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The 2020 Programme


For all retailer speaker enquiries please contact Claire Knott - claire.knott@theretailbulletin.com

10:00-10.05

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Moderators introduction and opening comments
Paul Deeprose, Managing Director, The Career Gym

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10:05- 10:45

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Webinar No 1: HR leadership in time of disruption - managing change
How will organisational change take place in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, and what will HR's role be in making it happen?  Discover in this session how leadership can support your workforce and ensure business continuity throughout times of uncertainty.

  • The role of HR leadership in overcoming a post-pandemic world
  • How can leadership support the workforce and ensure business continuity?
  • Leading strategic and pivotal change
  • Change management strategy - how to transform business cultures to create an agile organisation
  • Leading from the top - ensuring workplace culture is at the fabric of retail strategy

Mok O'Keeffe, Founder, The Innovation Beehive

Siobhan McHale, EGM People, Culture & Change, DuluxGroup

Eugenio Pirri, Chief People & Culture Officer, Dorchester Collection

Marco Reick, Director of People & Talent, QOOT

Martin Hickerton, Associate Professor, University of Lincoln

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11:30 -12:15

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Webinar No 2: Returning to the new world of work - a legal framework
As retailers grapple with new restrictions under local lockdowns and concerns over a second wave of the virus, this webinar provides an outline of the legal framework allowing you to prioritise business continuity and contingency plans. This session from our legal experts will look at the key challenges following the return to work.

  • All things furlough
  • Return to work, restructuring or redundancy
  • Plan for jobs - new ways of working, government support and apprenticeships
  • Potential COVID-related employment tribunal claims - disputes over pay, revising terms and conditions and policies to adapt to the new working environment, implementing redundancies
  • Discrimination issues presented by the pandemic - how retailers can protect their workforce and minimise risk
  • Key privacy risks associated with the collection and processing of employee personal data
  • Health and safety, data protection and other regulatory issues - RIDDOR reports, dealing with track and trace systems, risk assessments, temperature checks and social distancing at work

Kirsty Rogers, Employment Partner, DWF

Dominic Watkins, Partner - Head of Retail & Food Sectors, DWF

James Drury-Smith, Privacy and Cyber Security Partner, DWF

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13:00 - 13:45

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Webinar No 3: Putting wellbeing and compassion at the heart of retail
The session will look at what we know so far about mental health and wellbeing of the UK's retail sector workers and provide a framework for your organisation to create a wellbeing and mental health strategy.

  • Adapting to change - effective wellbeing initiative in improving retention
  • What role does data play towards ensuring the effectiveness of workplace wellbeing
  • Exploring the parallel between wellbeing and the wider business strategy
  • How can retailers prioritise workers' mental health post-lockdown?
  • Building wellbeing into the appraisal process - is it best effective bottom up or top down?

Amy Prendergast, Director of Change, People and Learning, retailTRUST

Louise Stonier, Chief People and Culture Officer, Pets at Home

Elizabeth Cowper, Founder, The Ludo Partnership & VP HR, Coach International (2016-2020)

Una O'Reilly, Group Director of Engagement & Director of HR - UK/Italy, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Katrina McCarthy, Change and Wellbeing Programme Lead, Farfetch

Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Mind

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14:30 - 15:15

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Webinar No 4: How can HR keep their teams engaged during times of crisis - communicating with dignity
Retailers share tips, insights and best practices on how to engage and retain people in retail through effective communication, creating a resilient and engaged and loyal workforce.

  • Engaging employees' hearts and minds - why is this so important?
  • Creating an engaging 'culture' through a strong 'engagement' framework
  • Understanding what employee expectations are in the 'new normal'
  • Is there a trend for upskilling at home?
  • Building community and evolving approaches to employee listening
  • Enabling staff to work flexibly and supporting their engagement
  • Managing and understanding difficult people and situations
  • Crisis management and HR management responsibilities

Laurent Homeyer, Industry Advisor - Retail and Hospitality, Workday

Katy Downes, Head of Reward, Biffa

Emily Lofting-Kisakye, HR Director, Europe, Cognita Schools & HR Director, Urban Outfitters (2017-2020)

Heather Lee, Head of People and Performance, Lincolnshire Co-op

Madeline Scott, Senior Talent Development Partner, Groupon

Melanie Steele, Non-Executive Director, British Retail Consortium (BRC)

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16:00 - 16:45

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Webinar No 5: Preparing your workforce for the future
What will we see emerge in the future of global workforces alike? Find out in this 'fireside chat' session how HR can gain the skills needed in a future of demographic upheaval, digital technology and changing social workforce expectations to enable your retail business to thrive.

  • Changing the way people work - matching your workforce to the new retail
  • How can retailers restructure their workforce to ensure they can compete in three years?
  • Understanding HR's role in the gig economy
  • Ensuring you have the right talent for your organisation's needs
  • The new virtual workforce - providing vital support through a new digital workforce
  • How to develop a people strategy for a disparate, remote workforce

Dr Chris Mullen, Executive Director - The Workforce Institute, Kronos

With a special closing keynote address from Helen Dickinson, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium (BRC)

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Venue & Contact


VENUE
Online Webinar

EVENT DATE
1st October 2020

START TIME
10:00

CONTACT
For retail speaker opportunities:

Claire Knott
E: Claire.Knott@theretailbulletin.com
T: 01276 489626

For sponsorship and non retailer speaker opportunities:

Karen Howard
T: 01276 489626 M:07725414385
E: karen.howard@theretailbulletin.com

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