Register for Bringing Humanity Back in the Age of Automation

As automation continues to reshape the modern workplace at an unprecedented pace, HR seniors are scrambling to get their organisations ahead of the ever-evolving curve. As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly integrated into workplaces worldwide, there is a growing concern that it will lead to the dehumanisation of work, depriving employees of creativity, growth opportunities and personal interactions. How can HR professionals effectively manage this organisational change along with building a robust foundation for digital transformation? In what ways can HR leaders redefine job roles and responsibilities to emphasise the value of human input, creativity, and interpersonal skills to stay competitive amid the tech revolution?

What will we discuss?

  • How can HR leaders strike a balance between leveraging automation and AI for increased efficiency while preserving and enhancing the human element in the workplace?
  • How can HR professionals effectively reskill and upskill employees to adapt to the changing nature of job roles in the digital era?
  • What are the best practices to address employee concerns and resistance to a shift from traditional ways of working?
  • What strategies can HR seniors employ to foster a culture of creativity and innovation in the face of increasing automation and digital integration?
  • What initiatives and programs can be implemented to ensure that the integration of automation and AI does not undermine employee engagement and well-being?
  • How can HR seniors address ethical considerations and ensure transparency in the use of AI systems and algorithms, particularly in decision-making processes?
  • How can senior leaders select the right tools and platforms to create a more centralised digital people ecosystem that aligns with their organisational needs and vision?

Who are the session leaders?

Dan Hutchinson

Vice President

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Rudolph Wontumi

Senior Vice President HR & Corporate Services

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Jan Laurijssen

HR Evangelist, Researcher & Consultant

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Dr Dieter Veldsman

Chief Scientist, Human Resources and Organisational Design

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When and where?

3rd October, 2023 at 11:00-11:45am BST| Online

How can I join?

Registration is free for people leaders* – all you need to do is complete the form on this page and select this session.

What is the HRD Collective?

The HRD Collective is learning space designed for senior people leaders to co-create strategies that will shape the future of the industry. With its flexible structure, the HRD Collective is designed for your convenience.

We invite you to attend for the full day of sessions to inform and enrich your People strategy, however we recognize that your time is precious and you may prefer to choose individual sessions, which interest you and suit your availability.

Our digital format allows you to create a bespoke schedule that compliments your diary; all you need to do is select the sessions you want to attend at registration. Plus, you can catch up on any sessions you miss with on demand recordings post-event.


*Places are exclusive to C-level, People Directors, SVP, VP, or Heads of People (or equivalent specialism in talent, learning, D&I, wellbeing, workforce, culture, etc.) from companies with more than 500 employees

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Need more information? Please contact the team at [email protected]