The agenda

Registration
Keynote: Marco Reick, People Director, Leon
To encourage a wider pool of people to join Leon’s ever-growing family, the business has introduced a number of initiatives, such as flexible parent shifts, to great success. People Director, Marco Reick, will share why this move was important and the impact it has had on the business. He will also explain how Leon motivates its team members by indulging their hobbies while at work – encouraging them to sing on the job, swap a shift to run fitness classes for colleagues and letting budding photographers loose at company events.
Speaker
People Director
Leon
Making the Apprenticeship Levy Pay – Panel Debate
A year after the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, this panel debate will explore what it takes to create a successful and engaging apprenticeship scheme. They will also explore whether becoming an approved training provider delivers additional return on investment and what to do when apprenticeships don’t run as smoothly as planned.
Speakers
learning & development business partner and apprenticeship levy project manager
Sodexo
people director
Lime Wood Group Ltd and Home Grown Hotels
managing director
HIT Training
Redefining Talent – Laura Wigley, Director of Talent and Learning, Dorchester Collection
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” This quote from Albert Einstein sums up numerous organisations and their approach to talent, according to Laura Wigley. In this thought-provoking session, she will argue that it’s time to redefine talent and treat all employees as individuals, each ‘talent’ in their own unique ways. As the death of the talent pool is upon us, she’ll offer her advice on how to develop potential across the many, and not just the few.
Speaker
global talent and development director
The Dorchester Collection
Refreshments and networking
Bridging the Engagement Gap

How hospitality organisations can use technology to ensure front line staff are fully engaged in the business.

Speaker
Head of Enterprise
Reward Gateway
People Pulse
Jane Sunley, chair of Purple Cubed explores the results from the 2018 Best Places to Work in Hospitality survey and assesses examines how employee sentiment has changed in the last three years.
Speaker
chair
Purple Cubed
The Technological Revolution – Panel Debate
Facilitated by best-selling business author, Jane Sunley, leading operators featured in the top 30 The Caterer Best Places to Work in Hospitality will explore the thinking and technology that will keep them at the forefront of the hospitality sector. Examining the role of artificial intelligence in the service sector as well as how technology can enhance people strategy, the panellists will also share their secrets to creating a great place to work.
Speakers
chair
Purple Cubed
hr manager
Just Hospitality
managing director
Purple Cubed
director of people and development
Firmdale Hotels
hr manager
City District
Presentation of the Top 30 Best Places to Work in Hospitality
Networking drinks and canapés
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