Empowering businesses to build workforce readiness through collaborative planning


Empowering businesses to build workforce readiness through collaborative planning

The current pace and scale of economic and social change, technological innovations, and disruptive events have been relentless on businesses. Adopting a more agile approach to translating business demand into workforce requirements is crucial and requires a more collaborative and systemic alignment between HR, finance and business functions. Without it, organisations face the prospect of becoming reliant on incomplete or inaccurate data that can hamper business and workforce plans, and risk delivery of results. 

How well do you know where the gaps are in your workforce – for both current and future expectations? Does your business have transparency into the costs and timelines to fill these headcount and skills gaps? As we find ourselves amid a turnover and transformation tsunami, HR must align itself even closer to the broader business and financial planning to safeguard the strategic direction and objectives of the organisation.

Join this virtual and interactive executive roundtable for the opportunity to engage with your peers on: 

1. The biggest blockers to an adaptable culture that thrives during moments of change
2. Challenges in business planning stemming from poor cross-function communication
3. Strategies to drive transparency and collaboration between key business stakeholders 
4. The role well-established planning practices can have in enhancing workforce planning

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What to expect

HRD Connect roundtables are unique invitation-only events that are attended by senior industry leaders.

Hosted by some of the industries leading experts these events offer the chance to interact and discuss key topics with your peers.

The event is hosted on zoom and will be moderated.

We ask that if you do register that you do everything you can to attend as places are limited.



Rupert Bader

Vice President, Human Capital Planning, Anaplan

Rupert Bader is the Vice President, Human Capital Planning at Anaplan, where he leads Anaplan’s workforce planning approach and solutions internally, as well as partnering with the Workforce Planning solutions team to connect Anaplan’s capabilities with customer, partner and prospect use cases. Building on his leadership roles in workforce planning and analytics at Expedia, Microsoft, Avaya and other global organisations, Rupert is driven by his mission to help all organisations create inclusive, productive and dynamic workforces through exceptional Connected Planning.

Peter Dorrington

XMplify Consulting

Peter is an award-winning expert in the strategic use of analytics in business; from suppliers, and employees, to customers and every stage in between. As an executive advisor, Peter helps business leaders understand the role of data and analytics in forming strategy and in operations and especially during periods of change.

Michael Purdy

Deloitte MCS Limited

Michael is a Director in Deloitte’s Workforce Analytics and Insights practice in the UK. He is passionate about how organisations use people, data and insights to drive business transformation and improve the world of work. Michael leads the Strategic Workforce Planning offering in Deloitte and works across industry developing workforce planning strategies, tools and models. He helps organisations think beyond their current situation and workforce risks, bringing context to how work could get done in the future, and builds tangible plans for how organisations will augment and adapt to achieve that.


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