This event is being hosted by Ricoh UK at their offices in Northampton and will include 2 local case studies looking at Reward Strategies - from Ricoh themselves and also a third sector perspective from the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Ricoh UK Award Winning Alignment of Benefits to Business Strategy
Ricoh is a global technology company specialising in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. With Headquarters in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. Ricoh UK employs 2,600 employees throughout the UK with the Head Office in Northampton.
In 2011 Ricoh UK’s benefits offering was in a state of chaos. After merging five companies over as many years there was significantly differing benefit entitlements and disengagement. The Ricoh UK board set a strategic imperative: to unify the business creating “One Ricoh” through an internal project which would deliver an affordable and sustainable reward and benefits package that increased engagement. Our benefits strategy wasn’t just a tactical tweak, it was the foundation stone for wider change where success was simply vital to the future of the business.
This session will look at the importance of creating a reward and benefits package that is sustainable and affordable and that increases employee engagement and attracts future talent to the business.
Our speaker Rebekah Wallis is Director of People & Corporate Responsibility at Ricoh UK. Rebekah joined the board of Ricoh UK in 2004. With overall responsibility for human resources, learning and corporate responsibility, Rebekah is an expert in change management and steered Ricoh through four integrations in ﬁve years, during a period of sustained growth. Rebekah launched culture change initiatives, taking an innovative and proactive approach to employee engagement as well as being central to Ricoh's new ways of working initiative.
In support of their diversity and inclusion strategy, Ricoh are strategic partners in the Women Ahead sport to business mentoring programme and are currently in a mentoring programme with the Lawn Tennis Association. Outside of work, Rebekah devotes time to her family, and enjoys countryside, family, dog walks and travelling. Ask Rebekah about her experience of cross-company/industry mentoring. @Reb_Wallis
Modernising pay and reward – the Third sector perspective
The MND Association is a national charity, that:
- Provides support to people affected by MND, their families and carers
- Fund research into a cure
- Campaigns on behalf of people affected by MND
The Association is based in Northampton and currently has just under 200 staff. Like many organisations in the sector the Association is looking to move away from its legacy public sector terms and conditions and to reflect a commercial model. In 2015 the Association consulted on and then introduced a new pay policy that removed a number of the features of the previous system including incremental progression and job bandings. There were also a number of other contractual changes made at the same time. This session will look at the process that was followed and the need to ensure that the pay system rewards the right things in the right way.
Our guest speaker Peter Reeve is Head of HR at the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Peter has worked in HR for over 25 years and has been in his role as the Head of HR at the MND Association for the last five years. Prior to joining the Association Peter held a number of senior HR roles in both the NHS and private sector and most recently was Divisional HR manager within Kier Construction’s Support Services Division.
Peter is also currently the Chair of the Charity HR Network, which is an organisation that represents the interests of HR leads in over 60 national charities. In that role Peter sits on the CIPD national policy forum.
What is the event timing?
Registration will take place at 18:00 when a buffet will be served; the event will then run from 18:30 to 20:00
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Car parking is available at Ricoh.
What is the refund policy?
This event is free for CIPD members to attend. Non-member places may be cancelled up to 1 week before the event, after that the £12 fee is non-refundable
Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
When & Where
CIPD Northamptonshire Branch
The CIPD Northamptonshire branch provides opportunities for its 1300 members to network with local HR and L& D professionals, to continue with their professional development and remain up to date with HR issues. There is an active programme of events through the year and you can find details of the upcoming events listed below. For further details just click on the event you are interested in and you can then book your place online.
Unless otherwise stated branch events are free for CIPD members to attend, and there is a non-member fee of £12 which must be paid online when booking.
The CIPD Northamptonshire branch committee look forward to seeing you at our events and if you would like any further information please contact the Regional Branch Co-ordinator Eleanor Lloyd Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0116 235 7992
Northamptonshire branch is part of the CIPD Midlands Area Partnership (MAP) which holds an Annual Midlands Event in October. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday 7 October at Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. MAP is also organising a Midlands Student Conference Empowering the Future Leaders of HR on Saturday 11 March at Aston University. You can find out more about both events on the MAP events website.