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Virtual HR Expo 2021

Putting your workforce at the centre of your organisation

About the event

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are pleased to announce our virtual PwC 2021 HR Expo series coming the week of 27 September 2021.

As in years past, we are assembling a number of HR-related topics that are top of mind for HR and corporate leaders to help you put your workforce at the centre of your organisation.

The sessions will be conducted virtually throughout the week, ending with an apéro on Thursday afternoon. 

General information

Throughout the week, we will organise a multitude of free sessions on various HR topics. You will find more information on the topics covered during the sessions as well as the schedules in the programme section below. 

Kindly note that the sessions will not be recorded.

Registration process and cost

To sign up, please complete the online registrations form. During each time slot, we will conduct 3-4 sessions on different topics. You may customise your own programme depending on your interests using our online registration form. Most of the sessions will take place twice during the week.

This series is free of charge.

Networking apéros

On Thursday, 30 September 2021, we will organise a networking apéro in our Zürich and Geneva offices. If you would like to attend either of the apéros, please let us know when completing your registration form.

To ensure that you can enjoy the event as safely and with as few restrictions as possible, you will be required to present a COVID certificate from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to take part in our HR Expo apéros. This official certificate is proof that you have been fully vaccinated, recovered from the disease or tested negative. Please show a valid COVID certificate and a form of identification when you arrive. You can find more information about the COVID certificate here.

Programme

Schedule Topics  
08:00 - 08:20
  • Keynote speaker - Peter Brown, PwC's Global People and Organisation Co-Leader (English)
 
08:30 - 09:15 
  • Meet the Experts - Individual Swiss Tax Topics (English and German)
    Our experts will be available to discuss recent legislative updates, changes in employer payroll obligations, as well as answer your questions on global mobility tax matters.
  • Effective use of D&I analytics for your organisation (English)
    Be on the front foot of your organisation's D&I initiatives with a look at using analytics and dashboarding to support achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
  • Creating high performance teams through Inclusive Leadership (English)
    Join us in a rapid journey along the habits of inclusive leadership and how this will enable high performing teams.
 
11:45 - 12:30
  • Reinforcing equality in the workplace (English)
    Equal opportunities and equal pay are basic human rights. In this workshop we take you through our structured approach on establishing equality in the workplace.
  • Strategic workforce planning - what does it mean for your organisation? (English)
    Discuss ways to design and implement strategic changes to enable your workforce to deliver more effectively on your business strategy.
  • People in Deals (English and German)
    Key HR topcis to address for succesful business acquistions and successful achievement of integration efforts.
  • Meet the Experts - Swiss Immigration Topics (English, French and German)
    Our experts will be available to discuss current immigration topics in Switzerland and answer your questions on immigration matters.
 
Schedule Topics  
16:00 - 16:45
  • Increasing the attractiveness of your pension offering (English)
    Explore ways to provide members with options to improve their expected pension outcomes which fit with HR strategy.
  • Upskilling your workforce in times of digital transformation (English)
    Take a look at how companies, including PwC, are progressing on their upskilling and digital transformation journeys.
  • Results of the Swiss-wide Workforce Preference Survey (English)
    Get a sneak peek at the latest results from our Swiss-wide workforce preference survey and the insights you can leverage for managing tomorrow's workforce today.
  • Technology demo - Using technology for Global Talent Agility (English)
    See the latest in our technology solutions which have been created to help clients and their workforce navigate the challenges posed by remote/hybrid working via the use of analytics, automation and VR technology.
 
17:00 - 17:45
  • Considerations for a Hybrid Work policy (English)
    Explore how companies are establishing guardrails to address employee expectation for flexible work arrangements.
  • Mental health and well-being in new working environments (English)
    Discuss how to identify and prepare for the mental health challenges of your employees as they adjust to new ways of working.
  • Managing your cross-border commuters (German)
    The session aims to raise awareness in respect to the implications of commuters working from their home country for employers.
 
Schedule Topics  
08:00 - 08:20  
08:30 - 09:15 
  • Trends in compensation and the impact of COVID-19 (English)
    Explore in which directon compensation elements are evolving, considering external impacts such as COVID-19, organisational and cultural changes.
  • Technology demo - Change management & leadership coaching in large (technology) transformations (English and German)
    Through a live demo of the "PwC Change Navigator" technology, discuss change management approaches, lessons learned, and practical examples for your organisation.
  • New People Value Proposition (PVP) and New Ways of Working at PwC (English)
    Hear about how PwC Switzerland has crafted and rolled out a new PVP and new ways of working as restrictions lift and employees have the option to return to the office.
  • Creating high performance teams through Inclusive Leadership (English)
    Join us in a rapid journey along the habits of inclusive leadership and how this will enable high performing teams.
 
11:45 - 12:30
  • Reinforcing equality in the workplace (English)
    Equal opportunities and equal pay are basic human rights. In this workshop we take you through our structured approach on establishing equality in the workplace
  • People in Deals (English and German)
    Key HR topcis to address for succesful business acquistions and successful achievement of integration efforts.
  • Doing business in the Middle East (English)
    Key trends and considerations to setting up/working in the Middle East - why is the Middle East an attractive market for many companies?
  • Meet the Experts - Swiss Social Security Topics (English and German)
    Our experts will be available to discuss current social security topics in Switzerland and your questions on international social security matters.
 
Schedule Topics
16:00 - 16:45
  • Increasing the attractiveness of your pension offering (French)
    Explore ways to provide members with options to improve their expected pension outcomes which fit with HR strategy.
  • The Swiss perspective on the EU Posted Worker Directive (English)
    Learn how this EU regulation impacts Swiss-based companies from both a social security and immigration perspective.
  • Global mobility topics for Institutions of Higher Education (English)
    Join with representatives from educational institutions to explore how they are tackling the challenges of their mobile workforce.
  • Mental health and well-being in new working environments (English)
    Discuss how to identify and prepare for the mental health challenges of your employees as they adjust to new ways of working.
17:00 - 17:45
  • Considerations for a Hybrid Work policy (English)
    Explore how companies are establishing guardrails to address employee expectation for flexible work arrangements.
  • Technology demo - Using technology for Global Talent Agility (English)
    See the latest in our technology solutions which have been created to help clients and their workforce navigate the challenges posed by remote/hybrid working via the use of analytics, automation and VR technology.
  • Effective use of D&I analytics for your organisation (English)
    Be on the front foot of your organisation's D&I initiatives with a look at using analytics and dashboarding to support achievement of strategic goals and objectives.
Schedule Topics  
08:00 - 08:20
  • Keynote speaker - Carol Stubbings, PwC's Global Tax and Legal Services Leader (English)
 
08:30 - 09:15 
  • Trends in compensation and the impact of COVID-19 (German)
    Explore in which directon compensation elements are evolving, considering external impacts such as COVID-19, organisational and cultural changes.
  • Strategic workforce planning - what does it mean for your organisation? (German)
    Discuss ways to design and implement strategic changes to enable your workforce to deliver more effectively on your business strategy.
  • Unlocking your business potential through D&I initiatives (English)
    Hear how companies are embedding the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workforce throughout their organisations.
  • What does the "Modern Workplace" mean for companies today? (English)
    Explore how to partner with your employees in bringing out the true value of technology.
 
11:45 - 12:30
  • Doing business in the Middle East (English)
    Key trends and considerations to setting up/working in the Middle East - why is the Middle East an attractive market for many companies?
  • Technology demo - Change management & leadership coaching in large (technology) transformations (English and German)
    Through a live demo of the "PwC Change Navigator" technology, discuss change management approaches, lessons learned, and practical examples for your organisation.
  • Becoming an agile organisation (English)
    Learn how you can use culture to accelerate change, take better decisions and become a more agile organisation.
  • Meet the Experts - Swiss Immigration Topics (English, German and French)
    Our experts will be available to discuss current immigration topics in Switzerland and answer your questions on immigration matters.
 
Schedule Topics
16:00 - 16:45
  • Meet the Experts - Swiss Social Security Topics (English and French)
    Our experts will be available to discuss current social security topics in Switzerland and your questions on international social security matters.
  • Results of the Swiss-wide Workforce Preference Survey (English)
    Get a sneak peek at the latest results from our Swiss-wide workforce preference survey and the insights you can leverage for managing tomorrow's workforce today.
  • What does the "Modern Workplace" mean for companies today? (English)
    Explore how to partner with your employees in bringing out the true value of technology.
  • New People Value Proposition (PVP) and New Ways of Working at PwC (English)
    Hear about how PwC Switzerland has crafted and rolled out a new PVP and new ways of working as restrictions lift and employees have the option to return to the office.
17:00 - 17:45
  • Enhancing performance through a great Employee Experience (English and French)
    Look into the different factors that motivate employee performance and how to drive these elements through the culture of your organisation.
  • Technology demo - Change management & leadership coaching in large (technology) transformations (English and German)
    Through a live demo of the "PwC Change Navigator" technology, discuss change management approaches, lessons learned, and practical examples for your organisation.
  • Managing your cross-border commuters (English)
    The session aims to raise awareness in respect to the implications of commuters working from their home country for employers
Schedule Topics  
08:30 - 09:15 
  • Meet the Experts - Individual Swiss Tax Topics (English and German)
    Our experts will be available to discuss recent legislative updates, changes in employer payroll obligations, as well as answer your questions on global mobility tax matters.
  • Upskilling your workforce in times of digital transformation (English)
    Take a look at how companies, including PwC, are progressing on their upskilling and digital transformation journeys.
  • Unlocking your business potential through D&I initiatives (English)
    Hear how companies are embedding the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive workforce throughout their organisations.
 
11:45 - 12:30
  • Global mobility topics for Institutions of Higher Education (English)
    Join with representatives from educational institutions to explore how they are tackling the challenges of their mobile workforce.
  • Enhancing performance through a great Employee Experience (English and French)
    Look into the different factors that motivate employee performance and how to drive these elements through the culture of your organisation.
  • The Swiss perspective on the EU Posted Worker Directive (German)
    Learn how this EU regulation impacts Swiss-based companies from both a social security and immigration perspective.
  • Becoming an agile organisation (English)
    Learn how you can use culture to accelerate change, take better decisions and become a more agile organisation.
 
Schedule  
17:30 - 19:30

Contact us

June Bood

June Bood

Director, People and Organisation, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 17 49

Marina Gorra

Marina Gorra

Marketing Consultant, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 93 65