Rewards, Benefits & Wellbeing Summit 2020
13-15 May 2020, Dolce CampoReal, Lisbon

Topics for 2020 sessions

Wellbeing - Wellness and wellbeing in the workplace
Reward & Technology
- Digital solutions & the impact of technology on reward
Future of work
- The future of benefits and pensions
- Employee benefits: traditional vs flexible
Diversity & Inclusion
- How Diversity & Inclusion can impact benefits
- Rewards role in employee engagement
Creative reward
s - the balance between legislation and innovation
Financial wellbeing
- Focusing on finances in relation to wellbeing

2020 Speaker programme

James Routledge

Being yourself
  • Biography

    I started my first business during my 2nd year of University and never went back.

    In the process of building the business, raising investment and dealing with its failure, I burned out. I was crippled with anxiety and had began having panic attacks. I'd pushed myself to the limit for 3 years working on something I wasn't truly passionate about, and lived my life as someone else in my quest for "success". Mental health became important to me as I started to feel all the feelings I'd quashed down for years. I knew nothing about mental health, I was frightened and felt ashamed. Yet I knew it didn't have to be this way.

    I set up Sanctus to create the brand that I wish had existed for me and for millions of others. A brand that redefines mental health as a whole and that inspires people to be themselves. We do this through coaching in the workplace, storytelling on our podcast and creating an environment for people to openly talk about mental health. Our mission is to put the world's first mental health gym's on the high street and make mental health as mainstream physical health.

  • Presentation Outline

    In this talk I'm going to do what I find most difficult, and what I believe most people find incredibly hard. I'm going to talk about how I feel right there, in the moment, raw. I'm going to be me, completely me and all of me. I'll share the bits of myself I like, the parts of myself that I don't, the creative, the loud, the quiet, the scared, the anxious - all of it.

    I'll share my mental health story and reflect on how I believe that being who we are, being ourselves in each moment is our greatest challenge and greatest opportunity in the workplace and beyond.

Megan O'Shaughnessy

Senior Consumer Reward
Rewards role in employee engagement
  • Biography

    An accomplished Reward Professional with 14 years’ experience across the whole spectrum of Reward including Payroll/Employee Benefits/Compensation/Global Mobility/Employee Engagement and Pensions experience. Having worked for some of the most iconic brands like Ralph Lauren and Charlotte Tilbury I have led through both transformational change and start up growth around the globe. I am continually looking to improve my skill set and disrupt the HR world which has led me to my current role leading the Consumer Reward function at BT Plc.

  • Presentation Outline

    Employee Engagement is a term often thrown around as a measure of employee happiness at work, but is that what it really is? Surveys, focus groups, roundtables…ways in which we tend to measure this happiness but in reality is this just something that employers feel like they ‘have’ to do? A tick box exercise if you will….

    During my session I want to be really frank about how as Reward leaders we can help to really ensure employees are not only happy at work but also love working for the business they do. I don’t know many people that really become ambassadors for their business without being engaged, and without those people being understood, valued, listened to, they wont be giving their absolute all in the work they do. Keeping this up day in day out is tough but during my session I will aim to give you pragmatic advice alongside real examples of how I have seen this work, not just for a survey score, but for the long run!

Eileen Hanna

Senior Director Compensation & Benefits
Creating Job Evaluation and Reward frameworks in a Global Setting
  • Biography

    I have over 15 years HR experience, specializing in my early career in Compensation and benefits. I am currently responsible for International Compensation & Benefit in Hertz International.

    My previous experience has been with a number of global multi-nationals across different industries including Diageo, Coca Cola Hellenic, Citi, Iberdrola/ Scottish Power, British Airport Authority. My role focus in later years has been on total reward and benefits however I started my early career in generalist roles, recruitment and HR system. I have worked across all aspects of the Employee Value Proposition - compensation and benefits strategy, benefits, salary and pay frameworks, leveling, industry bench-marking, compensation policy, employee engagement, performance / talent management and wellness.

  • Presentation Outline

    The session is aimed at opening up discussion on how to embark on global projects to enable greater transparency across organisations, with organisation and compensation design and frameworks. We will discuss some of the tools available to assist with the initiation of this type of activity, value add and how to ensure maximum engagement from stakeholders across the business. I will draw on my own organisational experience in a number of different settings, the challenges HR and Reward professionals typically face as well as positive outcomes as a result of the projects.

Claire Deeprose

Development Manager, Performance & Coaching
John Lewis
Keep Calm and Coach: How John Lewis Partnership put coaching at the head of its people proposition
  • Biography

    Claire has been a Personnel Partner at co-owned John Lewis Partnership for five years, in various analyst and HR roles. She has been responsible for the Partnership’s People Performance and Coaching propositions since 2017, including performance, absence management, disciplinary, grievance, probationary period, coaching, mentoring and interview bank.

    In addition to developing the market leading internal coaching proposition at JLP, she is a qualified Personal and Business Coach currently working towards ICF accreditation and studying for a Postgraduate Certificate with the University of Chester. Claire passionately advocates the benefits of coaching and is proud to work for an organisation which recognises the impact that coaching can have. She strongly believes that coaching is for everyone - not just for senior leaders, and certainly not simply a mechanism to manage poor performance.

  • Presentation Outline

    When was the last time that you had an hour with someone who was really listening to you? Someone committed to supporting you to achieve your goals, by holding the space for you to be yourself and truly think? This is the power of coaching, and any Partner at John Lewis Partnership can choose to work with a qualified coach whenever they want to.

    This session will begin with an overview of the benefits of coaching, particularly focusing on wellbeing and building resilience during periods of change. Claire will then talk about the market leading and innovative internal coaching offer at JLP, taking you on the journey from conception to reality. With plenty of opportunities to ask questions, you’ll leave the session with some key takeaways about the successes and challenges of implementing and operating an internal coaching offer, including an attempt to answer the million dollar question “how can we demonstrate return on expectation from the investment made in coaching, particularly at a time when retailers are fighting for every pound?”

    You’ll hear first hand the impact that coaching has had on Partners’ wellbeing at JLP, and the session will conclude with “Coaching 2.0” - how coaching at JLP is adapting to face into the challenges of the future.

Kate Rand

Director of People
Holistic Health: How to integrate total wellness into your Employee Experience
  • Biographies

    Kate is an award-winning People Operations Director and certified Agile HR practitioner based at Beyond. Most recently she has been shortlisted for HR Director of the year and best D&I Strategy. Beyond is a design and technology ideas company, founded in 2010 and is featured in the Sunday times 100 SME best places to work.

    Kate regularly speaks at events on HR and business-related topics, producing content for publications including the Forbes HR council. She specialises in advising start-up and growth stage organizations on scaling their structure and people functions and is passionate about driving a progressive and transformational approach to HR so that the sector can support the businesses of tomorrow in a human-centric way.

    Having worked across multiple industries in leadership roles, her core belief is that people are at the heart of every organisation, and that HR needs to shift away from the ivory tower mentality, evolving from dictators of best practice to facilitators of success.

  • Presentation Outline

    We all know the impact of our employee's engagement on the business bottom line, but what about the wider subject of wellbeing? In this session, we'll discuss some of the data that backs up a more holistic approach to employee health, and the business case for prioritizing wellbeing. We'll showcase some of the ways you can incorporate this into your organizations by introducing the case study of Beyond, and an interactive ideation workshop. This will in turn give senior HR practitioners tools to use for integrating wellness in to their employee experience initiatives and strategy.

The Rewards, Benefits & Wellbeing Summits programme consists of 6 Strategy Group sessions – case study led presentations followed by Q&A and 2 Action Learning workshops – key topic roundtable discussions.

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