Identify your competitive advantage, rethink your employee experience and challenge how you attract and retain star employees!

Michelle McBride, Chief People Officer at Tower will dive into how they reshaped their employee experience, and fundamentally shifted their operating model to accommodate hybrid workforce requirements. Michelle will also share how their strong values anchor their organisational purpose, connecting and inspiring even their most remote workers every day.

We will then hear from McDonalds Restaurants NZ Ltd’s Head of People, Training & Talent, Gareth Cameron. Gareth will walk you through how their innovative onboarding and career development focuses on growing people’s skills not just limiting them to how we see their roles.

Discover how you can build standout culture and employee experiences that have potential to propel your business into the top picked workplaces in NZ.

Fresh People breakfast: cultivate your employer brand through stand out culture



Ian Sergeant

Business Development
- Partnerships & Group

Danica Hape-Tiria

Head of People & Culture
Tower Insurance

Gareth Cameron

Head of People, Training and Talent -McDonalds Restaurants NZ


10.00 – 10.30 am

Webinar lobby is open

10.30 – 10.35 am

MC introduction

Ian Sergeant, Business Development - Partnerships & Group - nib

10.35 – 11.00 am

Identifying competitive advantage to level up your employer proposition – rethinking your purpose and employee experience

  • From Hire to Retire – putting your employee experience under the microscope to better understand lifecycles and bridge the gaps

  • What’s your Why? – Anchoring your organisational purpose through authentic values that inspire and bring out the best in your people

  • The Future of Work is here – crafting a hybrid workforce strategy that caters to all employees.

Danica Hape-Tiria, Head of People & Culture-Tower Insurance

11.00 – 11.25 am

Quick questions to the expert

11.00 – 11.25 am

Case study: McDonalds - How NZ’s largest youth employer attracts, engages, and grows their talent through great culture

  • From the Head Office to the front line staff – setting the culture expectations and aligning all people through consistent messaging
  • Effective onboarding – enabling high engagement from the get-go, and how to utilise recruitment platforms to support your process
  • Capability building – Driving an exciting employee experience through skill development, and shaping careers with impact that lasts a lifetime.

Gareth Cameron, Head of People, Training & Talent -McDonalds Restaurants NZ

11.25 – 11.40 am

Panel discussion – Live Q&A facilitated by MC

11.40 – 11.45 am

MC closing comments

Ian Sargeant, Business & Development - Partnerships & Group - nib

Small Business, Big Benefits!

nib can now offer EMA members (with five or more employees) the same benefits usually only available for larger organisations on nib’s Premier Health business plan.

This includes:

  • Immediate pre-existing condition cover (excluding general exclusions, and Serious Condition Lump Sum option).
  • Waived stand down periods on GP, Dental & Optical, and Specialist Options when added within 90 days of policy commencement.
  • Employees’ family members can also receive the same health cover benefits when added within 90 days of policy commencement.

For further information, join us at Fresh People or please get in touch with the nib group team today.

Email:  |  Phone: 0800 287 642

On-site Registration & Pricing

EMA Members

$ 69
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 1 CPD Hours


$ 89
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 1 CPD Hours

Webinar Registration & Pricing

EMA Members

$ 69
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 1 CPD Hours


$ 89
00 +GST
  • Delegate Workbook
  • 1 CPD Hours

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