A pdf of presentations, available following the event. (NB. Does not include event access)
Recruiting the right people for your organisation is getting harder.
For the first time since the recession the number of advertised jobs has overtaken the number of job seekers. This puts the candidate in a much stronger position, being able to pick, choose and demand what they want. To add to this, the UK is suffering from a skills gap with more than half of British businesses saying young people do not have the right skills for the job when they leave school.
All of this makes for a much more competitive market.
This conference will take an in-depth look at the latest innovations in recruitment, helping you to stand out from competition in a tough market and find the right skills for hard-to-fill roles faster.
|Jason Gowlett, Head of HR Operations, Direct Line Group
Conference chairman, Jason, heads Direct Line Group’s HR Operations team, leading the delivery of the company’s HR operational requirements including Payroll, Recruitment, Learning, HR Administration, Supplier Management, HR Systems, HR Change and Risk Management. Jason began his career at RBS Group in 1986 and held roles that included setting up and leading a lending centre and leading call centre operations, before moving into Human Resources 9 years ago. He moved to Direct Line Group in 2011, where as Head of Resourcing he successfully led the separation of the Recruitment function during Direct Line Group’s separation from RBS Group. In 2013, he took up his current role as Head of HR Operations. In 2014, Jason’s team won the OnRec award for Best Use of Mobile and Best Outdoor Campaign at the CIPD Recruitment Marketing Awards. And in 2015, they were named Payroll Team of the Year at the Ceridian Customer Awards and won the RAD (Recruitment Advertising Design) award for Outdoor, Events and Experiential and the OnRec award for Creative Offline Marketing.
|Steven Ehrlich, VP Client Development, AIA Worldwide
AIA Worldwide’s Steven Ehrlich is a fizzing, over-caffeinated whirlwind. That’s not a bad thing. Just spend just five minutes in his company and you’ll catch a dose of his infectious enthusiasm for all things digital. Splitting his time between London and New York, Steve works closely with agency teams around the world to explore, develop and implement strategic initiatives, leveraging social media, new technology and innovative employer brand delivery channels.
Steve has been a complete ‘tech geek’ for more than 20 years. An early adopter of everything from the Apple Newton, digital photography and the CD, to Twitter, Satellite Radio and the iPhone, he has used emerging tools and technologies to enhance brand articulation and recruitment for numerous organisations, including Areva, Boeing, Deloitte, Disney, Mondelez, P&G, and Walmart.
If you want to connect with Steve before, during, or after the event, you can find him @99GR81 on both Twitter and Instagram and, of course, on LinkedIn.
|Steve Othen, Head of Strategic Projects, Recruitment & Employment Confederation
After a brief spell as a Permanent Consultant for a high street recruitment agency, Steve joined The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) in September 2004. Over the last decade, Steve has held various roles across the business including Corporate Membership Manager, Organisational Change Manager, Head of Service Delivery and Acting Director of Member Delivery. Steve assumed his current position of Head of Strategic Projects in July 2013 and manages, among other projects, the Good Recruitment Campaign.
Steve is a Fellow of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, has completed the Diploma in Recruitment Practice, and is now studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management.
|Rob Ryan, Recruitment Manager, Discovery Communications
Rob has been in recruitment for 8 years. He Joined Tesco Mobile in 2010 to manage all retail stores recruitment and progressed to Head of Resourcing, responsible for all recruitment strategy for Retail, Tesco Mobile Joint Venture, Telesales and Customer Care.
After Leaving Tesco Rob moved to the world of Media where he manages a team of recruiters to deliver for Discovery Networks International. His team sits throughout Europe to search out top talent to across all our hubs globally.
|Ellie Pike, Resourcing Manager, Penguin Random House
Ellie Pike started her career agency-side before moving in-house after two and a half years at a small firm. Ellie is now Resourcing Manager at Penguin Random House UK, a role she took on following the merger in 2013 and has been with the business since 2009. Overseeing resourcing across the business, Ellie works to ensure that the business is attracting candidates to roles across its entirety, using a variety of recruitment methods, marketing and data to ensure a diverse range of talent is being brought into the company. Ellie is also passionate about diversity and has been involved in a number of initiatives with inclusivity and diversity at their heart.
|Jon Hull, Group Head of Resourcing, Carillion
Jon Hull has over 20 years in the recruitment industry across agency , RPO and in-house roles including globally focussed roles and a variety of industries including investment banking, professional services, distribution and business services.
Currently, Group Head of Resourcing at construction and services giant Carillion. He is passionate about improving diversity and the development of the in-house function into an insight led, data driven function that transforms how companies look at talent.
|Chris Marsh, Director of Resourcing, Atkins
Chris Marsh is Director of Resourcing for Atkins one of the World’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies. In this role he oversees Atkins global recruitment activity covering a wide range of engineering and related disciplines. In the last 12 months they have hired over 4000 new staff to support business growth bringing both the breadth and depth of expertise to enable Atkins to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. Chris was voted “in house recruitment leader of the year” in 2014 at the Recruiter awards and named as one of the 11 most influential in house recruiters by recruiter magazine.
Chris has previously undertaken a wide variety of senior HR roles with Atkins, ICI and Shell
|Gary Manning, Senior Recruiter, King.com
Gary has worked in recruitment since 1996 starting in agencies before moving to RPO and then in house. Industry experience includes IT, telco, banking and gaming. He has worked for King since 2013 during a period of significant growth (King created Candy Crush Saga, Farms Heroes, Pet Rescue and other top 10 grossing mobile games). Gary looks after hiring for the corporate functions globally but also manages lots of projects which help with process improvement and future innovation with the team. He’s passionate about creating a great experience for the business and the candidates who come into contact with King.
|David Hunter, Manager, Talent Acquisition EMEA & US, Skyscanner
David is an experienced recruitment professional having worked across consultancy, RPO and In-house with companies like Hudson, Alexander Mann, Heineken and Atos over the last 18 years.
David joined Skyscanner in late 2012 to build a team and a global recruitment strategy. At that time the company had 1 recruiter. Role forward nearly 3 years and with a global team of 14 delivering 300 hires across 9 global offices Skyscanner has really taken off, literally.
|Adam Sunman, Employer Branding and Social Media Lead, Vodafone
Adam studied History and International relations, so naturally started out as a recruiter with an interest in digital, before becoming an employer brand specialist. His experience falls heavily in the tech sector, with a stint in FMCG. He’s interested in how businesses use social to empower their people and customers. He’s currently working at Vodafone, where he’s the employer brand lead, responsible for the employer brand in 26 markets.
|Karina Govindji, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Vodafone
Karina is Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Vodafone. Prior to this she spent 9 and a half years at Gallup as a managing consultant, working with senior executive teams in FTSE 250 companies, influencing them to better understand how to leverage the engagement of their people and customers.
Prior to Gallup, Karina spent seven years with the Kingfisher group, specialising in Organisational development. As a winner of the ‘Asian Woman of Achievement in Business’ award 2014, Karina has a passion for driving the diversity agenda and has researched and written articles on how diversity is the key to unlocking organisational performance and engagement.
|Jane Davey, Manager – Talent Acquisition, UK Consumer, Amazon
Jane manages retail and general corporate hiring for Amazon’s UK consumer business, having joined as senior recruiter in 2011. Prior to this, Jane worked as a resourcing business partner at online supermarket Ocado, initially for the technology group and later taking responsibility for other head office hiring, including their graduate scheme. Before moving in-house, Jane was a senior manager at professional staffing firm Badenoch & Clark, specialising in legal recruiting. Jane graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1995 and completed the CIPD’s Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2012.
|09:00||Coffee and registration|
|09:30||Chair’s opening remarks
Jason Gowlett, Head of HR Operations, Direct Line Group
|09:45||Building a best in class recruitment process
Steve Othen, Head of Strategic Projects, REC
|10:10||Pro-active and innovative sourcing
Rob Ryan, Recruitment Manager, Discovery Communications
|10:35||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|10:50||Refreshments and networking|
|11:20||Feeding the unicorn….Attracting candidates where there are skills shortages
David Hunter, Manager, Talent Acquisition EMEA & US, Skyscanner
|11:45||How tech can power your recruitment marketing strategy
Steven Ehrlich, VP Client Development, AIA Worldwide
|12:10||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|12:30||Lunch and networking|
|13:30||Knowledge share networking session
Round table discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key recruitment challenges
|14:15||Workforce planning and talent pooling
Jon Hull, Group Head of Resourcing, Carillion
|Developing, activating and embedding a strong employer brand
The presentation follows the journey taken by Atkins over 2 years from deciding they needed an employer brand, through devising one, launching it and embedding it within the business.
Chris Marsh, Director of Resourcing, Atkins
|14:40||Practical tips to using social media for recruitment
Ellie Pike, Resourcing Manager, Penguin Random House
|14:40||Game Jam; creating a buzz around your brand
Gary Manning, Senior Recruiter, King Digital Entertainment
|15:05||Questions and discussion with speakers||15:05||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|15:15||Refreshments and networking|
|15:35||Attracting, developing and caring for our female talent
Adam Sunman, Employer Branding and Social Media Lead, and Karina Govindji, Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Vodafone
|16:00||Recruitment metrics and analytics
Jane Davey, Manager – Talent Acquisition, UK Consumer, Amazon
|16:25||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|16:35||Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference|
|AIA Worldwide is the EMEA headquarters of TMP Worldwide, the global, technology-enabled recruitment communications agency that leverages software, advertising and creativity to develop and deploy our clients’ employer brands across digital, social and mobile outlets.
The products and services we offer cover all areas of the recruitment advertising market, from an initial idea through to final delivery. This starts with employer brand research and development; continues with creative strategy and development; media strategy, including planning, buying and placement across multiple media; digital development, including career sites, mobile, video, and social; and then extends to metrics, measurement and training.