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    Top 5 Unmissable Talks at UNLEASH Spring 2020

    25 February 2020 4 min read

    Crowd at UNLEASH

    As mentioned in our previous announcement post, Edays will again be attending UNLEASH Spring on the 24th & 25th of March, we will be located on Stand 307. Not only are we looking forward to talking to all of you, we are really excited to listen to the various HR thought leaders that are speaking throughout the event. With over 120+ speakers at the event, it will be nigh on impossible to attend them all!

    But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have compiled a list of 5 talks that are essential for any HR professional to attend.

    Wellbeing Conversations: How to make them happen

    Workplace wellbeing is becoming more and more prominent in HR with factors such as culture, environment and benefits all playing their part in driving the concept within organisations. But, according to research, the #1 influence on workplace wellbeing is the line manager relationship.

    What enhances this relationship is good quality wellbeing conversations, but the problem is many line managers harbour a lot of fear about these conversations and often don’t know what a good wellbeing conversation looks like.

    Join Becky Thoseby and find out how she introduced some simple, structure and practical guidance on wellbeing conversations that both line managers and employees can use to have an action-focused discussion.

    Tuesday, March 24th: 14:30 – 15:15, Room 2
    Becky Thoseby – Head of Workplace Wellbeing, Ministry of Justice


    PANEL | What’s next for HR, after digital transformation?

    The emphasis placed on making HR processes digital isn’t something new. Many HR professionals know they need to look at digitalisation in the workplace as this is a big area affecting employee productivity. Digital processes in HR are an idea that has been around for a long time and becomes a necessity for almost all growing businesses today. But what comes after?

    Join the CHRO panel and discuss how companies can create successfully consumer-grade HR systems for their employees, leading to greater personalisation, convenience, flexibility and connection – features of work that the next wave of employees’ demand and expect.

    Tuesday, March 24th: 9:45 – 10:25, Main stage
    CHRO Panel


    PANEL | Unleashing wellbeing at work: Finding an intersection between health knowledge and gadgets

    Employee wellbeing is now being recognised for the impact it can have on an organisations ability to achieve their long-term goals. But even with this recognition, organisations are still struggling to support their employees for a vast majority of health conditions.

    This panel will look into the most cutting-edge health knowledge from Novartis, and the latest developments in health technology that can help your workforce.

    Those that attend this session will come away with practical approaches to corporate wellbeing that they can implement within their culture, people and organisational strategy.

    Wednesday, March 25th: 12:00 – 12:35, Room 15
    Chris Howarth – Global Head of People & Organisation, Norvartis


    PANEL | The Vendor Debate: Where should you be investing in 2020?

    Executives from SAP, Smart Recruiter and Cornerstone OnDemand will join Josh Bersin to discuss the current HR technology landscape. They will be answering the most prominent HR questions.

    What are the biggest areas for investment?

    What is being done to make technology easier to use and aid productivity?

    How are you helping employees accelerate adoption and see a positive ROI?

    Hear all answers first-hand during this talk.

    Wednesday 25th: 12:00 – 12:45, Influencers Stage
    Josh Bersin – Founder,


    People analytics in 2020 – driving value for the business and the workforce

    People analytics is one of the fastest-growing areas of HR, offering tremendous potential to organisations looking to develop their business strategy, improve productivity and drive performance.

    David Green will be discussing the key trend in people analytics, providing examples of what companies have achieved through adopting a data-driven approach to HR.

    Tuesday, March 24th: 11:15 – 11:50, Room 6
    David Green – Executive Director, Insight222


    Visit Edays Absence Intelligence at Stand 307

    Well, there you have it, our top 5 unmissable talks and breakout sessions . . . but wait, we’ve missed out one thing… Don’t miss your chance to come and visit us at the event on Stand 307! We have a team of absence management experts ready to discuss your processes and give out some amazing goodies.


    Harry Customer Success Manager at edays
    February 25, 2020

    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.