Shared parental leave, the gender pay gap, pensions communication and healthcare strategies are just a few of the key issues that will be discussed during the conference streams at Employee Benefits Live 2016.
The two-day event, running between Tuesday 11 October and Wednesday 12 October 2016 at Olympia National, will highlight hot topics such as pensions reform, including auto-re-enrolment, which many employers will go through in 2017. On day one of the conference, Jane Higgins, partner at Allen and Overy, will highlight the lessons that can be learnt from the auto-enrolment process ahead of auto-re-enrolment, and how organisations can ensure they are ready for the subsequent contribution rate rise.
Day one of the conference will also feature an expert panel session focusing on shared parental leave, including how to combat the cultural perceptions around parental leave and the steps that can be taken to encourage employees to take advantage of the new arrangements.
With the outcome of the European referendum vote still fresh in everyone’s minds, composing a global benefits strategy may feel like a daunting prospect, however, on day two of Employee Benefits Live, attendees will be able to gain global reward insight from Debbie Ewen, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) benefits at Blackrock, who will discuss policy transparency and how to manage the expectations of relocated staff. She will also examine the challenges that local regulation can pose when developing a fair and consistent global benefits strategy, and how to overcome these.
All conference sessions across the two days will be presented by leading experts in the benefit and reward industry, tackling a wide array of topics. With so much know-how on offer, delegates will be able to take plenty of learning back to their organisations.