As the business landscape rapidly evolves, the roles of Human Resources (HR) and Internal Communications (IC) have never been more critical. Amidst the anticipation of the upcoming “Reinventing HR and IC 2023” conference, scheduled for the 9th and 10th of November, we had the privilege of sitting down with Kareen Griffiths, Founder of KMG Communications and a seasoned Change and Communication Consultant, who also runs Calmify, providing Mindfulness experiences for organizations, individuals, and teams.
With a career dedicated to working in change transformation and internal communications, both in-house and as a consultant, Kareen has collaborated with esteemed organisations such as Roche, Network Rail, Kier Construction, Metropolitan Police, Travis Perkins, and Mothercare. Her expertise as a Mindfulness Teacher allows her to draw on her extensive experience in change and communications to create workplaces that foster well-being and enable people to thrive.
Q: Kareen, can you give us a brief overview of the ‘Reinventing HR and IC 2023’ event?
Kareen: “Reinventing HR and IC Conference 2023” is an inspiring event centered around exploring the future of HR and internal communications. This conference brings together leading HR and IC professionals to engage in insightful discussions, share best practices, and cultivate innovation within these fields.
Q: We are delighted to have you back as the conference chair. Could you share with us your highlights from last year’s event?
Kareen: The key highlight for me was the diversity of the audience that attended as well as the level of ideas, knowledge and experience in the room. The learning opportunity, collaboration and openness to doing things differently struck me the most.
Q: What are you most looking forward to for this year’s conference?
Kareen: This year’s themes are centred around reinvention and resilience. We’ll be looking at how HR as well as Internal communication leaders can use digital tools to enhance employee experiences, recruitment, and retention strategies. We will explore how these functions can effectively support remote and hybrid workforces, fostering culture and engagement.
Q: Who should attend ‘Reinventing HR and IC 2023’ and why?
Kareen: This conference is ideal for HR and IC professionals, whether they’re new to the field or seasoned veterans. It offers opportunities to gain insights from leading industry figures, network with peers, and learn about the latest trends and strategies. It’s a chance to learn, grow and contribute to the conversation on the future of HR and IC.
Q: How are you ensuring the event is relevant and impactful to the attendees?
Kareen: We’re ensuring relevance by curating a programme that directly responds to the current challenges and opportunities in HR and IC. Our speaker line-up consists of experts who are at the forefront of innovation in these areas. We’ve also scheduled interactive sessions, workshops, and panel discussions to facilitate knowledge exchange and provide hands-on learning experiences.
Q: Can you share more about the guest speakers at the event?
Kareen: We’re thrilled to have a line-up of renowned industry leaders and innovators. These include HR and IC executives from leading companies, authors, and experts who are driving change in the field. Please request the detailed agenda here.
Q: Finally, what should the delegates expect from you, Kareen, as the conference chair?
Kareen: I believe the voice of the audience is the key to a successful conference. I’ll be keen to create opportunities for questions, harnessing what the audience wants, encouraging connection between us all over the two days.
The “Reinventing HR and IC 2023” conference promises to be a pivotal moment for HR and IC professionals as they navigate the dynamic landscape of the digital age. With Kareen Griffiths, a seasoned Change and Communication Consultant and Mindfulness Teacher, at the helm, attendees can look forward to thought-provoking discussions, valuable insights, and an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation. Mark your calendars for this transformative event and be part of the journey towards reshaping the future of HR and IC.