Brisbane Event #1: Shaping Organisational Culture at RACQ
Speaker: Heidi Suominen
Position: Chief People Officer
Heidi is an experienced executive with a background of success in building organisational growth, operating in complex environments and creating customer and member value. As Chief People Officer, Heidi oversees the strategic human resource direction across the RACQ Group. With a HR career spanning more than 25 years and multiple industry sectors, Heidi is experienced in aligning people practices to organisational culture values and business strategy. Heidi is an internationally-experienced and industry-recognised human resources and corporate shared services executive with a demonstrated history in business transformation and people performance.
About the Topic
In a disruptive and changing market with shifting member needs organisational culture can be central to strategy and building competitive advantage. Responding to this RACQ introduced an Organisational Culture Framework. This was developed to capture the group’s desired culture (aligned with our Values) and to enable shaping of the existing culture to enhance enablers to achieving strategy and the long term vision of the group. This has involved introduction of new workplace practices including campaigns on collaboration and exploring mindset of success.
|From:||Tue 19th Mar 2019 7:30 am|
|To:||Tue 19th Mar 2019 9:00 am|
Brisbane Event #2: Technology in Learning
Speaker: James Hanson
Position: Global Learning & Development Manager
I’ve enjoyed over 17 years in Human Resources following my decision to change career and re-qualify. With experience in multiple global locations I bring to organisational development a fresh set of ideas, which often expands on traditional theories.
During this time the main challenges I’ve faced in delivering world class development solutions include:
- Developing globally consistent core business skills to ensure we have the knowledge, skills and training to serve our clients at the highest level;
- Reaching staff, who are geographically dispersed (in over 100 countries), with a consistent development approach and methods;
- Ensuring global training is relevant to staff and practical in its delivery to suit different learning needs.
I’ve been very fortunate to work with some great individuals and teams over the years. Together we’ve been able to combat these challenges by implementing development programs across core competency, compliance, technical, leadership and business development career streams, resulting in improved employee engagement, retention and solid financial company performance.
|From:||Tue 18th Jun 2019 7:30 am|
|To:||Tue 18th Jun 2019 9:00 am|
Brisbane Event #3: The HR Implications of Transitioning from a Privately Owned to a Publicly Listed Company
Speaker: Emma Pollard
Position: General Manager People and Sustainability
Company: Cornardo Curragh
HR executive with strong commercial focus and acumen. Committed to creating and delivering proactive people practices aligned with and underpinning achievement of values, cultural aspirations, and business goals. Results-driven, practical, commercially astute, and passionate about leading an HR team which is a true strategic partner. Confident, enthusiastic, and prepared to challenge the status quo. Experienced in planning and delivery of large change programs which also maximise existing productive foundations.
International experience across a range of industries, with a proven track-record in building relationships as a credible influencer at all levels. Expertise in mergers and acquistions, integration/cultural assimilation, synergy-creation and realisation, employee wellness and engagement initiatives, talent and succession programs. Trusted strategic advisor and partner to executive teams, with a focus on business outcomes.
Areas of expertise include:
- Building and leading strong teams of HR professionals
- Representing and championing HR contribution at board/executive level
- Merger and acquisition planning and implementation
- Synergy identification and realisation
- HR strategy development and delivery
- Employee relations
- Employee development
- Employer branding
- Employee engagement
- Talent management and succession planning
- Organisation development
- Talent acquisition and retention
- Employee wellbeing.
|From:||Tue 10th Sep 2019 7:30 am|
|To:||Tue 10th Sep 2019 9:00 am|
Brisbane Event #4: The Hilton's Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility
Speaker: Adrienne Putelli
Position: HR Manager
Company: Hilton Group
Adrienne has had a distinguished career at the Hilton Hotel group. Her long-standing role at Hilton hotels has taken her around the world with positions in the UK and UAE. Recognised for over 20 years of ongoing contributions to the hotel, community, company and the environment, Adrienne’s position as Human Resources (HR) manager has been the most impactful of her career.
Adrienne's contribution to the group was recognised with her winning the Hilton’s CEO Light & Warmth Award which celebrates inspiring team members who embody the very best of what hospitality means. It is the highest form of recognition the company offers and is awarded on a global level.
Adrienne embodies the characteristics every hospitality employer seeks – dedication, hard work, comradeship and a devotion to go above and beyond. Her passion in these areas has gained the hotel international recognition, regularly attending career fairs and networking evenings on behalf of Hilton Brisbane and Hilton worldwide, inspiring the next generation of hospitality professionals. A champion for sustainability and social justice, Adrienne encourages staff involvement in extra-curricular activities such as rehabilitation missions in local businesses after devastation of the 2011 floods.
Adrienne’s vision to offer nationally recognised qualifications to team members in collaboration with an RTO (Registered Training Organisation) works to ensure staff are always developing their professional skillset. As Brisbane is expecting five new competitor hotels over the next five years, Adrienne is working to ensure Hilton will attract, recruit and develop top talent in the industry, that constantly focus on giving back to the community.
|From:||Tue 19th Nov 2019 7:30 am|
|To:||Tue 19th Nov 2019 9:00 am|