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Softworld HR & Payroll preview – Educational programme



Softworld HR & Payroll will be taking place on 2-3 March 2005 Grand Hall, Olympia.

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 2 March

Breakfast Briefing – BB1A 09.00 – 10.00
Transforming HR to support the future needs of the business strategy

  • HR transformation – what does it mean?

  • A journey not a destination

  • Challenges and opportunities (employer branding, shared services, outsourcing, off-shoring etc.)

  • Case studies

Bettina Pickering and Neil McEwen
Managing Consultants, PA Consulting Group

Business Focus – BF1A 10.15 – 11.00
HR & Payroll update

  • Latest legislation changes

  • Cost implication for employers

  • Alabaster case

  • Pensions overview

Claire Warner
Qualifications and Training Manager
Institute of Payroll and Pensions Management

Software Selection – SS1A 11.15 – 12.00
Case study – E-HR Strategy implementation and future developments

  • Issues/Benefits

  • Implementation Approach

  • Proposed Evaluation

  • Future Enhancements/Direction

Simon Himsworth
Systems/Reward Manager

Business Focus – BF1B 12.15 – 13.00
Measuring & assessing the ROI of your HR technology options

  • ROI as it applies to HR technology

  • Developing a model that predicts the ROI of various options

  • Understanding and engaging stakeholders

  • Examples and learning from B&Q

David Foote
E-HR Manager
B&Q Plc

Software selection – SS1B 13.15 – 14.00
Case Study: FIFA World Cup 2002 & 2006
The HR Challenges in implementing software in an international arena

  • Identifying the right solution

  • You think you have recruitment pressures?

  • The HR issues in managing a unique workforce

  • Getting the best out of HR and Payroll software in a critical environment

  • The future

Tony Palmer
Project Manager, HBS

Day Two, Thursday 3 March

Breakfast Briefing – BB2A 09.00 – 10.00
How to select and implement a business system effectively

  • Business systems have changed significantly over the last 10 years

  • The means of selecting a business system has changed considerably

  • A straightforward means of selecting a business system

  • The pitfalls to avoid

Dennis Keeling
Chief Executive

Business Focus – BF2A 10.15 – 11.00
Unfinished business: Mastering HR business design

  • Over 80% of organisations have been involved in HR transformation programmes but many identify significant problems in delivering the results

  • Technology and HR skills are seen by the function as major barriers to driving effective HR change

  • There is a need for the function to understand and actively manage all elements of its HR operating model for it to be able to really contribute to organisational performance

  • There are many opportunities for aligning consistent HR process and policies with technology in inexpensive ways

Mike Theaker
European Partner
Mercer HR Consulting

Software selection – SS2A 11.15 – 12.00
Case Study: Ofcom switching on to E-HR

  • How to bring together disparate employee information

  • How to slash HR administration

  • What you should expect from your HR software provider

  • What part HR managers need to play

John Donnelly
HR Operations Manager

Software Selection – BF2B 12.15 – 13.00
Using technology to cut the cost of HR in an outsourced environment. Showing examples of how HR technology spend need not account for 10% of an HR Function’s budget.

  • How HR technology works in an outsourced environment

  • What’s available – use of best business practice through someone elese’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 and BPO Programme Director
Siemens Business Services

Software Selection – SS2B 13.15 – 14.00
Case study: HR Services delivered online via self service.

  • The drive to streamline HR processes

  • Delivering self service capabilities to employees and line managers

  • Benefits derived and lessons learnt along the way

  • Future possibilities of online learning and recruitment

Paul Correia
E-solutions Consultant
Watson Wyatt

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