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HRMAB 19th Annual Conference 2017

 The Future of Work
Taking a Holistic Approach

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Aquatic Gap, Carlisle Bay, St. Michael
October 19th - 20th, 2017

Registration commences at 7:30 a.m. each day

SESSIONS SCHEDULE
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19th 2017

Registration time for Conference is 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast commences at 8:00 a.m. 

Total Rewards, Compensation & Benefits

Thursday, October 19th - 9:50 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

 Your Workforce is Changing

When was the last time you looked at your Total Rewards Strategy?

The world of work has changed a lot over the last 200 years and even more dramatically in the last 20 years. This pace of change will continue to increase, compelling companies to adapt lest they become irrelevant. With recent changes in the workforce's composition and expectations, re-evaluating your total rewards strategy has become absolutely necessary to adapt and remain competitive in today’s vibrant, changing and increasingly complex labour market.

How can salary survey data help companies align their compensation policies to the labour market? How important it is to build salary structures? Why is total compensation, not base salary, the key for market comparisons? How do you capitalize on recognition and reward to drive organization performance?

SPEAKER

Julienne Sayoc – Birches Group LLC

Compensation Team Lead

Change Management, HR Strategy

Thursday, October 19th - 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Concurrent Session)

 

The Future of the Workplace:

Transformational and Innovative Changes in HR That Lead to Happier, Healthier and More Productive Employees

Many companies in the US, with Google and other technology companies leading the charge, are transforming the way people work. This had led to increased happiness amongst employees and the resulting increases in productivity and profitability.

This presentation will explore the innovative methodologies employed by HR professionals to motivate and empower the 21st century workforce, which leads to transformed workplaces. This presentation will then examine ways that companies can push organizational change through quicker and more effective change management strategies.

SPEAKER

Dr. Lemar T. White Ed.D., CFE, CCEP – Google LLC

Ethics & Compliance Program Manager

Global HR, Leadership, Diversity Management, Employee Engagement, Recruitment

Thursday, October 19th -1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
(Concurrent Session)

You Fired Your ‘Father’:

What Now?

Coming into the new millennium technology was viewed as the greatest ‘disrupter’ in the workplace.  However even more telling than iPads and mobile phones has been the influence of diversity in its multiple forms.

With the greatest variety of generations in the workplace than ever before, an upsurge of females in the workforce and in senior management roles and with global borders creating new, truly multinational workplaces, a new regime in how work should be done and how employees should be treated has been ushered in.  What does this mean for managers and what does this ultimately mean for competitiveness in the quest for top talent.

SPEAKER

Felicia Linch – Kitch Consulting & Coaching Ltd.
Managing Director

Communication, Leadership, Business Acumen

Thursday, October 19th - 1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
(Concurrent Session)

Crisis Communications

Are You Ready?

What do you do when business life as you know it is interrupted?  Crisis is the acid test for any business’ brand and how a business rebounds when public disclosure threatens to undermine its stability is largely a function of how information is shared and managed especially internally.   Communication especially during a crisis will have a profound impact on trust, engagement and productivity.  Come and participate in this workshop to increase your own confidence in managing these sensitive but at times unavoidable situations.

SPEAKER

International Association of Business Communicators – Barbados Chapter

Health & Safety, Wellness

Thursday, October 19th - 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Creating a Healthy-Bottom-Line through a National Wellness Policy

Increased absenteeism; decreased productivity; increased taxation; diminishing Social Security pools; extended working years. The link between individual productivity, organizational performance and national competitiveness is very clear.

Yet, what have we done about it apart from localized programmes, one dimensional programmes among the minority of organizations? If we are to make larger strides faster, then a holistic National Wellness Policy may be on option but what would that mean for your organization?

MODERATOR

Orlando ‘Gabby’ Scott

Panelists include -

Dr. Dwayne Devonish, Senior Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

Dr. Joanne Drummond-Brathwaite, Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Joseph Herbert, Family Physician.

SESSIONS SCHEDULE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 20th 2017

Registration time for Conference is 7:30 a.m.

Total Rewards, Compensation & Benefits

Friday, October 20th - 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Who Moved the Net when I wasn’t Looking:

The Impact of an Eroded Retirement Net on the Future Worker

A generous social security framework has been the landmark of a developed economy.  At an individual level, a reliable social security system affords just that ‘a sense of security’ when persons are unable to actively contribute to the workplace.

However with constraints at a national level limiting expansion and attempts to stymie decline, less contributions to the pool means less funds available for those in the workforce of the future and those set to retire from the workforce in the future.  What does that mean in 10-20 years?  What does that mean now?

SPEAKER

Lisa Wade – Eckler Limited

Principal – Pensions and Benefits

Business Acumen, HR Strategy

Friday, October 20th - 9:35 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

Making a Strategic Impact:

Practical Tools to Add Value to Your Business

Business leaders seek trusted advisors to most effectively operate the organization, and human capital efficiency is high on that list. But often HR professionals are too busy with tactical administrative tasks to focus on providing strategic solutions to move the business forward.

This presentation will review SHRM’s business competencies of business acumen, critical evaluation, and consultation and how you can use them to be a strategic business partner in your business. 

SPEAKER

Jennifer Currence – OnCore Academy (USA)

HR Advisor

Total Rewards, Employee Engagement

Friday, October 20th - 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

A Flexible Workforce:

A Risk Analysis

Flexibility in the workplace seemed to exist in the textbooks well before it assumed a foothold within organizations.  However with the benefits of flexibility more obvious and the next generation of worker citing this as more than a benefit but an expectation of employers, what does it really mean for the workplace.  Come and explore a cost versus benefit examination of the practice of introducing flexibility into your workplace.

SPEAKER

Roger Hennis - Deloitte
Senior Manager

Industrial Relations, Business Acumen

Friday, October 20th - 1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
(Concurrent Session)

Critical Skills in Navigating IR Negotiations

Significant social development to date has been a result of healthy negotiation and good industrial relations practice.  The art of negotiation can only be cultivated through practice which allows for deliberate action, underlined with a genuine desire to see both parties win.  

Understanding negotiation is a critical skill and understanding the nuances of industrial relations even more unique.  Join this session to better understand the process, tips, tricks and get a fundamental understanding of the anchor that in large part determines your success…you.

 

SPEAKER

Ed Bushell

IR Consultant & Negotiator

Employee Engagement, Leadership, Performance Management

Friday, October 20th - 1:35 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.
(Concurrent Session)

Why you should encourage “The F-Word” in the workplace:

Principles for building a strong employer brand

This interactive session will focus on the how “The F-word” (fun) can help you build a strong employer brand that attracts your industry’s best and brightest individuals. However, the presentation won’t just be about having snack cupboards or foosball tables in the office.

The session will explore the principles of employer branding and benchmark global companies with exceptional employer brands. Also, look out for an eye-opening snapshot of results from the 2017 Employer Branding Survey.

SPEAKER

Ron Johnson – Blueprint Creative Inc.

Managing Director

Industrial Relations

Friday, October 20th - 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m

Industrial Relations Explored!

The Right to Strike?  To Unionise or not to Unionise!

What is the right to strike and who determines the right to strike?

Union recognition is a hot topic in Barbados.  The question arises – is there an obligation to recognize the union? – is there a process? What’s next for our local unions and employers now and in the future in the context of industrial relations’ practice.

MODERATOR

Gail Springer – Vivere Human Resources Consulting

Managing Director

Panelists include -

Mr. Victor Felix, Chief Labour Officer (Ag.)

Mr. Cedric Murrell, President, CTUSAB

Mr. Julian Hunte, Senior Industrial Relations Practitioner

Mr. Anthony Sobers, Chief Programme Manager, Productivity Council

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE

HRMAB 19th Annual Conference 2017

The Future of Work
Taking a Holistic Approach

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados
Aquatic Gap, Carlisle Bay, St. Michael

October 19th - 20th, 2017