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
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 challenges of achieving this can be particularly complex. Within this context, and building on real-life examples at national and internatio...
Jean-Pierre Noel
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 demands with strategic priorities
  • How to embrace technology, standardisation and personalisation
  • The importance of “why”,...
Maria Strid
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
Maria Strid, HSBC123
Maria Strid, HSBC
Jean-Pierre Noel
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 your strategy to attract and retain the right talents, while keeping within your budget, and discuss:
  • What a strong employee value proposition ...
JC Fonfreyde,
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 practitioners 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 have been the lessons?
  • Bringing all benefits together: how do you create and then communicate a benefits strategy that supports both the needs of the business and the financial well-being of its employees?
  • Evaluation...
Dipa Mistry Kandola
Dipa Mistry Kandola, LCP123
Dipa Mistry Kandola, LCP
Jo Fairweather
Jo Fairweather, OVO123
Jo Fairweather, OVO
Joanne Fairbairn
Joanne Fairbairn, Marks and Spencer123
Joanne Fairbairn, Marks and Spencer
12:50 - 13:40

Networking lunch

Building your employee financial well-being strategy: how to frame it in the language of the board and CEO

In this thought leadership session, delegates will understand how to build the business case for their financial wellbeing strategy, while learning the key steps to creating and implementing an effective strategy that is inclusive and addresses the unique needs of all employees. Join this thought leadership session to understand:
  • How to objectively measure and benchmark the financial well-being of your employees
  • How to build a financial well-being strategy based on...
Dhrien Master
Dhiren Master, Salary Finance123
Dhiren Master, Salary Finance

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 of your reward and benefits offers
  • Getting the balance right without overloading current and new employees
  • U...
Tegwen Smith
Tegwen Smith, Arm123
Tegwen Smith, Arm
14:45 - 15:05

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 gender pay gap reporting? What is its impact on how employees think about pay?
  • Can flexible working initiatives help b...
Paula Hayes
Paula Hayes, Network Rail123
Paula Hayes, Network Rail
Lesley Shore, West Midlands Police123
Lesley Shore, West Midlands Police
Andrew Baillie
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 workforce trends will influence reward and benefits approaches
Nicola Wells
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
Charles Cotton, CIPD123
Charles Cotton, CIPD