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CHRO Award Ceremony

Valuing your personnel component – The only way forward

Organizations almost always state that their personnel are the most important asset they have. Nonetheless, the only place in the accounting system where one will find reference to personnel is the profit & loss statement, as a cost of course. In our book ‘Exit Fantoomtrots’ Leo van de Voort and I make the claim this should be dealt with differently. Understanding the real value of acquired knowledge and competences of your employees will ensure that they are going to be taken care of better. In my presentation I will elaborate on the way to make this value visible and how you, as CHRO, can lead this conversation within the Board because it could have a huge effect on the long term value of the organization, and, if applicable to the (stock) market value.

Masterclass: Purpose as strategic element for inspiring leadership

“In this session Edward takes you through the essentials of Purpose and how to benefit from all advantages of being Purpose driven as an organization.

What is the position of Purpose within the various strategic elements of your business and what is the power of Purpose on inspiring leadership. To become a truly Purpose driven and attractive employer, with a strong (Employer) Brand, the employees should be aligned with the Purpose. As a result the Purpose is felt and experienced by all stakeholders.”

Roundtable: With societal and financial insecurities on the rise: How do you ensure the vitality and financial stability of your employees

Financial challenges like high inflation, depths, the energy and housing crisis can cause stress for many people. And this financial stress can affect health, happiness, and performance. Financial burdens take an emotional toll.

To reduce or even prevent this stress, good guidance and information are important. When people are better prepared for what is or could be coming, they withstand certain setbacks better too.

It doesn’t make it easier that money is mostly taboo, it is a difficult subject for both employee and employer. An employee will not quickly report if he/she has financial problems. There is a lot of shame surrounding that subject. And in turn the employer often only acts when it’s ’too late’. We call this intervention mode. We need to turn this into prevention.
Preventing is better than curing.

How do we break the taboo surrounding money?
What do you know about the financial stability of your employees?
How do you ensure the vitality and financial stability of your employees?

Roundtable: Leading to a better world – Managers becoming the leaders we need

Many organizations change to flatter organizational structures as they enable fitter, faster and a more flexible work-flow. Which requires not only an organizational transformation, but a shift in leadership too.

Google’s extensive internal research project, “Project Oxygen”, examined the traits and qualities that make up a great leader. Google discovered that these relative new kind of leaders are good coaches, who avoid micromanaging and empower their teams. Moreover, they are strong supporters of career development who frequently discuss the performance and upskilling of their people.

“People leave managers, not companies” – Marcus Buckingham

Managers don’t become the best leaders by reading about it there is upskilling needed and a transformation to make way for the leaders of the future.

Simon Sinek, bestselling author (Start with Why) and founder of the ‘Golden Circle’ connects to this by describing this new type of leader as follows: “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.”

What are your current challenges when it comes to your leadership team?

During this round table Isabel Moll – Vice President & General Manager of Dell Technologies Netherlands will be sharing her expertise and experiences. She is leading a leadership transformation herself. Prior to Dell she led the services around digital transformations and Data & Analytics for KPMG Healthcare and Public Sector.

Roundtable: Leadership and Analytics – Using the right analytics to face the challenges of today

Today’s societal challenges and disruptions not only take place in our private lives but also have a major impact on our work and the needs of employees.

Over the past few years, HR and business leaders have had to rethink everything about their workforce–far beyond the challenges of improving worker productivity and aligning talent to the business, to grapple with tough questions like: “how can we keep our employees safe”, “how do we cultivate a culture in which everyone feels they belong”, and “how can we more effectively engage and retain a workforce with complex and changing needs?”.

What analytics do you use to support your leadership decisions? What data would you like to have and use for your strategy? Jan-Willem Bouwmeester, Director Global Learning & Leadership at Vanderlande will share his experience an expertise during this round table.

Roundtable: People, planet, profit, and Tech! –It all defines your culture

Culture is defined by the way people do things together. Everybody in your company interacts with your systems daily. Your systems are a member of your team delivering HR services. They are making a difference in the way people do things together, thus being an integral part of your company culture.

The impact of HR Technology on culture is something that is often overlooked when deciding it is time for an IT transformation. When it should and can complement the employee experience – connecting it to your brand, values, and strategy.

Who are you as a company and how is that reflected in your employee experience and serviced by your HR Technology solutions?

Getting the full benefit and making the right decisions when it comes to HR Technology, can only be done when you have clear sight on your brand promise, cultural values, and the employee experience you want to bring. HR is owner of topics like culture, employee experience. Which is why we believe that HR should claim the topic of IT.

During this roundtable, we will discuss the necessary steps to link culture and employee experience to an IHR Technology transformation. The non-tech side of Tech. Things like making use of design principles, defining the moments that matter in the employee experience, all elements to create that unique impact in the day-to-day delivery of HR services through IT.

Roundtable: Driving sustainability through behavioural change

“After researching the current state on People Sustainability – IDC, Oxford Economics & SAP have gathered some interesting facts and perspectives. At many organisations there’s often a disconnect between plans, actions, and outcomes.

However, looking at sustainability in general, the biggest impact relies on behavioural change. HR professionals are the organisational experts in human behaviour. So, shouldn’t HR be one of the most important leaders in Sustainability? Shouldn’t HR professionals also view People Sustainability in a new way?

Many organisations commonly report on 4 People Sustainability topics with a narrow view. In this Roundtable we will discuss an alternative lens to your People Sustainability and the impact HR can have.

If HR doesn’t drive a new culture…Who will?”

Lunch & Welcome

Lunch and Welcome by your CHRO Community Manager Anna-Bo Bouwens