November 08, 2018

Our super reporter, Bill Boorman, took some time out of his busy presenting schedule to interview key speakers from this year's HR Innovation & Tech Fest. We've pulled together the highlights for anyone who missed out.

So what did we learn at this year's #HRTechFest? The world has changed. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big HR shift is on. Watch the interviews below and learn how HR is moving beyond its operational role and quickly transforming into a core, innovative and strategic business function.

Jodi Paton, General Manager for People, Performance and Culture at HOYTS  

Hoyts was able to drive top-down, bottom-up and cross-company communication and collaboration by deploying a single, integrated platform within 90 days.

With over 50 cinemas located in Australia and New Zealand, HOYTS faced a challenge connecting their dispersed workforce made up of over 3,000 largely millennial, part-time employees with no work emails. 

Within 90 days, HOYTS are now sharing best practices across branches, have a clear two-way communication channel from frontline workers to the management team and have built a strong culture around collaboration, learning and sharing which is driving productivity gains and a better customer experience.


Vanessa Blewitt, Global Transformation Lead: Learning Intelligence and Effectiveness at Nestlé

Nestlé have made considerable inroads into changing the conversation about learning value, moving from a focus on efficiency and cost to concentrating on results and value. This has been largely due to delivering a framework that enables a holistic, value focused approach for both L&D to design and deliver – with the business for the business – and the business (learners, line managers, HRBPs) to prepare and participate in learning. 


Joshua Griffin, People & Culture Business Lead at SBS Australia

In recent years Diversity & Inclusion has become a mainstream business imperative for organisations across all sectors. Not only are business leaders wanting to demonstrate good corporate social responsibility, but they are increasingly understanding the real and tangible business case outcomes that a more diverse and inclusive workforce can offer.

Bill chats to Josh about how the local broadcaster is leading the charge across the media sector, busting diversity myths and driving home the message of genuine and purposeful Inclusion through universal design and employee experiences.



Thomas Møller Jeppesen, Senior People Operations and Development Partner at LEGO (DNK)

Bill and Thomas discuss how one of the world’s most well-known brands utilises its core message and translates it into award winning employee experience. Lego ensures that all employees experience the power of play through their onboarding in programs that allow them to engage with kids in the local communities, through leadership programs and of course in their yearly Play Day that brings play and the potential of the LEGO Brick into the hands of all employees. 


Thanks to the team at The Eventful Group for putting together another cracking event, early bird tickets for next year's event are on sale now - don't miss out!

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