LHH HR Heroes

 

Wednesday 2nd November: In-person, London
Thursday 3rd November: Virtual

In recognition of the positive impact HR professionals have made this year, LHH HR Heroes has been designed to give something back that will support the HR community in both their professional and personal lives.

Because your time is precious, we have designed this event so you can select and attend the sessions most relevant to you. 

 

Each session will be delivered in-person or virtually to maximise your learning experience through a delivery that is most suitable for you.

View the programme brochure.

LHH HR Heroes 2022
Sessions
  • Keynote: The future of HR
  • Neurodiverse workforce
  • Menopause
  • Personal branding
  • Foster inclusion
  • Activate your workforce
  • Men’s mental health
  • Focus your career
  • HR influence in 2023
  • Personal Resilience

Keynote: The forces shaping the future of HR - their impact and implications

 

Jeremy Kourdi, Writer and Executive Coach 

Jeremy Kourdi explores the issues and trends that are shaping the future for employees, teams and organisations. With external forces directly impacting on the working lives of employees, what can HR leaders do differently or better to navigate and shape the future of work? 

This keynote will look at these issues including leading and working across cultures and generations, harnessing technology, prioritising equality and fairness, delivering environmental, social & governance priorities, and trends that are driving change in the next decade. 

About Jeremy Kourdi
Jeremy is Director of Kourdi Associates, a consultancy specialising in editorial development and executive coaching, and a former Senior Vice President with The Economist, Managing Director with Duke Corporate Education, and Head of Publishing and Research at the Chartered Management Institute.
He has written 29 books including “The Truth About Talent”, “A Question of Trust”, and “Coaching Questions For Every Situation”, and his next book is “50 Ideas That Changed The World of Work”. 

 

10.45 - 11.45
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

Great minds don’t think alike - creating a neurodiverse workforce


Alexis Curtis-Harris
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Penna

As working practices and cultures evolve, more businesses are becoming more inclusive and realising the benefits that a neurodiverse workforce can bring to their organisation. 

This session provides an overview of what neurodiversity really means, and how we can work towards a society where all variations of human cognition are accepted and enabled. 

We will discuss:
► The legislation that protects people from discrimination in wider society
► Look at the positives neodiverse employees can bring to businesses, highlighting the strengths that come with cognitive difference
► How to build the right environment to support neurodivergent individuals, whilst embracing the power in difference.

09.30 - 10.45
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
09.30 - 10.30
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

Managing menopause in the workplace

 

Helen Tomlinson
Head of Talent Development
The Adecco Group

Recent research has shown the negative impact menopause can have on working women in terms of career limitation and the lack of employer support.

This session looks at the importance of having a menopause policy at work in place. By implementing a written menopause policy at work, employers can help to ensure that all members of staff feel fully supported by both management and colleagues during this potentially stressful and difficult phase in their lives, and that these individuals are treated fairly in the workplace with dignity and respect. LHH, as part of The Adecco Group UK & Ireland, is proud to be only one of 10% of companies within the UK to have a menopause policy, and we are delighted to share our knowledge and experience with others. 


Benefits of attending the workshop: 
► Why you should have a menopause policy and the benefits of effective menopause support
► How to write a menopause policy – a step by step guide of what you can include, using The Adecco Group’s menopause policy as an example 
► Why additional points can also be included within a menopause policy
► Examples of how to launch your menopause policy.

09.30 - 10.45
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
14.00 - 15.00
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

How to optimise your job search opportunities and enhance your HR career

 

The demand for HR talent continues to remain strong as businesses look for skilled professionals to support and develop their HR function. But the HR recruitment market remains competitive so what can you do to best promote your skills & experience and market yourself to get the job you want? 

We will share with you the trends we are seeing when talking to employers and candidates and our speakers will share their insights on what they are seeing the the current recruitment market. 
This session will explore:
► Trends and developments in recruitment that could influence your future career move
► How to best market yourself when looking for a new role
► Ways of optimising the current candidate led market
► Recruitment tips to enhance your career with your existing or future employer.

In-person speakers
Jennagh Delaney, Head of Talent, The Gym Group
Paul Heard, Manager, LHH Recruitment Solutions

Virtual speakers
Carol Martin, Founder & Director of Leadership, Development and Culture, at Cameron-Rees Ltd
Louise Sorrell, Business Director, LHH Recruitment Solutions

11.00 - 12.15
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
10.45 - 11.45
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

Foster inclusion

 

Collette Andrewartha
Principal Consultant
LHH Learning & Development 

Everyone in the workplace must be dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive environment. Foster Inclusion Today is a collective change in mindset from both employers and employees as they embark together on creating a safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace. 

In this workshop, participants will gain the mindset, skill set, and deliberate process to foster a respectful environment and role model these behaviours in their daily work lives.

Content will include:
► Defining a respectful and inclusive workplace
► Exploring blockers to inclusion
► Examining the difference between intent and impact
► Determining the key components of a trusting working environment and its relationship to inclusion
► Discussion of how to re-build trust once broken
► Exploring case studies to bring material to life.

11.00 - 12.15
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
09.30 - 10.30
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

How to activate your workforce

Tim Edwards
Solution Partner - Mobility
LHH

 

We are in a perfect storm when it comes to future-proofing talent. With a talent shortage, great resignation and “quiet quitting” coupled with an uncertain economic future, HR professionals are looking to resolve both business talent requirements and employees’ career expectations.

 

This session will explore how you can activate your workforce to take charge of their development, and find ways to fulfil their career aspirations. We will also discuss how to reduce reliance on external hires, improve employee retention and increase engagement.

 

We will explore: 

► The career apathy paradox: why people are more ready for the next career move than you may think
► Barriers for employees to engage career development initiatives
► What we can do differently
► Examples where this has worked in the real world.

 
13.15 - 14.30
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
12.00 - 13.00
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

Is it tough to ignore it? Addressing men’s mental health issues in the workplace

 

Ed Chacksfield
Senior Principal Consultant
LHH Learning & Development

This session looks at how to increase awareness of the challenges men face with regard to their mental health and what organisations can do to support them in the workplace.

Topics covered will include:
► Defining mental health wellbeing and understanding poor mental health
► Understand the different types of mental illness at work
► Business case for mental health awareness support
► Broaching the subject and initial internal support
► Wellness Action Plans and 2017 Core Standard 5 Thrive at Work initiatives (Thrive at Work guidelines outlines what employers can do to better support all employees – including those with mental health problems – to remain in and to thrive through work)
► Current best practice including LHH internal initiatives.

13.15 - 14.30
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
12.00 - 13.00
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

Maximising your career focus in 2023

 

Russell Deathridge
Senior Principal Consultant
LHH

Post pandemic has seen many people reassess their career priorities. This session looks at what you can do to take ownership of your career now so that you have clear achievable goals in 2023 and beyond. We will share our insight on how you can identify your goals and how to focus your energy on achieving them.

► What steps can you take to recognise different career options and paths open to you
► What conversations do you need to have with your employer
► Setting yourself realistic goals and milestones to keep you on track.

This session is perfect for individuals looking to move their careers forward, and for line managers and HR professionals to help understand and support the career goals of your employees.

14.45 - 16.00
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person, Central London
15.15 - 16.15
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

How can HR play a bigger role in the new world of work?

 

Speaker panel:
Nairy McMahon, Director, CRRUK 
Stuti Bajaj, SVP HR, LHH

Facilitator:
Burak Koyuncu, SVP, LHH L&D, UK & Ireland

The role that HR plays in driving business decisions has changed dramatically as a result of the pandemic. With employee wellbeing, current and future ways of working and retention being just some of the issues that have moved up the C-suite agenda, HR professionals are able to influence the narrative more than ever before. 

By attending this panel session you will hear the views and insights from Nairy McMahon, Director, CRRUK and Stuti Bajaj, SVP HR, LHH on how they believe HR professionals can continue to add value to strategic business decisions and ensure that the HR voice is heard and listened to. 

14.45 - 16.00
Wednesday 2nd November
In-person delivery, Central London
15.15 - 16.15
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery

Building Personal Resilience

 

Ed Chacksfield
Senior Principal Consultant
LHH

Resilience has never been more important than it is today. In a world that is constantly changing and transforming, strengthening your ability to cope and bounce forward from setbacks will separate those who thrive from those who merely survive.

In the session you will discover how to make sense of, and strengthen your current resilience while examining the ways in which you can help maintain this. The session will help you meet the challenges of your complex and dynamic environments while maintaining personal satisfaction, productivity and engagement.

This session will:
► help define your personal resilience
► Provide an understanding of the business drivers for individual resilience
► Explore LHH’s model of resilience
► Give you tips, tools and techniques to thrive and survive
► Work through a personal resilience assessment.

14.00 - 15.00
Thursday 3rd November
Virtual delivery