H.U.G Digital – Your Virtual HR Experience

The Agenda

May 18th and 19th, 2021

You can expect exciting formats, inspiring topics and well-known HR experts who will share their experiences with you. The workshops are limited in terms of participants and can be booked directly on the event platform from May 11th.

Please note that the time zone of the event is CET.

Register for free now!
  • Personio
10:00 | Opening

🇬🇧 Welcome to H.U.G Digital 2021

Speaker
Personio
Hanno Renner
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram
MDR
Yara Hoffmann

We're super excited to welcome you at H.U.G Digital 2021!

Speaker
Personio
Hanno Renner
CEO & Co-founder
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram
Moderator
MDR
Yara Hoffmann
Journalist, moderation & podcast host
  • Current Trends
10:10 | Keynote

🇬🇧 Reinventing HR and HR's contribution

Speaker
RBL Group | University of Michigan
Dave Ulrich

The 2020/21 crises (global pandemic, social injustice, digital 4.0, political bickering, and emotional malaise) require a reinvention of HR. HR reinvention requires changing the assumptions about human capabilities to focus less on activities and initiatives and more on outcomes and value created for key stakeholders. HR is not about HR, but about helping your business succeed in the marketplace. With these assumptions, HR’s unique human capability contributions in talent, leadership, organization and the HR department can be identified and improved. This session will give participants insights about both the assumptions to reinvent HR and the innovative contributions HR can make to business success. We will end with an Organization Guidance System tool that is FREE and anyone can access to determine where to prioritize human capability investments for impact.

Speaker
RBL Group | University of Michigan
Dave Ulrich
Speaker, Author, Professor, Thought Partner on HR, Leadership and Organization
  • Current Trends
  • Personio
10:30 | Keynote

🇬🇧 Unlocking productive potential

Speaker
Personio
Hanno Renner

HR is a key driver in business productivity as it enables the most important asset of any business: its people. Learn from Personio’s Co-founder and CEO Hanno Renner what learnings he’s made - as CEO of a company with 700 employees, from speaking to hundreds of HR teams and from Personio’s latest European HR study - to secure prospering business success.

Speaker
Personio
Hanno Renner
CEO & Co-founder
  • Personio
10:50 | Panel Discussion

🇬🇧 Personio study 2021: How Businesses Risk a Post Pandemic Talent Drain

Speaker
Personio
Geraldine MacCarthy
Personio
Oliver Krüger
Personio
Laura Schroeder

Get an exclusive sneak peek into Personio's latest HR study, its findings and what they could mean for the future of HR.

Speaker
Personio
Geraldine MacCarthy
Chief Revenue Officer
Personio
Oliver Krüger
People Partner Lead
Personio
Laura Schroeder
Head of Brand and Comms
  • Current Trends
  • New Work
11:30 | Expert Talk

🇬🇧 Working from Anywhere - the Spotify way

Speaker
Spotify
Alexander Westerdahl

The future of work is here. Join this talk and listen to how Spotify enables its people to be their best selves through increased flexibility and a personalized employee experience.

Speaker
Spotify
Alexander Westerdahl
VP, HR Research & Development
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
11:30 | Workshop

🇬🇧 Make Strengths Work at Work

Speaker
bestselfy
Hilary Klassen

Receive free access to take the “be5" personality assessment by bestselfy and dive into your own Strengths, explore superpowers and blindspots, and enhance team strengths. An interactive workshop to walk away with deeper self-awareness and knowledge of how to coach individuals and teams around their Strengths.

Speaker
bestselfy
Hilary Klassen
CEO & co-founder
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
12:00 | Interview

🇬🇧 Scaling performance management in your organisation

Speaker
Vinted
Daniel Illes

In this talk we will cover the ins and outs of performance management in a high growth context. How should you think about goal setting? Do you need formal performance reviews? How about performance ratings? We will attempt to answer all of these questions and more.

Speaker
Vinted
Daniel Illes
Head of People
  • Other
12:30 | Break Activity

🇬🇧 Dancing Break with Nobody's watching

Speaker
Nobody's Watching
Claudia Colvin

It's time for some dancing moves!

Speaker
Nobody's Watching
Claudia Colvin
Founder
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
13:00 | Panel Discussion

🇬🇧 Sustainability and its positive impact on business success

Speaker
Personio
Johannes Negwer
Planetly
Anna Alex
planetgroups NGO
Tim Riedel
zackes.com
Zackes Brustik

In this panel discussion our panelists will be discussing about sustainability and its impact on a company's success. What are the first steps to focus on sustainability? Why is it so important for businesses? What are different methods that every company can easily implement? And how can you improve the success of your business with sustainability?

Speaker
Personio
Johannes Negwer
Account Executive
Planetly
Anna Alex
Founder & CCO
planetgroups NGO
Tim Riedel
Founder & Managing Director
zackes.com
Zackes Brustik
Moderator mit Tech- und Innovationsfokus
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
13:00 | Workshop

🇬🇧 (Office)health: Tips from an athlete

Speaker
Power Break
Anne Bavelaar

Just like athletes we want to feel good and perform well in our jobs. Athletes are focused on optimal physical and mental health to increase performance, but these are also indispensable factors for other jobs. How can we maintain focus, energy and health with a sedentary lifestyle? Anne Bavelaar brings you this knowledge from her athletic perspective.

Speaker
Power Break
Anne Bavelaar
CEO & Founder
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
  • New Work
14:00 | Interview

🇬🇧 Employee Wellbeing - The Next Chapter

Speaker
BP Launchpad
Ruth Penfold

In this session we will map out some of the considerations we have as People people on a wellbeing level, as our humans start to return to shared working spaces.

Speaker
BP Launchpad
Ruth Penfold
People Practice Lead
  • Recruiting
14:30 | Expert Talk

🇬🇧 Scaling a scale-up. Some lessons learned.

Speaker
Wise
Ben Craig

Ben Craig will share some insights with us about what learnings they had at Wise. He'll first share things with us, that haven’t gone so well at Wise and later some things that turned out to be positive.

Speaker
Wise
Ben Craig
Head of Recruitment & Employer Brand
  • Current Trends
  • New Work
15:15 | Interview

🇬🇧 Remote Working: Once You Go Remote Is It Worth Going Back?

Speaker
Curve
Ben O'Mahony

In this session our expert Ben O'Mahony will share interesting insights and best practice examples about remote working.

Speaker
Curve
Ben O'Mahony
Engineering Manager
  • Mental and Physical Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
15:15 | Workshop

🇬🇧 Resilience & Balance Toolkit

Speaker
The Thriving Ones Consultancy
Jenny C. Conrads

Coming back to ourselves and balancing our stress levels throughout our busy days is a challenge for most of us. In this participatory workshop we will explore quick exercises to increase our resilience and clear our mind. Through playful and fun exercises we will take time to test new options of reacting in overwhelming situations - in work and life. The session will involve games and movement exercises, so be prepared to get off your seat and put on your game face!

Speaker
The Thriving Ones Consultancy
Jenny C. Conrads
Employee Development & Organizational Resilience Coach
  • Personio
15:45 | Expert Talk

🇬🇧 Insights into the Personio software

Speaker
Personio
Adriana Kubikova

In this session you will get exclusive insights into the Personio software and its different functions and benefits for your daily HR business. Take the chance and get answers to all of your questions about Personio.

Speaker
Personio
Adriana Kubikova
Account Executive UKI
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Labor Law
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
16:15 | Workshop

🇬🇧 Mental health in the workplace

Speaker
Spill
Will Allen-Mersh

In this 1-hour interactive workshop, Will Allen-Mersh will guide participants through an understanding of what employers should, can, and can't do in regards to mental health at work. As well as interactive discussion sections, there will be practical takeouts for how to engage with and support employees who are experiencing poor mental health. The session is limited to 20 participants to ensure enough space to interact, and is relevant to those working in HR or anyone with an interest in mental health at work.

Speaker
Spill
Will Allen-Mersh
Partner
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Recruiting
16:45 | Interview

🇬🇧 Scaling a business

Speaker
Cruise Automation
Arden Hoffman

In this session Arden Hoffman will give insights into the scaling journey at Cruise and will share her experiences and learnings with you.

Speaker
Cruise Automation
Arden Hoffman
Chief People Officer
  • Other
17:15 | Closing

🇬🇧 Closing Day 1

Speaker
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram

See you on Day 2 of H.U.G Digital 2021!

Speaker
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram
Moderator
  • Other
18:00 | Evening Program

🇬🇧 Wind Down Yoga Session with Akosua **beginner-friendly**

Speaker
🧘🏽‍♀️☯️✨
Akosua Aset

Join our Kemetic Yoga session and take some time for yourself to round up your day. It is suitable for beginners and will be held in English. The only equipment needed is a mat or towel. Most people associate yoga with a tradition from South-East Asia. But only few people know that there is an even older yoga tradition from Egypt: Kemetic Yoga. It has the goal to help us increase our well-being through meditation, breathing techniques and physical postures. We have the honor to have the very first certified Kemetic Yoga teacher in Germany holding this exclusive session for us: Akosua Aset. She founded Kemetic Yoga - Divine Livity in 2013. Akosua is also a certified health and nutrition advisor. Her vision is to support people in living a healthy and balanced life. The session is hosted by soliyo - an inclusive and diverse yoga community with the vision to boost personal and societal well-being.

Speaker
🧘🏽‍♀️☯️✨
Akosua Aset
Yoga Teacher
  • Other
18:00 | Evening Program

🇬🇧 Music Quiz

Speaker
Personio
Raúl Mejía
Personio
Anna-Lena Herrmann

Finish the day off with a musical challenge! Our hosts have prepared an eclectic and fun playlist that has a bit of everything and then some. They’ll play the tunes, and your teams job is to guess as many as you can! How many do you think you’ll get right? 💃🏽🕺🏽🎶

Speaker
Personio
Raúl Mejía
Music Expert
Personio
Anna-Lena Herrmann
Music Expert
  • Other
18:00 | Evening Program

🇬🇧 Pasta Cooking with Betta and Nonna

Speaker
🍝👵🏽🇮🇹
Elisabetta

Italy means Pasta and... Grandma! Cook Pasta from scratch with Nonna in her kitchen, let her share with you her culinary secrets and the traditional authentic Pasta technique. Listen to her stories and be ready to be involved in a true community. 🍝👵🏽🇮🇹 We'll cook "Trofie with pesto"! Ingredients for two (2) people: 1.5 cups / 250 gr of semolina flour ● half a cup / 100 ml of water ● 2 cups / 400 gr of basil leaves ●3 tbsp of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP ● 2 tbsp pecorino ● 1 tbsp of pine nuts ● 1/2 garlic clove ● big grain salt

Speaker
🍝👵🏽🇮🇹
Elisabetta
Culinary Expert
  • Other
18:00 | Evening Program

🇬🇧 Wine Course with Wine Expert

Speaker
🍇🧀🍷
Rafael

In this wine course you will learn how red and white wine are made, how they differ, and most importantly, how to choose when you buy wine to enjoy at home. You will be amazed about how people generally shop wine in a wrong way. We will then learn more about the main grapes and the main regions for those grapes, as well as the differences between them, followed by some wine and food pairing. 🍇🧀🍷 Please bring with you: Red wine: 1 Cabernet Sauvignon or 1 Pinot Noir from anywhere. White Wine: 1 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or 1 buttery Chardonnay from California / Or any wine you have at home / Any cheese

Speaker
🍇🧀🍷
Rafael
Wine Expert
  • Other
18:30 | Evening Program

🇬🇧 Hidden Jazz Club

Speaker
🎤🎷🎹
Theo

Be immersed in musical expression with jazz vocalists and musicians who have performed at world-famous venues including Royal Albert Hall in London, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Lincoln Center in NYC. 🎤🎷🎹

Speaker
🎤🎷🎹
Theo
Jazz Musician
  • Other
18:30 | Evening Program

🇬🇧 Interactive Magic & Illusion Show

Speaker
💥🎩🐰
Eric

Eric Wilzig, magician/illusionist as seen on the hit TV show "America's Got Talent," will be performing insanely outrageous illusions, with his lovely assistant – live, interactively and with unique camera angels of this amazing show! It’s a “behind the scenes” view of the performance … something you don't get to see when attending a magic show in person. And unlike watching it on TV, minds will be read through your screen -- and YOU will be a real part of the show! What’s more, you’ll also learn from the magician himself some very cool magic you can do with items you have at home (a deck of cards, rubber bands, etc). In no time, you’ll be able to show off for your family and friends. This entire interactive experience is an incredible mix of live magic and a fun (and easy!) opportunity to learn some high-quality tricks. 💥🎩🐰

Speaker
💥🎩🐰
Eric
Magician
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
09:30 | Opening

🇬🇧 Morning Relaxation

Speaker
Personio
Susanne Schloßbauer

Have a mindful and relaxed start into the day.

Speaker
Personio
Susanne Schloßbauer
Content Marketing Manager | Yoga & Mindfulness Trainer
  • Personio
10:00 | Opening

🇬🇧 Welcome to Day 2 of H.U.G Digital 2021!

Speaker
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram

We're delighted to welcome you to Day 2 of H.U.G Digital 2021!

Speaker
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram
Moderator
  • Current Trends
  • Personio
10:10 | Keynote

🇬🇧 Redefining People Experience

Speaker
Personio
Ross Seychell

As the way we work continues to change, the employee lifecycle is becoming outdated. It’s time to redefine your People Experience, using a product mindset to create a more valuable and holistic experience for your employees.

Speaker
Personio
Ross Seychell
Chief People Officer
  • Current Trends
  • Personio
10:10 | Keynote

🇪🇸 Re-definiendo la Experiencia en Recursos Humanos

Speaker
Personio
Angelina Gentili

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Speaker
Personio
Angelina Gentili
Head of People Operations
  • Personio
10:40 | Keynote

🇬🇧 The Personio Vision and Roadmap

Speaker
Personio
Alex Grant

Get exclusive insights into the future of Personio. What is the long-term vision and how does the roadmap look like?

Speaker
Personio
Alex Grant
VP Product Management
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
11:15 | Interview

🇬🇧 Mental health and employee wellbeing and its impact on a company's success

Speaker
Oakam
Sophie Theen

In this session we will discuss learnings from the pandemic, as well as impacts and coping mechanisms on taking care of our wellbeing and mental health during this time.

Speaker
Oakam
Sophie Theen
Chief People Officer
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
  • New Work
11:15 | Workshop

🇬🇧 How to tackle Mental Health at Work

Speaker
SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy
Luisa Weyrich
SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy
Johanna Dreyer

What is mental health? Why is it so important? And what does my work have to do with it? 
In this workshop, we show why the topic is exciting and important for all of us. Furthermore, we discuss what first steps towards mentally healthy work could look like and how we can minimize the stigma.

Speaker
SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy
Luisa Weyrich
Co-Founder of SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy
SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy
Johanna Dreyer
Co-Founder of SHITSHOW – Mental Health Consultancy
  • Current Trends
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
  • New Work
11:45 | Expert Talk

🇬🇧 Rolling out Resilience

Speaker
Volvo Group
Hamira Riaz

The global pandemic has hastened the demise of one-size-fits-all big bang HR initiatives. The new era of bite-sized blended learning is here to stay. Join this session to explore how we enabled employees to have the right type of Resilience conversation in a relevant, real-time way.

Speaker
Volvo Group
Hamira Riaz
VP Strategic Leadership
  • Culture & Retention Management
11:45 | Buddy Class

🇬🇧 How to adapt your company culture in 2021

Speaker
Culture Amp
Dr. Arne Sjöström
Coffee Circle
Deborah Moschioni

COVID-19 is profoundly changing key areas of our lives, as the social and economic impact of the pandemic is exposing and fundamentally transforming companies’ cultures. In this webinar, we explore how your employees’ working experiences are changing and how you can adapt and strengthen your company culture during 2021 and beyond. By prioritising your culture, your organisation will be better equipped for the future world of work.

Speaker
Culture Amp
Dr. Arne Sjöström
Senior People Scientist
Coffee Circle
Deborah Moschioni
Head of HR
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • New Work
12:45 | Panel Discussion

🇬🇧 Scaling and growing businesses

Speaker
Accel
Chloe Palmer
Spring Partners
Joanne Thompson
Spring Partners
Nicki Lynch

In this panel discussion our HR experts give insights about their experiences in scaling and growing businesses and share some inspiring tipps with you.

Speaker
Accel
Chloe Palmer
Head of People
Spring Partners
Joanne Thompson
Founding Partner
Spring Partners
Nicki Lynch
Founding Partner
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Mental and Physical Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
12:45 | Workshop

🇬🇧 Sleep Health and Relaxation

Speaker
Melissa Re Wellness for Joyful Living
Melissa Re

Sleep quality has a major impact on mental wellbeing, mood, and productivity, and research studies show that high quality sleep is as important to physical health as exercise and good nutrition. It is often challenging to switch off and fall asleep due to stress or an overactive mind, but with some helpful relaxation practices to use before bed, sleep quality can be improved and overall wellbeing greatly enhanced. This interactive Sleep and Relaxation Workshop will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the sleep cycle, and with powerful (and enjoyable!) practices to use before sleep, in order to fall asleep more quickly and to stay asleep blissfully throughout the night.

Speaker
Melissa Re Wellness for Joyful Living
Melissa Re
Public Speaker, Wellness Specialist
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Employer Branding
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
13:45 | Expert Talk

🇬🇧 D&I Transformation- The journey to sustainable Inclusion

Speaker
Warner Media
Asif Sadiq MBE

The talk will cover what changes are needed within an organisation to truly embed Inclusion across a business and how to transform practices to create high performing teams that have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic self to work.

Speaker
Warner Media
Asif Sadiq MBE
SVP and Head of Equity and Inclusion International
  • Current Trends
  • Employer Branding
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
  • Vocal Branding and Communication
14:00 | Workshop

🇬🇧 Vocal Branding in the Age of Corona: Body - Breath - Go!

Speaker
High Performance & Vocal Branding Consulting
Christiana Aloneftis

The human voice is analogue in nature and despite our best efforts to manipulate it digitally, nothing influences or revolutionises intentional communication more than a perfectly-equilibrated voice. Learn how to leverage your communication image, build true rapport when working online and enhance your professional credibility through the establishment, consistency and holistic embodiment of your authentic voice brand.

Speaker
High Performance & Vocal Branding Consulting
Christiana Aloneftis
Self-employed
  • Culture & Retention Management
  • Current Trends
  • Employer Branding
  • Recruiting
14:15 | Interview

🇬🇧 Culture during COVID and after

Speaker
Tractable
Giovanni Lotti

Covid has hit our work lives in unprecedented ways. For companies lucky enough to experience growth during this period, this has meant that they had to work hard to try to preserve and enhance their culture while growing very fast and not being able to spend time face to face. Tractable is one of these companies.

Speaker
Tractable
Giovanni Lotti
VP of People
  • Leadership / Learning & Development
  • Mindfulness & Sustainability
  • New Work
14:45 | Workshop

🇬🇧 Purpose 101: Discover & define your purpose in 60 minutes

Speaker
ForChiefs
Hugo Suidman
ForChiefs
Louisa Plasberg

During this interactive workshop you will draft your first version individual purpose statement. You get a conceptual understanding about what ‘purpose’ means for the success of your company, your team and for you personally. You discover your individual purpose following a structured approach and you learn how leading from purpose benefits your work.

Speaker
ForChiefs
Hugo Suidman
Sidekick
ForChiefs
Louisa Plasberg
Sidekick
  • Current Trends
  • New Work
15:00 | Interview

🇬🇧 What 209,000 workers in 190 countries can tell us about their changing employment, workplace and mobility preferences

Speaker
Boston Consulting Group
Orsolya Kovacs-Ondrejkovic

The pandemic has caused major shifts in what people expect from work. In our latest research series, we explored where and how people want to work, and what are the careers and jobs they find attractive in the current uncertain times. The Decoding Global Talent series is the world's largest workforce survey, running since 2014, which allows us to compare opinions before and after the COVID-19 crisis, leading to some interesting insights for HR leaders.

Speaker
Boston Consulting Group
Orsolya Kovacs-Ondrejkovic
Associate Director, People Strategy
  • Personio
  • Recruiting
15:30 | Expert Talk

🇬🇧 Engineering Hiring during hyper growth. A story about data analytics, passion & great teamwork in a challenging environment

Speaker
Personio
Kálmán Györy

How does hyper growth impact hiring for a Product & Engineering department? Listen in and follow us on a journey from a 50 people Product & Engineering organisation in early 2019 to a 190 people (and counting) Product & Engineering organisation in early 2021. In this talk you will have the chance to hear about the milestones we reached and the learnings and changes we made as a hiring team during this exciting time.

Speaker
Personio
Kálmán Györy
Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Personio
16:15 | Keynote

🇬🇧 Turning Strategic Work Into Your Business’ Competitive Edge

Speaker
Personio
Geraldine MacCarthy

tba

Speaker
Personio
Geraldine MacCarthy
Chief Revenue Officer
  • Personio
16:45 | Closing

🇬🇧 Closing H.U.G Digital 2021

Speaker
Personio
Hanno Renner
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram
MDR
Yara Hoffmann

Thank you for joining H.U.G Digital 2021!

Speaker
Personio
Hanno Renner
CEO & Co-founder
TheIgniterPad FZ LLC
Dan Ram
Moderator
MDR
Yara Hoffmann
Journalist, moderation & podcast host