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ICAEW Global Employer Conference

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ICAEW’s inaugural global employer conference is taking place on 25 – 27 May, covering a range of topics impacting employers, with guidance, top tips and much more. Please register for each day you would like to attend.

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At a glance


Panel discussions

Hear from peers on business issues employers are currently facing


Question and answer opportunities

Ask the industry experts your questions.


Available on demand

Following the event, the sessions will be available on demand


Please register for each day you would like to attend.

Robot hand Day 1 - Register now
  • Webinar
  • 25 May 2021
  • 09:00 - 11:00 BST

Hear from a range of businesses as they lead discussions on ethics, sustainability and technology and how these are all impacting on the future of the accountancy profession.

Three business people talking around coffee table Day 2 - Register now
  • Webinar
  • 26 May 2021
  • 09:00 - 12:00 BST

For employers currently training with ICAEW, this day will provide updates on our qualifications, the benefits available to you and your trainees, and insights into how students are currently feeling and how you can help.

Young people looking upwards Day 3 - Register now
  • Webinar
  • 27 May 2021
  • 09:00 - 12:00 BST

Our final day of panel discussions looks at the challenges employers are facing in 2021, including recruitment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, diversity and inclusion, engaging with Gen-Z and much more.

Day 1

Introduction from ICAEW's Chief Executive
ICAEW's Chief Executive, Michael Izza, will be discussing: The importance of the profession in leading the way on tackling climate change and making businesses more sustainable; ICAEW's support for the Sustainable Development Goals, and the economic as well as environmental benefits involved; Digital transformation and ensuring the profession remains relevant and equipped with the right skills, and maintaining public trust
Data Analytics - does data visualisation mean we’re all storytellers now?
Finance teams are increasingly expected to demonstrate value outside of their own bubble, but communicating with other parts of the business that may not be as financially literate is often not that simple. Is your team set up to use all the tools at their disposal to deliver digestible and valuable data-led insights in a coherent and compelling way?
Sustainability for employers
Challenges like climate change not only impact a business’s finances, operations and reporting requirements but can present unique opportunities to engage staff and attract talent. Leadership on sustainability is quickly becoming a hygiene factor for those entering the workplace. Hear perspectives from different organisations on how they are managing the sustainability challenge.
15 minute break
Tackling fraud - how are businesses experiencing fraud in the wake of COVID-19 and what can be done to prevent it?
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it new and emerging fraud threats, as criminals seek opportunities brought about by remote working and online interactions. As businesses are often the target, this session will address ways in which finance teams may come across these frauds and how to develop effective processes to help protect themselves from this growing crime.

Day 3

How can employers best respond to the changes in the apprentice and graduate recruitment market caused by Covid-19?
Using insights from 80,000 school and university students across the UK, Cibyl, a market research consultancy, will provide an overview of career aspirations and decision making of UK and international students. Discover more about students’ career aspirations, influences and expectations.
5 things Gen Z want you to stop doing right now!
Struggling to connect with Gen Z, particularly in the recruitment process? We’ve reached out to students to find out five things to avoid when recruiting graduates. Hear from Gen Z themselves what they really think about your recruitment processes and ask our expert panel what you could be doing differently.
How to have an inclusive recruitment process - learnings from businesses that have worked on diversity
Hear from two different employers who have implemented inclusive recruitment processes in their business and the impact this has had on diversity. This session will also explore conscious and unconscious bias and assessing potential and contextual recruitment. You’ll also have the chance to ask your burning questions about inclusive recruitment.
15 minute break
Mental health in the workplace
How do you ensure your employees' health and mental wellbeing is prioritised? Do you have the tools at your disposal to help them on a practical and emotional level? Hear from three employers on how they are implementing wellbeing programmes for their staff.
What the future of the workplace will look like in a post-covid world?
What have been the biggest organisational challenges and positives brought about by COVID-19? Will traditional business models have to change for good and if so, what will this look like? How can you continue to support your employees in a blended working environment? Hear from employers on the lessons they will be taking forward from the pandemic.

Day 2 - for current authorised training employers

The Covid Cohort - how has the pandemic impacted skills development and recruitment trends?
How have ACA and CFAB students been coping during the pandemic? What skills are increasingly in demand from employers right now as a result of the disruption caused by Covid-19? How has recruitment been affected globally? Hear from a student, an employer and a global recruitment agency as they offer their views on how businesses and students have been affected by the pandemic.
ACA update: What's new in 2021?
Hear from three ICAEW colleagues about the recent changes to our qualifications, including our unique new exam platform, remote invigilation, our advanced data analytics software and our brand new digital learning materials. If you have any burning questions about the recent changes, this is your opportunity to put them to the experts.
15 minute break
What a successful recruitment and training programme looks like from a global perspective.
Hear from three employers on how their recruitment programmes have gone from strength to strength. What are the requirements for success? What is needed in terms of internal infrastructure? How do you get buy in from senior management to strengthen your finance function?
What benefits are available to Authorised Training Employers and students?
Join ICAEW’s Business Development Managers as they discuss what support and benefits are available to authorised training employers, including recruitment support, student inductions and more. In addition, find out more about how to advertise your job vacancies on ICAEW Training Vacancies, the Available Student Register, and ICAEW Jobs.
CABA - Wellbeing for you and your students
In this session, CABA will be guiding us through how they support ACA trainees by working with ICAEW employers, tuition providers and tutor groups. In addition to CABA's wide range of support services, they also offer a range of free online resources which include webinars and practical advice-led content that can be shared with your wider staffing teams.

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