Kevin Empey


Kevin Empey

Managing Director , WorkMatters, Author: “Thrive In The Future Of Work”


Kevin is the founder and Managing Director of WorkMatters, a leadership and organisation development consulting firm focused on supporting business leaders, HR leaders and their employees prepare for the changing world of work. A leader in the areas of people strategy and leadership development for over 25 years. Kevin was also a Partner and Director of Willis Towers Watson where he led the firms HR consulting business and their ‘Future of Work’ practice in Ireland. With a background originally in technology and business development, he is a qualified executive coach and a member of the associate faculty for the Irish Management Institute where he is the Programme Director of the their flagship Senior Executive Programme (SEP) and teaches on a number of other organisational and leadership development programmes. Kevin is a chartered fellow of the CIPD and was appointed to the Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) which advises Ministers and Government Departments on the selection of senior civil service appointments. An author and leading expert on organisational agility and the Future of work, Kevin is a former member of the Irish Government’s Labour Market Council and was also the founder of Worklink, an award winning coaching and mentoring network set up to help unemployed jobseekers into full time employment. Specialties: Culture change, Organisational Agility, Future of Work, Leadership Development, Organisation Development, Strategic Change, HR Strategy, HR Effectiveness, Executive Coaching, Employee Engagement, Management Consulting, Strategic Reward, Performance Management.


Day Two - 17th May 04:10 PM

Panel Discussion: Making or Breaking The Employee Experience - The evolving role of Line Managers, who are caught in the middle

The evolving role of line managers is critical to the success of the employee experience. They face a range of challenges, including increased responsibility, communication challenges, managing remote workers, balancing conflicting priorities, and developing leadership skills. During this engaging panel discussion, we shall be exploring how to support line managers in this role with the right tools and training to manage employees effectively and create a positive and engaging work environment.

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Day One- 16th May 04:30 PM

Masterclass: How HR is Shaping a Better (Hybrid) Employee Experience through new ways of working - Case Examples & Lessons Learned

Employee experience is a critical factor for business success, particularly now as employees seek an employment deal that offers greater flexibility as well as an engaging in-office experience.  It directly impacts employee engagement, productivity, and retention – we know this.  But HR leaders are now combining AgileHR techniques and new hybrid ways of working to enhance and improve the employee experience by providing greater flexibility, autonomy, co-creation and collaboration. Join this engaging masterclass and through actual case studies: • Discover how AgileHR practices and tools are revolutionizing the Employee Experience in the Hybrid Workplace (and make HR’s job easier in the process!) • Learn effective ways for HR to support managers improve hybrid ways of working and the Employee Experience • Experience proven agile techniques that are helping to shape hybrid ways of working • Learn how employees themselves and the skillset of Personal Agility also contribute to a better and more sustainable EX – and how it can be developed.

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