Thursday 31 May 2018

8:00am

Registration opens

8:50am – 9:00am

Opening remarks from the chairperson

Simon Lapthorne – Partner, Kiely Thompson Caisley

9:00am – 10:00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Workplace 2020 – sourcing talent for the workplace of the future

Emerging technologies such as AI and robotics are changing our workforce and employers need to embrace these technologies in order to attract a new generation of talent. How will these trends impact the way you recruit, engage and retain millennial’s for the workforce of the future?

  • New era, new jobs: how to leverage technology in evolving roles
  • What do you need to do to plan and prepare for future talent needs?
  • How do we secure the best talent with the right skills for a role that may not exist yet?
  • How do we develop effective employee engagement strategies to adjust to new digital age?

Panellists:

Marc Figgins – General Manager – People, Air New Zealand

Paul Rataul– Founder, Millennial Mindset

Jo Healey – General Manager – Global Services, IBM

10:00am – 11:00am

PANEL DISCUSSION: How to attract, engage and retain an ambitious millennial

The challenge of attracting and retaining young talent is increasing across all industries. What are young employees looking for in employers and what will encourage them stay with employers in the long term?

  • First impressions: attracting the highest calibre of young talent to your organisation
  • Beyond the one year itch – strategies to keep young employees engaged beyond the honeymoon period
  • How do you create a compelling employee value proposition for young employees?
  • How to provide a flexible and transparent workplace to encourage loyalty
  • Is the idea of working nine-to-five now an out-of-date concept?

Panellists:

Andrew Boyd – Head of People and Capability, Airways New Zealand

Laurent Sylvestre – Chief People and Culture Officer, Beca Group

Katie Williams – Head of HR Centre of Expertise, Vodafone

Elaine McCaw – Director, Cawthron Insititute

11:00am

Morning refreshment break

11:30am – 12:30am

PANEL DISCUSSION: Creating fast-track leadership programs for millennials

Young employees have a reputation for being ambitious and impatient for fast promotion. How should employers satisfy millennial ambition while also ensuring that leaders are sufficiently trained and experienced?

  • How to offer a fast-track career that many millennials crave
  • Reframing expectations (career path, pace) without squashing the flame
  • The key to successful leadership development programs
  • Accelerating career progression at a speed millennials feel is sufficient
  • Intern to CEO in five years – how fast should millennials be promoted?

Panellists:

Stu Cooper – General Manager, Certus Insurance Brokers

Fiona Hewitt– General Manager – Learning, Capability and Culture, The Warehouse Group NZ

Professor Edwina Pio – University Director of Diversity, Auckland University of Technology

Roz Urbahn – Chief People Officer, Livestock Improvement Corporation

12:30pm – 1:30pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Meet the young guns – New Zealand’s most successful millennials

Hear from top-ranking young executives on their experiences as millennials in their industries and their perspectives on what motivates them to succeed.

  • What every employer wants to know: how does an organisation build a culture that will attract, engage and retain millennials?
  • What keeps millennials motivated and how can employers meet millennials expectations of the workplace?
  • The secret to achieving fast success

Panellists:

Michelle Hannan-Brown – Process Engineering Manager, Westpac

Steven Mullins – Director, New Zealand Defence Force

Charlotte Robertson – Senior Associate, Brookfields Lawyers

Tony Seto – National Construction Manager – Corporate Risk Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

Jamie Simpson – Insurance Broker, Crombie Lockwood Limited

1:30pm

Networking lunch

2:20pm – 3:00pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: Balancing reward and recognition with reality-checks

When it comes to rewards and incentives, millennial employees have high expectations. How do you design an effective remuneration and rewards package that meets the expectations of millennials and also the needs of the business.

  • Designing an effective rewards program to meet the shift in millennial expectations
  • Millennial expectations of compensation, rewards and career progression
  • What types of incentives motivate young employees?
  • Balancing quick rewards with long-term business goals

Panellists:

Evan Bateup – Chief People Officer, Vista Group

Wendell D’Cunha – Principal Remuneration Advisor, Auckland Council

Kathryn Greene – Global People Operations Director, Orion Health

Gillian Service – Partner – Employment, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Mark Van Zon – General Manager – Performance and Reward, Fonterra

3:00pm

Afternoon refreshment break

3:20pm – 4:00pm

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES

This interactive roundtable session will provide delegates the opportunity to explore particular challenges and issues in more depth. Each roundtable is facilitated by a subject matter expert.

Table 1 – How to promote the right internal leaders to engage with millennials

Facilitator: Tony Seto – National Construction Manager – Corporate Risk Solutions, Willis Towers Watson

Table 2 -How to build your company’s personal brand

Facilitator: Steven Mullins – Director, New Zealand Defence Force

Table 3 – How to appeal to different generations and meet their needs

Facilitator: Gillian Service – Partner – Employment, MinterEllisonRuddWatts

Facilitator: Fiona Hewitt – General Manager – Learning, Capability and Culture, The Warehouse Group NZ

Table 4 – How to create a diverse workforce and culture

Facilitator: Simon Lapthorne – Partner, Kiely Thompson Caisley

Table 5 – Mobility: the key to attracting, retaining and developing talent

Facilitator: Roz Urbahn – Chief People Officer, Livestock Improvement Corporation

Table 6 – How to develop rewards programs that won’t miss the mark

Facilitator: Wendell D’Cunha – Principal Remuneration Advisor, Auckland Council

Table 7 – How to manage performance and succession planning to reduce turnover

Facilitator: Stu Cooper – General Manager, Certus Insurance Brokers

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Quick-fire summary of roundtable discussions

Each roundtable facilitator will have 3 minutes to share key takeaways from their respective discussions.

4:30pm

Conference concludes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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