ELMO New Zealand HR Leadership Summit

As organisations leverage innovative practices to meet the rising business and customers expectations, HR leaders are in a unique position to drive future-fit people strategy and growth agenda. Understanding the way of work is changing and how it impacts your business and people will increasingly become critical to support the organisations to move towards the future of work and workplace. Some of the key topics we will explore include HR leading people through change and innovation; preparing for the coming wave of workforce transformation; maintaining the level of services that this is required to build the future workplace and meet rising business expectations; creating employment opportunities and building diverse, flexible and inclusive workplaces; and the way technology will transform the workforce by 2027.

Hosted by Business Insights Asia Pacific, ELMO  New Zealand HR Leadership Summit is part of the well-established summit series, bringing the best (and sometimes most underrated) HR stories and valuable lessons learnt. The event will once again invite 120+ senior HR decision makers from different industries to exchange ideas and share current thinking to prepare for tomorrow’s demands and become the people’s champion.

Key topics

  • Building change readiness in the fast world of business, innovation, disruption and people;
  • Leading people into the future of work;
  • The coming wave of workforce transformation – preparing the workforce for future demands;
  • Creating employment opportunities and building diverse, flexible and inclusive workplaces;
  • Increasing the representation of women at every level of the workforce;
  • Improving your organisation’s agility to gain a competitive advantage;
  • Developing the workforce of the future – identifying future skills and developing next generation leaders;
  • Preparing people to meet future challenges and demands of their industry through traditional and innovative practices;
  • Fostering a culture of innovation and implementing new ideas to deliver value for customers;
  • Transforming to a customer centric organisation – culture, leadership, people and HR practice;
  • Getting executive support and resources – getting buy in and extending the ‘HR’ influence across the organisation;
  • Transforming the workplace culture and improving employee wellbeing through trust and flexibility;
  • Driving a values based performance & safety culture;
  • Increasing importance of big data and analytics in HR to make better-informed decisions;
  • Employee engagement as the competitive advantage;
  • To what extent will new technologies transform the workforce by 2027.

2018 Presenters

  • Jo Avenell, Group General Manager, Customer Experience, Brand & People, New Zealand Post
  • Claire Walker, Group General Manager, Human Resources, SKYCITY Entertainment Group
  • Pouroto Ngaropo, Head of People, Language & Culture, Māori Television
  • Huma Houghton, General Manager Human Resources, MetlifeCare
  • Andrew Norton, Group General Manager Human Resources, KiwiRail
  • Doris Murphy, Head of People & Culture, ASB Bank
  • Sarah Le Verne, Head of Human Resources, Babcock International Group
  • Sue Steen, Director People and Capability, St John Ambulance New Zealand

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“I particularly enjoyed the panel discussions hearing stories from HR leaders like Foxtel, Aussie Homeloans and Southern Cross Care” Coca-Cola Amatil

“Great and worthwhile event. Very organised and informative! Lots of food for thought.” Fairfax Media     

“I really enjoyed the conference. It’s great to connect with other HR professionals.” Virgin Australia 

“The presenters were mostly engaging and informative and there was no ‘hard sell.'” Audi Australia

“A well organisation event with plenty of real stories from HR Directors who have pioneered the way with dynamic successful change initiatives, often in challenging circumstances.” Willis Towers Watson

“An amazing two days of networking with fellow HR colleagues. This provided an opportunity to share and discuss key initiatives and topical issues which many of us are all facing, thereby  providing a wonderful learning experience.” Ausco Modular        



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