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The HR Advisors Conference 2020
Getting your business on board
Do you ever feel like you are fighting a losing battle?
You’re providing great HR advice, and HR tools and resources, but you just can’t get on top of everything? This year the HR Advisors Conference focuses on how to get your business onboard with considering HR proactively rather than you having to constantly fight fires.
Esther Fou, Team Leader People & Safety, UCOL
Angela Evans, Partner, LangtonHudsonButcher
Our presenters and agenda
Hot from our OD conference in August, Brad Norris got rave reviews for his session sharing different techniques and actions you can take to get those managers or employees who aren’t interested in HR to turn around and get interested.
Matthew came and presented on the Privacy Act last year, and this year will be giving us an update on the Holidays Act changes that are coming, flexible working and legal issues with employment agreements. Matthew is a Senior Associate with SimpsonGrierson and attendees said about his session last year: “Mathew did a great job of keeping a pretty sterile subject like the Privacy Act interesting.” ”I found Matt Piper’s session really informative and relevant for my HR Advisor role. He had exceptional knowledge and was a great facilitator-
Jodie presented at our recent OD conference but we think these tools work for HR as well as OD. Come and hear about what Customer Journey Mapping is, how it can apply to HR process and what marketing concepts you can apply to get your managers involved. What did attendees say about Jodie? “It was very interesting learning about journey mapping -
When and where?
Dates: Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February 2020.
Venue: Our Auckland HR Advisors Conference is being held in the Viaduct Harbour. There is parking nearby at the Downtown car park.
Out of towners: If you purchase an out of town ticket, then your accommodation will be at one of the viaduct harbour hotels. The out of town ticket also includes breakfast.
We keep our conference size smaller so you have time to meet others, ask questions and get the most learning possible from the two days. Some of the companies who have attended in the past include:
ANZ | Assurity Consulting | Auckland Council | AUT
Baby City | Ballance Agri-
MInistry of Social Develoment | Mitre10 | Northtec | Napier Port | nib NZ | NZ Defence Force | NZ Red Cross | OSPRI | Primary ITO | Plunket | Radius Medical| Recreational Services | Repco | Rocket Lab | Sanford | Scion | Simpson Grierson| TNT Express | TrustPower | Wellington Free Ambulance | Xero | Z Energy
Tickets and T&C’s
The HR Advisors Conference 2020
Places are limited -
Nikki has been with Elephant since 2012 and has brilliantly MCed our last few conferences. Nikki will be running our HR Innovation Laboratories where you get the chance to analyse a case study and come up with different solutions. You’ll then hear what the company really did and take ideas away you can use in real life. Choose between case studies on recruitment, change, induction or HR policies.
Nikki Peck, HR Influencer and Conference MC
Kate Nankivell runs Force of Nature. Kate is a LinkedIn trainer and consultant, social selling specialist and a connector. With her strategic understanding of business development and social selling, her clients see immediate value – using the power of LinkedIn to get RESULTS for their businesses or careers. .”
LinkedIn trainer, Force of Nature
Tash has navigated a 10 year HR career across various industries and companies before heading out as an independent consultant and qualifying as a Life & Mindset Coach. Tash will share her learnings from her journey of navigating corporate life, dealing with deep-
Esther was one of our stand out presenters at the HR Advisors Conference in Wellington in September 2019. She’s back for February to talk about her career path, share practical ideas on how you can develop your career in whichever role you’re in and give you lots of brilliant ideas on how to develop your skills including books to read, people to connect with and actions you can take on the job.
9.30am: Conference start and think tank
Kirsti Grant, Director of People Experience, Auror
Kirsti presented at our HR Game Changer Conference a few years ago and has since been Head of Talent at Vend, launched her own recruitment software (Populate) and is now Director of People Experience at Auror. Kirsti will share how you can build your personal brand and employment brand with stories from the world of tech.
Brad Norris, CEO
5pm: End of Day 1
Day 1: Thursday 20 February
Day 2: Friday 21 February
& Mindset Coach
Matthew Piper, Senior Associate, SimpsonGrierson
Angela Evans has presented at the HR Advisors for the last few years and always gets fantastic feedback. In this session she will go into detail about 3 recent cases that you need to know about and you’ll discuss what the employers did right and what went wrong. Can you pick up the legal issues? Can you decide what was good faith and where it was breached? How does this apply to your own processes?
What people said about the 2019 conference
It was great -
Nikki was amazing, she really set the vibe for the conference, I really enjoyed her energy. The employment law part was super useful, for those of us without formal qualifications, we just grab information as we go along and it was reassuring and interesting to talk in a large group setting and understand what others are struggling with and their understanding of the legislation.
Angela Evans: Great insights and honesty. Outstanding way to describe the law -
Angela Evans gave great legal perspectives and I found her presentation quite refreshing, funny and definitely useful! Mel Roswell was amazing, I found this applicable both personally and also from an HR/work perspective. Nikki was great throughout!
I liked the group table work and then moving into a different group for Change Management. I think this was balanced well. I made some connections and was able to relax around the people I met.
It was great -
I enjoyed all of the speakers but I would say in particular Mel Rowsell (I ordered her book that night), she was very insightful and relatable, really got me thinking about the way I respond to situations.
My first conference I had a great time. Though the facilitation was awesome and what I really liked that even though it was called HR Advisors there were also a lot of Coordinator and Administrators there and I got to connect with them and gain advise discuss our roles etc.
I think it was great to see that other people share similar challenges, and so a level of empathy exists. I definitely enjoyed Angela Evans' session the most, but am probably biased due to personal learning interests. I would describe the conference as suitable for budding HR Advisors/Associate HR Advisors, or for HR Advisors with less exposure to ER challenges. This conference was definitely suited for the generalists who touch a bit of everything on a daily basis.