Michael Rose has been an independent reward consultant for seven years, having also been a consultant with KPMG and Arthur Andersen where he worked with a huge range of clients around the world. His corporate roles have been in financial services, most recently as Director of Reward for Aon, EMEA covering 16,000 people. Michael has an MA in HRM, is a Companion of the CIPD, an Associate of the CII and a Fellow of the RSA. He was Vice President Reward for the CIPD 2006-2008 and was voted Compensation and Benefits Professional of the year for 2009 by Employee Benefits Magazine.
Michael is often quoted in the press commenting on reward issues and has appeared on Radio and Television. He frequently speaks at conferences in the UK and has also spoken at conferences in, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Norway and South Africa. Michael has published over 25 articles and written three books. His first book, Recognising Performance, was published by the CIPD in 2001 and reprinted in 2003. His second book, A Guide to Non-Cash Reward, was published by Kogan Page in 2011. Michael’s latest book, Reward Management, was published by Kogan Page in April 2014.
Duncan leads the HR Consultancy and Research work at Institute of Employment Studies, a leading independent research-based charity which supports improvement in HR and employment practice. He has more than 25 years' experience in HR consulting & research with firms including Aon Hewitt, PwC and Towers Perrin. He spent 5 years as Assistant Director General at CIPD. His clients have included major companies such as National Grid and Lloyds Banking Group, public sector bodies such as the Cabinet Office and National Health Service, universities such as Southampton and City, and not-for-profits such as Cancer Research and the United Nations.
Duncan is a leading commentator on HR, publishing many articles and books. His last book was on HR effectiveness. He has participated on Government taskforces concerned with fair pay, engagement, pensions and human capital reporting. He advises a number of remuneration committees Human Resources magazine placed him in its listing of the top 5 most influential thinkers in UK HR.
Duncan has an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the London Business School and is a Fellow of the CIPD.He is a Visiting Fellow at Kingston University.
With even Chancellor George Osborne describing the current economic environment of stock market turbulence, austerity and growing skill shortages as challenging, and supposed corporate reward strategies driven largely by his Budgets, what are the key pay and reward challenges facing employers today and how should their HR professionals be responding?
Dr Duncan Brown and Michael Rose, two well known reward authors, advisers and practitioners share their views and will lead the debate with you on current reward hot topics.
Is the government doing enough, forcing employers with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gaps? Or will it just be more red tape for employers? What will be the impact of the National Living Wage, now and in future? Is higher tax on pension contributions desirable and just delayed? Will pay awards go up or down this year? And what should be HR's take on executive pay?
Join our usual full-house for this popular annual update on all that's going on in UK pay and rewards.
18:30 - arrival & refreshments (tea/coffee & finger buffet)
19:00 - welcome and start of presentation
20:30 - finish
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