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Book Before This Friday For £519* - Save £100! 32 Brand New Employee Engagement Strategies For A Purpose-Driven, Digitally-Supported & Connected Working World. 

Drive Engaged, Productive & Motivated Teams In The Evolving Workspace With New Employee Engagement Strategies For A Purpose Driven, Digitally-Supported & Connected Working World. 
Unlock Your People Potential In Flexible, Hybrid & Remote Workforces With The Latest Digital 
Tools & Strategies ✓ Listen & Respond To The Employee Voice With Effective Measurement, Wellbeing & Inclusivity Strategies ✓ Empower Leaders, Managers & Colleagues In All Settings To Engage Through Change & Drive Purpose & Advocacy. A One-Day, Practitioner-Led Conference & Networking Event, 23rd March 2022, Central London.

29 Cross-Sector HR, Engagement & Comms Professionals Delve Into The Strategies, Insights & Innovations They Have Drawn Upon To Cultivate Purpose, Ownership, Trust, Unity & Motivation In Their Teams & Drive Their Organisations Forward In Hybrid & Flexible Workplaces

  1. NEW! Unlock Company & Colleague Potential In A Hybrid & Flexible Working World: From office to Zoom to hubs, find the right balance for your business
  2. Digital Tactics To Boost Virtual Engagement & Connection: Embrace digital tech, strategies and innovations to bring employees together – wherever they may be
  3. Listen, Measure & Respond To Your Employee Voice: Dial up and harness your employee feedback data for strategies which respond to real employee needs
  4. Employee Wellbeing: Healthy, Resilient & Supported! What resources are needed to strengthen work-life balance, wellbeing and social connectivity for employees?
  5. Inclusion, Diversity, Accessibility: Embed inclusivity into day-to-day business practices to empower individuals and foster connectivity
  6. NEW! Drive Purpose & Advocacy Through Company Values: Connect employees with your company vision at every stage of the lifecycle for people proud to live and breathe your brand
  7. How To Sustain Energy & Cohesion Through Constant Change? Innovate in new legal, industrial and digital landscapes to inspire employee confidence and energy
  8. NEW! What About Offline Workers? Encourage two-way conversations with offline workers and strengthen your employee value proposition
  9. Strong Leadership, Strong Cultures? Cultivate the organisational behaviours you want to see and share authentic messaging from the top

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What's New At The 8th Annual Engaging Employees Conference - Adapt, Connect, Thrive

  • 8 Years Of Practitioner-Led Success Stories
  • One-Day, Brand-Led Event, Central London
  • 30 Varied Workforces Across 18 Sectors
  • In-Person! Peer Sharing & Networking
  • 3 Interactive Panels: A) Digital Cultures B) Health & Wellbeing C) Corporate Values & Employee Advocacy - NEW!
  • 5 Breakout Discussions: A) Reward & Recognition B) Feedback & Surveys C) Sustainability D) Onboarding E) Employee Peer-To-Peer Learning
  • New Engagement Strategies For A New Working World
  • 97% Satisfaction Rating In 2020

You'll Be In Safe Hands. Here's What Previous Attendees Have To Say:

'Informal, informative and well organised. Thanks for a great, worthwhile day.' Centrica

'Very interesting, of the moment and great food for thought!' Standard Life

'A good mix of industry sectors represented and a great set of informative speakers.' Vodafone

29 HR & Employee Engagement Directors Tackle Your Toughest Challenges In 1 Day! Flexible & Hybrid • Digital Cultures & Virtual Engagement • Employee Voice: Measuring & Responding • Mental Health & Wellbeing • Diversity & Inclusion • Change • Offline Workers • Leaders & Managers • Corporate Values & Employee Advocacy

Can You Help Employee Engagement & HR Directors Boost Performance? For more information on how to speak, arrange branding or one-to-one meetings at this market-leading conference, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email

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08.30 Registration, Informal Networking & GIC Opening Remarks

09.00 Morning Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Joe Malone, Head Of Internal Communications, AXA – Global Healthcare

Nicholas Wardle, Head of Employee Engagement & Communications, One Housing


09.10 Balance Organisational Goals & Employee Expectations To Optimise Your Physical & Virtual Workplaces & Practices, Fuel Healthy Work Habits & Engaged Productive Teams

  • Office, home or a blend… strike an effective balance between employee flexibility and business needs to create new working
    models where employees thrive
  • Maintain motivation, engagement, performance and productivity in long-term WFH employees
  • Restructure and optimise your physical office and virtual workspaces with people-centric design to enhance collaboration and keep performance levels consistently high

Becky Craig, Director of Talent, Engagement & Development, Specsavers

Laura Sharrott, HR Director - Group Functions Business Partnering, Specsavers

Presentation By Exclusive Conference Partner Tivian

09.30 Presentation By Exclusive Conference Partner Tivian



9.45 Deploy Digital Strategies To Maintain Human Connections In A Hybrid World

  • Whether colleagues are sitting miles or metres apart, what are emerging tactics that are helping forge a sense of company community, cohesion and bringing hearts and minds together?
  • Explore the best digital interfaces to help you deliver efficient collaboration across your teams wherever they are based
  • Beyond work: replicate those water-cooler moments in the hybrid working world to cultivate social relationships, boost energy and spark creativity
  • Maximise space for informal, peer-to-peer coaching, collaboration and training moments
  • Upskill and increase resources for line managers to drive these hubs of interactivity

Varun Nagalia, Global Director - HR Systems & Employee Experience Apps, Unilever

Agustina Garibaldi, Head of HR Iberia & Talent Management Europe, Moët Hennessy Europe

Matthew Cooper, Head of Internal Communications & Engagement, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Lawson, Head of HR, Shakespeare’s Globe

Liz Donnelly, Senior Manager, Employee Experience, Oriflame Cosmetics

Carly Sletten, Head of Marketing, WM Reply

Presentation By Exclusive Conference Partner WM Reply

10.15 Presentation By Exclusive Conference Partner WM Reply


10.30 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


11.00 Tips & Tools To Accurately Understand Employee Engagement Levels, Interpret Data & Inform Future Strategies

  • Dial up your listening approach with pulse surveys and temperature checks to maintain agility through times of adjustment
  • What are we looking for? Navigate the noise to detect the roots of (de-)motivation and determine the metrics that best tap into engagement to inform those critical next steps
  • Benchmark progress and measure success to ensure initiatives are landing with the impact you are looking for

Corinne Mills, Director of People & Organisational Development, Alzheimer's Society

Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner

11.20 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner


11.35 Develop Internal Cultures That Engage Employees During Remote & Hybrid Working To Increase Company Cohesion & Amplify Your Message

  • Working from home or hybrid and ensure your comms are driving your organisation to be a cohesive unit?
  • Arm employees with the right tools to become brand ambassadors and build corporate reputation through peer-to-peer advocacy
  • In times of crisis, which effective methods can be used to keep information flowing to employees quickly and confidently when working across different locations?

James Tomlinson, Director, Public Relations & Employee Communications, Avis Budget Group

Adam Firby, HR Director Western Europe, Molson Coors

Kel Hartman, Chief People Officer, Chipper

Emma Alcock, Global Head of Engagement & Communications, Mayborn Group

Caroline Rowlands, Head of Internal Communications, Welsh Water

Amy Ellis, Head of Internal Communications, phs Group

Matthew Knowles, Head of Employee Communications, Thames Water


12.15 Create Inclusive Cultures To Support Every Employee & Unlock Their Full Potential

  • Embrace grass-roots enthusiasm to create day-to-day approaches which actively embed inclusivity into organisational culture
  •  From training to L&D to talent pipelining: design inclusive career progression with diversity at its heart to enable personal growth and fuel social mobility
  • Go beyond tick-boxes for intersectionality with a personal approach that helps people feel seen and valued as individuals
  • Leverage employee resource groups to increase connectivity, boost engagement and inform future goals

Lauren Von Stackelberg (she/her), Chief Equity Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Tate & Lyle

12.35 Morning Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

12.45 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners


13.15 Informal Breakout Discussions

A) Feedback & Surveys

Helen Card, Head of Civil Service & Cabinet Office Internal Communications, Cabinet Office

B) Sustainability

C) Reward & Recognition

D) Onboarding

E) Peer-To-Peer & Informal Learning

13.45 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Opening Remarks

Tanya Burak, Director, Internal Communications, Savills plc

Kevin Johnson, Head of Internal Communications, HS2 Ltd


13.55 Take The Lead During Constant Change To Maintain Employee Buy-In, Engagement & Cohesion

  • In the rapidly-evolving digital, legislative and industrial landscape, capture employee sentiment around changing roles and identify where intervention is required to smooth the transition
  • Combat change fatigue and maintain company culture when change becomes a constant during process improvements and restructuring
  • Instil a positive mentality around change for colleagues to feel assured and embrace innovation
  • Increase colleague involvement in change management to take people on the digital transformation journey with you

Maureen Chambers, Group Head of Internal Communications, William Hill

Donna Dew, UK People Director, William Hill

Presentation By Exclusive Conference Partner Acteon

14.15 Presentation By Exclusive Conference Partner Acteon



14.30 Fresh Comms & Engagement Approaches To Drive Interactivity With Offline Colleagues

  • Tailor employee-friendly channels and communications to your offline workers to give them the platform and voice they want and need
  • What about us? Enhance your employee value proposition and develop flexibility for colleagues in offline settings
  • Ignite digital through early adopters and pave the way to participation for slow starters through peer communities and informal learning
  • Level the playing field with offline worker visibility and bring your communities closer with a shared trajectory


14.50 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Conference Partner


15.05 Promote The Value Of People From The Top & Support Managers With Greater Visibility To Help Their Colleagues Thrive

  • Build effective business cases to bring leadership on-board and unlock the productivity of flexible new ways of working
  • Reap the rewards of true leadership impact on culture by securing C-suite collaboration for employee engagement sponsorship and authentic comms
  • Equip and support middle managers with the tools and ways of thinking they need to be role models and facilitate autonomy throughout your organisation

15.20 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking


15.55 Making Leaders More Accessible

Caroline Lagden, Senior Manager, Group Internal Communications, Lloyds Banking Group


16.15 Bringing Purpose, Values and Colleagues Together To Take On The Future

Viv McSweeney, Head of Employee Experience, Harrods


16.35 Share Clear & Strong Corporate Purpose Which Resonates & Reconnects Employees

  • Align your company values to a strong organisational purpose and enable your colleagues to contribute with pride
  • The best communications approaches to ensure business values truly resonate with your people and get them on board – living and breathing your vision
  • How can you activate these culture champions to drive employee advocacy?
  • Boost employer branding with a clear company vision and purpose that ensures employees are bought in from job application to p45

Beth Aarons, Global Director, Dorchester Collection

Madeleine Porter, Head of Internal Communications, Reach plc

Charlotte O’Reilly, Internal Communications Manager, British Red Cross

Justine Stevenson, Head of Internal Communication &, Employee Engagement, AQA

17.05 Afternoon Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks

17.15 Official Close Of Conference

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