Following on from our hugely successful HR Summit in June, IBM Kenexa is taking to the road over the coming months. By ensuring we are always “continuously conversing” with key professionals in their sectors, our aim is to help you and IBM Kenexa understand the people needs for the future.

With the rapidly changing business and landscape in Scotland and the wider UK in 2016, never has it been more important to come together as HR and Business Leaders to share experiences in key people topics to get the best insight you can for critical workforce decisions in the next few years.

We would like to invite you to join us at our Scotland Roundtable. We are coming to Edinburgh on Wednesday 21st September 2016. IBM are pleased to be running this event with our HR Specialist Business Partner, Tap'd Solutions.

Find out more about the Scotland Roundtable and then register at the bottom of this page:

Scotland ROUNDTABLE:  creating Proactive people strategies to enable success in changing times

The morning of June 24th, the day of the Brexit result, saw the start of potentially huge transformation for Scotland, the UK and Europe. This change, as yet, is undefined and the scale of change is dependent on a number of key political decisions still to be made. 

However, even though future changes will definitely impact business strategies in the long-term, as HR Leaders we must blend this knowledge with the continuing process of ensuring our organisations are healthy and have engaged, talented people ready to reach their full potential over this critical time.

Our Scotland Roundtable will open by looking at the elements that build people/engagement strategies for business success. We then open the discussion to two areas that are evolving in 2016 due to a changing world.

The Path from Annual Survey to 365 Dialogue:  The rise of social media, coupled with the desire to build more engaged and productive workforces, has brought “active employee listening” to the forefront of management attention. No longer is it enough to encourage employees to speak up about topics once a year. Organisations today need to more actively solicit, analyse and engage in ongoing conversations with past, present and even future employees.

Business professionals acknowledge that having access to a collective 'employee voice' will help leaders achieve diverse goals, including identifying innovations and improving productivity, but what are some of the key considerations for making this vision a reality?

The Urgency of having the right people in the right place at the right time:  As today’s business world is growing in complexity, industry experts agree that organisations with sophisticated talent identification, people development and workforce planning will have competitive advantage today and into the future. These organisations will be best placed to face the challenges and uncertainties of 2016.

How do your talent acquisition, succession and skills management strategies currently align to your business priorities and the external environment? How can you prepare your organisation for the “unknown unknowns” of the coming years?

Our roundtable will provide an opportunity for you to explore these topics and network with fellow HR & Business leaders to better understand key challenges and gain insight that can be translated back into your organisation.

Roundtable Location:


Our Scotland roundtable will be hosted in the IBM offices in the heart of Edinburgh, next to the International Conference Centre, 0.4 miles from Haymarket Rail Station.

IBM United Kingdom Limited
5th Floor Atria 1
144 Morrison Street
Telephone: 0161 905 4111

By bus

  • Haymarket station on Route 2; disembark at the Conference Centre stop on Morrison Street, directly outside the Atria 1 building
  • Princes Street near Waverley station on Routes 10, 11, 15, 16; disembark at the Usher Hall stop on Lothian Road, walk ahead to traffic lights and right in to Morrison Street (max. 300yds.)


  • Parking is available at Thistle Parking (opposite Atria 1.) This is under the Scottish Widows building and offers chargeable parking. Approach the car park from Semple Street, using EH3 8BL as postcode for online and sat-nav mapping, and exit as a pedestrian on to Morrison Street.

Your Roundtable Host:

The roundtable host, Anthony Ryland, has hands-on experience in Operations and Human Resources. Anthony will give background to the topics and is experienced in guiding conversations to deliver new insights for participants. 

Anthony is a Director at Tap'd Solutions. His career is split between senior leadership roles in Operations, Talent, L&D and HR in Retail, Electronics, Outsourcing and B2B sectors. 

Don't delay. Places are limited. Register here for the Scotland Roundtable event:

Our roundtable event is on Wednesday 21st September 2016 and will run from 12:00 to approximately 15:00. A buffet lunch will be provided on arrival at 12:00 with the roundtable starting at 12:30.

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