Hr NETWORK ‘SMART CULTURE’ Conference & Exhibition 2019 supported by: The Guardian Jobs

The workplace of today is more dynamic than ever before and so it demands a more innovative and creative approach to building a satisfying and rewarding environment for its employees. Attracting the best talent  and driving employee engagement impacts happiness and ultimately affects employee performance. Speakers from a range of award-winning organisations who, by adopting a SMART CULTURE approach, have increased productivity, enhanced job satisfaction and gained a clear competitive advantage in the marketplace and will share some of their best practice.

The Hr NETWORK Conference & Exhibition 2019, supported by The Guardian Jobs, took place at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel in Edinburgh’s West End on Thursday 9th May 2019 with around 350 delegates from the world of people management and development in Scotland. SMART CULTURE was the main theme and leading experts and practitioners from across the HR landscape talked about a range of hugely relevant topics relating to this intriguing subject. Delegates will heared two Key Note speakers as well as the wide range of breakout session speakers who provided real insight in to creating a smart culture throughout the organisation.

The Hr NETWORK Conference & Exhibition speaker programme included a wide range of topics featuring: Employee Experience, Strategic HR, Smart Employment Law and much more. Secure your conference place now, which you can do so easily by completing the form (link available below).

Some of the great organisations that spoke at the Conference included:
WestJet; People’s Postcode Lottery; Nucleus; Burness Paull; Scottish Rugby; Tennent’s; SSE; CYBG Virgin Money; ScottishPower; Roffey Park Institute and many more!

Morning Keynote Speaker – Pam August, Director of Culture Activation, WestJet

‘Love where you’re going’

With a people-focused approach that has made it famous – many of us will be amongst the 48.5 million people who watched the WestJet Christmas Miracle campaign – Pam will talk about the importance WestJet has placed, from day one, on the company’s culture to create the most passenger-friendly, financially successful major airline. Recognised as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers’ Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines – WestJet continues to grow globally, with the launch of its 787 Dreamliner service (WestJet has been flying from Canada to Glasgow seasonally since 2015). As well as sharing some of the company’s history and its culture focused business model that underpins its success, Pam will also share lessons learnt from the company’s recent transition into a global brand as it rapidly scales up.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker – Dr. Robert Coles, CEO, Roffey Park Institute

How to be smarter than the digital age – the post-digital value of future humans

We all know the lure of the digital age, from beautifully clean pictures of a perfect digital world, to marketing presentations that seem to show there will be nobody alive over 30 – other than Robots perhaps. The reality is different; digitisation will have social, human and environmental costs. And, unless you believe data is the same as human values, there is a key role for the future human, at work and at play. More than ever, we will need to create, share and demonstrate judgment, Judgment that is socially generated and gives human meaning to data. Inter-competence© will replace atomised, individual competence. In his keynote, Robert we will discuss how we should value ourselves in the future and what the cultural implications are for HR and HRD’s in creating and leveraging the smart organisations that will succeed in tomorrow’s digital world. There are alternatives to the ‘inevitable’ picture that is being painted.

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