Leveraging AI for HR and the Workplace

Leveraging AI for HR and the Workplace

In association with Hays 

This event is designed to help anyone in HR fully comprehend the benefits that AI brings to an organisation and how it applies to every part of the employment cycle.

It is delivered by experts in AI & digital transformation, DEI, and employment law who understand the challenges this revolutionary technology brings to HR and the workplace, but also the many benefits! McKinsey (The State of AI in Early 2024) noted that 72% of organisations surveyed had adopted AI across at least one business function. 

Briefed to leave delegates with key takeaways from each session delivered, this event is essential for every HR professional who is ready to play their part in the AI revolution.

By attending this event you will leave with:

  • A full comprehension of the relevance of AI to every stage of the employment cycle
  • 10 AI Tools for immediate use in your HR team and in the workplace
  • An understanding of how to and how not to implement an AI strategy in your workplace
  • Advice on how to ensure that AI impacts positively on equality and inclusion in the workplace
  • Full comprehension of how other HR teams are optimising AI 

Who should attend?

Those in HR wanting to understand how AI can transform the work of their HR team and introduce efficiencies for every employee.

Why should you attend?

AI is set to transform the workplace and at an unprecedented pace. Whilst it presents many threats it also represents a huge opportunity for those in HR prepared to embrace this new technology and help their employer secure major competitive advantage by early and intelligent use of AI. By attending this event you are securing your future within the workforce.

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Intro & Welcome

 Legal Island event chair


The story so far

18 months after ChatGPT4 first appeared & astonished everyone – we take a look at the research, the stats and the surveys to find out how AI is impacting HR & the workplace

Kieran Gilmurray, Digital Transformation Expert



Implementing an AI Strategy in the workplace.

Remember AI is more than a tool. It’s a process, a culture, a policy. Christopher Lind shares his thoughts and expertise on all three

Christopher Lind, Chief Learning Officer, at ChenMed


Break 15 minutes




Rolling Out AI without Rolling Over Equality and Inclusion in your Organisation

Virginia Mendez, Author, Consultant & Public Speaker


Break 15 minutes



How AI is Transforming Recruitment & Selection

+ Devising interview questions in the new AI era
+ Setting interview tasks that require evidence of good use of AI
+ Deciding how much automation is too much and where the humans fit in
+ How to check for bias in your AI assisted processes

Martyn Redstone of PPLBOTS



12noon Panel Session



Panel Discussion

Topics Include:
+ Tackling AI Transparency Concerns
+ Managing both the drive for efficiencies & employee job security concerns
+ HR’s role in transforming every employee into a student of AI

Panel TBC






10 Immediate Uses of AI in your HR Team and Workplace

Barry Phillips, Chair of Legal Island


Break 15 mins



What about the rights of employees in the implementation of AI?

A look at the so called “Red Lines” that should not be crossed when implementing AI in the workplace to safeguard the rights of employees.

Sarah Cochrane, Associate at Carson McDowell


Threading it all together 

Making the business case then making it happen – key takeaways from the day.

Ronald Howson, Consulting Director of Emposo Technology and Digital Consultancy within the Hays Group

Main Event Closes 3.45pm


Choose one of our breakout sessions:

4p.m. Extra Bonus Session

A complete beginner’s guide to Co-pilot and all its possibilities for HR and beyond - With Guido Marchetti, Microsoft Representative

A complete beginner’s guide to ChatGPT4o and all its possibilities for HR and beyond - With Barry Phillips


"The variety was great. I also liked the fact that real-life examples were presented. Overall, there was a very applicable aspect to the material presented, including risk awareness and reality of threats." Mary Fitzpatrick, Training & Development manager, The Pensions Authority

"The amount and quality of information provided was first class. I learned a lot. Thank you." Alison McVitty, HR Consultant

"I liked the variety of speakers, very tuned into the audience needs and language used was practical and easy to understand." Sarah Arthurs, Head of People and Performance, Kefron Group


  • Barry Phillips
    Barry Phillips Chairman
    Legal Island

    Barry Phillips (CEO) BEM founded Legal Island in 1998. Since then, the company has become the leading workplace compliance training company on the island of Ireland. 

    Barry curated and chaired the first-ever AI for HR online event in September 2023. Since then, he has organised numerous webinars and workshops for HR on AI topics. He also presents a weekly podcast summarising important developments in AI for those in HR.

  • Christopher Lind
    Christopher Lind Chief Learning Officer

    Globally recognised, digital-first HR leader living at the intersection of business, technology, and the human experience. Author of Relentless Intention. Host of Future-Focused. Chief Learning Officer at ChenMed. Devoted husband and father of 7 under the age of 12.

  • Kieran Gilmurray
    Kieran Gilmurray Digital Transformation Expert
    Kieran Gilmurray

    Kieran Gilmurray is the author of the book “The A-Z of Organizational Digital Transformation.” He is regularly ranked as one of the top global experts Automation, Data Analytics, Brand Influencers and Business Technology Innovators.

    Kieran is a senior executive with 28+ years of experience leading digital transformations for businesses. He has been a director, board member, research fellow and advisor to multiple international companies.

  • Martyn Redstone
    Martyn Redstone

    Martyn is a Conversational & Generative AI evangelism, education and careers specialist. Founder of PPLBOTS, Martyn brings 18 years of recruitment industry experience, with the last 7 years dedicated to the exploration of automation and AI in recruitment. 

  • Ronald Howson
    Ronald Howson Consulting Director
    Emposo Technology and Digital Consultancy within the Hays Group

    Ronald, a Consulting Director at Emposo Technology and Digital Consultancy within the Hays Group, specialises in digital transformation across Public and Private sectors. He currently supports clients in driving the adoption of new Enterprise Platforms and strategic corporate transformation to realise tangible value from existing technology investments and emerging enterprise technologies.

  • Sarah Cochrane
    Sarah Cochrane Associate
    Carson McDowell

    Sarah Cochrane joined the Employment Team at Carson McDowell in 2012. Sarah attained a degree in law (LLB Honours) from Queens University in 2005 before embarking on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in Chester later that year. Sarah trained with DAC Beachcroft LLP in Manchester and qualified as a solicitor into the Employment & PensionsTeam in 2009.

  • Virginia Mendez
    Virginia Mendez Author, Consultant & Public Speaker

    Virginia Mendez is a feminist author, consultant, public speaker and co-founder of The Feminist Shop. She works getting people and organisations excited to be part of the solution in terms of real diversity, inclusion and belonging. In a world where AI is a reality this commitment is more important than ever. 

Event details


9.15am - 3.15pm PLUS 30min bonus session


24 September 2024




Standard Rate: £195 + VAT

Early Bird Rate: £145 + VAT (ends 13th August, 5pm)