Welcome and opening remarks from the chairperson
Stacey Ashley – Director, Ashley Consulting
PANEL: Need for speed: driving fast cultural change with HR tech
In the disruption era, business is changing by the minute. CEOs want information quickly and employees demand immediate feedback and an enhanced, customer-centric employee experience. Which new HR tools and platforms will help your team respond and adapt quickly to the changes in the business environment?
- Simplifying processes to speed up your change journey
- Real-time workforce analytics to empower your executive team to make quick decisions
- Improving the mobility of your workforce using HR tech
- Creating large-scale efficiencies to drive massive transformation
- Enhancing collaboration between remote workers using HR tech
Daniel Fraser – Head of HR, Australia & NZ Midway Division, Merlin Entertainments plc
Francine Boyes – Global Organisational Development Director, Blackmores
Vernon Griffith – Global Head of HR Service Design & Delivery, QBE Insurance Group Limited
Natalie Britt – Head of People, Broadcast Australia
Raelene Barry – Deputy General Manager – Executive Manager – Human Resources, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Allyson Carlile – Head of People & Culture, MetLife
Case study: Leveraging technology for an amazing on-boarding experience
How are Australia’s most innovative employers using tech platforms to integrate new employees into their corporate cultures.
- Creating and implementing an on-boarding strategy that supports your corporate culture
- Driving on-boarding strategies and programming your HR tech solutions to implement these
- Where is the wow factor? How to make your on-boarding process remarkable
Alex Diab – Director People & Property, NSW Business Chamber
Principal Partner session – Cornerstone
Principal Partner session – ELMO Cloud HR and Payroll
CASE STUDY: Quest for the source of truth: people analytics uncovered
HR leaders today are drowning in data. The real challenge lies in collecting and analysing the data sets that provide the most relevant and meaningful insights to contribute to executive-level decision making.
- Choosing the right tools to collect and analyse HR data from a large number of disparate platforms
- Words or numbers? Qualitative versus quantitative data analysis
- Developing the infrastructure, capabilities and processes to effectively manage data within HR teams
- Gleaning powerful insights to support your CEO and executive team
Maria Voukenas – Head, Human Resources, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
CASE STUDY: AI and bots: automating HR without sacrificing your employee experience
Can robots really help you to source better candidates? Do tech platforms detract from an authentic and human recruitment experience? Can robots really provide your employees with great service? Hear directly from someone who has implemented AI and bots in her organisation, IKEA Australia.
- Leveraging artificial intelligence for resume screening and onboarding without harming the candidate experience
- Adding a human touch to automated HR platforms
- Which types of tasks can chatbots and robots perform effectively?
D’Neale Prosser – National HR Manager – Talent, Leadership and Competence, IKEA Australia
PANEL: Your tech journey: questions to ask before purchasing HR tech
This panel will take you on a journey from identifying your strategic business objectives and goals, choosing the vendor that is right for your organisation and planning your deployment. In a candid discussion, panellists will share their successes and learning experiences in their recent purchase and deployment journeys.
- Selecting the right technology for your organisation and people
- Evaluating vendors and selecting the right mix of systems to create an exceptional employee experience
- Build or buy: should you buy a system off-the-shelf or commission the HRIS of your dreams?
- Evaluating pricing structures between different systems and approaches
- The systems won’t talk: which integration challenges should you anticipate?
Jayne Sadeghi – Group Learning and Development Manager, Goodman
Rohan Dyster – General Manager, Transformation & Change, People & Performance, The Star Entertainment Group
Sarah Stone – Head of Learning & Capability, Foxtel
Stephen Troilo – Manager – People & Culture, Northrop Consulting Engineers Pty Ltd
Stacey Ashley – Director, Ashley Consulting
Principal Partner session – Synchrony Global
CASE STUDY: I survived an HR tech rollout – here’s what I learned
HR technology is expensive. But a cleverly managed budget and effective planning will deliver your organisation massive return on investment. Bupa’s People Directors will jointly share their experience in managing a successful roll-out at Bupa.
- Comparing prices and uncovering hidden costs in the tender process
- Budgeting for your HR tech program from start to finish and avoiding unexpected costs
- What should you consider when integrating new technology with legacy systems?
- Driving cultural change: How to communicate effectively and engage the workforce to ensure employee adoption
- Demonstrating your return on investment to the executive team
Vesna Garnett – People Director, Bupa Australia
Dana Schulenburg – People Director, Strategy, Bupa Australia
Tech Den Pitch Competition
At the HR Tech Summit, five finalist start-ups will have three minutes to pitch and explain their solutions to a panel of judges and investors.
The winner will receive a $20k marketing campaign in HRD Magazine and HRD Online plus the opportunity to secure funding from one of the investors.
Entry is open to all individuals and new companies in Australia with HR tech solutions less than three years old. Submit your nomination now!
The Tech Den will showcase companies that:
- Automate processes for HR professionals
- Improve efficiencies for HR
- Helps companies to recruit and manage their people