The agenda for this year’s Zellis Connect is packed with excellent speakers from across the world of payroll and HR.

Whether you’ve already booked your place or still need to register, take a sneak peek at what you can expect to hear and learn over the course of our unmissable two-day customer conference.

1) How to attract, retain and engage talent in times of shortages

People are now more important than ever to business success. But, in times of skills shortages, it’s also becoming more difficult to attract, retain and engage talent.

In the first keynote session at Zellis Connect, Kevin Green, a leading HR thinker and author, will talk about what business need to do differently to overcome this challenge. He will give practical examples to inspire delegates to go back and make a difference in their own organisations.

He’ll even explain what lessons can be learned from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Tiger Woods and Sir Alex Ferguson, so you definitely won’t want to miss this!

2) The future of reward experience

The future of reward experience is the core theme for Zellis Connect 2019. This is an area of constant change, and we want to be at the forefront of the conversation.

In one of our main sessions, Marko Perisic, our CTO and Martin Mann, our Development Director, will be talking delegates through the most exciting opportunities to use technology to drive innovation, insights and success in pay and reward.

Marko and Martin will explain our plan to develop ResourceLink so that it continues to meet the most advanced of payroll and HR requirements.

3) The role of technology in the future of HR

There is already a huge amount of interest in how new technologies, especially those which utilise machine learning and artificial intelligence, will change the workplace.

From HR chatbots through to fully automated personal assistants, technology is being used in a myriad of ways for both high-skilled professional workers, and for workers in manual or service based roles.

Ed Houghton, Head of Research and Thought Leadership at the CIPD will be speaking on what the HR department can do to support the implementation of technology, explaining why it will need these capabilities at its core in the future.

4) Flexible payment options and the future of payroll

As the workforce evolves and the traditional 9 to 5 is disrupted, organisations are starting to consider the need to offer flexible payment options to their employees. But what are the alternatives to monthly pay days, what are the pros and cons, and what role will payroll technology play?

Make sure to join us as Vickie Graham, Business Development Director at the CIPP, explores some of the most important questions surrounding the future of payroll.

5) Current and upcoming payroll legislation

Keeping up with the latest legislation is essential for payroll professionals. We’re expecting the government to issue a number of legislative updates in the near future, including in relation to IR35.

At Zellis Connect, you can hear Jaspal Randhawa-Wayte, our Director of Product Management, Payroll Solutions, and Helen Hargreaves, Associate Director of Policy at the CIPP outline the most important changes and steps you can take to prepare.

6) The importance of financial wellbeing to employees

Stagnant savings habits, increased debt, low financial literacy and almost non-existent trust in financial services have created a melting pot of stress around finances at work. Money is now more stressful to employees than their work or relationships.

Of course, this is a big concern for HR teams and is forcing them to consider if they are doing enough to support the financial wellbeing in the workplace. If not, what can they do to change this?

Gethin Nadin, Director of Employee Wellbeing at Benefex and Dr Andrew McFaull of King’s College London will be explaining the psychological and behavioural theories you can use to help lift your employees’ money worries.

7) Why the real living wage is good for business

More and more employers are being encouraged to pay the real living wage if they can afford to do so. However, as it was only introduced in 2016, many people are still unfamiliar with this wage rate and often confuse it with the national living wage.

Sam Hepher, Programme Manager at The Real Living Wage Foundation will be giving an in-depth talk on the real living wage at Zellis Connect, explaining what it is, how it differs from other wage rates, what it means to be an accredited Living Wage Employer, and the benefits this brings for business and staff alike.

This interactive session will include case studies of other well-known employers who have thrived from it. Sam will also speak about new initiatives that accredited employers can get involved in, including Living Wage Places and Living Hours.

8) Showing employees total rewards

Personalisation is key when developing an engaging employee experience, and a big part of this is your approach to pay and reward. Providing personalised benefits not only creates value for employees, but for the organisation as a whole. It supports recruitment efforts and promotes employee loyalty and advocacy. on

Matt Russell, Chief Sales Officer at Benefex will be joining us to explore best practices for personalising benefits and how the concept of ‘total rewards’ shapes the employee experience.

Learn how to register for Zellis Connect.