Find your focus at London’s top HR conference

Get to the heart of work’s most pressing topics alongside leading minds at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Eric Mosley

Build your culture for the future

Workhuman Live Forum is back, landing in London for its second year to bring all the insights from HR’s best conference to audiences in Europe.

Dive into the present and future of Total Wellbeing with Rewards pioneer Peter Newhouse and Max Hunter, explore Recognition and Resilience with Dr. Meisha-ann Martin and Gallup’s Leslie Rowlands, and delve into the implications of AI with Workhuman CEO Eric Mosley. Doing business across the globe exposes the advantages and challenges of cross-cultural collaboration, which will be the focus of our final session of the day by renowned INSEAD professor Erin Meyer, bestselling author of The Culture Map.
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What’s on the 2024 agenda

Tuesday, June 4
8 am – 4:30 pm BST
Registration Open
Welcome to the Forum! Come and get your badge as we open the doors to an exciting conference.
Tuesday, June 4
8 am – 9 am BST
Networking Breakfast
Start your day with a nourishing breakfast and an opportunity to forge meaningful connections.
Tuesday, June 4
9:05 am – 9:30 am BST
Opening Remarks
We’re ready to kick off the day in London!
Tuesday, June 4
9:30 am – 10:20 am BST
It’s the End of Work As We Know It: With Workhuman’s CEO Eric Mosley
Does AI really spell the end of humanity in the workplace? Not so fast. Workhuman’s CEO examines how AI can make work more human – if it’s used correctly.
Tuesday, June 4
10:20 am – 11:10 am BST
Recognition for Resilience and Cultural Evolution: A Fireside Chat with Gallup
In today’s turbulent economy, business leaders must strengthen employee resilience and nurture More details cultural evolution to meet business goals. Join Workhuman and Gallup and learn to unlock recognition’s potential as a transformative force in fostering authentic cultures and driving growth.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to gain valuable insights into the ROI of recognition and discover cutting-edge strategies to enhance employee engagement and resilience. Drawing from recent collaborative research, including Gallup’s latest survey and WHiQ data, you’ll see the power of recognition in reinforcing organisational values and cultivating a robust connection to company culture, which in turn delivers measurable business impact. Garner insights on why it is imperative to align recognition strategically with behavioural goals, focusing on critical elements of cultural evolution. This is a pivotal discussion—seize the chance to elevate your recognition practices and align them with organisational values and objectives.

Key Insights:
  • Evidence-based insights on the ways employee recognition can improve business-critical elements of your workplace culture.
  • Strategies that every leader can use to energise their workforce by aligning recognition with organisational goals.
  • How to leverage recognition for skill development by creating a culture of appreciation and aligning initiatives with opportunities to empower employees.
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Tuesday, June 4
11:10 am – 11:45 pm BST
Networking Break
Take the time to network with other attendees in our communal areas. We’ll have ice breaker card More details decks with prompts centered around “focus” and “fun” to get conversations flowing.

You can also explore the activations set up around Workhuman Central, the epicenter of our event. Visit the Gratitude Bar to send appreciation to other attendees – a coworker, staff member, speaker, or someone you just met – and become part of the culture of gratitude in real time. Hide details
Tuesday, June 4
11:45 am – 12:35 pm BST
Spotlight Panel: Total Wellbeing
While the COVID pandemic has subsided, burnout and stress in the workplace remain well above More details pre-pandemic levels. Studies by Google, Gallup, McKinsey, Workhuman, and more reveal this is a global phenomenon crossing borders and industries, impacting the performance and wellbeing of millions of workers. In fact, the WHO estimates that 12 billion working days are lost every year globally to depression and anxiety at a cost of US $1 trillion per year in lost productivity.

That said, a positive work environment can protect mental health and promote the general wellbeing of employees. It’s also one of the most effective ways companies can respond to stress factors that are often beyond their control. So, how can HR departments most effectively use their increasingly stretched budgets to impact employee wellbeing?

In this episode, our panel will discuss and debate:
  • What “total wellbeing” is
  • The effect this has on the individual and the organisation
  • How to leverage policies like flexible work arrangements, resources like wellness and mental health programs, and tools like employee recognition to make a measurable difference
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Tuesday, June 4
12:35 pm – 1:45 pm BST
Lunch
Recharge, reconnect, and reflect. Grab a meal, make new connections, and enjoy our event activations.
Tuesday, June 4
1:45 pm – 2:35 pm BST
Innovation & Insight: Recognition Programs, on a Global Scale
Companies that take action to develop a highly engaged workforce with strategic employee More details recognition could see 23% higher profitability compared to those that don’t. On the flip side, the annual cost of voluntary attrition is 1.61M for every 1,000 employees. Investing in people now means future-proofing business. Join Workhuman and an esteemed business leader and special guest for an energising conversation on how to leverage recognition to fuel culture. Hide details
Tuesday, June 4
2:35 pm – 3:25 pm BST
The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
As today’s business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, executives and managers are More details expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array of cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. But when you throw people together who come from starkly different backgrounds and cultures, the result can be interesting, even sometimes funny, but can also lead to misunderstanding and confusion.

In this talk, Erin Meyer offers a highly practical and timely perspective on one of today’s most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team’s day-to-day effectiveness.

Meyer provides a new way forward with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one’s counterparts in the new global marketplace. This talk will help you build a more cohesive and successful team: one that will work together to bridge gaps, transform differences into assets, and ultimately grow your business. Hide details
Tuesday, June 4
3:25 pm – 4:45 pm BST
Networking
Whatever you didn’t get to do today, you can do now! Have a light bite, network with other attendees, and explore Workhuman Central. You’ll also get a chance to get a copy of Erin Meyer’s visionary book, The Culture Map, signed by Erin herself.

Who you’ll hear from

Cut through the noise and get to the heart of the matter with these visionaries.
Lindsay Brooks
Director, Total Rewards
Worley
Lindsay Brooks
Director, Total Rewards, Worley

Why you can’t miss Lindsay Brooks

Lindsay is a seasoned reward leader in the global energy industry, focused on reward programs that are equitable, make an impact, and differentiate reward for performance. She is an accomplished people leader with a background in people and remuneration partnering, and deep transition, integration and change experience.

Lindsay currently leads Group Benefits, Recognition and Wellbeing in the global Reward Centre of Excellence at Worley, a leading global provider of sustainability solutions in the energy, chemicals and resources sector. Headquartered in Australia, and employing 50,000 people globally, Worley is is a professional services company, which uses its knowledge and capabilities to help their customers reduce their emissions and move towards a more sustainable future.

In 2022, in partnership with Workhuman, Lindsay led a cross functional/ cross regional team to implement Appreciate, Worley’s first global peer-to-peer recognition program. Appreciate launched in 42 countries in November 2022, and has seen 50% of Worley’s people recognised with over 100,000 recognition moments. Lindsay’s skills in understanding stakeholders’ current business needs and helping them to anticipate future challenges and opportunities is key to the successful and sustained implementation of the strategic projects across Worley.

Lindsay started her career in People Operations, taking her MSc in Human Resource Management at Robert Gordon University after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University.

Max Hunter
Chief Joy Officer & Co-Founder
Motivators@Work
Max Hunter
Chief Joy Officer & Co-Founder, Motivators@Work

Why you can’t miss Max Hunter

As Chief Joy Officer at Loylogic, Max’s mission was to create a world of work where people wake up on a Monday morning and can’t wait to go back to work to make a difference. As co-founder of Motivators@Work, the company’s contribution to this mission is by bringing people together to connect, build trust and co-create a brighter future. Having worked with over a hundred organisations, from Start Ups in Berlin to Multinationals in Boston, Max brings a passion and understanding of how to get the best from teams from various settings.

Max calls upon his diverse path and range of experiences. Starting with a PhD in Chemistry, he then worked for 15 years’ as a business leader in retail/marketing and has since been a leadership team coach for almost a decade now. Having lived in London, Zürich and Hamburg as well as having worked in over 20 countries, he brings a knowledge of intercultural sensitivities in today’s global world.

A TEDx Speaker, Max also keynotes and moderates at various large HR conferences across Europe.

Meisha-ann Martin, Ph.D.
Senior Director, People Analytics and Research
Workhuman
Meisha-ann Martin, Ph.D.
Senior Director, People Analytics and Research, Workhuman

Why you can’t miss Meisha-ann Martin, Ph.D.

Dr. Meisha-ann Martin is the senior director of people analytics and research at Workhuman, the company revolutionising the way employees celebrate, connect with, and appreciate each other in the workplace.

Meisha-ann has a personal passion for diversity, equity and inclusion and loves using data and analytics to identify and remedy inclusion gaps in the employee experience. She is considered a people analytics/employee experience expert as she has led these efforts in companies like Flex, JetBlue and Raymond James Financial and is the former head of talent experience at ServiceMaster.

Meisha-ann has a Ph.D. in industrial/organisational psychology based on her research on diversity attitudes in the workplace and has fifteen years of experience working in people analytics and employee engagement across a variety of different industries.

Meisha-ann regularly speaks at conferences, on webinars and on podcasts; her thought leadership has been featured in Forbes, HR Dive, and Benefits Pro.

Erin Meyer
NYT best-selling author of The Culture Map and No Rules Rule
INSEAD
Erin Meyer
NYT best-selling author of The Culture Map and No Rules Rule, INSEAD

Why you can’t miss Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer is the author of the best-selling book The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business and the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book and FT nominated best business book of 2020, No Rules Rules. She lives in France and is a professor at INSEAD. In 2021, Erin was selected by the Thinkers50 – for the third time – as one of the fifty most influential business thinkers in the world.

Eric Mosley
Founder, CEO, and Board Member
Workhuman
Eric Mosley
Founder, CEO, and Board Member, Workhuman

Why you can’t miss Eric Mosley

Some call him the Workhuman wunderkind. And no doubt, Eric Mosley is an HR visionary, groundbreaking author, and the originating and driving force behind the Workhuman movement. As CEO, he’s still passionately leading the charge for progress, dismantling old HR processes and compelling global organisations to reshape work in the image of the humans who do it.

As a pioneer of this movement, Eric has long believed that peer-to-peer recognition and positive reinforcement maximise human potential, inspiring people to do the best work of their lives because they feel seen, valued, and celebrated.

Don’t miss Eric’s keynote about going beyond buzzwords and delivering impact at work with a renewed focus.

Peter Newhouse
Global Reward Counselor
Neovation
Peter Newhouse
Global Reward Counselor, Neovation

Why you can’t miss Peter Newhouse

Peter Newhouse is a founder of Neovation, the cross-industry movement of people creating collaborative solutions to make the world of work a better place. He also works on developing Digital Reward Strategy for clients of uFlexReward, the Digital Total Reward Platform.

Previously, he was Unilever’s EVP Global Head of Reward for over a decade until 2021.

Peter is a frequent speaker at international conferences, he has had articles published on Reward in newspapers and specialist publications and has featured on television and radio as an expert on pay. Peter has a well established reputation as an innovator and thought leader on the Future of Reward.

He was previously a senior executive at Ford in North America and Group Head of Remuneration at Standard Chartered Bank in London.

After graduating with a Law degree, Peter started his career in reward in 1980 when he joined the American consulting company Organization Resources Counselors Inc (ORC).

As well as developing the reward consultancy services of MM&K, specialists in executive and incentive compensation, Peter also ran his own Reward consulting business, Peter Newhouse & Co. for ten years before joining Unilever in 2010.

Holly Ransom
CEO and Author of The Leading Edge
Emergent Global
Holly Ransom
CEO and Author of The Leading Edge, Emergent Global

Why you can’t miss Holly Ransom

At the age of five, Holly’s grandmother, Dorothy, told her, “Honey, if you walk past it, you tell the world it’s okay,” and she has lived by that mantra ever since, devoting her life and career to inspiring audiences around the world to stand up and lead the change they want to see.

Today, Holly is recognized globally for her unique ability to take complex ideas and problems, grind them down, and restructure them in away that everyone can understand. She is the founder and CEO of consulting firm, Emergent; author of The Leading Edge; co-founder, chief curator, and catalyst at Energy Disruptors, winning ‘Best Conference’ in Canada for its work up catalysing collaboration across the energy industry.

As a renowned speaker and master interviewer, Holly has led discussions with influential figures such as BarackObama, MalcolmG ladwell,,BillieJean-King, Condoleezza Rice, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, NobelPrizeWinnerMuhammad Yunus, and the world’s first humanoid robot, Sophia. She even delivered a Peace Charter to the Dalai Lama. Due to this work, Holly was named one of Australia’s 100 Most Influential Women by the Australian Financial Review and was awarded the US Embassy’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Leadership Excellence in 2019. To top it off, Sir Richard Branson nominated her for Wired Magazine’s’ SmartList’ of Future Game Changers to watch.

An accomplished company director in her ownright, Holly has compressed a power-packed career into a decade, spanning corporate, non-profit, and public sectors. Working with big-name clients such as P&G, Microsoft, Virgin, Cisco, and KPMG to effect and inspire actual change. On occasion, Holly will grace Australian screens commentating for Reuters, CBS, and Australia’s ABC,. Holly’s fierce dedication to inclusivity and equity drives her work as Chair of Pride Cup Australia, a non-profit organization and movement devoted to eradicating LGBTQI+ discrimination within sporting clubs, while making them secure and welcoming for players and fans.

Leslie Rowlands
Partner
Gallup
Leslie Rowlands
Partner, Gallup

Why you can’t miss Leslie Rowlands

Leslie Rowlands is a Partner with Gallup, based in London. He is responsible for relationships with portfolio of clients based in Europe and works with leaders and teams across the globe to help change workplace culture, behaviours and improve performance.

His work encompasses customer, employee and supplier engagement, identifying ways to create the right conditions for sustainable growth.

Before joining Gallup, Leslie worked in marketing, strategy and business development with a number of European and US-based companies serving Fortune 1000 clients in both consumer and business-to-business sectors.

Leslie has degrees from Reims Management and Middlesex Business Schools. He has lived and worked in France, Germany, Switzerland and currently lives in the UK.

Sarah Shepherd
AVP, HR Strategy and Transformation
Manulife
Sarah Shepherd
AVP, HR Strategy and Transformation, Manulife

Why you can’t miss Sarah Shepherd

Sarah has spent her career focused on creating spaces and opportunities for people to thrive. She is a strategic leader who has worked with teams across industries, focusing on the execution of their key priorities and transformation objectives. She is a passionate design-thinker dedicated to creating inclusive work environments, fostering innovation and collaboration. Outside of the office, Sarah volunteers with several Boards, helping to shape our communities and empower young women.

Sarah currently works as the AVP of Strategy and Transformation in the global Employee Experience centre of excellence at Manulife, a leading international financial services group that helps make people’s decisions easier and lives better. With over 38,000 colleagues across the globe, Manulife provides financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, group and institutions.

Manulife launched its partnership with Workhuman in 2020 with Podium to help drive our high-performing team culture. Aligned to our values, Podium is a digital global recognition platform that enables colleagues to show appreciation for their peers and leaders, empowering everyone to recognize people for those big and small moments. At the end of 2023, 99% of colleagues received a Podium award, with 93% of colleagues nominating someone.

Keri Simm
Head of Performance & Recognition Programs
Diageo
Keri Simm
Head of Performance & Recognition Programs, Diageo

Why you can’t miss Keri Simm

Keri is a seasoned reward professional, with over two decades of experience. Most recently and in her current role as Head of Performance & Recognition Programs at Diageo, she has led the launch of Diageo’s global recognition program “Celebrate” to over 25,000 employees in more than 50 countries.

Passionate about creating environments where employees feel invested, motivated and connected to the broader business, Keri is dedicated to encouraging individual and business performance by creating a culture of feedback and appreciation, enabling employees to thrive and the behaviours that support business and personal growth to flourish.

Keri is known for championing initiatives that not only recognise individual contributions but also foster a sense of belonging and purpose.

Sarah Whitman
Senior VP and Head of Global E-Commerce
Workhuman
Sarah Whitman
Senior VP and Head of Global E-Commerce, Workhuman

Why you can’t miss Sarah Whitman

Sarah oversees Workhuman’s proprietary global e-Commerce network, which contains expansive choices, with access to 1,500+ gift cards, and over one million merchandise items from thousands of leading brands. The e-Commerce network gives employees localised, relevant and impactful reward choices through an immersive and personalised redemption experience, making it a destination of choice for millions of employees around the world. She previously served as the head of Wayfair’s Allmodern.com e-commerce destination and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

What else can you expect?
Cutting-edge insights, actionable insights and invigorating networking. It’s a high-impact day you don’t want to miss.
Inspiring sessions
Inspiring sessions
Top thinkers and inspiring thought leaders get to the heart of the matter on what makes the biggest impact on your work culture – and your business goals.
Networking opportunities
Networking opportunities
Meet and connect with peers across industries to swap strategies and ideas for a more equitable and engaged workplace. We’ll have several communal areas to gather in with ice-breaker card decks centered around “focus” and “fun” to get conversations flowing.
Celebrating HR
Celebrating HR
Witness the power of recognition firsthand by recognising another human at the Gratitude Bar – a Workhuman Live special. Recognising your peers enters you into a raffle to win prizes from restaurant and hotel gift cards.
Inspiring sessions
Top thinkers and inspiring thought leaders get to the heart of the matter on what makes the biggest impact on your work culture – and your business goals.
Networking opportunities
Meet and connect with peers across industries to swap strategies and ideas for a more equitable and engaged workplace. We’ll have several communal areas to gather in with ice-breaker card decks centered around “focus” and “fun” to get conversations flowing.
Celebrating HR
Witness the power of recognition firsthand by recognising another human at the Gratitude Bar – a Workhuman Live special. Recognising your peers enters you into a raffle to win prizes from restaurant and hotel gift cards.

The most value-packed day of the year

Find the focus you’ve been missing to create the future of work you know is possible. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

Our Venue

The London Hilton on Park Lane has the perfect central location overlooking Hyde Park. Several bus lines stop right in front of the hotel at two London Hilton Hotel stops. It’s also a quick walk from the Hyde Park Corner tube stop on the Piccadilly Line, or a 10-minute walk from the Mable Arch stop on the Central Line. The hotel is 15 miles from Heathrow airport.

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What people are saying

    I attended the U.S.-based Workhuman Live event in 2018 and 2019 and it’s still the most impressive experiential conference I’ve been to. I really enjoyed coming down to the London event in 2023 too.

    Black White Gray Human Resources Consulting

    It was a great mix of insights, learning, interaction (and fun). I really liked that it was experiential and felt very welcomed as an attendee.

    GE

    The event was well organised, with impressive staging and an innovative conference feel. Loved the opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and hear from a couple of customers as well.

    Onfido

    It was a fantastic experience and it was obvious that a lot of effort had gone into the event and making it relevant to lots of people. I had some great conversations and was genuinely inspired by the speakers!

FAQs

Who attends Workhuman Live?

HR and business leaders – CXOs, CHROs, people managers, culture curators and other professionals who recognise the value of bringing more humanity to today’s modern workplace.

What is Workhuman Live?

Workhuman Live is the outlier of HR conferences and the kind of positive environment where transformative ideas can have far-reaching influence. It’s a place where like-minded people come to connect, have conversations, contribute ideas and leave inspired to bring more humanity to their workplaces – and the world. We go beyond HR and dive into the data behind recognition and the impact it can have on engagement, wellbeing and company culture. We’re looking forward to bringing this exclusive event back to London for a second year to share the Workhuman Live experience with more humans around the world. It’s about usable, sharable, actionable content – and a village of experts and changemakers who’ll use their knowledge to propel us to where we want to go.

Where will Workhuman Live Forum London 2024 take place?

London Hilton on Park Lane is a five-star hotel in Mayfair, London. If you’re traveling by train, it’ll be a short walk from the Hyde Park Corner stop.

When will the next Forum event take place?

We’re excited to bring another event to Europe in 2025! Stay tuned for more information.

Can I apply to speak at a Workhuman Live event?

Yes! You can apply to be a speaker at our events here.

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