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The Definitive Event for Strategic HR Leaders Navigating the Complexities of Leading a Front-Line Manufacturing Workforce into 2022 & Beyond

LEAP HR: Manufacturing is your best opportunity to uncover 20+ case studies of the new HR thinking that are enabling manufacturers to transform the way they find, develop and retain the skilled talent they need to transition to a post-pandemic operating environment faster.

Among the agenda highlights:

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How Mars’s approach to training expanded its reach from 50% to 80% uptake amongst first-time people leaders, significantly improved learning NPS scores, and made $6million in cost savings

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How Kraft Heinz implemented a new talent engine that transformed the recruiting function and enabled the organization to attract the high-quality talent it needed to thrive.


How one HR initiative at Vermeer has enabled the company to attract and develop non-traditional talent from outside the industry and reduce 90-day turnover from double digit numbers to below 6%


How Unifrax is pioneering new flexible work approaches such as
eliminating vacation entitlement and rethinking working hours to remain a competitive employer in the manufacturing sector

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How Herman Miller is applying a series of innovative employee-centric initiatives to transform the way it provides opportunity for its manufacturing workforce


How Milliken’s TEAM initiative is enabling the manufacturer to redesign the way it drives engagement and retention amongst its production line employees


How PepsiCo is changing the narrative around reskilling and
upskilling for its frontline workforce to equip them with what they need to succeed today and in the future


How Pilgrim’s redesigned the way it provided financial wellbeing to its workforce to enhance workforce education, security, and retention


How Elkay Manufacturing successfully pivoted its plants to
produce new product lines during the pandemic to enable the business to avoid furloughs and layoffs, and meet customer needs


How McCormick is re-imagining how it can use its corporate voice to drive social awareness and change across its workforce, products, and communities


How the Manufacturing Institute is energizing skilled workforces now and rethinking how to inspire the next-generation manufacturing workforce

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How General Mills’ new virtual university has transformed its workforce’s mindset towards their own development and future career opportunities within the organization

How it Works

We believe the traditional conference format is not fit for purpose, so we’ve ripped it up and started from scratch. When you look inside the following agenda, you will see three main types of session:

  • Discover sessions offer you the chance to hear the most admired people leaders in manufacturing
    share the stories of what they’ve done to solve their most pressing HR challenges
  • Develop sessions provide you with the unique opportunity to have your burning questions
    answered in a room full of your peers and move beyond the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ to get to the ‘how’
  • Action sessions are designed to help you work with your team to set a clear, bespoke action plan of what you are going to change when you get back to your business to ensure you get a fast ROI
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