The future of work – 2017 Human Capital & Benefits seminar series

About the series

We are at a tipping point regarding how and where work gets done. Organisations are becoming increasingly capable of engaging a workforce that combines virtual and on site, part time and full time, permanent and contingent. But just when we’ve sorted out the preferred management routines, an entirely new landscape is emerging.

Technology options are becoming central to the work and possibly your business model; how can we deal with work automation? Our 2017 seminar program addresses a number of these issues.

To express interest in attending any of our complimentary seminars please email briony.kean@willistowerswatson.com. Alternatively, you can register through our email invitations before each seminar.

Topic Seminar overview Speakers Dates/ Location

Work scan – identifying talent requirements

We will introduce the five forces and two major themes driving the transformation of work in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Global authority Ravin Jesuthasan, co-author of “Lead the Work” will outline how organisations can take advantage of the new ways of working by developing a talent strategy that will optimise speed to capability and effectively manage cost and risk.

Adam Hall
Director, Employee Insights

Ravin Jesuthasan
Director, Talent and Rewards

Melbourne
7 March 2017
8 am start

Sydney
9 March 2017
8 am start

Making pay really perform

Only 50% of employees think performance related pay drives higher performance. With countless hours spent differentiating barely perceptible 2.5% merit increases, the business case to give up on the concept is strong, but is it impossible for companies to let go? Shareholders and boards are unwavering in their expectation that performance pay should be kept as part of the total rewards philosophy.

The solution is to take a step back and rethink how you define and reward performance in your
organisation. This seminar will take you through this process, and how performance pay can be used to cultivate a high performance culture.

Ewan Taylor
Senior Consultant, Executive Compensation

Rae Neill
Consultant, Employee Insights

Melbourne
23 May 2017
8 am start

Sydney
25 May 2017
8 am start

Off-boarding

Leaving employment and commencing retirement is a difficult, anxious time for most employees and a part of the employment lifecycle that most companies almost completely ignore.

We’ll share the initiatives that leading employers are putting in place to help their workforce confidently make the transition and how this support doesn’t stop the day they leave the building.

Richard Body
Director, Digital Solutions, Australia

Adam Hall
Director, Employee Insights

Melbourne
20 June 2017
4 pm start

Sydney
22 June 2017
4 pm start

Job security or career security?

As advances in technology disrupt jobs, workforces and indeed entire industries, it is perhaps not surprising to see employees are focusing more on job security. Findings from the Willis Towers Watson Global Workforce Study show that Australian workers regard job security as the second most important driver of both attraction and retention. Yet in a rapidly changing workplace, how can employers meet this need without unrealistic promises of guaranteed jobs? We’ll explore how global technical professional services firm Jacobs Engineering is achieving this by shifting the conversation from job to career security.

Lucy Cooper
Senior Consultant, Employee Insights

Russell Huntington
Senior Consultant, Rewards

Melbourne
25 July 2017
4 pm start

Sydney
8 Aug 2017
4 pm start

Brisbane
11 Aug 2017
4 pm start

Implications for employee benefits – how the future of work will affect the design and delivery of benefits

What role will superannuation have in a world where employment relationships have fragmented and become fluid? Whose interests will be served by superannuation and associated benefits? How should the superannuation offering evolve when the employer remains intimately involved in its delivery mechanisms? We’ll discuss these questions and more.

David McNeice
Senior Consultant, Benefits

Melbourne
24 Aug 2017
4 pm start

Sydney
22 Aug 2017
4 pm start

Leadership in a changing workplace

Findings from our Global Workforce Study demonstrate the importance of effective leadership for driving engagement at senior levels and throughout the organisation. But what does effective leadership look like in today’s changing workplace and how can organisations ensure they have the right leadership capabilities at all levels? We’ll explore what effective leadership looks like and different techniques for assessing the right leadership capabilities.

Lucy Cooper
Senior Consultant, Employee
Insights

Melbourne
19 Sep 2017
4 pm start

Sydney
21 Sep 2017
4 pm start

Brisbane
22 Sep 2017
4 pm start

Keeping culture and change aligned

A high performing culture enables organisations to effectively execute on their business priorities.But what happens when these change? Innovation, regulation, competition and corporate restructuring are all driving significant change; cultures can become misaligned and hinder, rather than enable, success.  
 
We’ll examine how organisations have approached successful culture change: how to define the right culture for a business and how to change it.

Max Wright
Senior Consultant, M&A Services

Melinda Norris
Senior Consultant, Employee Insights

Melbourne
24 Oct 2017
8 am start

Sydney
26 Oct 2017
8 am start

Diversity and inclusion

As organisations continue to understand the value of creating diverse and inclusive workplaces, there is a need to focus attention by identifying the most important areas. These can differ for each organisation depending on the business and people strategy you are working to, so how do you decide where to invest your time and budget?

Adam Hall Director,
Employee Insights

Monique Killmore Consultant, Employee Insights

Melbourne
14 Nov 2017
8 am start

Sydney
16 Nov 2017
8 am start