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Past HR Forum Sessions

 
Date  02/03/2017
Theme  'Managing multicultural teams'
Venue  The French Chamber
Speakers  Peter Alfandary, Principal at PRA CrossCultural & Business Development, Head of French Team at Reed Smith LLP and Vice President of the French Chamber.

 

Additional Resources  More INFO coming soon

Date  02/03/2017
Theme  'Employee Commitment and well-being at work'
Venue  The French Chamber
Speakers  Sally Hemming, Associate Director, ER & Talent, EY
Additional Resources  More INFO coming soon

Date  07/12/2016
Theme  'People Analytics'
Venue  The French Chamber
Speakers Philippe Gaud, Associate Professor, HEC Paris & Claire Gannon, Director People Analytics and Metrics, Schneider Electric
Additional Resources  More INFO coming soon

Date 04/10/2016
Theme  'Managing Human Resources in a Brexit Context'
Venue  The French Chamber
Speakers  Ben Wilkins, People and Organisation Partner, PwC & Koshi Blavo Barna, Senior Immigration Consultant, ebl miller rosenfalck
Additional Resources  "Employers must start Brexit planning now" article in INFO November / December 2016

Date 22/06/2016
Theme 'Driving Cultural Transformation'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Marguerite Ulrich, Human Resources Director, Veolia, Mandy Finlay, Human Resources Director, Hermès
Additional Resources 'Driving Cultural Transformation' & VEOLIA: unity is strength articles in INFO Magazine Sep/oct 2016

 Date  11/05/2016
 Theme   'Engagement & Retention'
 Venue   The French Chamber 
 Speakers   Jean-Baptiste Aloy, Executive Director-Employee Research, Ipsos, Brendan Collins, Director of HR, Mazars LLP, Rachel Blackett, Head of Culture Change & Engagement, Royal Mail Group
 Additional Resources  More INFO coming soon

Date  10/03/16
Theme   ‘The year ahead from a legal perspective’
Venue   The French Chamber 
Speakers  Melanie Stancliffe, Employment, Partner at Thomas Eggar LLP and Caroline Yarrow, Partner, Employment at Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Additional Resources 'The year ahead from an employment law perspective' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2016

Date   21/01/16
Theme  'Generational differences in the workplace and impact on leadership and culture'
Venue   The French Chamber 
Speakers   Alexis de Bretteville, CEO Europe and Tim Drake, Head of Talent Management UK, Hudson
Additional Resources 

 'Are you ready for the Generational Shift tsunami?' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2016
'Interview of the Chair of the HR Forum - Michael Whitlow' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2016


Date   11/11/2015
Theme  Brainstorming session 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speaker  Michael Whitlow, Regional HR Director Europe at International SOS and Chairman of the HR Forum of the French Chamber 
Additional Resources   More INFO coming soon

Date  23/09/2015
Theme 'Diversity in the workplace'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Vinay Kapoor, UK Head of Diversity & Inclusion, BNP Paribas and Edouard de Broglie, CEO at Dans le Noir Ltd - Trade Connection 
Additional Resources More INFO coming soon.

Date 24/06/2015
Theme 'The role of HR in Corporate Social Responsibility'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Richard Karmel, Partner, Business & Human Rights, Mazars
Additional Resources 'The role of HR in Corporate Social Responsibility' article in INFO Magazine September/October 2015


Date 29/04/2015
Theme 'The implications of cultural differences for HR Managers'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Peter Alfandary, Head of French Team, Reed Smith LLP
Additional Resources More INFO coming soon.

Date 18/03/2015
Theme 'Flexible working'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Melanie Stancliffe, Partner, Thomas Eggar LLP
Sarah Churchman, Human Capital Director, Head of Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Wellbeing, PwC
Additional Resources Melanie Stancliffe's Presentation
Sarah Churchman's Presentation
'Flexibility at PwC' article in INFO Magazine, May/June 2015

Date 12/02/2015
Theme 'International Mobility'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Jennifer Westen, Group Director, International SOS 
Alexis Friedlander | Consultant | Global Compensation Services | EMEIA Tax Center - Human Capital
Lee Scott | Senior Manager | Global Compensation Services | EMEIA Tax Center - Human Capital
Additional Resources 'International mobility' article in INFO Magazine March/April 2015
 

Date 12/11/2014
Theme 'Apprenticeship'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Kevin Wilkinson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Atos UK & Ireland and Gary Griffiths, Head of Early Careers Programmes, Airbus UK
Additional Resources

Kevin Wilkinson's presentation
Gary Griffiths' presentation
INFO Article coming soon


Date 24/09/2014
Theme 'How to foster a culture of innovation?'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Abi Marchant, HR Director, Danone Dairy UK & Danone Waters UK & Ireland and Andy Powell, European Marketing Director, Hudson
Additional Resources 'How to foster a culture of innovation' article in INFO Magazine November/December 2014

Date 25/06/2014
Theme 'How to manage flexibility?'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Caroline Yarrow, Employment Lawyer, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Additional Resources Minutes
'Guidance on flexible working in the workpalce' Article in INFO Magazine

Date 30/04/2014
Theme 'Social Media'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Kevin Poulter, Senior Associate at BDB and Social Media Specialist
Additional Resources  'HR 3.0: guidance on social media in the workplace' article in INFO Magazine July/August 2014  

Date 05/03/14
Theme 'Learning and Training Methods'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Simon Parker, Communications, Learning and Development Manager at Danone Ltd
Additional Resources
'Learning is the job' article in INFO Magazine, May/June 2014 

Date 15/01/14
Theme 'Stress management and wellbeing at work'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Emmanuelle Ries, Partner, Miller Rosenfalck
Additional Resources

Presentation by Emmanuelle Ries 

'Preventing the harm we cannot see', article in INFO Magazine, March/April 2014  


Date  06/11/13
Theme 'Cross Cultural Challenges and Opportunities' 
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Dr. Savita Kumra, Senior Lecturer at Brunel Business School 
Additional Resources

Presentation available on request- contact Frédérique Compain

Minutes

'Cross Cultural Management: what HR Managers should know', article in INFO Magazine, January/February 2014


Date   25/09/13
Theme  'Roundtable on Skill Shortage'
Venue  The French Chamber
Speaker  Sarah Robert, Senior Tax Manager, James Cowper LLP
Additional Resources  Presentation available on request- contact Frédérique Compain

Date 17/07/13
Theme 'Roundtable on pension reform' 
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Bryan Radford, UK Benefits Director, Alstom
Additional Resources

Presentation by Bryan Radford available on request- contact Frédérique Compain

Minutes

'Negotiating the minefield of UK Pension Reform' article in INFO Magazine, September/October 2013


Date 22/05/13
Theme 'HR 3.0 - The impact of social media'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Kevin Poulter, Senior Associate, Bircham Dyson Bell
Additional Resources

Minutes 

'The Social Media Effects on HR' article in INFO Magazine, July/August 2013


Date 20/03/13
Theme 'Corporate Volunteering'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers

Michelle Dawson, Director of Community Operations, East London Business Alliance

Stéphanie Pullès, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Bouygues UK

Additional Resources

Executive Summary by Prof. Claudia Jonczyk, Phd, ESCP Europe

'Corporate Volunteering' article in INFO magazine, May/June 2013 


Date 30/01/13
Theme 'Managing Human Capital: Resourcing and Retention Strategies'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Matt Griffin, Recruitment Manager - Northern Europe, International SOS
Additional Resources
Executive Summary by Prof. Claudia Jonczyk, Phd, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, ESCP Europe.
Presentation by Matt Griffin 
Minutes
'Resourcing and Retention' Article in INFO Magazine (March/April 2013)

Date 04/12/12
Theme 'International Mobility'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Eve Mathieu, Resourcing, Talent and Development Director, EDF Energy
Additional Resources
Minutes
Presentation by Eve Mathieu available on request (Frédérique Compain)
'International Mobility' Article in INFO Magazine (Jan/Feb 2013) 

Date  09/10/12 
Theme  Joint HR & CSR Forum: 'Staff engagement through the prism of sport' 
Venue  The French Chamber  
Speaker  Tim Lawler, Chief Executive, SportsAid 
Additional Resources 
Minutes 
Presentation by Tim Lawler available on request- contact Frédérique Compain  
'Staff engagement through the prism of sport' Article in INFO Magazine (Nov/Dec 2012)

Date  19/06/12 
Theme  'An open conversation on fairness' 
Venue  The French Chamber  
Speakers
Prof. Claudia Jonczyk, Phd, Associate Professor of Organisation Studies, ESCP Europe 
Sharokh Koussari, Partner, Howard Kennedy
Additional Resources 
Presentation by Prof. Jonczyk. Report on the legislative agenda.
Article in INFO Magazine (Aug/Sep 2012)

Date  24/04/12 
Theme  'The war for talent' 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speaker Laurent Grossi, UK Head of HR, Exane BNP Paribas 
Additional Resources 
Presentation by Laurent Grossi 
Brief and Reading list by Prof. Claudia Jonczyk, Phd
Article in INFO Magazine (Apr/May 2012) on the Forum's new Chair, Rose Gledhill.
'Five lessons in Change' by Laurent Grossi in INFO Magazine (May/June 2012)

Date  24/01/12 
Theme  Working session 
Venue  The French Chamber  
Additional Resources  Minutes

Date  13/05/11 
Theme  'Diversity and the Davies Report' 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speaker Michelle Brailsford, Co-President, EPWN 
Additional Resources  Minutes. Presentation

Date  26/10/10 
Theme  'Diversity and Culture Change' 
Venue  AXA
Speaker  Amanda Phillips, Executive Director, AP Consulting 
Additional Resources  Minutes

Date  09/06/10 
Theme  'Employer Branding' 
Venue  The French Chamber 
Speakers Helen Rosethorn, CEO; Andy Hyatt, Head of Digital, Bernard Hodes Group 
Additional Resources  Minutes 

Date  07/04/10 
Theme  'Remuneration and Reward in the Current Environment'; Round table session
Venue  AXA 
Additional Resources  Minutes 

Date  09/02/10 
Theme  'Attracting and Retaining Key Talent' 
Venue  AXA 
Speaker Melanie Small, BPI Group

Date  12/11/09 
Theme  'International Mobility' 
Venue  AXA 
Speakers
Rose Gledhill, HR Director Northern Europe, International SOS
Ben Marshall, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Sandrine Pinard, HRS Tax Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers 
Additional Resources  Minutes 

Date  14/09/09 
Theme  'Flexible Benefits' 
Venue  AXA 
Speakers
Mark Kenyon, Reward Manager, AXA UK
Nick Burns, MD, Bluefin 
Elliot Webster, Flexible Benefits Practice Head, Bluefin
Additional Resources  Minutes 

Date  09/06/09 
Theme  'HR Management in a Crisis Context' 
Venue  AXA 
Speakers 
Colleen Rumbal, SVP International HR & Global Employee Relations, American Express
Noel Le Grand, MD, BPI Management Consulting Ltd
Additional Resources  Minutes 

Date  13/03/09 
Theme 'Flexible Workforce'
Venue AXA
Speakers
Andy Crossey, Head of Employee Transformation, Capgemini Consulting UK
Raymond Silverstein, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
Additional Resources
Article in INFO Magazine (Mar/Apr 2009) on the Forum's launch.

 

Peter Alfandary, Principal at PRA CrossCultural & Business Development, Head of French Team at Reed Smith LLP and Vice President of the French Chamber.

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