Future of Work Breakfast Series 2019

Dedicated events for business and HR leaders

Everything we know about employment is changing. The fast-paced developments in technology have revolutionised the ways we work. Economic growth, demographic and social forces and the changing expectations of our workforce are causing massive disruption to organisations of all sizes. In order for organisations to capitalise on tomorrow’s opportunities, leaders must be innovative in their people management approach and effectively manage key talent that cannot be replaced by technology. Understanding the different dynamics of the future world of work will enable leaders to be proactive in adapting to a world of digitalisation. These challenges have already started affecting organisations, so now is the time to act!

The discussions were led by PwC People and Organisation Leaders with the participation of guest speakers. The objectives of the sessions were to:

  • provide insights into the opportunities and challenges
  • discuss practical tips and guidance on how to address the challenges
  • share best practices from both local and global organisations through case studies
  • network with other leaders who share similar challenges

Future of Work: Preparing for tomorrow, today

Future of Work Breakfast #1 - People experience: Key for tomorrow's employer brand

Date: Thursday 11th April 2019
Time: 8.30-11.30

Organisations are recognising the importance of enhancing their employer brand to attract and retain key employees in today’s increasingly competitive war for talent. People experience is the foundation on which organisations can build a positive employer brand that authentically represents the organisation’s values. People experience is about the totality of all the interactions an employee has with the organisation it works for from recruitment to exit. As a result of the competition to attract and retain talent, organisations need to differentiate themselves and the people experience is a really effective way of how to do this. Employees want to be treated as consumers. Disruption from technology, the growing gig economy, more fluid working models and the need to attract certain skills as we automate certain jobs, are contributing to making the people experience more important. All this has a significant impact on HR and beyond.

The session will delve into understanding the importance of organisational culture and the need to match this with the actual people experience in the organisation. We will also discuss what components drive a people experience for the future world of work, as well as the role of HR and other leaders in providing the right experience.

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Future of Work Breakfast #2 - Embracing digital disruption: Unlocking the potential of your workforce

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019
Time: 8.30-11.30

Digital disruption is creating both opportunities and challenges to organisations, especially to our human capital. HR leaders need to understand how technology will be impacting their organisations and how this will be changing the ways of working and employees’ jobs. HR leaders have a key role to play to support their people to embrace technology. The HR function is also being directly impacted through digital disruption and therefore HR leaders need to capitalise on this opportunity to increase efficiency, improve their employees' experience and to support the other leaders in their organisation with their decision-making.

The session discusses how business and HR leaders could support their people in the changing workplace and in embracing digital disruption. It also delves into how business, people and technology leaders can harness technology, drive positive change and create value for their business by mining the right data for better decision-making through people analytics. During the session, our PwC experts will also give practical advice on the skills needed to leverage data analytics, what data to look for and how-to-guidance on using this data for better decision-making.

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Future of Work Breakfast #3 - Reward for retention: Insights for the future of work

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019
Time: 8.30-11.30

How will changes to the way we work impact the way we incentivise our workforce? Whether small, medium or large, organisations can develop effective long-term remuneration plans to attract key talent, retain and motivate key employees, improve productivity and overall competitiveness.

During this session you will be able to garner insights into how you can offer attractive long-term incentives for your employees, such as share options and other schemes, that also take into consideration modern work arrangements. We will also discuss the key implications, benefits and challenges of implementing such schemes.

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Future of Work Breakfast #4 - The skills reshuffle: Upskilling for the digital age

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Time: 8.30-11.30

How do you create a re-skilled and adaptable workforce for the digital age? Organisational leaders know they need to future-proof their employees to stay competitive. The currently existing deficit in skills makes it increasingly difficult for organisations to innovate their services and strengthens the demand for alternative up-/reskilling solutions.

Our PwC experts discuss what skills are needed by the future workforce and how organisations can assess their workforce and invest in continuous learning to enable their employees to stay relevant. The session will delve into best practice case studies in relation to developing your strategy, supporting employees to upskill or reskill and choosing the best learning interventions to suit your organisation to enable it to remain competitive.

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Future of Work Breakfast #5 – Rights and obligations: Employment implications of modern work practices

Date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Time: 8.30-11.30

Modern business and HR leaders know that the future workplace means more fluid working arrangements. But how will these trends affect your organisation?

This session will give you a better understanding of the implications of engaging a more flexible talent pool such as contract, freelance and portfolio workers as part of your workforce. The rights and obligations of offering more flexible working arrangements, such as flexitime, hot-desking and teleworking will also be discussed.

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Future of Work Breakfast #6 – People-centric change: Driving transformation through your people

Date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Time: 8.30-11.30

With the advent of so much disruption in technology and established working practices and the ongoing war for talent, HR and business leaders need to be aligned in their understanding of the critical role HR plays in all change initiatives.

The discussion led by PwC change experts will give you insight into the need for putting your people at the centre of change initiatives to ensure that they are committed to the change, and for the change to be sustainable and to realise the desired benefits. We will also discuss the role of leadership in setting the tone for success, and the role of HR in working with people to provide them with a positive experience to embrace change and to support them to change.


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