Agenda - 2017 HR Leaders Forum l Mercer Australia

HR Leaders Forum in Sydney and Melbourne.

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Calendar19 September 2017


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8.30- 9.00

Coffee/tea on a arrival



Thriving in a disrupted world
Kate Bravery, Partner, Mercer

Kate Bravery will introduce Mercer’s Thrive model in the Pacific & share our insights around how you can prepare for the future of work, today.


9.40- 10.20

Rebecca Evans, Group Executive, People & Culture, Property Exchange Australia LTD (PEXA)



Morning tea


10.40 – 11.10

Future proofing sales incentive design
Chris Perritt, Principal, Mercer How better 'sales compensation practices' can ensure greater sales team performance.

Digital reward and crowd - sourced data
Simon Kennedy, Practice Leader & David Yong, Principal, Mercer How crowd-sourced data can influence & enhance your reward & benefits programmes.

Mindful leadership
Yolanda Beattie, Practice Leader, Mercer & Charlotte Thaarup, Mindfulness Partner: How to build inclusive leaders who create thriving teams.

A new deal for employee engagement
Lewis Garrad, Employee Research & Engagement, Mercer|Sirota – Growth Markets In this session, we will discuss why engagement is an important part of thriving at work, and what organizations can do to build the work environment and culture they need to succeed.

Client presentation


Strategic HR’s impact on business strategy and cultural transformation
Jane Keating, Managing Director, Corporate Services, Queensland Treasury Corporation


12.00 – 12.30

Future proofing sales incentive design

Digital reward and crowd - sourced data

Mindful leadership

A new deal for employee engagement




Interactive workshops


Pay transparency
Daniel Yin, Practice Leader & Chris Perritt, Principal, Mercer
This session will explore relevant research, employee opinions and employer actions from around the globe to address and debate the issue of pay transparency in the business world.

Mercer people frame: a system-based lens for the Future of Work
Robert Butler, Partner & Emma Gardiner, Senior Associate, Mercer
How creating effective links between structure, individual capabilities and contributions, create a roadmap to drive performance.

Developing cognitive agility to thrive in a disrupted world
Cathy Tomkins, Principal, Mercer
Half the skills needed today are expected to be redundant by 2020, we will explore how we each think differently and how we can shift our thinking to better anticipate and respond to the workforce changes ahead. 

Break 3.00-3.30 Afternoon Tea
Leader’s Panel 3.30-4.30 CEO Panel: How leaders are thinking about their people strategy to prepare for tomorrow today.
Business leaders from a range of sectors will discuss their thinking about current and future people management challenges and opportunities

End of Forum Drinks


Drinks and canapes

Event Details
  • Melbourne

    Tuesday November 21, 2017
    8.30am - 4.30pm
    The Glasshouse
    Olympic Blvd, Melbourne VIC 3004 
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  • Sydney

    Thursday November 23, 2017
    8.30am - 4.30pm
    Mercer, One International Towers Sydney
    100 Barangaroo Ave, Sydney NSW 2000 
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