CHRO 2018 is an online, virtual conference brought to you by The HR Congress.
This high-level event is focusing on the evolving role of the CHRO in the digital business era. Never have HR leaders had to handle so much change so fast. The current business environment confronts them endlessly with perplexing decisions and opportunities. Talent needs can change from quarter to quarter rapidly and the market for talent, in general, is hyper-competitive. In addition, digitization is in the core center of most organizations. As confirmed by Bersin by Deloitte report, when HR is in charge the organization is 2.5 times more likely to succeed in its digital transformation journey. The CHRO, therefore, plays a critical role in such transformation in three ways.
• The first is really working at aligning the leadership team and coaching both the CEO and the top team in providing the align message and leadership for the company and for the transformation.
• The second is never wasting a good transformation: to use it as an accelerated boot camp for developing the future organization structure to align to the new realities, become agile and responsive to the ever-changing business environment.
• And the third is, it always requires adjusting, refreshing, the culture of the company, which itself requires changing some behaviors at the front line, middle management and with the senior team.
Hence it is now obvious that these forces are reshaping the role of HR and putting pressure on the CHRO to focus on business strategy.
Business leaders demand HR to make, execute, and measure the success of workforce plans and decisions based on business outcomes.
(Sessions listed in Central European (Brussels) Timezone, GMT+1)
All Sessions will be recorded and available on demand post event
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Siobhan McHale is a ‘culture doctor’ who has worked across four continents helping leaders to deal with disruptive change and create better, more productive workplaces. Her work has been featured as a case study at Harvard Business School by the change management guru Professor John Kotter.
Siobhan is currently employed as the EGM of HR at the Australian-based international consumer goods company Dulux Group. She was sitting in her office nine months ago when she got a call from John, a business unit leader who was frustrated with the slow pace of his digital project, which had been going for over 18 months and had still not delivered his online platform. The change was happening at a glacial pace and an online competitor was already taking market share.
What could HR do to assist in this scenario and help speed up John’s response to this disruptive challenge? In this case study you will learn more about:
- The diagnosis that revealed the true nature of the issue – this was an analogue business in a digital world
- The adaptive change journey to create a truly digital business (not just a website)
- HR’s role in helping John make the shift to a truly digital business
- The powerful tool of ‘reframing’ that is helping accelerate the change
Steve Correa, CHRO, Diageo India, will share the exciting Transformation Journey that is currently underway to transform Diageo India towards building a High-Performance Culture. His narrative will scope the complexities of the Context and Markets, even while looking internally at the imperatives for Change. During this insightful session, Steve will speak to his Personal Purpose and Diageo’s Purpose in addition to covering components of Building a Winning Organisation ( both the soft and hard aspects) and demonstrate initiatives taken to:
• Set right the Operating Model,
• Winning Ways of Working,
• Role Leaders Play in the transformation, and
• People Processes and Systems and Engagement aligned to Core Values.
This insightful session will look into the crystal ball and dive deep into discussing how the HR function is evolving considering the tsunami sweeping through the profession. It will explore a range of challenges, from; new generations at the workplace, digitization and technology, the overwhelmed employee, lifelong learning, diversit,y and labour participation just to name a few. HR professionals need to up their game to stay relevant – not just to advocate life-long learning, but to embody it. Romina’s session will discuss some of the trends and challenges ahead that require HR leaders to not only be partner to the business, but to drive the business forward, enable enterprise agility, and maximize organizational performance.
HR Goes Agile
The change in HR has been long time coming. HR needs to move away from a rules- and planning-based approach only toward a simpler and faster model driven by feedback from participants. Because HR touches every aspect—and every employee—of an organization, its agile transformation may be even more extensive (and more difficult) than the changes in other functions. Companies are redesigning their talent practices in many areas.
Join this insightful session to explore how HR is being transformed to become more agile particularly on Performance reviews, Coaching, Teams, Compensation, Recruiting, Learning, among others
In many organizations, the CHRO has an increasingly important role in driving change. An often underappreciated part of success for the CHRO in the transformation process is the ability to be an Ambassador for the CEO.
We will address three questions:
• What Does It Mean for the CHRO to Be an Ambassador;
• What is Required for the CHRO to be an Effective Ambassador;
• How Can CHROs Evolve Their Role To Become an Ambassador?
In today’s world, change is constant. If this is not enough, there is the added anxiety of judging how to react and how to anticipate the future. As a result, leaders and employees are left unsettled and anxious. A major outcome of all this uncertainty is that engagement and motivation is in serious decline. Long term studies following levels of trust and loyalty to leaders and organizations is at its lowest levels ever. The result is that now, more than ever, HR professionals must represent “secure bases” to counteract the negative consequences of ongoing change and uncertainty. The organizations that do succeed in these challenging times of uncertainty find solutions in supporting and challenging employees. Leaders must focus on understanding the pain and losses of the change before communicating the benefits and positive potential of the change.
What role does HR serve in creating a sense of protection and safety in an unstable world? What does it take in order for employees to remain fully committed, highly motivated, and deeply engaged to achieve maximum results?
During this session, Professor George Kohlrieser will discuss what it takes to create a sense of protection and security, even in the most uncertain and dangerous environments. HR professionals must be the protectors of employees in the face of the negative consequences of this uncertainty. He will explore the mindset and behavior that is needed to influence and persuade others to collaborate and stay fully involved and engaged. Drawing on studies of high performance from the business world, sports, medicine, education, high performance teams, and personal achievement; Professor Kohlrieser will translate this cutting edge knowledge to the real world of leading self and others in times of uncertainty.
No one doubts the dramatic increase in emerging technologies (robots, artificial intelligence, internet of things, cloud data, etc.). These technological advances lead to digital (vs. analogue) information which leads to new ways to win. HR participates in this digital revolution in two ways.
First, HR professionals can play a key role in helping facilitate a business’s digital HR agenda. We have identified five roles HR can play to help the business win through digital information.
Second, digital insights can reshape HR work by becoming more efficient, driving innovative, accessing information, and creating belonging. This session will highlight trends in digital and implications for both business and HR agenda.