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Softworld HR & Payroll preview – Educational programme



Softworld HR & Payroll will be taking place on 20-21 October 2004 Hall 12, NEC, Birmingham. As sponsors of the event, HR Zone will be publishing a range of updates and news from the event before, during and after it takes place.

Take a look at the breakfast briefings and masterclasses available at Softworld HR & Payroll. These are free to attend.

Day One – Wednesday 20 October

Breakfast Briefing – BB1A 09.00 – 10.00
Selecting & implementing HR software for beneficial business change

• Project Principles
• Project Structure and phases
• Typical risks and how to minimise them
• Vendor Management
• Detailed selection process, deliverables and templates

Paul Priddle, Principal Consultant, SAKS Consulting

Business Focus – BF1A 10.15 – 11.00
Review of recent & upcoming payroll legislative changes

• Tax exempt childcare
• Update on vehicles – cars and vans
• Importance of reporting share schemes
• Latest on tax credits
• Latest on e-filing and e-payments

Adrian Hobbs, Payroll Author, Gee Publishing Ltd

Software Selection – SS1A 11.15 – 12.00
Case study – Implementing a Self Services Module

• Issues/Benefits including workload and admin issues
• Implementation approach from initial training to system capabilities
• Proposed Evaluation of the Self Service Module
• Future Enhancements/Direction

Richard Boardman, HR Director, Game Station

Business Focus – BF2A 12.15 – 13.00
It’s your people – not your technology – who deliver change for your organisation

• How an organisation performs is a function of its people
• Technology – helping or hindering people perform at their best?
• People – helping or hindering technology in realising its benefits?
• Engaging your people to exploit your technology
• Delivering change and performance gain through technology – the success equation

David Halliday, Consultant, The Quo Group

Software selection – SS2A 13.15 – 14.00
The Use of HR Technology in an outsourced HR Function

• How HR Technology works in an outsourced environment
• What’s available – use of best business practice through someone else’s solution or using new technology
• Where to keep HR data – does HR BPO mean hosting of your data as well as your application
• The use of new tools – i.e. the use of handhelds in the HR function

Martin Stockton, HR Transformation & BPO Programme Director, Siemens


Day Two, Thursday 21 October

Breakfast Briefing – BB1B 09.00 – 10.00
Streamlining Learning and Development Through E-HR

• How to manage the training and development needs of 12,000 employees
• Rolling out a major HR system
• Measuring and improving performance from e-HR
• What everyone should know before they start

John Thorndyk, Workforce Planning and Development Manager, Devon County Council

Business Focus – BF1B 10.15 – 11.00
Online filing for Employers

• An overview of PAYE online filing
• What IR means by online filing
• Timetable of deadlines for employers
• Tax-free incentive payments for small employers

Marie Gibbs, Business Adviser, Inland Revenue

Business Focus – BF2B 12.45 – 13.00
Employment law update

• Recent legislative developments
• Relevant Case Law

Stuart Chamberlain, Employment Law Author, GEE Publishing

Software Selection – SS2B 13.15 – 14.00
IT: Supporting business effectiveness during change – SS2B

• Why businesses are reviewing process & functional effectiveness now
• How these programmes are run when it works well and when it works badly
• The ideal role of the IT function in the programme
• What creates success
• When the business looks to IT for programme and change management support
• The critical role of stakeholder management and business process understanding

Mark Dorgan, Member of the Management Group, PA Consulting

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