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Softworld preview – seminars



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

Day One – Wednesday 24 September

Breakfast Briefing – BB1A 09.00 – 10.00

Choosing a new HR system, why companies should always keep an open mind
– Trends in the market
– What options are available
– Why it may be time for something new
– The need for looking at process redesign rather than just replacing one system with another
– Where implementations go wrong!
Martin Stockton, HR Transformation Leader, HR Delivery Solutions, Towers Perrin

Masterclass – MC1A 10.15 – 11.00

Building a business case for HR systems
– Starting from the business need
– Understanding and analysing the need so you can specify the gap between actual and aspirational performance, and the work to people, structure, processes and systems that needs to be done
– Identifying the intangible and tangible benefits and costs of optional routes to closing the gap
– Setting realistic expectations for the size of benefits and the speed at which they will be realised
– Ensuring that tracking, reporting and course correction do not stop once the system is implemented
Dr Mark Dorgan, Member of PA’s Management Group, PA Consulting Group

Masterclass – MC2A 13.15 – 14.00

Review of recent & upcoming payroll legislative changes
– The new maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay rights
– Requests for flexible working
– The Working Tax Credit
– Car and fuel benefits
– Data protection
– Equal pay questionnaires
Adrian Hobbs, Payroll Author, Gee Publishing Ltd

Masterclass – MC3A 14.15 – 14.00

Strategic Outsourcing: Hype or Reality?
– The Board’s agenda
– Is strategic outsourcing the future?
– When is it right for you?
– Challenges and setting up SLA’s
– Getting the right ROI
Sharhabeel Lone, Partner, SAKS Consulting

Day Two, Thursday 25 September

Breakfast Briefing – BB1B 09.00 – 10.00

Selecting and Implementing HR Software for Beneficial Business Gain
– Project Principles
– Project Structure and phases
– Typical risks and how to minimise them
– Vendor Management
– Detailed selection process, deliverables and templates
Paul Priddle, Principal, SAKS Consulting

Masterclass – MC1B 10.15 – 11.00

Case Study – Implementing a Europe wide HR Service Centre
– A practical approach to delivering value
– From strategic intent to operational delivery
– Knowledge transfer and multi-country migration
– Maximising the benefits from your technology investment
– Measuring and managing service centre performance
Shaun Dunphy, EMEA HR Service Centre, MCI

Masterclass – MC2B 13.15 – 14.00

HR Transformation – Creating the vision before the business case
– What are the signs that major changes are needed in your HR model?
– How to create a vision that excites executive management into launching a project
– What are the components to consider?
– How to depict the art of the possible
– What works with executive management?
Roger Metelerkamp, Partner, IBM Business Consulting Services

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