Selfridges’ HR Chief to speak at Hr NETWORK Conference next month

Hr NETWORK Magazine is very excited to announce that Selfridges’ HR Chief Maria Glasscock will be one of the keynote speakers at the forthcoming ‘People-First Culture’ Conference & Exhibition 2023 taking place at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Thursday 11th May.

The only store to be named Best Department Store in the World four times, Selfridges is committed to transformational change across all platforms to make the act of shopping responsible, purposeful and riotously fun and Maria will share her insights about the journey – how the People team have driven true change (and continue to do so), what’s worked and just how important it is to keep communicating proof points that mean people can see you’re delivering what was promised.

Other speakers, including experts, practitioners and commentators from all sides of the HR and people management & development spectrum, who have created and implemented a sustainable workforce plan in the midst of a post-pandemic world and are reaping significant organisational benefits that have led to increased productivity, improved job satisfaction metrics and gained a clear competitive advantage in their marketplace, will also provide valuable insight for implementing a sound and measurable people plan in the new hybrid and flexible world of work.

Keynote Session Titles and Speakers:

Putting People at the Heart of Reinventing Retail – Speaker: Maria Glasscock, People Director, Selfridges

Engaging A Workforce: Engage, Connect & Inspire Your Team – Speaker: Fiona Passantino, Trainer, Coach & Author of the Comic Books for Executives

Bringing Values To Life – Speaker: Owen Cook, Head of Programmes, The Culture Builders

PANEL DISCUSSION: Flexible & Hybrid Working in a Four-Day Week

  • Gillian Campbell, Chief People Officer, Webhelp UK
  • Tom Power, Director of People & Culture, NHS Grampian
  • Daisy Hooper, Head of Policy & Innovation, CMI (Chartered Management Institute)
  • Alan Cadenhead, Colleague, Culture & Communications Manager, Pointer Fire & Security Services

Inclusive Leadership: Unlocking the 3 P’s of Leadership…People, Performance & Potential – Speaker: Sile Walsh, Inclusive Leader Specialist, Roffey Park Institute

Who Are You? What part does identity play in burnout prevention and what’s the true cost of burnout if we ignore this step? Speaker: Kelly Swingler, Burnout Prevention Strategist for Leaders


For full details on the session topics, BOOK YOUR DELEGATE PLACE and for details on getting to BT Murrayfield, please visit the Conference & Exhibition page:

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