using assessments more effectively in your businesses to meet the recognised challenges of promoting, restructuring or just getting back on track with career development advice.

    Key takeaways:
    - Simple steps to kick-start your use of assessments to deliver more informed people decisions
    - How to choose the right assessment for your needs, saving both time and money
    - Tips to improve how you communicate assessment results to internal stakeholders and candidates

    This Q&A session is for Thomas Customers who are looking to use their assessments to address current pain points with talent management and development. Please submit your questions during the Q&A, in advance via your account manager or through #AskThomas on LinkedIn.

    Julia Jones is Head of Training working with teams in both an advisory and delivery capacity. She has worked with Thomas assessments for over 16 years and has created and developed training programmes for all levels across a variety of organisations, including leadership programmes, enhancing sales performance and strategic direction programmes for teams and individual development.

    Claire Dwight has worked as a Trainer at Thomas for over 5 years. She is a BPS Qualified Practitioner. She has trained clients in all of the Thomas assessments and is responsible for the upskilling, training and approval of Thomas Trainers globally.
  • Insights to boost employee re-engagement post Covid-19
    Insights to boost employee re-engagement post Covid-19
    James Marsh,HRr; Alistair Dornan, Gallagher Recorded: Nov 26 2020 62 mins
    Research conducted by Gallagher has highlighted that prioritising wellbeing is central to re-engaging employees as organisation’s emerge from COVID-19 disruptions.

    Now, as recovery gets into full swing, there are a whole load of new decisions to make. There’s no playbook for a pandemic. So how do you redefine a thoughtful, affordable and visible reward and benefits strategy – one that will fully reengage your people – while, at the same time, balancing the short-term need to reduce outgoings and the long-term impact these decisions can have?

    Gallagher’s 2020 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey report provides the benchmarking data and insights you need, helping your workplace work better so that you can face your future with confidence. Hear the analysis from Gallagher’s experts across the full spectrum of organisational wellbeing: financial, career, physical and emotional.
  • How to Drive Transformation through Intrapreneurship. The I.M.P.A.C.T. Framework
    How to Drive Transformation through Intrapreneurship. The I.M.P.A.C.T. Framework
    Davide Turi Recorded: Nov 25 2020 52 mins
    Get an overview on how to drive transformation in your organisation as an intrapreneur, following our practical 6-step process.

    Organisations must transform in order to adapt and thrive to these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, organisations need entrepreneurial leaders — Intrapreneurs — who know the business, industry, customers better than anyone else.

    After having worked with hundreds of intrapreneurs, we collected our insights into a 6-step framework named I.M.P.A.C.T. to help leaders deliver innovation within large organisations.

    In this practical workshop, we will explore and review key tools and practical examples you can use from today to:

    - Deal with internal stakeholders and processes.
    - Get support throughout the innovation journey.
    - Test propositions with a lean and experimentative approach.
    - Bring people on-board and build cross-functional teams.
    - Scale-up and institutionalise the change.

    Hosted by Davide Turi, enterprise innovation strategist and founding partner of Studio Zao. Working with world's leading organisations including Sony Music, EY, the NHS, Pentland Brands, Ellesse, Speedo, Imperial College London and the Institute of Cancer Research, Studio Zao helps organisations to develop and empower internal entrepreneurial talent — the leaders of the future.

    Find out more at www.studiozao.com
  • Industry 4.0: Radical Digitisation
    Industry 4.0: Radical Digitisation
    Toby Redshaw | Simon Parry | John Crawford Recorded: Nov 25 2020 38 mins
    The pandemic has shone a spotlight on how digital can be a truly transformative investment. Enabling companies to not only boost productivity, but also engage and communicate with their employees, customers and stakeholders in a way that they didn't think possible.

    In this session, we’ll discuss the technologies that forward-thinking business are prioritising and already investing in, such as:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Automation and Robotics
    • Core network technologies and 5G

    Attendees to this webinar will hear about:
    • The importance of maintaining the human touch in organisations by finding the right balance when allocating tasks between automation, AI, and humans
    • Why 5G can be such a game-changer. How it can be used to create private wireless networks that provide secure, high-bandwidth, low-latency connections, enabling exciting new solutions like driverless vehicles such as robots and automated forklifts and near-real-time tracking of manufacturing lines. The range of solutions is huge from tracking to safety, predictive maintenance to digital twins.
    • How to leverage these technologies whilst ensuring that human choices shape the workplace and that we are not drawn into an algorithm-driven structure

    Speakers:
    Toby Redshaw, Senior Vice President – 5G Solutions & Enterprise Innovation, Verizon Business
    Simon Parry, CTO, Nokia Enterprise UK, Nokia
    John Crawford, General Manager, Enterprise Innovation and 5G solutions, Verizon Business
  • Recruiter Skills Sessions: The Basics of a Successful Employee Referral Program
    Recruiter Skills Sessions: The Basics of a Successful Employee Referral Program
    Brett Bazzini, Account Executive, Jobvite Recorded: Nov 24 2020 32 mins
    Successful employee referral programs consist of setting objectives, understanding and measuring the ROI and cost-per-hire of referrals, how to leverage your employee base to boost employer brand, how to use incentives to encourage employee participation, how to use cash and non-cash incentives, and where and when gamification can make a difference.
  • Pluralsight Cloud Labs Workshop
    Pluralsight Cloud Labs Workshop
    Anthony Campanale, Principle Solutions Architect Recorded: Nov 24 2020 36 mins
    With Cloud environments becoming the default for many organisations, finding a safe place to develop the associated tech skills is key. Pluralsight’s Cloud Labs enable learners to get hands-on practice in a provisioned cloud environment, in the vendor sandbox of their choice.

    Join Pluralsight’s Anthony Campanale on Tuesday November 24th at 10am GMT to demonstrate how you can develop practical cloud experience with step-by-step instructions and sandboxed environments for public cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform).
  • Change or Die: Breaking Psychological Barriers to Rapid Innovation
    Change or Die: Breaking Psychological Barriers to Rapid Innovation
    LeeAnn Mallorie Recorded: Nov 19 2020 29 mins
    The demands of the COVID pandemic have asked leaders and organizations to innovate quickly in order to stay afloat. Even under the best circumstances, this type of rapid response is challenging. But in our current context of fear, stress, physical exhaustion and wavering mental health, it can feel even harder.

    Right now, the higher the pressure in your industry, the more your leaders will need to create psychologically safe and resilient environments to enable their team members to bring their best ideas forward at work.

    In this brief webinar, LeeAnn Mallorie draws on over 15 years of experience training leaders at all levels across a wide array of industries to explore the question: how can company leaders create the necessary levels of psychological safety to support company-wide innovation in times of disruption… and what may get in the way?

    This webinar will help you:

    - clarify what it takes to truly innovate during times of disruption
    - better understand what psychological safety is, how it works, and why it plays an essential role in the process of innovation
    - identify the types of mental and emotional barriers that prevent effective and creative responses under pressure
    - recognize the default behaviors that you and your team members may fall into that create unconscious barriers to innovation

    Whether innovation was already a part of your purview prior to COVID and you simply want to build some new skills – or whether you have found yourself at an entirely new crossroads that is taking you and your team far out of your comfort zone – we invite you to join us.

    For more information on our training and coaching, book a follow up call under the attachment links or contact us directly at support@gutsandgrace.com or support@leadinginmotion.com.
  • Integrating Data Privacy and Brand Protection into your Cybersecurity
    Integrating Data Privacy and Brand Protection into your Cybersecurity
    Alex Nette, President, Hive Systems Recorded: Nov 19 2020 29 mins
    Cybersecurity is about how we protect our information, but do we ever stop to ask ourselves what we’re protecting and why? Your company likely collects customer, employee and proprietary information, so the responsibility to protect the data and respond in the event of a cybercrime is yours. This isn’t a big company problem.

    Data privacy issues and data breaches happen to small and mid-sized businesses all the time and can put your company’s reputation and ability to do business at risk.

    This 30-minute live discussion led by Alex Nette, one of the leading cybersecurity experts for small-medium businesses, takes you through a critical examination of your business practices with respect to data privacy and brand protection.
    - Do you really need to be collecting all this information?
    - Do you understand your risk points?
    - Are you in compliance with privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA) and cybersecurity best practices?
    - What if something goes wrong?

    Alex wants every business to benefit from the same strategy and tactics that large enterprises employ. In this webinar, he draws on years of experience in protecting critical data to share a perspective on how to look at your data practices and where to start.


    Bio
    Alex Nette
    Alex started Hive Systems as he felt that every company deserves big business cybersecurity, even when they have small or medium business budgets. He brings executive level expertise in the establishment and continuous improvement of cybersecurity programs and applies his work from various cybersecurity disciplines in a holistic approach that prioritizes organization’s operations. Alex has provided cybersecurity consulting to the public sector for federal, state, and local agencies, and in the private sector for a wide variety of industry segments.
  • Assets + Liabilities = HR
    Assets + Liabilities = HR
    Lori Kleiman SPHR, SHRM-SCP Recorded: Nov 19 2020 45 mins
    Business owners focus on their assets and liabilities, but HR is responsible for the vast majority of all of them! Whether its cost of labor, productivity and quality or supporting sales to bring in the next client without HR there would be no profit. But why don't they know that? Because we don't tell them - at least not often enough. This program will explore the intersection of the future of organization the state of the new workplace and HR leadership - and how the intersection of the 3 will drive business forward.

    Learning Objectives:
    What does the future organization look like
    Current models of the employer employee relationship
    Communication competencies of leadership
    Development plans for new processes

    The program is approved for 1 Business credit for HRCI/SHRM
  • Insights for a resilient HR strategy in 2021 - latest survey results
    Insights for a resilient HR strategy in 2021 - latest survey results
    James Marsh, HRr; Fiona McKee, SD Worx; Simon Parsons, SD Worx; Lou Gray, EY Absolute Recorded: Nov 19 2020 62 mins
    New research by leading HR & Payroll provider, SD Worx, reveals that nearly half of European companies believe that COVID-19 will have a lasting impact on their businesses, and that we will have to radically change the way they work.

    The research found that UK companies value wellbeing by a large margin; only payroll scores higher. In line with that observation, diversity and inclusion are top priorities. Surprisingly, wage costs have fallen to the bottom of the list since the pandemic started. 

    Join Fiona McKee, HR Director at SD Worx, Simon Parsons, Director of UK Compliance Strategies at SD Worx and Lou Gray, Head of Transitions & Operations at EY Absolute – we’ll to delve into the findings of the research in greater detail, and explore how you can use these insights to develop a more resilient HR strategy for 2021.  

    Below are some of the key issues arising from the research and the focal points of this webinar: 

    · Should digital transformation and automation be put on hold amid the crisis? 

    · How HR can deliver personalised employee experiences 

    · How HR leaders can increase digital maturity

    · Why Payroll is the top priority for HR leaders in the UK  

    · Why and how we should adapt to flexible working practices post-COVID-19 
  • How to Make the Move from Surveys to Employee Engagement
    How to Make the Move from Surveys to Employee Engagement
    Adrien Monet - Enterprise Account Executive Recorded: Nov 19 2020 46 mins
    Most organisations understand the value of gathering employee feedback. But surveying employees once a year—or even less frequently—can undermine attempts to measure and improve employee engagement.

    The annual survey process is time-consuming, cumbersome, and often exhausting for everyone involved. This is true across the entire process—from planning to implementation to results. By the time employees take the survey, and the results are aggregated and analysed, too much time has passed. The results are no longer meaningful for any leader to take credible action, and employees feel that their input has fallen on deaf ears. Organisations today compete in an environment characterised by constant change and disruption. Using outdated practices in any part of their business puts them at a disadvantage. All organisations need feedback that matches the fast pace of work and the needs of today’s workforce.

    Learn in this webinar:
    - How moving from traditional processes toward real-time feedback will help you gain more timely and meaningful insights.
    - Why Regular Pulsing is Perfect for the Modern Workforce.
    - How to Move beyond Listening to Taking Action.
    - What we learned from Pulse Survey data during Covid-19.
  • 8 Cybersecurity Resolutions for the New Year and Next Normal
    8 Cybersecurity Resolutions for the New Year and Next Normal
    Dave Grady, Mike Restivo Recorded: Nov 18 2020 45 mins
    New year resolutions are a time-honored tradition: they mark the departure from bad habits and unrealized goals of one year and the optimism and renewed focus for the next. But 2020 has been a year unlike any other. A global pandemic increased the enterprise attack surface exponentially and handed bad actors a perfect opportunity to double down on attacks, leaving many security teams spread thinner than ever.
    David Grady, Verizon’s Chief Security Evangelist, has some suggestions for enterprise security leaders on how to rethink and reset for next year. He offers eight resolutions you can make today to secure your organization, energize your team and prepare yourself for 2021 and beyond. 
    Resolving to become a more formidable opponent to security adversaries requires more than installing new policies or purchasing more security software. It involves tapping into valuable internal and external resources to improve your security program and grow as an individual leader and as a team. 
    Join this webinar to learn:
    •How to start 2021 with well-balanced set of priorities
    •How to set goals that will make your organization more secure
    •Why threat intelligence is so important to improving your organization's security posture
  • Why Securing Cloud Based Email Requires a Different Approach
    Why Securing Cloud Based Email Requires a Different Approach
    Michael Landewe, Cofounder at Avanan Recorded: Nov 18 2020 41 mins
    The Evolution Beyond Secure Email Gateways - is here.

    Email gateways including Proofpoint, Mimecast, and Barracuda were designed to protect on-premises email servers, but when you moved your email to the cloud, it revealed five vulnerabilities that continue to expose your users to attacks.

    It's why companies are switching from gateway vendors. Come learn how the migration to Office 365 and Gmail necessitated an evolution in how to secure cloud email, and why Secure Email Gateways are not the right answer.
  • Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center Monthly Intelligence Briefing (MIB)
    Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center Monthly Intelligence Briefing (MIB)
    Dave Kennedy, Managing Principal, Open Source Intelligence Recorded: Nov 18 2020 74 mins
    Topic: Dark, Deep, Surface Web Hunting

    Join us—the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center – for our Monthly Intelligence Briefing (MIB) to discuss the dark, deep, surface web hunting and the current cybersecurity threat landscape.

    Farzad Seihoun with the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center will cover:
    •Defining the space and accessing it
    •Overview of what the dark web hunting team is seeing and reporting
    •Dark web hunting as a service solutions

    And then we'll turn things over to David Kennedy, Managing Principal, Open Source Intelligence to cover:
    •Current Intelligence Overview
    •Attacks and Threat Indicators
    •Latest Malware Trends
    •Significant Vulnerabilities

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to cover on the call, please send them to the following email address: Intel.Briefing@verizon.com
  • Recruiter Real Talk: Great Recruitment Marketing, Better Candidates
    Recruiter Real Talk: Great Recruitment Marketing, Better Candidates
    Eddie Moncayo, VP of Talent Acquisition, JumpCrew; Jobvite Team Recorded: Nov 17 2020 45 mins
    Come hear about how recruiting like a marketer makes a difference with our panelist from JumpCrew as he chats with the Jobvite team.
  • Diversity and Inclusion 3.0
    Diversity and Inclusion 3.0
    Lexy Martin, Wes Wu, Carla Williams Recorded: Nov 17 2020 53 mins
    Diversity is about being invited to the party. Inclusion is more than being asked to dance. It’s dancing, it’s choosing the music, and it’s being part of the party planning.
    In this webcast, we will explore the historical progression of curating a diverse workforce and how organizations can leverage analytics to solidify a culture of inclusion through the power of advanced analytics.

    What you’ll learn:
    • How to measure program results
    • How to link the impact of inclusion initiatives to business results
    • How organizational network analysis is used to understand inclusion

    About the presenters:
    Lexy Martin is a respected thought leader and researcher on HR technology adoption and its value to organizations and workers alike. Known as the originator of the Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, she now works at Visier continuing her research efforts on workforce intelligence, and works closely with customers to support them in their HR transformation to become data-driven organizations. Lexy is Principal, Research and Customer Value at Visier.

    Wes Wu is a Human Capital leader and strategist, who transforms organizations for the rapidly changing workforce of the future. He is an early adopter of HR robotics and is skilled in delivering evidence-based business, human resources, and operational outcomes grounded in data analysis and insights.

    Carla Williams leaning on her 20-plus years of HR experience in talent management, leadership development, operations, and technology, Carla has a passion for improving how work gets done by integrating technology into business processes. In her last human resources role before joining Visier, she built a Global HR Services team, focusing on delivering expertise in project/change management, process design and improvement, technology, and analytics.
  • Pluralsight Flow Delivery Module
    Pluralsight Flow Delivery Module
    TJ McNichols, Director of Sales, Flow EMEA / Kristen Foster-Marks, Back-end Developer Flow Recorded: Nov 17 2020 51 mins
    Pluralsight Flow helps accelerate velocity and release products faster with visibility into your software engineering team. Flow aggregates historical git data into easy-to-understand insights and reports to help make your engineering teams more successful.

    In expanding the capabilities of Flow, Pluralsight has recently added the Delivery Module.

    Join Pluralsight’s TJ McNichols and Kristen Foster-Marks on Tuesday November 17th at 4pm GMT/5pm CET to illustrate how the delivery module focuses on the inputs to engineering to complement insights from commit and PR data.
  • Hiring the right people for the right job: Insights from a Managing Director
    Hiring the right people for the right job: Insights from a Managing Director
    Stephen Rogers, Managing Director of Right People Right Jobs and Elne Janse van Rensburg, Business Psychologist Recorded: Nov 17 2020 44 mins
    “80% of turnover is due to a bad hire. 60% of bad hires will negatively affect the performance of other team members. 39% of businesses report a productivity decrease as a result of a bad hire.” (HireHive)



    Grab a coffee and join our latest customer case study webinar as Stephen Rogers, Managing Director at Right People Right Job, discusses how using Thomas’ Behaviour assessment has helped him over the years,when looking for the right behavioural fit for a specific job. 2020 has been a challenging year in the history of the world and the world of work. Operating margins have been decimated, people retrenched, markets and companies closed. Now, more than ever, it is urgently fundamental to have the right people in the right jobs as companies start recruiting again.

    Key takeaways:
    - Discover how to hire the right person for the right job
    - Understand how to use the Behaviour assessment, and its importance, as part of a robust selection process
    - Put theory into practice with this real-life case study

    This webinar is for HR professionals, leaders and managers looking to find the right fit for a role.  

    Stephen Rogers is an expert in assessing the fit of people to jobs and teams over the last 18 years. He has been making use of the Thomas Behavioural assessment for the past 12 years to connect the right person with the right job. He is dedicated to assisting clients to select, develop, manage and retain the right people to benefit their organisations.

    Elne Janse van Rensburg is a Business Psychologist at Thomas International South Africa. She assists key clients with their recruitment function and creating and implementing training and development interventions to improve individual and team performance.
  • Reimagining Your Digital Future: The Future of Work Index
    Reimagining Your Digital Future: The Future of Work Index
    Rob Mitchell | Jon Weg | Stephen Keenan | Lianna Brinded Recorded: Nov 17 2020 41 mins
    To reimagine an organisation for the future, business leaders must get comfortable with dealing with uncertainty. Without doubt, more change lies ahead. And so, flexibility to respond to change has never been a more valuable commodity, both in leaders and in the organisations they lead.

    Verizon’s latest research – conducted before and after the COVID‐19 crisis broke – informed the creation of the Future of Work Index, which measures the progress of organisations across four critical categories of future‐readiness: technology, skills and behaviours, leadership, and new ways of working.

    Join us as we hear from experts at Verizon as they discuss why organisations that scored in the top 20% of the Index reported better financial performance than their peers, and how these companies are laying the foundations for future success by:

    • Preparing for a more distributed, flexible and remote workforce
    • Taking the long‐term view of how they must adapt their skills
    • Investing in advanced technologies as a strategic priority

    Our panel will explore what these insights mean for organisations looking to meet the challenges of tomorrow by reshaping their strategy, technology and skills today.

    Speakers:
    Lianna Brinded, Head Of Yahoo Finance UK, Verizon Media
    Rob Mitchell, CEO, Longitude
    Jon Weg, CIO Advisor
    Stephen Keenan, Executive Director, Client Services, Verizon Business
  • Hoe help jij jouw medewerkers door de crisis heen?
    Hoe help jij jouw medewerkers door de crisis heen?
    Carmen Amador Barreiro, Organisational and business psychologist & Annemarie van der Heijden, Trainer at Thomas Nederland Recorded: Nov 16 2020 46 mins
    Ga er lekker voor zitten en log in voor ons webinar uit de ‘Thomas Talks’ reeks: Emotionele Veerkracht. Dit webinar is reeds eerder gepresenteerd in het Engels maar nu dus ook de mogelijkheid om het Nederlandstalige webinar bij te wonen!

    Tijdens het webinar bespreken Carmen en Annemarie hoe managers hun teams het beste kunnen ondersteunen in een tijd van (gedeeltelijke) lockdown, uitdagende thuissituaties en in veel gevallen een economische terugslag.

    Emotionele veerkracht is de sleutel in deze tijd. Mensen met een aangeboren hogere emotionele intelligentie zullen meer een psychologische buffer van 'middelen' hebben om hen te helpen het hoofd te bieden, dan degenen zonder dit voordeel. Zij zullen het meest profiteren van gerichte steun van hun managers en werkgevers. Het rapport van de Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) geeft een duidelijk overzicht van de ontwikkelingsgebieden per eigenschap. Dit kan zeer waardevol zijn in deze tijden van onzekerheid evenals het onderzoeken van het gedrag onder druk met behulp van de Persoonlijke Profiel Analyse.

    Belangrijkste lessen die je uit dit webinar zult leren:

    - Hoe kun je het TEIQue rapport gebruiken om de meest effectieve - ondersteuningsstrategie per persoon te identificeren.

    - Welke eigenschappen zijn het meest waarschijnlijk geassocieerd met veerkracht - bijvoorbeeld optimisme, relaties, stressmanagement en aanpassingsvermogen.

    - Emotionele intelligentie en gedrag als indicatoren van veerkracht. Ontdek hoe je zowel TEIQue als PPA kunt gebruiken om aangepaste ondersteuningsplannen voor je medewerkers te maken.

    Dit webinar is interessant voor leidinggevenden, managers, HR-professionals, coaches en trainers.

    Graag stellen we Carmen aan je voor, een van onze jongste talenten van het Global Psychology Team.

    Annemarie van der Heijden is sinds juni 2017 Trainer Consultant bij Thomas Nederland.
  • Using Smart City Technology to Reinvent Communities
    Using Smart City Technology to Reinvent Communities
    Josh Linkner: Chairman, Co-founder of Platypus Labs Recorded: Nov 12 2020 39 mins
    With populations already shifting from urban to suburban environments, COVID-19 has expedited some of that migration. City leaders are finding new ways to use smart technology to better manage the well-being of their communities.

    Discover what industry innovator and author Josh Linkner has to say about the future of these communities and ways that smart cities are emerging and evolving.

    Gain insights on how insight on data management, coupled with artificial intelligence will be a key tool in managing the health, safety and overall wellness of a population. We will also look to cover the economic impact as urbanization shifts.
  • Remote Sales: How to reach your customers when planes are grounded
    Remote Sales: How to reach your customers when planes are grounded
    Jennifer Riggins, Rick Pizzoli, Alan Mockridge Recorded: Nov 12 2020 62 mins
    Tech sales is about bridging the gap between technology and business value. But now, during this pandemic, you have to also bridge the gap of geography.

    This conversation talks to two influencers in international tech sales:
    - Rick Pizzoli, an American with 25 years selling tech across Europe, CEO and founder of Sales Force Europe
    - Alan Mockridge, a British with 30 years selling tech across Asia, president Intralink for the Americas

    We hate the phrase "new normal" so let's just call it now. Things are different and will be for at least another year or two. This call will take you through how to connect and reconnect with your leads, how to make better use of prospects' time, and how to leverage multi-channel messaging.

    We know your time (and your customers' time) is more precious than ever so we will aim to make this webinar as actionable as possible and to help you learn how to be engaging in a way that qualifies (and disqualifies) your leads. Fast.

    This is a conversation for tech startups and scale-ups looking to invest in international growth, especially targeting enterprises abroad. But really it's helpful to anyone looking to build a lasting customer relationship from a distance.
  • Tackling unconscious bias: Developing the right people
    Tackling unconscious bias: Developing the right people
    Marcelo Souza, Country Manager at Thomas International Brazil and Emilia Bradea, Client Development and Senior Trainer Recorded: Nov 12 2020 35 mins
    “Women are often socially and culturally expected to be nurturing and likeable, which in turn restricts their consideration for a leadership position, while, on the other hand, if they are assertive and forthright, they are deemed to be unlikable, and too bossy to be good leaders.” – Dr Pragya Agarwal

    Making a decision based on conscious or unconscious bias can cause leaders to make the wrong decisions about individuals. To avoid doing this, leaders need to become more aware of the biases impacting their decisions and thinking.

    Join host Marcelo and guest speaker Emilia Bradea in the third of our unconscious bias series as they discuss unconscious bias in development, especially when it comes to making decisions on leadership and succession planning.

    Key takeaways:

    - How to select high potential individuals for development based on data rather than gut
    - Ways to steer away from stereotyping when making leadership development decisions
    - What traits to factor in when making succession plans

    This webinar is for HR professionals, leaders and managers looking to improve their diversity and inclusion strategy by addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.  

    Marcelo Souza is Country Manager at Thomas International Brazil. He actively takes care of more than a seven hundred clients, supporting in the most diverse areas of HR, from strategic to operational. He is a certified trainer in all psychometric tools at Thomas International, having conducted dozens of training sessions for our personality, aptitude, behavioural and emotional intelligence assessments.

    Emilia Bradea is Client Developer & Senior Trainer for Thomas International in Romania. Her main focus is to support clients in integrating Thomas assessments in all people related processes, for the entire life cycle of an employee. She has run several long-term development programs that provided an effective upgrade of managerial and leadership skills in multi-national companies.
  • Goodbye digital age, welcome fusion era in Asia Pacific
    Goodbye digital age, welcome fusion era in Asia Pacific
    Rob Le Busque and Charlie Ang Recorded: Nov 11 2020 61 mins
    Get Set for the 4th Industrial Revolution in the 2020s

    We are reaching the end of the Digital Era, as defined by mobile, social and cloud technologies. In this 2020s decade, the Fusion Era, powered by cognitive, immersive and trust technologies, will be rapidly taking shape. In a matter of years, the 4th Industrial Revolution will manifest globally and transform the world beyond recognition.

    This deep impact session will help you preview, preempt and prepare for the incredible 4.0 future of everything in the 2020s.

    Introduced by Rob Le Busque, Regional Vice President, Verizon APAC and presented by Charlie Ang, Industry 4.0 Futurist, Innovation Strategist, Director, The Innovators Institute Pte Ltd
  • Ransomware Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts with an Expert Negotiator
    Ransomware Negotiation Do’s and Don’ts with an Expert Negotiator
    Kurtis Minder, GroupSense and Jessica Gulick (Host), Katzcy Recorded: Nov 10 2020 43 mins
    No one ever expects it to happen to them. But with ransomware and cybercrime on the rise, it’s more likely than ever to discover that ransomware has locked down your system and cybercriminals are holding your data hostage. Kurtis Minder, an expert ransomware negotiator, advises executive teams when their worst cybersecurity nightmares come to life. Join us for an interview with Kurtis as we discuss:

    + What most people don’t realize about ransomware and the cybercriminals that run these exploits
    + Immediate do’s and don’t if your systems are being held captive
    + How to limit potential damage like data loss, overpaying threat actors, tarnished brand reputation, and compliance violations
    + Team Event: who to involve and when
  • Warning! These Habits & Traits Could Make You a Toxic Leader
    Warning! These Habits & Traits Could Make You a Toxic Leader
    Deb Calvert Dec 1 2020 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

    The habits and traits that make you so effective in your current role may not translate well in a next-level job... or maybe you've already taken that next-level job and can't figure out why things aren't working out. It may be time for a re-set. Tune in for this presentation to learn more about:

    -- the 12 classic career roadblocks and blindspots that can trip you up
    -- what works on the front line but doesn't work in management
    -- what managers need to leave behind when they become executives
    -- the impact of toxicity in supervisory and management level roles

    You'll also get access to a free tool with practical tips you can use right away if any of the toxic warning signs show up for you.
  • Two Talented: Employee Referrals
    Two Talented: Employee Referrals
    Chris Le Breton, Co-Founder, Rolepoint; MT Ray, TA Consultant; Josh Anderson, SVP of Recruitment, Teach for America Dec 1 2020 7:00 pm UTC 44 mins
    Two energizing personalities + a hot, relevant topic = a session you won’t want to miss!

    Join us as we talk with MT Ray, founder of MilesRay Talent, and Josh Anderson, Senior Vice President of Recruitment and Admissions at Teach for America, about how to engage and incentivize employees to help you meet your recruiting goals.
  • The Digital Workplace
    The Digital Workplace
    Dirk Schlotter Dec 2 2020 3:00 am UTC 36 mins
    68% of companies now believe that the future workforce will be remote*. A hybrid of remote working and reduced office working will be the new reality. On one hand, this could have positive outcomes such as increased productivity for some departments, but on the other hand, it may also negatively impact work/life balance and raise mental health issues.

    In this session, we will be discussing the changing concept of work, the workplace and the environment that business leaders need to create to thrive in this new world in relation to:

    • Changes to the physical workplace: Offices may need to be repurposed as drop‐in collaboration centres rather than everyday bases, and use more tech such as VR
    • Smarter working: With the proliferation of video and web conferencing, how can you enable more productive collaboration tools such as document sharing, annotation and white‐boarding
    • The importance of security: How to protect the organisation from today's evolving threat landscape especially when the employee's environment is out of your control
    • What to prioritise to enable your digital workplace: Simplicity and integration are key in this area in order to provide employees with a single, app‐like experience across the tools they use every day

    Attend this session to solidify your plans and uncover the journey to the new digital workplace.

    Presented by:
    Dirk Schlotter, Director Global Real Estate & Supply Chain for Verizon Communications.

    * 2020 The Future of Work, Reimagining business as usual, Verizon Research report
  • Advancing Digital Identity and Signatures in the Nordics
    Advancing Digital Identity and Signatures in the Nordics
    Rammtin Avar, Senior Solution Consultant Dec 2 2020 8:00 am UTC 51 mins
    Over the last few months organisations have been embracing fully digital interactions to remain competitive and deliver the experiences customers want remotely. As businesses are becoming ever more global, it’s critical to ensure compliance with the vast array of international regulations and security requirements that govern the digitisation of traditionally paper-based processes.
    In this webinar, we’ll explore the benefits and challenges of different types of electronic signatures (from simple to qualified) as well as how digital certificates increase compliance and security. Additionally, you will learn why businesses are magnifying the benefits of modern e-signatures with our easy-to-use cloud signatures.

    The session will cover:
    •Adobe Sign, a cloud-based, enterprise-class e-signature service that lets you replace paper and ink signature processes with fully digital e-signature workflows
    •The different types of digital identity (eID) issued by Nordic Identity Providers: Bank ID (Sweden and Norway), Nem ID (Denmark), FTN ID (Finnish Trust Network).
    •How to ensure compliance with different laws and regulations.
    •Cloud signature demo and use cases
    •Q&A

    We’ll be joined by guest speaker Francesco Vetrano from Intesi Group who will talk about how identity assurance is the critical point behind the validity of any e-signature service. Francesco will share how to identify and onboard your customers by using Intesi Group Know Your Customer (KYC) or services allowing authentication with existing Digital Identity issued by Nordic Identity Providers.

    Speakers:
    Rammtin Avar, Senior Solution Consultant Adobe
    Francesco Vetrano, Business Development, Intesi Group
  • Reimagining Workplace Culture in the Wake of Global Challenges
    Reimagining Workplace Culture in the Wake of Global Challenges
    Meghan Stettler, Director of the O.C. Tanner Institute, O.C. Tanner Dec 2 2020 6:00 pm UTC 54 mins
    As major crises continue to cascade across our health, economic and social structures worldwide, organizations are increasingly faced with “make-or-break” decisions that could amplify their workplace cultures in significant and lasting ways.

    Listen to Meghan Stettler as she presents the perspectives and stories shared from the O.C. Tanner Institute’s groundbreaking pulse surveys. Learn what truly matters to employees, and how leaders can uniquely apply time-honored principles to reimagine a thriving workplace culture in the wake of unprecedented times.

    Join Meghan and you will:

    · Discover meaningful takeaways about the employee experience, leadership, and workplace culture amid global challenges through the O.C. Tanner Institute’s real-time data and analysis captured across the last 10 weeks

    · Gain insights from game-changing, real-life examples about successful strategies being implemented by organizations around the world in unprecedented times of crisis

    · Learn how to apply fundamental principles of thriving workplace cultures to successfully lead and inspire employees to engage, produce, and innovate despite unanticipated organizational challenges
  • Effective Leadership in a Virtual Workplace
    Effective Leadership in a Virtual Workplace
    Ron Insana, Senior Analyst, CNBC & Susan Scott, Fierce Founder Dec 2 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Authenticity, inclusion and transparency are always key to effective leadership. But they're more important than ever when workers have gone virtual. These are the muscles that today's leaders must exercise if teams are to succeed, because "team" means something different now than it did a few months ago.

    Find out what Susan Scott, founder of Fiercelnc.com, and business journalist Ron Insana have to say about leadership in this new way of working.
  • Proactive Security and Incident Response in the “New Normal”
    Proactive Security and Incident Response in the “New Normal”
    Chris Hallenbeck, Tanium CISO Americas and Chris Novak, Global Director, VTRAC Dec 2 2020 7:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to transition to a remote work environment overnight, disrupting processes and workflows, reducing budgets, and increasing their attack surface exponentially. One recent global survey of more than 1,000 IT leaders found that 90% saw more frequent cyberattacks than usual due to the shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Nowadays, organizations know it’s not about if they are going to be compromised, but when. The Verizon Rapid Response Retainer provides organizations access to the expertise, tools, and intelligence they need to limit the theft of data, preserve incident evidence, and maintain their reputation.  New add-on capabilities, such as endpoint telemetry analysis (ETA) allows organizations to create a customized, proactive incident response agreement that helps mitigate risk, augment cybersecurity personnel and control costs.
     
    In this webinar, you’ll learn:
    How to strengthen security posture despite budget constraints

    The fundamental importance of IT health and hygiene, and how to improve it

    How the Verizon’s Rapid Response Retainer can provide enhanced SLA’s, reduced incident response time, and drastically improve security posture, all remotely
  • Empowering your workforce for 2021 and beyond
    Empowering your workforce for 2021 and beyond
    James Marsh,HRr; John McLaughlin, Aon; Marius Grindemann, Aon Dec 3 2020 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, calls for greater diversity and inclusion, and unprecedented technology disruption, businesses can play a major role in addressing the challenges and opportunities our world faces.

    But how can you accelerate your workforce into the future?

    In this HR expert forum we will look at:

    - How to create workforces prepared to withstand future disruptions and stresses

    - How to use data intelligently whilst balancing people risk and optimising people spend.

    - How to empower workforce agility and resilience

    Please register to attend this free webinar, where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our panel of specialists.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Rethinking workplace diversity
    Diversity and Inclusion: Rethinking workplace diversity
    Organisational Psychologists Mollie Tatlow and Arianna McMechan from Thomas International Dec 3 2020 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Top quartile companies for diversity were found to be more likely to financially outperform industry medians than bottom quartile companies for gender diversity (by 16%) and ethnic diversity (by 35%) (McKinsey & Company, 2017).

    Workplace diversity is far more than just a moral issue. Organisations can harness the difference in people to help them become more successful, more innovative, more skilled and better able to cater to their diverse clients’ needs. However, putting steps in place to build a diverse workforce is not enough. So what can you do?

    Join Mollie and Arianna as they discuss the importance of having a D&I strategy in your recruitment and people processes, how to cultivate an inclusive workforce and the challenges you may come across.

    Key takeaways:
    - Why is diversity important in the workplace?
    - Interesting statistics on bias, diversity and inclusion
    - How you can cultivate diversity in the workplace

    This webinar is for HR professionals, leaders and managers looking to improve their diversity and inclusion strategy by addressing unconscious bias in the workplace. 

    Mollie has an Occupational Psychology MSc with University of Leicester and is a Research Assistant within the Global Science Team. She is mainly responsible for carrying out academic research in relation to psychometric assessments and validating concepts to help inform new product ideas. Her dissertation focused on the impact of trait emotional intelligence on workplace outcomes.

    Arianna has a Masters in Organisational & Business Psychology from UCL and is a Research Assistant within the Science Team at Thomas International. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between personality traits and organisational outcomes and the moderating impact of self-awareness. Arianna is involved in running validation and reliability studies for psychometric tools, conducting academic and client research for product innovation and analysing data through statistical analysis.
  • Rethinking digital document capabilities as a business necessity
    Rethinking digital document capabilities as a business necessity
    Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst for CIOs, Forrester Research Dec 3 2020 2:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    Adobe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate how digital document processes are supporting business continuity and strengthening organisations’ business resilience in a post-pandemic world.

    Register for the live webinar and ask our panelists about the top 3 findings from Forrester Consulting:

    1. Digital document processes help organisations maintain business resilience
    2. Digitising document processes reduces business risk and opens up revenue opportunities
    3. Digital document processes are becoming standard practice and will help improve customer and employee experience in the long term

    Speakers:
    Sam Higgins, Principal Analyst for CIOs, Forrester Research
    Mark Greenaway, Head of North Europe Enterprise, Adobe
    Tony Bambury, Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe.
  • Leading with Guts & Grace in Times of Uncertainty: Tips for Women in Business
    Leading with Guts & Grace in Times of Uncertainty: Tips for Women in Business
    LeeAnn Mallorie Dec 3 2020 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Leadership can be exhausting in times of uncertainty – especially when your project, your initiative or your very presence is challenging to the status quo. When you are a woman in business, and you are working hard to make a positive impact inside your organization, it’s easy to start ignoring your body and intuition, in order to get things done. This unconscious choice may help to create wins in the short run… but in the long run the same strategy can sap your energy and even become a career-limiting move.

    In this interactive session, LeeAnn Mallorie shares lessons and mindfulness tools from her book Guts & Grace: A Woman’s Guide to Full-Bodied Leadership. Together we will explore how internalized barriers can block your effective participation on a team, and uncover ways that even seasoned female leaders unintentionally derail their own success.

    You will learn:
    - The biggest missing piece in most corporate women’s leadership training programs, and how to address it in your personal leadership approach.
    - The critical and surprising role your physical body can play in your career success.
    - Three common habits that most women tend to overuse at work, why it’s critical to transform them, and how to start making change immediately.

    As a takeaway, you will leave this session with practical, embodied leadership practices that realign you with the wisdom of your body, restore your native superpowers, and replenish your energy, so that you can make an even more meaningful impact in 2021 – without burning out.

    As a takeaway, you will leave this session with practical, embodied leadership practices that realign you with the wisdom of your body, restore your native superpowers, and replenish your energy, so that you can make an even more meaningful impact in 2021 – without burning out.

    More info on our programs at: https://www.gutsandgrace.com/at-work
    Questions? Contact the presenter at: leeann@gutsandgrace.com
  • Best in Class Contact Centres: A Use Case in Innovation
    Best in Class Contact Centres: A Use Case in Innovation
    Steffen Selbmann, Principal CX Consultant, Verizon Dec 7 2020 3:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Improving the customer experience – innovation and automation for the digital savvy enterprise.

    Customer experience is a top five priority for CIOs around the world: the pandemic has only increased the importance of digital communications, enabling effective and efficient interaction with customers whilst reducing reliance on overburdened agents.

    Verizon employs over 130,000 people around the world and around 30,000 contact centre agents. Within the United States, it has recently introduced Google Contact Center AI into centres which serve 94 million subscribers and provides advanced natural language processing techniques to deliver a faster, more accurate interaction. During this session, Steffen Selbmann, a contact center specialist based here in Europe, discusses our use case: why Verizon decided to make this investment and the benefits it promises to deliver.
  • Security: Never trust, always verify. Move towards a zero trust environment
    Security: Never trust, always verify. Move towards a zero trust environment
    Ashish Khanna | Asif Khan Dec 7 2020 9:30 am UTC 44 mins
    The move to remote working has forced many businesses to be more flexible, but the increase in hacking, phishing and attacks on cloud‐based data has made many more vulnerable.

    In this webinar , we’ll be looking at how recent events have not only accelerated the pace of change, but also helped hasten a philosophical shift. Many cybersecurity teams previously viewed cyber defences as a castle and moat, with firewalls and virtual private networks monitoring for unwanted visitors who were trying to come inside and then assuming that everyone inside the perimeter had been vetted. Now, with many more remote workers beyond companies’ outer defences, security professionals are focusing on securing individual employees and their devices.

    Our panel of experts will be discussing:
    • The move towards zero‐trust environments
    • What it means for cybersecurity policies and practices
    • The implications of the human factor on your security
    • and more

    Presented by:
    Ashish Khanna, Head of Security, Consulting, Verizon Business
    Asif Khan, Principal Architect, Security Solutions, Verizon Business
  • The Digital Workforce: Skills for the Future
    The Digital Workforce: Skills for the Future
    Nicola Inge | Roger White | Lorraine Stockle | Lianna Brinded Dec 8 2020 9:30 am UTC 43 mins
    Using new technology to increase efficiency makes sense, but it’s only one side of the coin – the future of work is the future of man and machine. That’s why more and more companies see upskilling their workforce as a priority.

    While 66% of senior execs* said it’s vital to deploy new technology, more saw Emotional Intelligence (EI) and people skills as key success factors specifically Adaptability (76%), Problem solving (72%), Risk management (72%), Digital skills in general (75%)*

    So how do you build this ‘new’ workforce remotely? How do you help them cope with the challenges of remote working? How do you fulfil employee expectations of a flexible work model and still be able to address the need for face‐to‐face interaction and creative dialogue between colleagues?

    In this session, we’ll be discussing:
    • How to build the skills of your workforce
    • Enable employees to maintain a good work/life balance
    • How to encourage them to leverage their empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence in their decision making

    * 2020 The Future of Work, Reimagining business as usual, Verizon Research report

    Presented by:
    Lianna Brinded, Head Of Yahoo Finance UK, Verizon Media
    Nicola Inge, Employment & Skills Director, Business In The Community (BITC)
    Roger White, Senior Manager - International Sales L&D - Verizon Business
    Lorraine Stockle, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition - EMEA, Verizon
  • Grassroots Intrapreneurship to Future-proof Companies, with Zurich
    Grassroots Intrapreneurship to Future-proof Companies, with Zurich
    Jamie Dec 8 2020 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How can organisations drive bottom-up innovation from diverse backgrounds and age groups of employees to transform in the current business climate?

    Now more than ever, it’s the time for leaders to encourage bottom-up innovation by leveraging intrapreneurial talent and challenging them to focus on strategic priorities that create real value for their customers and organisation.

    Tune in to our conversation with Celine Bucher, HR Program Manager and NEXT Co-Founder at Zurich Insurance. With 14 years of broad experience working in global and matrix corporate environments in operations, shared services and with a deeper focus on HR, Celine will be sharing with us her learnings with building NEXT, a global grassroots movement with the vision to give generations a voice, challenge the current state and future-proof Zurich Insurance.

    In this conversation, we will be discussing:

    - The importance of grassroots intrapreneurship.
    - How to initiate intergenerational collaboration in corporates to drive growth.
    - The benefits of upskilling, reskilling and retention of high potential employees.
    - Learnings from driving intrapreneurial programmes at Zurich Insurance.

    Hosted by Jamie Qiu, enterprise innovation strategist and Founder of Studio Zao. Working with world-leading organisations including Sony Music, EY, the NHS, Speedo and Imperial College London, Studio Zao helps brave and forward-thinking organisations to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurial change.

    Find out more at www.studiozao.com
  • How to Integrate Privacy and Protection into your Cybersecurity
    How to Integrate Privacy and Protection into your Cybersecurity
    Alex Nette, President, Hive Systems Dec 8 2020 5:00 pm UTC 28 mins
    Cybersecurity is about how we protect our information, but do we ever stop to ask ourselves what we’re protecting and why? Your company likely collects customer, employee and proprietary information, so the responsibility to protect the data and respond in the event of a cybercrime is yours. This isn’t a big company problem.

    Data privacy issues and data breaches happen to small and mid-sized businesses all the time and can put your company’s reputation and ability to do business at risk.

    This 30-minute live discussion led by Alex Nette, one of the leading cybersecurity experts for small-medium businesses, takes you through a critical examination of your business practices with respect to data privacy and brand protection.
    - Do you really need to be collecting all this information?
    - Do you understand your risk points?
    - Are you in compliance with privacy laws (GDPR, CCPA) and cybersecurity best practices?
    - What if something goes wrong?

    Alex wants every business to benefit from the same strategy and tactics that large enterprises employ. In this webinar, he draws on years of experience in protecting critical data to share a perspective on how to look at your data practices and where to start.


    Bio
    Alex Nette
    Alex started Hive Systems as he felt that every company deserves big business cybersecurity, even when they have small or medium business budgets. He brings executive level expertise in the establishment and continuous improvement of cybersecurity programs and applies his work from various cybersecurity disciplines in a holistic approach that prioritizes organization’s operations. Alex has provided cybersecurity consulting to the public sector for federal, state, and local agencies, and in the private sector for a wide variety of industry segments.
  • Recruiter Skills Sessions: How to use Audiences to Improve Recruiting Results
    Recruiter Skills Sessions: How to use Audiences to Improve Recruiting Results
    Amy Hughes, Sr. Director, Customer Enablement, Jobvite Dec 8 2020 7:00 pm UTC 22 mins
    Attendees will learn the true meaning of targeted audience planning and the importance it has on an organization’s talent pipeline. In this class, attendees will learn the definition of a targeted audience, strategy & tactics to build recruitment marketing plans for specified target audiences, the differences between personas, segments, and audiences, and what results and KPIs are most important to audience planning success.
  • The Digital Workforce: Skills for the Future
    The Digital Workforce: Skills for the Future
    Nicola Inge | Roger White | Lorraine Stockle | Lianna Brinded Dec 9 2020 3:00 am UTC 43 mins
    Using new technology to increase efficiency makes sense, but it’s only one side of the coin – the future of work is the future of man and machine. That’s why more and more companies see upskilling their workforce as a priority.

    While 66% of senior execs* said it’s vital to deploy new technology, more saw Emotional Intelligence (EI) and people skills as key success factors specifically Adaptability (76%), Problem solving (72%), Risk management (72%), Digital skills in general (75%)*

    So how do you build this ‘new’ workforce remotely? How do you help them cope with the challenges of remote working? How do you fulfil employee expectations of a flexible work model and still be able to address the need for face‐to‐face interaction and creative dialogue between colleagues?

    In this session, we’ll be discussing:
    • How to build the skills of your workforce
    • Enable employees to maintain a good work/life balance
    • How to encourage them to leverage their empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence in their decision making

    * 2020 The Future of Work, Reimagining business as usual, Verizon Research report

    Presented by:
    Lianna Brinded, Head Of Yahoo Finance UK, Verizon Media
    Nicola Inge, Employment & Skills Director, Business In The Community (BITC)
    Roger White, Senior Manager - International Sales L&D - Verizon Business
    Lorraine Stockle, Associate Director, Talent Acquisition - EMEA, Verizon
  • The Digital Workplace
    The Digital Workplace
    Dirk Schlotter Dec 9 2020 9:30 am UTC 36 mins
    68% of companies now believe that the future workforce will be remote*. A hybrid of remote working and reduced office working will be the new reality. On one hand, this could have positive outcomes such as increased productivity for some departments, but on the other hand, it may also negatively impact work/life balance and raise mental health issues.

    In this session, we will be discussing the changing concept of work, the workplace and the environment that business leaders need to create to thrive in this new world in relation to:

    • Changes to the physical workplace: Offices may need to be repurposed as drop‐in collaboration centres rather than everyday bases, and use more tech such as VR
    • Smarter working: With the proliferation of video and web conferencing, how can you enable more productive collaboration tools such as document sharing, annotation and white‐boarding
    • The importance of security: How to protect the organisation from today's evolving threat landscape especially when the employee's environment is out of your control
    • What to prioritise to enable your digital workplace: Simplicity and integration are key in this area in order to provide employees with a single, app‐like experience across the tools they use every day

    Attend this session to solidify your plans and uncover the journey to the new digital workplace.

    Presented by:
    Dirk Schlotter, Director Global Real Estate & Supply Chain for Verizon Communications.

    * 2020 The Future of Work, Reimagining business as usual, Verizon Research report
  • Industry 4.0: Radical Digitisation
    Industry 4.0: Radical Digitisation
    Toby Redshaw | Simon Parry | John Crawford Dec 10 2020 9:30 am UTC 38 mins
    The pandemic has shone a spotlight on how digital can be a truly transformative investment. Enabling companies to not only boost productivity, but also engage and communicate with their employees, customers and stakeholders in a way that they didn't think possible.

    In this session, we’ll discuss the technologies that forward-thinking business are prioritising and already investing in, such as:
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • Automation and Robotics
    • Core network technologies and 5G

    Attendees to this webinar will hear about:
    • The importance of maintaining the human touch in organisations by finding the right balance when allocating tasks between automation, AI, and humans
    • Why 5G can be such a game-changer. How it can be used to create private wireless networks that provide secure, high-bandwidth, low-latency connections, enabling exciting new solutions like driverless vehicles such as robots and automated forklifts and near-real-time tracking of manufacturing lines. The range of solutions is huge from tracking to safety, predictive maintenance to digital twins.
    • How to leverage these technologies whilst ensuring that human choices shape the workplace and that we are not drawn into an algorithm-driven structure

    Speakers:
    Toby Redshaw, Senior Vice President – 5G Solutions & Enterprise Innovation, Verizon Business
    Simon Parry, CTO, Nokia Enterprise UK, Nokia
    John Crawford, General Manager, Enterprise Innovation and 5G solutions, Verizon Business
  • How to refine your learning strategy during times of disruption
    How to refine your learning strategy during times of disruption
    James Marsh,HRr; Ollie Browning, Head of Sales, Go1; Simon Gibson; Lucy Cornwall, Learning Experience Specialist, City Fibre Dec 10 2020 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    More pressure is on HR and L&D leaders to validate their current learning and training strategy during the current disruption.

    The spotlight is on removing the things that aren't working and clearly demonstrating the value of positive initiatives. To discover how HR and L&D leaders are pivoting join Go1's Oliver Browning, industry expert, Simon Gibson, Industry L&D Leader and City Fibre Learning Experience Specialist, Lucy Cornwall for this free live webinar on how to refine your learning strategy during times of uncertainty and disruption.

    The key discussion points will be;

    - What are the high performing HR/L&D teams doing vs low performing HR/L&D teams?
    - How are high performing companies maximising their learning budgets?
    - Real initiatives City Fibre use to drive learning engagement to over 700 employees
  • How do I pick the best Thomas Report for development projects?
    How do I pick the best Thomas Report for development projects?
    Julia Jones, Head of Training and Kira van Niekerk, Global Trainer Dec 10 2020 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Join our LIVE interactive Q&A session for Thomas customers, in which our experts will share practical tips, good practice insights and easy-to-adopt guidance. Using assessments and reports more effectively in your business, to meet the recognised challenges of smart and rapid recruitment and development decisions, has never been easier.

    Head of Training, Julia and Global Trainer Kira, will provide easy to digest information about the wide variety of reports and their uses available in the Thomas Hub. You can pose your questions to them in advance or during this interactive and engaging live session.

    Key takeaways:

    - Understand the breadth of reporting available
    - Distinguish between reports for different use cases and be able to plan consistency within your business
    - How managers can use the reports to streamline their people processes

    This webinar is for Thomas customers looking to improve their use of assessments and to understand how to use the wide range of reports available.

    Julia Jones is Head of Training working with teams in both an advisory and delivery capacity. She has worked with Thomas assessments for over 16 years and has created and developed training programmes for all levels across a variety of organisations, including leadership programmes, enhancing sales performance and strategic direction programmes for teams and individual development.

    Kira van Niekerk, Global Trainer at Thomas International, is a registered psychometrist who has a passion for people excellence and the promotion of self-awareness at the individual, team and organisational level. She has experience facilitating team workshops and awareness sessions, with a focus on positive psychology and personal effectiveness. Kira has worked with a variety of clients in different industries and has experience in the industrial, clinical and medicolegal fields. She is also a certified mindfulness life coach.
  • Employee Engagement Best Practices for 2021
    Employee Engagement Best Practices for 2021
    David Long Dec 10 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    One question to consider as you think about whether to put effort and investment into employee engagement: "Is engagement worth the effort and investment we put into it?" The short answer to this question is "yes," but depending on the type of organization you are, engagement may be more critical or less critical to your success.

    During this webinar we'll share the best methods for preparing, administering, and rolling out the results from your employee engagement survey based on over 20 years of experience conducting surveys around the world. We'll also identify the most common mistakes organizations make when conducting an employee engagement survey and how to avoid them.
  • Reimagining Your Digital Future: The Future of Work Index
    Reimagining Your Digital Future: The Future of Work Index
    Rob Mitchell | Jon Weg | Stephen Keenan | Lianna Brinded Dec 11 2020 9:30 am UTC 41 mins
    To reimagine an organisation for the future, business leaders must get comfortable with dealing with uncertainty. Without doubt, more change lies ahead. And so, flexibility to respond to change has never been a more valuable commodity, both in leaders and in the organisations they lead.

    Verizon’s latest research – conducted before and after the COVID‐19 crisis broke – informed the creation of the Future of Work Index, which measures the progress of organisations across four critical categories of future‐readiness: technology, skills and behaviours, leadership, and new ways of working.

    Join us as we hear from experts at Verizon as they discuss why organisations that scored in the top 20% of the Index reported better financial performance than their peers, and how these companies are laying the foundations for future success by:

    • Preparing for a more distributed, flexible and remote workforce
    • Taking the long‐term view of how they must adapt their skills
    • Investing in advanced technologies as a strategic priority

    Our panel will explore what these insights mean for organisations looking to meet the challenges of tomorrow by reshaping their strategy, technology and skills today.

    Speakers:
    Lianna Brinded, Head Of Yahoo Finance UK, Verizon Media
    Rob Mitchell, CEO, Longitude
    Jon Weg, CIO Advisor
    Stephen Keenan, Executive Director, Client Services, Verizon Business
  • Security: Never trust, always verify. Move towards a zero trust environment
    Security: Never trust, always verify. Move towards a zero trust environment
    Ashish Khanna | Asif Khan Dec 16 2020 3:00 am UTC 44 mins
    The move to remote working has forced many businesses to be more flexible, but the increase in hacking, phishing and attacks on cloud‐based data has made many more vulnerable.

    In this webinar , we’ll be looking at how recent events have not only accelerated the pace of change, but also helped hasten a philosophical shift. Many cybersecurity teams previously viewed cyber defences as a castle and moat, with firewalls and virtual private networks monitoring for unwanted visitors who were trying to come inside and then assuming that everyone inside the perimeter had been vetted. Now, with many more remote workers beyond companies’ outer defences, security professionals are focusing on securing individual employees and their devices.

    Our panel of experts will be discussing:
    • The move towards zero‐trust environments
    • What it means for cybersecurity policies and practices
    • The implications of the human factor on your security
    • and more

    Presented by:
    Ashish Khanna, Head of Security, Consulting, Verizon Business
    Asif Khan, Principal Architect, Security Solutions, Verizon Business