L&D Meetup #Retail

Join the special event for HR and L&D leaders from the retail industry to talk about challenges and solutions that will support both employee experience and business goals.
Aug 20, 2020
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About the event

One industry. Multiple challenges

Every industry has its own set of challenges when it comes to HR and L&D departments. Especially now, in fast-changing world and ‘the new normal’, big organizations have to review some processes and align. It is no different for the retail industry.

Retail is always dynamic – it is a very competitive and fast-changing industry facing distinct HR issues within the majority of brands. To begin with recruitment and attracting top talent, retail is also dealing with high turnover, retention, onboarding and training of different types of employees or employee experience. More than anywhere else, the time between recruiting, training and preparing employees to work is limited for retail companies. And all that in the environment of thousands of employees in multiple locations around the world!

How should retailers manage the HR processes to achieve the business goals and take care of the employee?

Join us to talk about how the HR challenges in the retail industry can be faced with excellent processes of onboarding, training and employee development. Dedicated to HR and L&D leaders in the retail industry, our event will be full of practical knowledge and insights from top retail companies like Leroy Merlin or Jeronimo Martins.

For whom?

Retail Leadership

For senior managers and directors of enterprise retail organizations

HR and L&D Management

For HR/HRM/L&D managers and professionals


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Simon Janicki

CEO & Co-founder at HCM Deck

Co-founder, CEO of HCM Deck, one of the fastest growing HR tech B2B SaaS start-up, which supports the success of over 200,000 employees of companies such as Santander Consumer Bank, Leroy Merlin, Nationale Nederlanden, Volkswagen Group or Allianz. HR tech expert, speaker at dozens conferences, organizer of L&D Meetup – the biggest conference on Learning & Development in Poland.

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Ed Smith

Head of Global Growth at HCM Deck

With over a decade of senior management, change and process optimisation experience having worked with the world’s leading organisations to develop and implement strategic change projects supporting L&D and HR functions with successful Outplacement solutions. Edward is responsible for leading the entire HCM Deck global operations and subject matter expert on Employee Development, Change & Offboarding and Mentoring, Strategic directions and Career coaching, with a specific interest in Employer branding.

Dr Wojciech Zytkowiak-Wenzel

Leadership Development Expert, HR Director at Hebe, Jeronimo Martins Group

People & culture executive with 15+ years of international experience across virtually all functions of human resources. He claims to know the “secret sauce” of people development, but is also a fierce believer in evidence-based management that focuses on practices that have been scientifically proven to bring tangible and meaningful results.

David Nally

Human Resources Manager at Woodie's

Experienced leader with a strong track record in the retail industry. Skilled in Learning & Development, Employee Engagement, Retail Operations, Sales Management & People Leadership.


Agenda [all hours in CEST]

L&D Meetup #Retail

Aug 20, 2020
Online [CEST]
  • Session one [CEST]

  • 10:00

    Welcome to L&D Meetup #Retail

    Simon Janicki | HCM Deck

    Online via Livestorm

  • 10:15

    Digital onboarding with Leroy Merlin. Case study

    Ed Smith | HCM Deck

    Online via Livestorm

  • 10:45



    Online via Livestorm

  • 11:30

    OutplaceME. The modern outplacement process

    Ed Smith | HCM Deck

    Online via Livestorm

  • 12:00

    Virtual coffee break. Grab a cup and let's network!

  • Session two [CEST]

  • 12:30

    Leadership in the new normal - must-have competences for the post-covid FMCG world.

    Wojciech Zytkowiak-Wenzel | Hebe, Jeronimo Martins Group

    Online via Livestorm

  • 13:15

    The link between L&D, Employment Engage and business results

    David Nally | Woodie's

    Online via Livestorm


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