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Softworld Preview – seminars


A look at the breakfast briefings and masterclasses avaiable at Softworld.

Day One, Thursday 6th February

Breakfast Briefing BB1 09.00 – 09.45
Selecting the right HR and Payroll system for your organisation
– Determining your requirements
– Common mistakes – How to avoid them!
– A look at the latest market trends
– How to ensure you select the right system for maximum ROI
Steve Foster, director, KPMG consulting

Masterclass 1a 10.00 – 11.00
Negotiating a software package with your suppliers – strategies for success
– The key questions you should be asking
– Maintenance – what to expect and what must be included
– Ensuring a proper support service is provided
– Negotiating a reasonable price – cost versus long term benefits
Mark Grice, management consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass 2a 13.00 – 12.30
Case Study: e-Recruitment – streamlining the recruitment process
– Why e-recruitment?
– Review of the recruitment process before implementation and after
– Supplier selection
– Testing & piloting
– The Implementation process
– Lessons learnt
Jackie Weston, resourcing manager, KPMG

Masterclass 3a 13.00 – 14.00
Review of recent & upcoming payroll legislative changes
– Changes in the taxing of company cars
– Statutory mileage rates for 2002
– Proposed changes in maternity & parental leave rights, including changes in payment of statutory maternity pay
– Changes in tax credits
– Internet filing of Payroll year end returns
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Adrian Hobbs, payroll author, Gee Publishing Ltd

Masterclass 4a 14.30 – 15.30
Outsourcing and integrating HR and Payroll
– Integrating systems for consistent information
– Combining your HR and payroll needs
– ASP’s – maintaining control, removing responsibility
– Increasing the value of the HR and Payroll contribution to your organisation
Grahame Russell, director, KPMG consulting

Day Two, Friday 7th February

Breakfast Briefing BB2 09.00 – 09.45
Selecting the right software system for your HR and Payroll functions
– Defining your organisation’s needs
– Researching the various packages on offer
– Making the most of your time at Softworld
– The key questions to ask
Dierdre Hardy, HR consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass 1b 10.00 – 11.00
Employee self-service – redressing the balance between employee and employer
– How much information should be provided online?
– Saving time and money – taking HR into a strategic role
– Changing perceptions; incentivising your staff
– Integrating ESS and HR systems
Mary Sue Rogers, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass 2b 11.30 – 12.30
Case Study – The experience and the lessons of the PwC global implementation of HRMS across 14 countries and 100,000 employees
– Project Overview
– Implementation changes
– Impact of the HRMS system on the business
– Future technology opportunities
Ron Collard, partner, HR consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Masterclass 3b 13.00 – 14.00
Case Study: Implementing a web-enabled HR and Payroll function across the organisation
– Automating and integrating business functions
– Increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness
– How these issues were planned, managed and put into effect to ensure the project was a success
Sarah O’Brien, project manager, Pret A Manger

Masterclass 4b 14.30 – 15.30
Using technology to develop and manage pay & benefits packages
– Benchmarking salaries against industry averages
– Gaining fast access to up-to-date pay data
– Endorsing your reputation as a competitive employer
– Taking advantage of the latest on-line technology
– Making a real impact on the bottom line
Richard Crofts, principle consultant, Cubiks, a PA Group Company



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