After Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, we invited our clients in EMEA to reflect on the concept of Thrive in a disrupted world. Mercer’s 2017 European Compensation and Benefits Conference, hosted in London on 5-6 October welcomed 186 leading strategic-level HR professionals from 26 countries to focus on this year’s theme Thriving in the New World through Agile Rewards.
The world is going through unprecedented change. Technology is transforming the very fabric of our businesses and jobs. And as HR Leaders we are expected to be at the forefront of change, ensuring our people processes are resilient and our businesses sustainable despite disruption. Our conferences around the world offer pertinent insights into how HR professionals can make an impact and drive strategic goals in today's business environment.
Over the two days of the conference, we aimed to stimulate new thinking and provide tools on “Thriving in this new world through agile rewards”. Agility is a key feature that organisations strive for in a disrupted ever-moving context – and needs to qualify practically everything from org design, business models to leadership and people management through inspiring value propositions and smart dynamic total rewards. Over the two day we explored how insight-based dynamic rewards can stimulate value creation - for the employers, employees and the society.
Our keynote speaker, BBC journalist, Emily Maitlis, kicked off the event in an engaging presentation about the new world order and therefore what the new challenges are for business from an economic and political perspective.
Later on that day, our panelists from Hine Legal, Ten2Two and American Express discussed the increasing demand of flexible working opportunities and why flexible working needs to connect back to the other segments of total rewards.
The conference programme presented a combination of panel discussions, intermezzo, workshop sessions and a series of case studies from client companies such as SAP, Avaloq, Nikkei, ARM Holdings and Swarovski.
Delegates benefited as well from Christian Kuhna’s, former HR Strategy Leader at Adidas, provocative ideas on the Future of Work and Cy Murray’s personal experience on how to be an agile reward leader.
The Gala dinner took place on the first night of the conference at the Science Museum, privatized for Mercer and turned into a fantastic dinner space surrounded by space ships, planets and aircraft, which provided an enhanced networking experience for participants.
For more information about Mercer's EMEA Compensation & Benefits events please contact Maylis Chollet:
Contact the Mercer Global Events Team MercerGlobalEvents@mercer.com