Reception & Walking Dinner

CHRO of the Year Award

Moral Dilemmas in the Boardroom

Prof. Dr. Mijntje Lückerath-Rovers (Tilburg University, TIAS School for Business and Society) authored a book on Moral Dilemmas in the Boardroom. In a moral dilemma, moral norms and interests can conflict, forcing directors to often make tough decisions. The commonly used metaphor of a singular moral compass direction is too simplistic. Mijntje will discuss how directors, especially CHROs, can contribute to upholding, embodying, and sometimes navigating between the core values of the organisation.


Mijntje Lückerath CHRO Day 2024

ESG is about Sustainability

While most people tend to focus on the environmental aspects, the ‘S’ for Social is equally crucial. Being a sustainable employer demands a lot from companies. Fair remuneration, work-life balance, and social climate are all areas that require reporting. More importantly, they require management. This is where Sustainable Control and Social Impact come into play. What do you focus on if you want to be a sustainable business? This is where Soft Controls related to Leadership, Motivation, Behaviour, and Culture become relevant. These are inherently linked to the organisation’s Vision. Hinrich Slobbe will inform you about these so that you can start taking steps towards Sustainable Social Control.

Hinrich Slobbe CHRO Day 2024

Masterclass | Hilary Richters | The time where AI becomes a member of your workforce

Explore digital ethics during this masterclass. Hilary Richters, Director of Digital Ethics at Deloitte, delves into crucial ethical considerations around AI and technology. Learn why HR’s involvement is key in aligning tech, like chatbots, with organizational policies. What is the impact of these digital innovations in your workforce? Where for example generative AI tooling becomes more like ‘digital’ employees.

Roundtable | Aon | Future Ready Workforce

With the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and the Pay Transparency Directive coming into play, together with other challenges like increasing costs, inflation, wellbeing of employees, attracting and retaining talent, companies are facing complex and challenging times. Many of the challenges are related to HR. Therefore, HR has a significant and proactive role to play.

In the Round Table discussion with Aon, you will dive into the following topics:

  • Pay Transparancy: what do you need to prepare for according to the new Directive? How to handle the rising expectations among candidates and employees and what to consider to reduce the associated people, financial, and reputational risks to the organization?
  • Skills Tranformation: do you have the necessary skills present in your workforce to be ready for the future? Utilising data-led insights to gain a greater understanding of the skills landscape for roles in your organization to make better workforce decisions.
  • DEI&B: do you have a deliberate DEIB strategy in place to attract, retain, sustain, and develop talent?

Roundtable Workday | “Unravelling Time: Exploring its Impact on the Employee Experience”

The employee experience is the sum of an employee’s journey and perceptions during their time with an organization. It encompasses interactions, emotions, and observations tied to the workplace, culture, role, and relationships. It influences work satisfaction, engagement, well-being, and productivity, incorporating aspects like work-life balance, growth opportunities, recognition, inclusivity, and organizational support. A positive employee experience boosts job satisfaction, productivity, and talent retention.

Measuring Employee Engagement:

  1. How can CHROs effectively measure the pulse of employee engagement within our organization, and what data-driven strategies can we implement to improve it?
  2. In what ways can we use technology and analytics to gather real-time insights on employee satisfaction and engagement, and how can we leverage these insights to create a more engaging workplace?

Inclusivity and Recognition:

  1. How can we ensure that inclusivity and recognition are not just buzzwords but tangible aspects of our workplace culture? What specific actions and policies can we put in place to foster a truly inclusive and appreciative environment?
  2. What innovative methods and initiatives have other organizations successfully employed to promote inclusivity and recognition? How to adapt those practices to suit our unique organizational culture and needs?

Work-Life Balance:

  1. How can we strike a balance between meeting our business goals and ensuring that our employees have a healthy work-life equilibrium? What specific policies or practices have been effective in this regard, and how can we implement them?
  2. Can you share examples of companies that have excelled in creating a supportive work environment that values both the personal and professional aspects of their employees’ lives? What strategies did they use, and how can we replicate their success?

Masterclass | Koen Heagens | Searching for Devoted Time / Why Are We Wasting Our Time?

How is it that everyone is so busy? That people run faster, sleep less, and even speak faster than before? And how does this ‘rush society’ align with the many hours we spend each day behind our screens, engrossed in our Instagram timelines or yet another cute cat video?

A life-changing event in his own life set journalist and author Koen Haegens on the trail of what he calls the ‘Great Time Paradox.’ We complain about being busy. We also want to savor every moment. Yet, in the meantime, we squander hours by swiping and scrolling as if we were immortal.

In his contribution to CHRO Day, Koen shares his personal quest and, inspired by philosophers like Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and De Beauvoir, takes us on a journey through various perspectives on time. Our intended destination: an answer to whether there is a different, more intense way to handle the limited time given to us.

Koen Haegens (1980) is an economics editor and columnist at De Groene Amsterdammer. His latest book, “Searching for Scattered Time,” was published earlier this year.

Panel discussion | Margiet Sitskoorn & Simone das Dores | Harmonizing Generational Dynamics

As Generation Z takes an increasing role in your workforce, you might be looking for inspiration on how to cultivate a thriving, multi-generational work environment. To what extent do (generalized) generational differences manifest in behavior patterns, perceptions of time, work-related needs and expectations? And how can insights from psychology and neuropsychology contribute to an inclusive and appealing workplace?

Psychology studies human behavior and mental processes, while neuropsychology focuses on the interaction between the brain and behavior, particularly the neurological basis of cognition and emotions.

During CHRO Day on November 16 we will have an engaging conversation with neuropsychologist Margriet Sitskoorn and psychotherapist Simone das Dores (OpenUp), where they’ll share invaluable insights and scientific knowledge regarding generations to help build a thriving, multigenerational workplace.

Registration & Lunch