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WORK+FAMILY: Life after Lockdown

Find out what over 1400 working parents told us they need and want from their employers

Moving forward following full, extended lockdown means there’s a huge amount to think about about as we prepare for new working practices, changed team dynamics, the scale of the challenges and, also, the breadth of opportunities that lie ahead.
In this webinar we'll be examining what's happened over the last few weeks as individuals, businesses and other organisations have been preparing for ‘life after lockdown’

We'll be talking to leading employers about their experiences and insights and exploring what the recent Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions surveys of both working parents and employers have to tell us.

We’ll be sharing how working parents have been coping (and being supported) with their situations during lockdown, their attitudes to their employers and thoughts and concerns for the future. We’ll also be looking at what employers have been doing to enable and support their parenting and caring employees during this time and what plans they have for the future.

Join us for an insightful and lively discussion hosted by James Marsh who'll be joined by our panel of experts, employers and thought leaders.

Join us for an insightful and lively discussion hosted by James Marsh who'll be joined by our panel of experts and thought leaders:

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Work+Family Solutions, Bright Horizons
Sheri Hughes, UK D&I Director, PageGroup
Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families
Recorded Jun 4 2020 63 mins
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Jennifer Liston-Smith & Oliver Daniels, Bright Horizons; Sheri Hughes, PageGroup; Jane van Zyl, Working Families
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    James Marsh,HRr; Bob Rehill, Bob Rehill and Associates; Georgina Hendley, Transformation Programme Manager, SD Worx
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    Digital HR and an employee centred mindset are no longer optional if you wish to thrive in the ‘new normal’. Both domains are heavily intertwined: a workplace with lots of digital and mobile options is exactly what employees want. Yet this can create more challenges for HR and Payroll departments.

    This notion immediately raises some questions. Just how digitally mature are companies today? Are they satisfied with the way things are going or are they planning new projects?

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    • How can you achieve high digital HR maturity and what are the benefits?
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    • What impact does automation/integration of HR and payroll processes/systems have on employee experience?
  • Building your winning workforce through diversity and inclusion Mar 11 2021 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    James Marsh, HRreview; Chinor Lee, Associate Director, iCIMS; Amber Brown, Product Solutions Manager, iCIMS
    Diversity is a proven investment in a company’s success. International research argues that diversity is an important driver of business performance and a key factor to boost employee engagement and satisfaction. How can organizations craft better inclusion & diversity strategies for a competitive edge?

    This webinar will provide a clear and practical understanding of what Diversity & Inclusion really means, why it matters and what you can do as a company to leverage its full potential within your hiring strategy.

    In this webinar you will learn:
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  • Early Careers in 2021: The Future of Next Gen Talent Mar 4 2021 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    James Marsh, HRreview; Della Rath, Aon; Joanne Zadro, Schroders; Lauren Hillier, Schroders
    In the current COVID-19 world, where physical interactions are limited and the entire recruitment journey has moved online, only the most future-focussed organisations will hire the best quality talent. As recruiting leaders we need to think more broadly about how we assess, select and retain early career talent in our organisations.

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    Case Study: How Schroders tackled diversity with their Early Careers Talent programme
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    We have a greater awareness than ever of the challenges in balancing careers with home life as the pandemic quite literally revealed the backdrop to our employees’ lives.

    We’ve learned that employees can be trusted to deliver remotely and that there are work-life gains without a commute. On the other hand, people need people and some people’s homes are not ideal workspaces. Bright Horizons’ research with working parents and carers suggests most will favour a blend of workplace in the future – onsite and offsite – where their roles allow.

    What are the quick wins and the strategic moves in this area that support wellbeing, work-life balance and deliverables ongoing?

    Hear from leading thinkers and employers on what works in managing hybrid working in inclusive high-performance cultures. Gain practical insights to help you weave support for working parents and carers (whatever their gender) into your Gender Pay Gap action plan.


    Speaker details:

    - Siri Nomme, Head of Talent & Diversity, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
    - Fiona Daniel, Founder & CEO FD2i, Former UK Head of D&I at HSBC
    - Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions
  • How to refine your learning strategy during times of disruption Recorded: Dec 10 2020 61 mins
    James Marsh,HRr; Ollie Browning, Head of Sales, Go1; Simon Gibson; Lucy Cornwall, Learning Experience Specialist, City Fibre
    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.

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    - Real initiatives City Fibre use to drive learning engagement to over 700 employees
  • Empowering your workforce for 2021 and beyond Recorded: Dec 3 2020 61 mins
    James Marsh,HRr; John McLaughlin, Aon; Marius Grindemann, Aon
    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?

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

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    Please register to attend this free webinar, where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions to our panel of specialists.
  • Insights to boost employee re-engagement post Covid-19 Recorded: Nov 26 2020 62 mins
    James Marsh,HRr; Alistair Dornan, Gallagher
    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.
  • Insights for a resilient HR strategy in 2021 - latest survey results Recorded: Nov 19 2020 62 mins
    James Marsh, HRr; Fiona McKee, SD Worx; Simon Parsons, SD Worx; Lou Gray, EY Absolute
    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 
  • Work+Family Reimagined in COVID times: New Best Practice for Employers Recorded: Oct 8 2020 63 mins
    James Marsh, HRreview; Jennifer Liston-Smith, Bright Horizons; Clare Scott, Sky; John Howkins, Business Adviser and Author
    During Lockdown, the role of childcare as part of the infrastructure became obvious. At the same time, the resilience and determination of working parents and carers became more visible than ever.

    Some employers have led the field in enabling their teams to keep going, juggling work and life, while others have been aware of playing catch-up amid changing guidance.

    This Autumn is a key moment to take stock, share the positive lessons and practical solutions, identify the ongoing challenges, and imagine the future possibilities. We will see furlough schemes ending, with redundancies and restructures across many sectors. Schools and care resume have resumed, and we'll see a new appetite for fresh ways of working. Employers and employees may be exploring a blend of remote and workplace-based working and measuring work contributions in better ways as teams collaborate.

    In this webinar we'll be framing up the lessons and the onward roadmap, examining what’s happening now and what the future will hold. Join us for an insightful and lively discussion hosted by James Marsh who'll be joined by our panel of experts, employers and thought leaders including:

    - Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Work+Family Solutions, Bright Horizons

    - Clare Scott, Head of Employee Benefits, Sky

    - John Howkins, Business adviser and author, specialising in creativity and innovation in culture
  • Recruitment and Assessment strategies in a post Pandemic world Recorded: Sep 17 2020 62 mins
    James Marsh,HRr; Alison Fishlock, Account Director, Aon; Jane Crane, Serco; Rob Ryan, Serco
    COVID-19 forced organisations to rethink how they hire and develop their people. It propelled us all into the ‘future of work’ at a pace we had never thought possible. But what now? How can we build on what we have learned and move forward? And what is the impact on how we select talent?

    Join experts from Aon and Serco on our virtual forum where we will discuss the trends, disruptors and drivers that are shaping the future of virtual assessment.

    In the session we’ll discuss:

    - How Serco fully virtualised their graduate recruitment programme end to end
    - How to optimise technologies to support selecting and onboarding a remote workforce.
    - How to identify and develop virtual working and management skills in your employees and leaders.

    We look forward to meeting you on the 17th September at 11AM.
  • The Science of a Successful Return to Work Recorded: Jul 9 2020 63 mins
    James Marsh, HRr; Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, Achievers
    As organisations plan to return to work following a long period of work from home or shut down, it’s crucial to find the right approach to support workers and ensure a successful return to work.

    From the right communication to official manager support. Achievers Workforce Institute has looked at the Science of crisis recovery to help guide your return to work processes. Learn what the latest research and experts are saying about finding a new normal so you can keep your teams engaged and productive.

    Dr. Natalie Baumgartner is an engagement and culture thought leader and evangelist. She has spent over a decade focused on driving the translation of engagement / culture research and theory into SaaS based software, working to help make it possible for organisations to solve problems and achieve goals that advance their performance.
  • WORK+FAMILY: Life after Lockdown Recorded: Jun 4 2020 63 mins
    Jennifer Liston-Smith & Oliver Daniels, Bright Horizons; Sheri Hughes, PageGroup; Jane van Zyl, Working Families
    Find out what over 1400 working parents told us they need and want from their employers

    Moving forward following full, extended lockdown means there’s a huge amount to think about about as we prepare for new working practices, changed team dynamics, the scale of the challenges and, also, the breadth of opportunities that lie ahead.
    In this webinar we'll be examining what's happened over the last few weeks as individuals, businesses and other organisations have been preparing for ‘life after lockdown’

    We'll be talking to leading employers about their experiences and insights and exploring what the recent Bright Horizons Work+Family Solutions surveys of both working parents and employers have to tell us.

    We’ll be sharing how working parents have been coping (and being supported) with their situations during lockdown, their attitudes to their employers and thoughts and concerns for the future. We’ll also be looking at what employers have been doing to enable and support their parenting and caring employees during this time and what plans they have for the future.

    Join us for an insightful and lively discussion hosted by James Marsh who'll be joined by our panel of experts, employers and thought leaders.

    Join us for an insightful and lively discussion hosted by James Marsh who'll be joined by our panel of experts and thought leaders:

    Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Work+Family Solutions, Bright Horizons
    Sheri Hughes, UK D&I Director, PageGroup
    Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families
  • How to manage your talent strategy during and after times of disruption Recorded: May 21 2020 64 mins
    James Marsh, HRreview; Della Rath, Principal Consultant, Aon
    Disruption isn’t something new to you or me, however we haven’t seen anything like the disruption caused by COVID-19 for a generation.

    For those of us that work within the talent space, securing critical talent pipelines during times of this new disruption, what does it mean for us? And what does the future hold?

    Join our virtual forum and hear from experts as they discuss the trends, disruptors and drivers that are shaping the future of talent assessment.

    On the webinar we will discuss:

    oThe big talent questions facing organisations right now – and how these are influencing the future of talent assessment.

    oSkills vs Behaviours – what top attributes should you be looking for in your employees in these uncertain times?

    oHow agile are your talent assessments? How agile will they remain? (e.g. virtual assessment for times of crisis or forever?)

    oTangible assessment tools that will help HR leaders prepare for the next few month and years and beyond
  • Work+Family: A Paradigm Shift? Recorded: Apr 30 2020 64 mins
    Denise Priest, Ian Dinwiddy, Bright Horizons; Deborah Richards, IBM; Siri Nomme, NRF; Jane van Zyl, Working Families
    The challenges of combining work and family have just been brought into very sharp focus. With nurseries closed, schools shut and social distancing measures in place, millions of us are now attempting to work remotely at home with children and no childcare.
    In this webinar we'll be examining what's happened over the last few weeks in a nation that’s now 'working from home’.

    •How are parents coping and what approaches are they employing to manage work and home?
    •How are employers supporting them and looking after their wellbeing?
    •What will employers be doing to support people getting back to the workplace?
    •What have we learnt from this experience?
    •How will this change our working patterns in the future?
    •What might this mean for how we manage childcare?
    •What does it mean for employers and flexible working requests?
    We'll be discussing the implications on our 'new reality’ of the findings of the Modern Families Index 2020 Employer’s, the most comprehensive study of how working parents managed the balance between work and family life in 2019 and what it means for employers now.
    Join us for an insightful and lively discussion hosted by James Marsh,who’ll be joined by our panel of experts, experts and thought leaders:

    •Denise Priest, Director of Employer and Strategic Partnerships at Bright Horizons
    •Deborah Richards, UKI Diversity & Inclusion Leader at IBM
    •Ian Dinwiddy, Bright Horizons associate, coach and commentator on all things ‘working fathers’
    •Siri Nomme, Head of Talent & Diversity at Norton Rose Fulbright
    • Jane van Zyl, CEO, Working Families
    Come and explore the recent past, present and possible future for Work+Family with us on April 30th 2020
  • Revisiting Strategic HR Recorded: Apr 6 2020 58 mins
    Jon Ingham
    In this hour-long webinar, Symposium trainer Jon Ingham offers an introduction to his forthcoming digital learning programmes and an overview of his insights on strategic HR. Viewing this on-demand webinar will be highly useful preparation before attending any one of our upcoming live learning programmes.

    Whilst HR has many urgent, transactional priorities right now, this is actually a great time to think more strategically too. The need for HR to be more strategic has been talked about for over 20 years now so it is no wonder that there is often a tendency to dismiss the idea of strategic HR. However understanding what being strategic means, and being able to act in a way which delivers this, is still really important.

    Firstly, although we need to continue engaging and helping to manage the workforce differently, we can also often do this in way which provides more transformational opportunities too.Remote working is the most obvious example. Many people are now communicating with their organisations using digital technologies, but they are still doing this in a centralised way. There is a compelling need to support people and our businesses by moving towards a more distributed approach in which people are able to engage outside of their traditional functions and divisions to increase their performance and broaden their contributions.

    Secondly, we can also use this time to prepare for a more strategic focus once we have passed through the current crisis. Whether we are looking at HR business partnering, organisation design,innovating HR practices or digital HR, there are really substantial benefits to be gained from acting more strategically. We can prepare to transform our approaches in all of these areas now, to increase our contribution when we have a chance to do so.

    Improve your skills, respond to the present crisis, and have more strategic impact when we move beyond this unprecedented time.
  • Case study: How AI is transforming recruitment at Ocado Group Recorded: Feb 27 2020 63 mins
    James Marsh, HRreview; Amber Harris, AON; Sarah Kenehan, AON; Abbie Lopez, Emerging Talent Specialist, Ocado Group
    Organisations are implementing talent assessments to find future focused behaviours and introducing artificial intelligence in recruitment to make better decisions, enhance quality of hire and for efficiency savings.

    Find out how Aon’s Assessment Solutions and Ocado Group have created a winning formula to spot future focused emerging talent in a free webinar where we will discuss:

    - How AI has sped up hiring processes and decision making
    - How AI has removed unconscious bias from a hiring process
    - How to ensure a candidate friendly experience using AI
    - How the role of the recruiter has changed forever and will your next job interview be with a robot?

    Ensure you keep up to speed on all things talent assessment and join the interactive discussions on our webinar,

    Look forward to seeing you on February 27th at 11am.
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