Next in HR Summit is now virtual!

We have an important update to share regarding the upcoming Next in HR Summit. Owing to the growing public health concerns around the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we have decided that the Next in HR Summit this year would be held as a completely virtual event. The dates for the virtual Next in HR Summit are 17-18 February, 2021.

Although we are going virtual, we expect to provide you with the same experience as you would expect at a physical event, with lots of opportunities for learning, networking and creating new business relationships. We hold the safety and wellbeing of our attendees on highest priority and are committed to ensuring a safe environment at all our events, and that is a primary reason why we decided to go virtual.

We hope that you would join us for this virtual event as we patiently wait for things to get back to normal and we can go back to our world of events as we have known it for years.

See you online in February!

About Next in HR Summit

HR has come a long way from merely filing employee related data and operational processes, to more of a business partnering role. Today, technology has turned HR upside-down, and it’s been disrupting this paper-heavy department for a while. The world of talent and work is constantly evolving, ushered in by the increasing use of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

COVID 19 has shaken the very foundations of businesses. To survive, organizations must adapt to the new normal and HR departments have a critical role in ensuring that businesses can make swift adjustments to transform themselves. The need of the hour is to collaborate, learn and share our experiences to ensure better preparedness as we look to adapt to this new normal.

The Next in HR (NHR) Summit offers a platform where stakeholders from the HR community can come together and discuss their most pressing challenges and envision ideas on how to tackle those challenges.

The Summit would have senior level executives from the human resources domain in attendance, not representing any particular industry but encompassing all major verticals. Our attendees can expect to meet CHROs, VPs, Directors and other senior level HR executives at the Summit. The format of the Summit is discussion based and all attendees are encouraged and offered ample opportunities to put forward their thoughts, comments and questions, thereby leading to maximum learning outcomes.

Alistair Price
Carla Reiger
CARLA RIEGER is an expert on helping people increase resilience and communication skills on teams, to help them thrive in challenging situations.
Christina Disler
Dr. Jim Sellner
Zach Frank
Zach is a Director of Talent Acquisition Operations and Analytics at Aramark leading post-offer hiring operations, TA Governance, and of course, analytics.
Tracy Paulo-Brown
Shannon Sali
Sandra McDowell
With nearly two decades of executive experience and advanced certifications in Leadership, NeuroLeadership, and Human Resources, Sandra is a trusted authority on the application of neuroscience for leadership
Saleema Chaudhry
Rocky Ozaki

COVID-19 is pushing the Future of Work at a pace few could have foreseen. Companies are scrambling to adopt technologies to keep their employees productive and customers served. Many are realizing that the workplace the connected generation has co-designed is not only viable, it may soon become their norm. Some are now recognizing that the sharing economy (from the open sourcing of code to 3D print ventilators, to free online courses on remote working) is more than a passing fad. The world will likely never be the same, and what we’ve learned is that most companies were ill prepared today, and even more perplexed on how to prepare for an uncertain tomorrow. In this opening keynote, our expert will review key aspects of organizational resilience and share insights to how companies can begin to build on those capabilities. Some of the key questions answered include:


  • What does it mean to be a resilient organization?
  • How do you create naturally innovative and agile teams who are constantly improving the business?
  • Why is a growth mindset fundamental to your company culture in an exponential and uncertain future?
  • How might you “do more with less”?

COVID 19 has shaken the very foundations of businesses. To survive, organizations must adapt to the new normal and HR departments have a critical role in ensuring that businesses can make swift adjustments to transform themselves. However, HR departments must first upgrade their functioning to make sure that they are well equipped to handle the changes. Listen and learn from our expert on the biggest challenges that HR departments are facing to upgrade themselves, and the possible solutions to those challenges.

When most people face unexpected change, they tend to get reactive, problem-focused and defeated. Yet, it’s hard to rebuild and reinvent an organization, if you can’t shift how you’re viewing a situation. After 11 years of research, we have identified the top 3 habits of people who stay solutions-oriented, centered and agile in the face of unexpected change. During this entertaining, interactive and practical virtual presentation you will discover how to:

  • Think more resourcefully when faced with seemingly impossible challenges
  • Help others move from a reactive to a solutions-oriented response when change hits
  • Create a culture of innovation in which open communication and engagement are the norm

Most HR professionals didn’t join the profession to spend 6+ hours a day behind spreadsheets. Though in too many organizations, that’s exactly what’s still happening. In order to deliver a more compelling ROI to their organizations, HR professionals must spend less time on traditional administrative activities and focus more on the strategies, programs and tactics that drive true enterprise value. The need to automate and modernize your HR processes has become even more compelling due to the pandemic. In this discussion, you’ll take away specific tactics to answer the following questions:

  • Which processes should be automated first?
  • How to minimize costs while increasing output?
  • How to modernize your HR processes while using your existing resources?

AI driven HR management will look different in small businesses compared to the bigger multi-nationals. Smaller budgets, psychological barriers and lack of access to a sufficient quantity of data to optimize algorithms are some of the challenges. Compared to the challenges, however, AI can bring numerous benefits to smaller organizations:

  • Utilizing AI to do more with less
  • How to ensure a successful AI model for your organization?
  • Pitfalls to avoid when implementing AI in your organization

HR analytics is increasingly being recognised as a way of making more informed and evidence-based decisions within businesses. ML powered analytics solutions can substantially decrease hiring costs, optimise recruitment process, and anonymise evaluation methods for candidates' hard and soft skills. Deploy automated analytics within your organization to:

  • Come up with a deep objective analysis of internal and external data
  • Ensure multi-dimensional candidate evaluation
  • Predict the future and prepare your strategies accordingly

In order to contain the spread of COVID 19, companies have adopted remote working policies extensively. However, hiring new employees is one aspect that has presented a unique challenge to HR departments across the globe. While technology can and is facilitating this process, but the use of technology can also present several challenges. The session will look at some of the challenges and solutions of hiring in the new normal.

The effect that this pandemic is having on businesses is phenomenal. While this is a time of great uncertainty, having a framework ready to negate the potential effects of the pandemic will make sure that the impact can be minimized. In this informative session, our expert will enlighten the attendees on what must businesses do to ensure they do not overlook critical elements and ensure fool proof future preparedness.

The steep rise in the employee turnover is a serious concern for HR leaders. While it is impossible to retain a person who has decided to leave, but understanding the reason(s) would surely help you to reduce your future churn rate. Automate your employee off-boarding process to control attrition.

  • Understand why employee turnover is swelling at an alarming rate
  • How automation can ease the trials of exit interviews
  • Disadvantages of automating off-boarding processes

There's no question that artificial intelligence and machine learning is changing the way we work and as the technology evolves over time implementing these solutions will become easier, until then, there's lots of hidden gems that are cost friendly and user friendly tools, waiting to be used in creative ways to make your HR and recruitment processes more efficient and effective. You'll learn:

  • About a simple Applicant Tracking System for your phone that costs less than $100 a year
  • How to program your clicks and keystrokes for repetitive tasks that aren't being solved by AI
  • Ways to deal with your inbox in superhuman ways

According to a recent research, 85% of customer interactions within an enterprise will be with software robots in five years. Chatbots in HR can drive increased labor efficiencies, reduce costs, and deliver better customer/employee experiences. After this session, take back a plan to effectively implement chatbots within your HR department:

  • Understand how chatbots are redefining the enterprise employee experience
  • Utility of chatbots for seasonal/temp employees
  • Challenges of using chatbots for HR

How do you build an automation program and not just automate one thing? How do you make decisions about where to take your automation? How do you create a sustainable system for maintenance and improvement? Good governance will help separate a single advancement from a system of continuous improvement that drives your organization forward. This session will walk through the fundamentals of good governance:

  • Specific practices for enabling fast, sound decisions
  • How to focus work without underusing resources
  • How to govern your governance

Artificial intelligence has re-positioned HR to the front lines as a driver of today's increasingly demanding talent agenda. Talent Development is no longer driven solely by what employees have done in the past, but also what they can do in the future. By matching the delivery of employee learning opportunities with the evolving needs of your organization, AI can help businesses respond to constant change with speed and agility. Learn how to:

  • Build a talent marketplace within your organization
  • Develop highly personalized career paths
  • Increase your bottom line through AI-driven career development opportunities

The biggest challenge in the fast-paced business world is how to rapidly reduce time to develop the skills and performance of the employees, teams, managers and leaders. Your teams need help to acquire next-generation skills, master never-seen-before technologies or products and adapt rapidly to dynamic changes to stay competitive now and in future. The time to proficiency metrics is the ones that keep leaders focused on speed of employee development. This talk demonstrates a strong business case on how managers, practitioners, and leaders can transform the business and competition by using the time to proficiency of the workforce as a business strategy.

While working from home was looked at as a privilege that only few could afford, before the pandemic, but it has quickly become a norm with a large number of employers adopting this process. The session will take an in-depth look at how remote working can be made better for employees and what do employers need to do to ensure maximum productivity.

Virtual offices are not a new concept. However, the pandemic has forced a lot of organizations to go virtual without much preparedness. With the right strategies and the use of available technology, virtual working can produce great results, both for the employer and the employee. In this session, learn and discover the best practices in remote working.




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    February 17, 2021 9:00
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    February 18, 2021 15:30
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