Damien Andreasen

National Convention & Exhibition 2022

Monday 15 August – Wednesday 17 August


How HR tech drives company culture and employee experience

Damien Andreasen, Country Manager, ANZ, HiBob

For over a decade, Damien has founded and held C-level positions for several Australian tech companies in the B2B and HR space including LawPath, Spreets and Ento. More recently, Damien joined HiBob, one of the world’s fastest growing HR tech companies that was built for the way people work today: globally, remotely and collaboratively. As HiBob’s Country Manager, Damien is focused on leading and driving its business expansion across the APJ region.

Abbey Gladysz, Human Resource Manager, Novatti

Abbey is a values-driven Human Resources practitioner bringing more than a decade of HR expertise to Novatti from a diverse mix of industries and with some of Australia’s biggest brand names, including Cotton On, McDonald’s and Spotlight. An experienced people leader, Abbey plans, directs and coordinates all human resources management activities at Novatti with a focus on building strong, long-lasting relationships and strategic, cost-effective people solutions for the business. Innovative and enthusiastic in her approach, she is passionate about finding ways to get the best out of an organisation’s people and improve the working lives of those around her, which ultimately delivers value back to the business. As someone who appreciates honesty and motivation in others, Abbey is an authentic and collaborative leader who achieves results through her team and highly regards flexibility in all things

Overview of presentation

Building a great company culture and creating a meaningful employee experience has become more challenging for organisations moving to a hybrid/remote work model. But it is also an opportunity for people leaders to understand what truly engages their employees, and what it takes to retain them.

How do you create an environment of trust and belonging when your employees are in different locations and time zones? How do you streamline your HR and onboarding processes, keep global teams connected and listen to employee feedback?

In this session, we’ll talk about how HR tech fills this gap, empowers you to lead with a people-first approach and helps you to: 

  • Make your onboarding process more personal and engaging
  • Provide a centralised communication for all employees
  • Listen to employee feedback and take action
  • Invest in growth and development