Session 1: Navigating The New Working World

An exclusive virtual discussion for HR Leaders

The CHRO as today’s situational leader, but with an eye to tomorrow

Hosted by Oracle’s VP of Human Resources (UKII), Cathy Temple, this virtual roundtable was set up to offer an intimate forum for Human Resource executives and decision-makers. The group will discover why the HR function is at the tip of the spear of change – managing the immediate impact and ensuring business continuity, but also leading workforce development and rethinking business practices for a more resilient, and more human, business in the future.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the participants, offering the unique opportunity to discuss with your peers the most important and pressing issues, swap ideas and practices and gain additional, first-hand experience from Cathy.

Navigating The New Working World

Such uncertain times means our approach to work has entered uncharted territory. The Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) and Human Resource Director (HRD) has to help negotiate what is likely to be the fastest and most significant change of the workforce in our lifetimes. HR has had to be ahead of the rest of the organisation, ensuring that it can meet the practical and wellbeing needs of employees, adapting fast to keep the business running as close to normal as possible. Here, building trust through transparency and leadership is critical.

This new working world demands new levels of flexibility, visibility, and collaboration in the short-term. However, CHROs and HRDs must also consider where there could be long-term, even permanent realignment.

  • How are HR leaders supporting people and the business through this change?
  • Will any of these measures remain as positive long-term solutions? 
  • How can HR leaders prepare the workforce to develop new skills they will need going forward? 
  • What opportunities could this new approach mean for diversity, training, creativity, and innovation?

Hosted by Cathy Temple, who has held senior HR positions since 2000, this virtual roundtable event aims to answer these questions and offer practical advice on how HR leaders are navigating this new world. 

2:30 PM Welcome by The Ortus Club and short address from Oracle
2:40 PM Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
3:40 PM Discussion brought to a close and guests encouraged to continue networking

Wednesday, 27th of May, 2020

2:30 PM BST

Attended by:

COO of HR at UniCredit
HR Country Head at Nestle 
Global Head of People Sciences & Innovation at Barclays 
Head of People & Capability at Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets
Head of Talent & Capability at Vodafone
Head of HR at BAE Systems 
Head of Inclusion at Sainsbury’s 
Group VP and Global Head of Compensation & Benefits at Banco Santander

Hosted by:

Nathalie OnaThe CHRO Group: Navigating The New Working World