Bright Horizons HR Debate:

Performance vs empathy: do employers have to choose?
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Performance vs empathy: do employers have to choose?

Date: Wednesday 29th November
Time: 09:00 – 11:30
Where: Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn, London EC1A 


Are productivity and wellbeing competing agendas? Can you achieve both as an employer? Come along to this exclusive debate focused on actions in the real world to explore how employers can attend to employee experience and expectations as well as cost and productivity pressures.

Join us as we bring together HR leaders, Heads of Talent, Benefits & Reward, Wellbeing, DEIB and Senior business leaders from both our client community and valued networks.

Hear from our expert panel of leading employers, thought leaders and industry experts on how organisations are responding, and which approaches bring win-win outcomes.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with your peers on this vital topic of the moment.  

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Meet the panel

Ed Bowyer, Partner in Employment team, Hogan Lovells.

Ed Bowyer, Partner in Employment team, Hogan Lovells

Ed has over 20 years’ experience in “bet the company” high value Employment Tribunal and High Court litigation and advises multinational corporations on issues arising from all aspects of the employment relationship. He has been listed among the 'World’s leading labour & employment lawyers' in Who's Who Legal: Labour & Employment. Ed will ensure we keep our eyes on coming changes to legislation and public policy developments on flexibility and family friendly provisions.

Cristina Galindo, International Business Director with Birdeo.

Cristina Galindo, International Business Director with Birdeo

As an International HR Director with 20 years' experience in insurance & banking with Chubb, Citi and others, Cristina is passionate about the scope to achieve success in both wellbeing and productivity. Cristina will bring the eye of a recruiter – in touch with the demands of the rising generation of employee talent – the mindset of an HR Director, and her insight as the External Relations Lead for the Insurance Families Network.

kate Holden, Head of HR-UK, Hogan Lovells.

Kate Holden, Head of HR-UK, Hogan Lovells

Kate draws on over 15 years’ experience in HR, over 11 of those at Hogan Lovells, and will be sharing her day-to-day experience of the firm’s commitment to supporting their people to navigate our current times through new ways of working, and a shifting external environment. Hogan Lovells partners with Bright Horizons to provide family-inclusive services to their people and Kate will be able to comment on the drivers and impact behind this focus on empowering people to combine career with family life.

Denise Priest, Executive Director Customer Experience, Bright Horizons.

Denise Priest, Executive Director Customer Experience, Bright Horizons

Denise will bring her deep experience with her finger on the pulse of Bright Horizons clients’ family-friendly and inclusion strategies. She will share insights gathered from high level discussions with decision-makers among Bright Horizons’ roster of over 400 leading UK employers and international clients. Denise also draws on a rich sense of the social impact of work as a director of the Bright Horizons Foundation charity since its launch in the UK in 2005.

Jennifer liston-smith

Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons

Sought-after as a conference Chair as well as a commentator, advisor and business psychologist, Jennifer will lead the debate and bring in key themes and best practice insights from our latest research, consultancy work and from discussions with our client partners on current priorities and challenges.

We will emphasis panel debate as well as roundtable discussions with a focus on clear take-away actions.