DAY 1 | Wednesday, 6 October, 2021

  • 10:30 - 11:05 am  |  Plenary #1: Navigating into a skills based future – Are you ready for it?

    Anabel Fall
    Group Head of People Innovation and Transformation, Zurich

  • 11:05 - 11:50 am  |  Breakout sessions

    1. Rewards trends across Europe

      Patrick Gutmann
      European Leader Industries and Networking, Career, Mercer

      Alice Harkness
      EMEA Client Excellence Leader - Employee Benefits, Mercer

      The rewards experience is ready for reinvention. Organizations are spending too much time on intensive merit processes and struggle to retain their key workforce. With the pandemic we have seen tighter budgets, amidst heightened awareness on systemic pay inequities, location decisions and flexible work. Join this session to get an overview of the latest economic and rewards indicators and pick up on the latest trends transforming rewards.

    2. HR as a key driver for digitalization

      Armin von Rohrscheidt
      Global HR Transformation Leader, Mercer

      Digital work has arrived and it is here to stay.

      The strives technology made all around us extend to what it means to truly digitize HR. Self-services, real-time analytics and many more advances take off the administrative load from HR but also require new skill sets and capabilities within the function.

      A transformed HR function can set a benchmark for the smart use of tools and data - truly leaving the times of dusty file cabinets and manual reports behind.

      And beyond their own operations, HR can take on a pioneering and enabling role in agile and new ways of working.

    3. Pay Equity - building a fairly paid organisation

      Lea Lonsted
      Pay Equity Lead, Mercer

      Pay equity – or lack of the same – is increasingly making headlines. Legislators, investors, employees and external talent are putting pressure on organisations to ensure that employees experience fair and equal opportunities - and that this is reflected in their pay. Join this session to understand how you can work with pay equity in your organisation by considering it across HR processes to satisfy the needs of global and local stakeholders.

    4. Job architecture

      John Ambridge
      Consultant, Career Product Reward & Talent, Mercer


DAY 2 | Thursday, 7 October, 2021

  • 09:20 - 10:05 am  |  Panel Discussion: Adapting, reinventing and transforming for the future of work

    Jean Martin
    Global Product Leader, Mercer

    Marc Muntermann
    Head of Compensation & Benefits and Executive HR, Siemens Energy AG

    Miguel Blanca
    Vice President, People and Finance, T-Systems Iberia

    Dr. Chiara Negrini
    Employee Insight Manager, People Analytics, HSBC Bank PLC

  • 10:05 - 10:40 am  |  Plenary #4: Employee experience as a success factor for technology adaptation

    Armin von Rohrscheidt
    Global HR Transformation Leader, Mercer

    In HR transformations, employee experience focuses on which moments truly matter and where it is worth to overinvest – also with human touch.

    After all, the expectations of our „internal customers“ have evolved.

    Digitization allows us to rethink the way processes and access points are set up. Without these technological innovations none of this would be possible.

    But every system is only as good as its adoption by the users – thus requiring a desirable employee experience.

  • 10:50  - 11:35 am  |  Breakout sessions

    1. International remote working and virtual assignments

      Yvonne Traber
      Global Mobility Product Solutions Leader, Mercer

      The debate about remote working that took HR by storm in 2020 remains a top priority for HR and mobility teams. At an international level, mobility managers are pondering whether international remote working or even “virtual assignments” will be replacing traditional expatriate assignments. As with traditional assignment types, it is important to weigh the benefits of international remote working against the considerable challenges and probability of success. During this session we will explore possible approaches and emerging trends.

    2. Navigating the future of skills-based pay

      Peter Stevenson
      Skills-Edge Program Leader, Mercer

      Skills market trends, Mercer recommendations/Best practices, and some things you can do straight away

    3. What makes Transformation work?

      Kai Anderson
      Transformation Lead International, Mercer

    4. Executive rewards trends across Europe

      Bruno Fourage
      Executive Compensation Leader, Mercer