In a fast-paced, commercially driven environment, HR leaders are facing many changes that make their work more and more challenging. The wake of Brexit is only one of them. Taking a more strategic approach is crucial when dealing with new technological advancements, changing demographics and global skills shortages.

Symposiums talent management and leadership conference will examine how employers are thinking differently about the topical issues.

At the event, you will learn from HR specialists who are at the top of their game when it comes to managing their people.

Some of the expert speakers announced include…

Amanda Craig, Head of Talent & Development at Samsung who will be talking about identifying the key skills that will secure a commercial success of your organisation. Some points discussed will include recognising potential and distinguishing the skills that will add value across your organisation and how to use HR analytics to enhance your talent management strategy to measure all aspects of your HR strategy to distinguish the set of skills needed in your organisation

Michelle Adams, Head of Leadership, Talent & Resourcing, Telefónica UK who will be discussing an 02 case study and talking about differentiating the talent experience and moving performance to potential.

Dr. John Mahoney, Global Head of Learning, Philips Lighting who will be talking about identifying leadership potential and how to help managers build it. John’s session will explore why it is critical to address High Potentials and talent from a demographic and financial perspective; practical model of core underlying capabilities, that avoids the trap of assessing against current leadership competencies – horizon fallacy; the managerial skills that need to be developed to ensure a healthy pipeline of talent.

Liza Strong, Head of Organisational Talent and Diversity at Royal Mail Group who will be discussing aligning strategic talent and diversity to commercial imperatives. Lisas presentation will discuss how to create strategic alignment across key talent touch points and how to enable structures to create authentic advocacy.

Anne-Marie Archard, Head of Leadership from NHS Leadership Academy who will talk to us about talent management in a VUCA world – the NHS. The NHS is the 4th largest employer in the world, working in a complex political environment. We have many dedicated and talented staff, who are highly values driven. With over 450 individual organisations how do we develop a flexible yet consistent approach to talent management. This session shares our approach to these challenges.

Geoffrey Williams, senior manager of corporate responsibility and inclusion at Thomson Reuters who will talking about how to build a diversity and inclusion agenda in an evolving landscape and aligning agenda to the business and employee goalsTony Cooke, HR Director at Adidas Group will be talking about measuring the results of a talent management strategy and using HR Analytics to recognise, develop and retain talent.

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Rebecca joined the HRreview editorial team in January 2016. After graduating from the University of Sheffield Hallam in 2013 with a BA in English Literature, Rebecca has spent five years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past she has been part of the editorial teams at Sleeper and Dezeen and has founded her own arts collective.