Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas

Head of Total Workforce Strategy at Philips

Martin Thomas is currently leading Total Workforce Strategy for Philips to help the business be ready for the workforce of the future. Martin drives strategy for recruitment of permanent, contingent & on-demand workers to ensure Philips have a joined up approach across all sources of getting work done. He creates the link from Strategic Workforce Planning to Demand Management and he owns the Contingent Labour Programme for Philips globally.   Martin is a Talent Acquisition professional with career spanning in-house and executive search, leading TA for organisations including BT, AIG and the BBC. He gained broader HR experience through roles in Talent Management and as an HRBP with extensive International experience leading regional and global teams. Martin has lived in the UK, Germany, USA and India.

2:50 pm - 3:25 pm
Channel Thrive

SWP 2.0 with the Imagine Collaborative Community

Many organisations face a large volume of change and complexity at an unprecedented pace. How do you manage this to be successful and meet all the dynamically changing priorities? Join us to listen and learn from a variety of Talent leaders in different organisations who came together to openly collaborate in the Imagine Community to build Strategic Workforce Planning 2.0 – a tool to deliver the fluidity and agility needed to future proof your workforce and organisation”. This session is introduced by Sue Brooks (CEO at IMAGINE), facilitated by Julie Smith (People Change Manager) and consist of panellists; Vivienne Meredith (Head of HR at Anglo American), Nick Kemsley (Owner/Director at N Kemsley Consulting), Martin Thomas (Head of Total Workforce Strategy at Philips) and Ben Murphy-Ryan (Senior Director, Global Talent Acquisition at Arm).