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AUCKLAND BRANCH: Maintaining Employee Engagement in Uncertain Times

We all know what a challenging year 2020 has been with HR professionals having to tackle many unforeseen issues alongside their day jobs. What impact has the year had on employee engagement and what can we do to continue to bring focus to the areas that matter most for our employees?

Kate and Kim will share their employee engagement experiences with a particular focus on how they’ve maintained employee engagement throughout this period of uncertainty.

Luke will bring a global perspective to the discussion with data outlining engagement trends from Peakon’s extensive employee database.

About our Presenters

Kim Culpan

Kim is the Head of Organisational Development at Chorus and is passionate about the connection between employee engagement, customer experience and business outcomes. Kim will outline the employee engagement experience at Chorus and provide insights and practical tips that you can apply in your organisation.

Kate Rengey

Kate is the People & Development Director across OMD New Zealand and is a strong advocate for driving employee engagement and creating a true culture of inclusion in the workplace. Kate will describe the ‘People-First’ platform at OMD and will share different ideas that may help you support employee engagement in your organisation.

Luke Amundson

Luke Amundson is VP APAC for Peakon, a global employee engagement and people analytics business with APAC HQ in Auckland. Luke has worked with hundreds of businesses around the world on their engagement journey and helping leaders to make data-driven people decisions. He will give a view of how NZ businesses have fared through 2020 and the global pandemic, especially in comparison to the trends from around the world.


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