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Past HR Forum Sessions

 
Date 14/11/2017
Theme 'How to manage the new generation (Millennials…)' + Brainstorming on 2018 agenda
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Pia Dekkers, Human Resources Director, Chanel, and Dr. Boris A. Altemeyer, Chief Scientific Officer, Cognisess
Additional Resources More INFO coming soon

Date 14/09/2017
Theme 'The benefits of flexible working'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Chris Dunford, Human Resources Director - Global Service Delivery, American Express Global Business Travel and Caroline Pegden, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, TempaGoGo Ltd and Philip Pegden, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, TempaGoGo Ltd
Additional Resources 'The Benefits of Flexible Working' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2017

Date 15/06/2017
Theme 'Developing high performing teams'
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Roxana Barbulescu, Associate Professor Management and Human Resource, HEC Paris
Additional Resources 'Developing High Performance Teams' article in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2017

Date 04/05/2017
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 'Time to get culturally intelligent' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2017

Date 02/03/2017
Theme 'Employee Commitment and well-being at work'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Jean-Baptiste Aloy, Executive Director, Employee Research, Ipsos MORI and Sally Hemming, Associate Director, ER & Talent, EY
Additional Resources 'Happy and Healthy' article in INFO May/Jun 2017

Date 24/01/2017
Theme 'Employment Law Updates'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers

Melanie Stancliffe, Partner – Employment, Irwin Mitchell LLP and Caroline Yarrow, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Additional Resources 'Pay Gap: Time to report' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2017

Date 07/12/2016
Theme 'People Analytics'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Philippe Gaud, Associate Professor, HEC Paris and Claire Gannon, Director People Analytics and Metrics, Schneider Electric
Additional Resources 'Dive into People analytics' article in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2017

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 nowarticle in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 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 transformationarticle 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 'Engagement & Retentionarticle in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2016

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 perspectivearticle 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 with 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 

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 

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 CSRarticle in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 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

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/Jun 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 mobilityarticle in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 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


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 Nov/Dec 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 workplace' a
rticle in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2014

'Jennifer Westen takes over as interim Chair of HR Forum' article in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2014


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 workplacearticle in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 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/Jun 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: stress management and well-being at work' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 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 Jan/Feb 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 Reformarticle in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 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 effect on HR: key issues, tredns and best practicearticle in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 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/Jun 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 Mar/Apr 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.
'HR Forum: Open Conversation on Fairness' 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
'New Chair brings informal touch to HR Forum' article in INFO Magazine Apr/May 2012
'Five lessons in Change' article in INFO Magazine May/June 2012

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

Date 14/12/2011xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Theme Round Table Discussion
Venue The French Chamber
Additional
Resources
'HR Tips' article in INFO Magazine Oct/Nov 2011

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
'Lauch of the Human Resources Forum' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2009

 

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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