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5 Unmissable Talks and Breakout Sessions at Cornerstone Convergence 2019

16 October 2019 4 min read

Cornerstone Convergence stage

Once again edays will be at the Cornerstone Convergence event this year on the 12th & 13th of November. Not only are we looking forward to talking to all of you, we are really excited to listen to the amazing speakers and attending as many breakout sessions as we can. With over 100 speakers and 40 breakout sessions over the two days, we know you won’t be able to go to them all.

That’s why we have compiled a list of 5 unmissable talks and breakout sessions at this years Cornerstone Convergence that you should definitely attend.

Managing people in uncertain times

With all the complex issues and uncertainty in the world today Liggy will be looking into how HR can best support their workforce during these times. This is definitely a must-attend for businesses that want to enhance their employee wellbeing. Also, if employee wellbeing is something you are looking into, check out our essential guide on the topic.

In this talk, you will learn how to better support your employees in uncertain times, and how organisations can educate employees to develop a set of coping mechanisms to support mental health and wellbeing. It will also flip the topic on its head and show how employees can thrive during testing times.

Fresh Thinking: Managing people in uncertain times (Politics, Environment)
Liggy Webb, CEO, The Learning Architect
Wednesday 13th November, 15:30pm-16:00pm


Improving HR admin with Cornerstone

Improving HR admin and giving them their time back is a common theme throughout many of the blogs in our HR News Library. Cornerstone has also picked up on this theme, and if you are an HR professional looking to claim back some time, we suggest you attend this talk!

The talk will explore how Cornerstone’s HR suite can help your organisation better manage employee data and how you can better automate your manual processes, enable greater self-service and integrate with external solutions to save your precious time. You will also get to see the vision and what’s coming next for the HR Suite.

The Future of HR: Improving HR admin with Cornerstone (CHR Roadmap)
Wednesday 13th November, 15:30pm-16:00pm


Driving a culture of self-direct learning

HR should be about empowering employees and allowing them to take control and responsibility for their careers and self-directed learning is the embodiment of this. Employees should be encouraged to take time out for independent learning which will help them achieve their goals and aspirations.

Iris will be teaching you how to create a culture where the people are consciously looking for opportunities to learn and develop their current skill set, and how to market training effectively.

Iris De Coster, Manager: Proximus ICT Academy
John Rhodes, Director of Group Learning, Technip FMC
Nuno do Carmo, Global LMS Administrator, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
From Push to Pull: Driving a culture of self-directed learning
Wednesday 13th November, 11:30am-12:00pm


Talent mobility

Leading on from our last pick about empowering employees to take control of their careers, we believe that sometimes the best talent for a new role is already within your business. Gill Raine will be discussing how to make a well-designed mobility process that contributes to employee engagement, retention and development.

If you would like to do some reading around the topic before, we highly recommend you read this talent mobility blog from Deloitte.

Gill Raine, Client Success Manager, Cornerstone
Looking for the best? You have them already! Mobility as an answer to lack of talent
Wednesday 13th November, 12:15pm-12:45pm


HR Spring Cleaning

Nothing like a bit of spring cleaning! With GDPR becoming more prominent in recent years, it is now more important than ever that you are handling your data appropriately. Thyronne will be looking into how you can define your priorities in terms of information to improve efficiencies and GDPR compliance.

Thyronne Winter, Senior Cloud Security & Compliance Consultant, Cornerstone
HR Spring Cleaning – with HR data retention and GDPR, what do we need and keep vs. what to throw away?
Wednesday 13th November, 14:00pm-14:30pm


Well there you have it, our top 5 unmissable talks and breakout sessions but we’ve missed out one thing… Don’t miss your chance to come and visit us at the event! We have a team of absence management expert ready to discuss your processes and give out some edible goodies.

Harry Customer Success Manager at edays
October 16, 2019

Harry is Head of Customer Success here at edays, helping organisations to get the very best out of their edays system. His experience in SaaS and HR brings valuable insight into how organisations can better manage their people, processes and productivity.