Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2016 & Friday, 4th November 2016
Duration: Two days
Venue: Kensington, London
Fees: JUST £300 + VAT per delegate.
After another busy year keeping tabs on everything that's interesting and new in the compensation and benefits scene, we're ready to launch our TENTH
annual reward event. A team of our top reward researchers make it their business to know your business.
They spend hours and hours interviewing senior reward people in the UK to research and compile an accurate picture of the UK reward scene each year. They monitor trends, track new ideas and report everything back in time for us to present a
clear, concise picture of everything happening in your industry TODAY and a forecast for TOMORROW.
E-reward's research and specialist expertise condensed into two days of updates, developments and hot topics. Attend our latest annual compensation and benefits conference and you'll learn everything we think you'll need to know to stay on top of all the latest reward developments.
The conference has been designed so that it features numerous networking opportunities – including a drinks reception at the end of day 1 – allowing you to refresh your relationships, learn from your peers and meet new contacts. We also want to encourage as much participation and interaction as possible, so we'll leave lots of time for delegates to submit questions, debate, comment and exchange views and ideas with the speakers and interact with other delegates.
Anyone involved or interested in reward across the private and public sectors:
Chaired by Helen Murlis, Associate – Korn Ferry Hay Group and independent consultant/executive coach
This session will review key features, recent developments, current trends and the factors underpinning success in:
Mark Childs, Managing Director, Total Reward Group
The relationship between variable pay and performance is an important one, and one that most organisations struggle with. This presentation aims to give a better view on how to correlate the outgoing payments to the desired sales behaviour. The presentation should answer the following questions:
Jon Clark, Director, Strategy Services, EMEA, OpenSymmetry
Anna Fletcher, Group Senior Reward Manager, International Personal Finance
Utilising the results of QCG's recent research into employee well-being practices and trends, Vicki will outline how employee well-being and reward are closely linked, beyond simply looking at benefit plans. In addition, her presentation will cover:
Vicki Badham, Head of Reward, QCG
Traditionally most performance management uses backward-looking metrics of what an employee delivered. It is purely a measure of what an individual has delivered on an annual basis. But to progress we need to be looking towards measuring the skills, abilities and behaviours that were employed to deliver against those objectives. Tom will look at some of the more difficult aspects of this idea, assessing how much an individual has developed these competencies over the course of the year – and then going to the next step in determining how to compensate for that utilisation and growth.
Tom Hellier, Head of Reward GB, Willis Towers Watson
shares her extensive experience of working with fast growth
businesses to develop high impact reward programmes that deliver great
results. Growing quickly whether through organic growth or acquisition
presents a unique set of challenges for those responsible for people
equity. Being one step ahead with organisational development and talent
is key to the ongoing growth and success of the business as it goes
through its various stages of growth journey. Key to that is:
Deborah Rees, Director of Consulting, Innecto Reward Consulting
Happy people lead to better performance. But happiness doesn’t come from paying your employees more money. It comes from your people understanding:
beqom’s total compensation platform provides this level of understanding to your employees and partners.
What does great look like in overseeing a company’s global benefits spend? How can HR and benefits leaders make sense of the complexities of multi-country operations to create an aligned global benefits strategy? Long gone is the ill-fated attempt to standardise benefits design, due to local market proclivities, barriers and legislation, and in is the new order – governance, automation and engagement. In this session, Chris will share the shape of that new strategy based on many years of client experience, technology innovation and up-to-date data from global rewards research undertaken by Thomsons Online Benefits and client case studies.
Find out how you can:
Matthew Gregson, Consulting Director, Thomsons Online Benefits
Glenn will present his own practical vision for employee engagement – The Engagement Bridge™. His talk will look in depth at:
Glenn Elliott, Founder and CEO, Reward Gateway
Most organisations have performance management processes in one form or another, but these are often based on formal annual reviews, forced rankings and directly linked to pay decisions. These traditional approaches are often at the expense of ongoing, continuous feedback and focus on looking back at what has or has not been achieved rather than looking forward. Direct links to pay decisions avert attention from people development, and managers often get lost in the bureaucracy of complex forms rather than fully engaging with their people. Drawing on his new research project, Michael discusses how to build a culture of ongoing feedback and coaching and provides case studies of how this approach to building performance has been effective in organisations including Gap and Microsoft.
Michael Armstrong, Co-founder, E-reward
Amanda Bullough, Reward Consultant, Siemens plc
Martin Percival, HR Director – Europe & Emerging Markets, Commercial, CooperVision Inc., and Sylvia Doyle, Director, Reward First People Consulting
Tom will outline how to build best-in-class incentive compensation strategies that drive the right employee behaviour to align with company goals.
Tom Castley, VP Xactly EMEA
Interxion is a growing European data centre provider with presence in 11 countries. Luke will share details of how it implemented a cloud compensation solution to motivate its sales teams and provide visibility of performance across the business.
Luke Smedley, Director of Process and Systems, Interxion
Find out how Unilever, with the help of employee communications partner Caburn Hope, solved the challenges of communicating shares to employees – many of whom do not have any familiarity with equity and investments, do not speak English, or have work email addresses or computers.
When Unilever decided to roll-out its new global employee share plan, ‘SHARES’, to all employees that are not eligible to participate in executive equity plans, it was the first of its kind in Unilever’s history. A game-changer in terms of the requirement to design and launch a highly detailed, globally-consistent, communication strategy that spans 104 countries and over 50 languages. Prior to SHARES, Unilever equity plans were offered only to around 3,000 executives globally, representing less than 2% of the total employee population at Unilever. Now with SHARES, over 125,000 additional employees are offered the chance to become shareholders and share in Unilever’s future!
Christopher Hopkins, Director and Lead Communication Consultant, Caburn Hope, and Louise Sutton, Global Reward Manager, Unilever
Ruth looks at the evolution of compensation management systems and considers what they may have to offer in the future with HR increasingly being asked to deliver a business outcome orientated approach. Solutions can no longer just automate spreadsheets but must help organisations extract the maximum value from their compensation data and optimisation of compensation spend. Ruth will explore how to utilise innovative compensation management technology to:
David Walker, Chief Commercial Officer, Personal Group
Increasing amounts of regulation and guidance have been coming through this year which is impacting on UK reward outside of the boardroom. There are question marks over whether some of this is really addressing reward issues but nonetheless, reward have been given ownership. In this session Stuart will:
Stuart Hyland, Director – People Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Duncan Brown, Head of HR Consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies
Michael is one of Britain's best known and prolific management authors, with titles on reward strategy, paying for contribution, job evaluation, performance management and employee reward. He has vast experience both as an HR practitioner and an independent consultant. Michael is a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and former chief examiner. He is the author of several bestselling HR books including Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, Armstrong's Handbook of Reward Management Practice, and Armstrong's Handbook of Performance Management. His new book, due to be published January 2017, is entitled Armstrong on Reinventing Performance Management. Michael co-founded E-reward in 1999.
Vicki joined QCG in 2011 after 12 years of consulting experience – as a Senior Consultant for Sibson Consulting, followed by a period as a freelance consultant. She works with clients to attract, retain and motivate their employees by reviewing, designing and implementing reward structures and incentive schemes and performance management systems. She has also run global employee satisfaction surveys and assisted with large-scale organisational restructures.
Recent projects include the design of an executive long-term incentive scheme for a global telecommunications firm; a review and redesign of the sales incentive and annual bonus scheme, competency framework, pay bands and performance management processes for a global technology company; and a review of leadership rewards for a major public sector organisation. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in History and German from Bristol University and is a practising qualified bereavement counsellor.
Prior to joining IES in 2015, he was Principal, Reward and Engagement at Aon Hewitt. Duncan, a previous Assistant Director General at the CIPD, is a highly experienced adviser, researcher and author on reward, HR and employment issues. He has more than 25 years' experience in HR consulting and research, with firms including PwC and Towers Perrin. His clients have included major private sector companies such as National Grid and Lloyds Banking Group, government departments such as the Department of Health and Cabinet Office, and not-for-profit organisations such as Cancer Research and the United Nations. He has also participated on government taskforces on employee engagement, pensions and human capital reporting and was a member of the expert advisory group to the Hutton Review of Fair Pay.
Duncan is also a prolific writer and speaker, with regular articles and blogs in the HR press. He has been particularly influential and vocal recently on the linked issues of equal pay and low pay. Human Resources magazine placed him in its listing of the top five most influential thinkers in UK HR in the past three years.
Amanda is responsible for a range of compensation and recognition topics, including fixed and variable pay, job architecture and the 'Champions' recognition scheme. Joining Siemens in 2008, Amanda has undertaken a number of roles, including operational and management roles within Siemens Financial Services, and more recently joining the central compensation and benefits team in 2013.
Tom joined Xactly EMEA in July 2014 to lead the growth of the company in the region. He has over 15 years of sales and CRM experience across leading cloud organisations and is highly renowned in the industry as a true customer experience champion. Tom spent seven years at Oracle to support the expansion of its Cloud CRM business, and managed a struggling sales team, which he successfully turned around in a year. Prior to Oracle, Tom worked in RightNow Technologies, where he was responsible for UK sales across a variety of industries.
Mark is Managing Director of the Total Reward Group, comprising the boutique reward consultancy Total Reward Solutions and the specialist search and interim practice Total Reward Careers. He has previously headed up global compensation and benefits in Fidelity Investments, Seagram, Chubb, Reckitt & Colman plc and Forte plc. His early career was as an HR generalist, with an academic background in industrial relations. Mark is a Chartered Companion and former Vice President Reward of CIPD. A Fellow of the Institute of Consulting, Mark is a former member of the CBI’s National Employment Policy Committee and author of Personnel Today’s 'One Stop Guide to Reward Management'. He is an experienced reward adviser, pensions trustee and current Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Atlantic Equities LLP.
Jon is an experienced SPM/reward consultant working with business leaders in leading organisations to design and implement SPM solutions. He has 15 years’ experience working on UK-based and international projects. Jon works with chief executives, HRDs, and sales leaders to design reward and SPM reward solutions including operational process, salesforce initiatives, total reward strategy solutions, pay and grading structures and performance management systems. Jon’s experience is cross-sector, including financial services, telecoms, media, hi-tech manufacturing, not-for-profit, and professional services.
Sylvia is the founder of Reward First People Consulting. Her expertise includes pay structures; total reward; variable pay, executive remuneration and strategic reward to develop pragmatic reward solutions. In addition to reward consultancy, Sylvia regularly mentors HR leaders having established a successful reward mentoring programme in 2010. She is an independent non-executive director on remuneration committees and speaks on reward issues in the UK and internationally.
Glenn is an employee engagement expert, entrepreneur and author of forthcoming book The Engagement Bridge. He founded Reward Gateway in 2006, which has since helped over 1,100 clients to attract, engage and retain the best talent, through better connecting with their employees. Reward Gateway’s mission is to make the world a happier place to work.
Anna has more than 12 years’ experience in reward and joined IPF six years ago. In her current position as Group Senior Reward Manager she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of reward across the group and gets involved in a wide range of initiatives including incentives, share schemes, executive remuneration and global mobility. Recent highlights include playing a key role in the design and implementation of a new target operating model for reward and introducing an international all-employee share purchase and matching plan aimed at supporting employee retention and aligning employee interests with those of shareholders. Prior to joining IPF she held similar roles in other financial services organisations.
Matthew has worked with benefits and rewards leaders for 14 years and heads up Thomsons’ consulting practice, covering scheme design, retirement, health and communications. He is a passionate thought leader, presenting regularly to HR and benefit leaders, and focuses a large part of his time working with clients to help shape their future reward and benefit strategy as well as sourcing innovative providers and platforms.
Tom is a consultant with expertise in a variety of reward and HR disciplines.
Experience in most sectors: particularly financial services, high-tech, pharmaceutical (big pharma and bio-tech), energy and energy services, retail and not-for-profit. He has broad international experience having worked in Canada, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and continental Europe.
Specialities: reward strategy design and implementation, sales effectiveness and rewards, job evaluation and grading, pay structure design, development and implementation, performance management, incentive design and executive and all employee total remuneration benchmarking.
Christopher has led the delivery of global award-winning, performance-driven communications for more than 20 years. As a strategist and an expert in employee engagement, he partners with HR teams to inspire and connect people with their culture, values and purpose. Christopher has an innate understanding for creating powerful, impactful communications that meet current needs and harnesses the technological trends that are shaping the future of work. His clients have included many world-class brands such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Barclays and Telefónica to name a few.
Stuart has been a consultant for nearly 20 years, working with many of the world’s leading brands and businesses in the UK and more widely. His focus is on using reward as a lever to help organisations deliver engagement and performance in a way which is appropriate for their particular circumstances through a wide range of activities – ranging from base pay though to reward strategy and EVP design and implementation. Stuart joined EY in early 2016 to help continue the recent growth and success of their reward team where he has a particular focus on total reward solutions.
Helen Murlis is an independent consultant, executive coach and Associate of Korn Ferry Hay Group. She has over 35 years' experience of consulting, teaching and researching on reward strategy and practice. Helen is a former shareholder director at Hay Group and played leading roles in Hay Group's reward, performance management and public sector practices. She started her career in reward just in time to implement equal pay in 1970. She consults with a wide range of clients in the UK and internationally. She is co-author of Reward Management: A handbook of remuneration strategy and practice. Helen is also an executive coach, working with senior executives in both private and public sectors.
Paul has over 20 years' experience in compensation and benefits holding domestic and international roles within the financial services and logistics sectors. He joined Travis Perkins in 2013 as Group Head of Reward.
Martin has over 25 years' HR experience gained mainly with fast moving hi-tech, software and ecommerce companies including Amazon and Microsoft. He has over 15 years of international leadership experience gained whilst living and working in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. CooperVision is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of contact lenses. Martin joined CooperVision in March 2014 as HR Director heading up the team that supports commercial teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa plus emerging markets including Turkey, Russia and India – 24 countries in total. His first major challenge was to successfully integrate the acquisition of Sauflon into CooperVision. He has an MBA from Henley Management College.
As a reward and performance expert, Deborah leads global projects in variable pay and pay structure design, executive compensation, and reward strategy. Her clients range from SMEs to large multinationals who all have in common, a need to change and re-define their business to grow. She has a depth of experience in the knowledge economy, particularly in financial services, retail, IT, television, professional services and sports. Deborah is a recognised progressive thinker in the area of pay and reward and regularly writes for trade press and books, most recently publishing a chapter on rewarding talent in The Compensation Handbook Sixth Edition: A State of the Art Guide to Compensation Strategy & Design. With a varied background in line management and consultancy for organisations including Marks & Spencer, Nationwide Building Society and Towers Perrin, Deborah co-founded Innecto in 2002. She is a Non-Executive Director of Personal Group and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Luke has more than 16 years' experience in the telecommunications industry and joined Interxion six years ago. In his current position he is responsible for the entire salesforce infrastructure that supports Interxion’s end-to-end business processes. He has been intimately involved in sales performance management and incentive compensation over this entire period and has worked with a wide variety of consultants, suppliers and partners throughout his career. He has previously presented at events such as Dreamforce and the Salesforce World Tour and previously worked at Cable and Wireless and Telstra.
Louise joined Unilever in October 2010. As Global Reward Manager, Louise has project managed the launch of Unilever’s Global Employee Share Plan, SHARES, in 104 countries. Prior to this, she worked as the Global Mobility and Reward Manager for the Unilever senior executives and Unilever’s Leadership Executive (ULE). Louise was previously a Global Mobility Manager with both Ernst & Young and Deloitte, as part of the HR consulting divisions. Louise holds a BSc from Loughborough University in Business Economics & Finance.
Ruth is a founder of Curo. She has always believed that spreadsheets are not fit for purpose in a modern business and digital transformation enables reward professionals to focus on the outcomes of the compensation review, rather than just spend their time managing the process itself. Ruth works with Curo’s prospects and clients to ensure they leverage its technology to best effect, helping to innovate and re-engineer their compensation management processes. Her goal is to work in partnership with the most progressive employers to enable them to shape compensation solutions at a price point that delivers a compelling return on investment.
With over 25 years of global HR and reward management experience in the financial services sector, she has international expertise in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans. Her corporate experience includes Lloyds TSB Group, PwC, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.
David joined Personal Group as its Chief Commercial Officer in 2012. He has a passion for creating approaches to employee engagement that are different to the norm, and in his role he explores ways to transform the way people view employee benefits. Most recently he has driven a massive rebrand for the company and is now focussing on helping clients unlock discretionary effort so their employees can ‘Work Hapi’. David arrived in the employee benefits industry from previous roles at Barclays and BskyB and most recently as the Managing Director of Dyson’s Commercial business in the USA. He also took on the role as Managing Director of Let’s Connect, Personal Group’s salary sacrifice home technology offering from 2014-16.
Curo enables organisations to get the maximum business impact from their Compensation budget. CuroComp was designed by reward professionals for reward professionals to help them deliver a review that is Smarter, Faster and Safer than previously possible. Curo is privileged to work with many of the world’s leading companies to enable them to retain talent, drive productivity and reward performance with a solution configured to manage the complexity of the review. We enable HR professionals to focus on the outcome of the review process, not just the process itself, and deliver a fair, transparent and auditable review.
Eyzon (which rhymes with 'horizon', if you were wondering) is a niche specialist in HR recruitment focused on growing businesses and developing careers. We have an exceptional pedigree advising organisations on the recruitment, structure and benchmarking of Reward teams. We have an unrivalled network and technical knowledge of this particular discipline having made introductions across the globe at Group Reward Director level and below. We also provide pro bono career counselling to reward professionals at all stages of their career. In our world, 'Reward' covers compensation, benefits, global mobility, HRIS, HRMI, HR analytics and payroll. Our team is led by one of our two founding partners, Matt Brooks.
Happiness is the best driver for success. Our mission is to make the workforce of our customers happy. beqom drives happiness by allowing business managers to lead, align and motivate employees and partners. The beqom Total Compensation platform is used globally across all industry sectors by over 100 large companies such as Microsoft and Vodafone. It addresses all performance and compensation aspects such as salary review, bonus, long-term incentives, commissions, benefits, non-cash rewards and all key drivers towards employee performance and sales performance. HR, sales and finance organisations leverage our platform to drive performance, retention, cost optimisation and . . . happiness among their people. beqom – to make your people happy.
Xactly is a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based, incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management. We believe in the power of incentives to help companies, their employees, and their partners build stronger relationships and achieve more. Xactly addresses a critical business need: to incentivise employees and align their behaviours with company goals. Our solutions allow organisations to make better strategic decisions, optimise behaviours, increase sales and employee performance, improve margins, increase operational efficiencies, mitigate risk, design better incentive compensation plans, and reduce error rates in incentive compensation calculations.
OpenSymmetry is the world’s largest independent consulting company specialising in the design and delivery of Sales Performance Management solutions. We have helped over 500 organisations plan for, select, deploy, and benefit from technology supplied by the industry’s leading vendors, resulting in reduced costs, increased revenues, greater visibility and lower risk.
Personal Group's goal is to make work happy, for everyone. Why? Because when people are happy, they’re more productive. And the key to happiness is engagement: when people feel like they make a difference, they do.
From benefits and communications to a whole range of engagement tools, our platform can be as comprehensive or as streamlined as you need. And whatever services you offer, we make them simple to use. With the Hapi app, everything your employees need is at their fingertips – wherever they are.
Personal Group. Work happy.
Benefits. Communications. Engagement
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