The ability to attract, retain and develop top talent is a critical driver of business performance. Technology is an important enabler, but can force organisations down a ‘me-too’ path of standardising talent processes. This webinar and report will focus on four critical areas for organisations looking to build and sustain competitive advantage through talent:
- Career Planning has changed dramatically over the last 20 years as single company careers are replaced by greater mobility amongst staff, easy access to education enables multiple changes of direction over a lifetime and growing self-employment is disrupting the idea of a ‘career’. What new approaches to career management are emerging and how should we update our talent strategies?
- Succession Management often looks different in theory to how it plays out in practice. What does good succession management look like in today’s world, and how can we best use the new tools to improve our capacity to plan for and manage leadership pipelines?
- Retention of critical talent is for many organisations a key measure of success of their talent strategies. How are retention strategies evolving in the new world of work?
- Talent Reviews are the key forum where plans translate into action. What are the common features of the most effective discussions, and how can we up our game?
Who is it For?
HR Directors and Talent Management leaders seeking to develop new approaches to career and succession management in an era of profound demographic change and digital disruption.
UK Head of Talent Acquisition, Roche
Prior to co-founding the Leadership and Personal Development social enterprise The Spring Project in 2009, Andrew had fifteen years of large blue chip HR experience. His corporate roles included Vice President for Talent Management and HR Strategy for the engineering conglomerate Invensys and Head of Resourcing and Talent Management at AstraZeneca UK. He has also been a director at the Leadership Development charity Common Purpose, designing and delivering ground-breaking bespoke cross industry leadership development programs. He is a multiple recruitment and employment branding award winner and spent several years overseas working on mergers and acquisitions and the cultural integration projects that sit behind them. A coach and facilitator, he has been voted twice in the top 100 most influential HR professionals by HR Magazine. Since 2015 Andrew has been the UK Head of Talent Acquisition at Roche a major global Bio-Technology company with 95,000 employees across 150 countries. Number 4 on the Times Top 25 Large Companies to work for in the UK, Roche are the 6th largest investor in R&D globally across all industries, working tireless on solving unmet medical needs for patients across the world.
Dr. Jessica Bigazzi Foster
Senior Partner, Global Practice Leader – RHR International
Dr. Jessica Bigazzi Foster joined RHR International in 2008. She is a senior partner and serves as the firm’s practice leader for Executive Assessment & Development. Her work with clients includes senior-level executive development, talent management, and team effectiveness. She manages large global accounts for RHR, with a particular focus on systemic pipelining of near- and long-term C-suite successors.
Vice President for Global Talent, Coty
Sarah has twenty three years’ of experience as an organisation development and talent practitioner. After eleven years in the not-for-profit sector working for both Cancer Research Campaign and Cancer Research UK, Sarah moved to L’Oréal for nine years holding a number of global talent and learning roles in Paris and London, including Global Director for Culture, Learning and Talent for The Body Shop Division.
Sarah is currently Vice President for Global Talent at Coty, a world leader in beauty, and home to an illustrious roster of cosmetic, skincare, fragrance, hair colour and styling brands operating in 40 counties, with a global employee base of c. 20,000. At Coty, Sarah has led the Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Learning and Talent teams on work spanning the employee lifecycle. Her work on a three-year strategy, concept and model for careers at Coty was short-listed for an HR Distinction awards (Distinction in Organisational Learning) and aspects of the work will be included in a forthcoming NICEC Journal.
Researcher & Consultant
Wendy Hirsh works as a researcher and consultant, specialising in the future-oriented aspects of people management – workforce planning, sustainable organisational performance, succession, talent and development. She is a Principal Associate of the Institute for Employment Studies and Visiting Professor at both Derby and Kingston Universities. Wendy works across private, public and third sectors and has been researching how workforce planning in companies is responding to the uncertainties of Brexit.
Vice President Leadership Succession, Royal Dutch Shell
Celine Lammers is the Vice President Leadership Succession at Shell. She has a broad range of international experiences across several businesses and geographies. Her current work focuses on senior-level executive selection, development and Talent management across Royal Dutch Shell globally. She has a background in HR, primarily in the domain of Business Partnering, Organisational Effectiveness, Change Management and Cultural Change. She holds a Master in Organisation, Culture and Management.