CIPD Reward and Benefits Conference 2019 programme

Join our host of experts at this essential one day conference. 

Day 1
03 Apr 2019
09:00 - 09:30

Registration and morning coffee

Chair’s opening remarks

Join Charles Cotton (Senior Performance and Reward Adviser, CIPD) as he introduces the CIPD Reward and Benefits Conference key themes.
Charles Cotton, CIPD123
Charles Cotton, CIPD

Implementing a holistic reward and benefits strategy: how to navigate the complexities of delivering national and international solutions

Jean-Pierre Noel – Executive Remuneration Coach, and former SVP Global Reward, InterContinental Hotels Group. In an environment of uncertainty and change, organisations must ensure they have a holistic reward and benefits strategy that is robust and remains relevant to their business needs. For those with operations across numerous offices, the...
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Jean-Pierre Noel, InterContinental Hotels Group123
Jean-Pierre Noel, InterContinental Hotels Group

Driving change in reward: how to create momentum and make it happen

Maria Strid – Group P&R Global Projects Lead, HSBC. What does “business as usual” in reward mean today? The expectation of reward professionals is changing and our role as change agents expanding. Building upon practical examples with reference to key learning points, this presentation will explore: How to balance cyclical...
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Maria Strid, HSBC123
Maria Strid, HSBC

Joint Q&A

Find solutions to your biggest challenges with Jean-Pierre Noel – Executive Remuneration Coach, and former SVP Global Reward, InterContinental Hotels Group, and Maria Strid – Group P&R Global Projects Lead, HSBC.
Maria Strid, HSBC123
Maria Strid, HSBC
Jean-Pierre Noel, InterContinental Hotels Group123
Jean-Pierre Noel, InterContinental Hotels Group
10:50 - 11:20

Morning refreshments and networking

Practitioner case study – building a total reward philosophy: how to design a holistic benefits package and an enticing employee value proposition

JC Fonfreyde, Head of Reward, Wellcome Trust. Organisations are increasingly moving away from purely providing monetary compensation to developing an attractive total reward strategy in order to stay ahead of competition. In this session, you will learn from a company with the best-in-class value proposition on how you can adapt...
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JC Fonfreyde, Wellcome Trust123
JC Fonfreyde, Wellcome Trust

Panel discussion – financial well-being: how can we find the right balance between managing costs and employee needs?

This panel of leading professionals will discuss how we can provide a working environment where well-being matters, focusing more specifically on pension and financial well-being across the workforce. The impact of pension auto-enrolment: what are the lessons learnt from organisations in handling awareness programmes to comply with the latest legislative...
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Dipa Mistry Kandola, LCP123
Dipa Mistry Kandola, LCP
Jo Fairweather, OVO123
Jo Fairweather, OVO
Joanne Fairbairn, Marks and Spencer123
Joanne Fairbairn, Marks and Spencer
Paula Evans, Fujitsu123
Paula Evans, Fujitsu
12:50 - 13:40

Networking lunch

Practitioner case study – using data effectively: how to use data analytics to inform evidence-based decisions on your reward and benefits strategy

This session will explore: Collecting and using data on your existing reward and benefits offer to enhance employee engagement Effectively using data analytics to make the case for your strategy, and showing its impact on staff engagement Using data analytics to measure the effectiveness of your communication around your reward...
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Practitioner case study – effectively communicating the value of your offer: how to keep momentum to bolster engagement

Tegwen Smith – Head of Reward, Arm. Technology, such as digitalisation and self-service systems, is changing the way reward and benefits offers are perceived. How can organisations keep the human touch, and make it work for increased performance and improved retention? Refine your employee engagement strategy while: Demonstrating the value...
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Tegwen Smith, Arm123
Tegwen Smith, Arm
15:00 - 15:20

Afternoon refreshments and networking

Panel discussion – bridging the pay gap: reflecting on the gender pay gap reporting, flexible working and pay transparency

Andrew Baillie, Reward Director – Europe and Africa, Diageo. Lesley Shore, Head of Reward and Benefits, West Midlands Police. Paula Hayes, Head of Reward & Benefits, Network Rail. This session will include three short presentations, followed by a joint Q&A: What are the key learnings from the implementation of the...
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Paula Hayes, Network Rail123
Paula Hayes, Network Rail
Lesley Shore, West Midlands Police123
Lesley Shore, West Midlands Police
Andrew Baillie, Diageo123
Andrew Baillie, Diageo

Closing keynote – reward and benefits of the future: how will technology and a changing workforce transform reward and benefit strategies?

Nicola Wells – Global Reward Director, Unilever. In this forward-thinking presentation, we will explore future opportunities to create more engaging reward and benefits strategies through new technology, including: How we can harness the power of new technology to engage a multigenerational workforce How the future of work and changes in...
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Nicola Wells, Unilever123
Nicola Wells, Unilever

Chair’s closing remarks

Hear Charles Cotton (Senior Performance and Reward Adviser, CIPD) summarise the learnings of the conference.
Charles Cotton, CIPD123
Charles Cotton, CIPD