Entry and Early Talent Forum 2018
17 May @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm£449.00 - £499.00
Discover the latest thought leadership and best practice at Symposium's new Entry and Early Talent Forum 2018
The Entry and Early Talent Forum is aimed at in-house HR professionals responsible for the attraction, engagement and development of employees at the start of their careers - as school levers, recent graduates or in initial occupational phases. It will offer best practice insights on how to recruit, retain and manage a robust talent pool and how to ensure employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Flexible and agile strategies are required both to achieve the competitive advantage in a jobseeker’s market and to respond to changing expectation and structural reforms in the workplace environment. The speed of change requires upgraded strategies and innovative ways to recruit, retain and develop talent.
This adds a new dynamic to long-standing practices regarding how to attract the next generation, upgrade apprenticeships, and school leavers and graduate programmes, and plan genuine early career opportunities. We will look at ways for early career and talent development professionals to achieve cost optimization and navigate through the scope of programme offerings they provide. We will also look at how to align the talent acquisition and development agenda with the broader organisational strategy to create a solid entry level and early talent pipeline that will last into the future.
Some of the themes to be explored include:
- Is your entry level intake best aimed at school levers, apprenticeship or graduates and how do you attract the right talent?
- What skills are imperative in entry level recruits and what necessary upskilling can be provided by in-house training programmes?
- How to evaluate your applications and new intake to identify and place talent in the right roles
- Overcoming shortages in skills and talent
- Early talent spotting – finding talent outside their role metrics and providing the right development opportunities
- How to create an early talent pipeline that aligns with the skills needed in the future
- Successful early talent Programmes
- Balancing costs – in recruitment, training, attrition, development, under and over promotion
- Further topics to be confirmed
Please note that as this conference is subject to changes to the date, venue, programme and speakers.
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|09:00||Coffee and Registration|
|09:30||Chair's opening remarks|
|09:45||How to create an early talent pipeline that aligns with the skills and behaviours needed in the future
Ben Elmer-White, Learning and Development Manager, Babcock International Group
Margaret Miller, Early Careers Manager, Babcock International Group
|10:10||Futureproofing and evolving your entry and early talent strategy
Daron Locke, Group Commercial Director, BPP
Pauline McGee, Head of Quality and Risk Management Team, BDO LLP
|10:35||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|10:45||Panel: Strengthening the dialogue between organisations and their potential and secured employees
Elizabeth Hunt, Marketing Manager, Milkround
|11:10||Refreshments and networking|
|11:30||The science and art of searching for the superb
How to evaluate your applications and new intake to identify and place talent in the right roles
Philip Paige, UK Early Years Lead, J.P. Morgan
|11:55||Creating a successful, innovative and sustainable graduate development programme
Sam Elsworthy, Senior Talent and OD Consultant, Standard Life Aberdeen plc
|12:20||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|12:30||Lunch and networking|
|13:30||Overcoming shortages in skills and talent|
|13:55||Balancing costs - in recruitment, training, attrition, development and promotions|
|14:20||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|14:30||Knowledge share networking session|
|15:00||Refreshments and networking|
|15:20||To be announced soon|
|15:25||To be announced soon|
|16:10||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|16:20||Chair's closing remarks and end of conference|
Some of the experts speaking at this event include...
Philip Paige, UK Early Years Lead, J.P. Morgan
Having worked at J.P. Morgan for 19 years now, with a background primarily in currencies and commodities product control and project management, Phill has always had an interest in encouraging students to develop employable skills. He has volunteered extensively with Young Enterprise which lead to J.P. Morgan approaching him to head up their Schools Engagement team 6 years ago.
Additionally Phill has chaired the Financial Services Trailblazer group for Investment Operations which has defined 3 new standards that are now live and been a member of the broader Financial Services Trailblazer.
Phill is driven by a passion for helping to find the very best junior talent for J.P. Morgan in the UK and for helping to prepare students for the world of work, whether they end up with J.P. Morgan or not. Never afraid to try something different or challenge preconceptions, he and his team are seen as thought leaders within the firm. With over 200 apprentices having been taken on so far, and another 50 due in 2018, Phill is excited about the apprenticeship space and what developments will come in future years.
Daron Locke, UK Group Commercial Director, BPP
Daron supports and advises clients to introduce training solutions aligned to their business strategy. Daron has over 20 years' experience, in the professional firms sector.
Pauline McGee, Head of Quality and Risk Management, BDO LLP
Pauline qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 and has spent over 10 years in student training, both in the UK and overseas. She has been a partner at BDO LLP since 2010, where she leads a team of professionals who provide support, training and guidance to the firm's partners and staff on quality and risk matters including monitoring and managing the firm's top risks, internal audit, information security, data security and ethical matters.
Pauline sits on the firm's Quality and Risk Management Committee, acts as the firm’s Data Protection Officer and leads the firm's own internal audit process. She is also the partner responsible for student training, where she has a strategic role around the training provided to school leavers and graduates.
Ben Elmer-White, Learning and Development Manager, Babcock Clyde
Ben Elmer-White joined Babcock International at HMNB Clyde in April 2013, where he has driven major change in Learning & Development, Early Careers, Competence and Career Frameworks, and Behavioural Change.
Prior to joining Babock Clyde, Ben held a number of senior management roles in Operations, Sales, Learning and Development and People Management. Ben also created his own consulting company delivering customer experience, sales & service, learning & development, employee engagement, culture change, recruitment & selection, reward & recognition solutions to clients including British Gas, CSS Hong Kong –working in Asia Pacific, and TeleTech.
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