Attracting the right talent and recruiting the best employees for your organisation may be difficult and challenging, particularly in the today’s market when the number of advanced jobs has overtaken the number of job seekers. How do you create a competitive recruitment strategy and win the best talent for your business? What are the best tools to attract the right candidates whose expectations are higher than ever? And finally, how to deal with the skills gap?
What are the solutions for more than half of British businesses saying young people do not have the right skills for the job when they leave school.
|09:00||Coffee and registration|
|09:30||Chair’s opening remarks Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services, Recruitment and Employment Confederation|
|09:45||Employer branding on a ‘boot strap’ budget
Ruth Penfold, Director of Talent Acquisition, Shazam
|10:10||Developing an innovative recruitment process – being brilliant at the basics
Rachel Brooks, Talent Resourcing Manager, Kerry Foods
|10:35||5 steps to next generation employer reputation building
Jason Frank, CEO and Co-Global Head of the Employee Practice, MSLGROUP UK
|11:00||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|11:10||Refreshments and networking|
|11:25||Smarter human resourcing
Maria McLachlan, Head of Resourcing | Personal Banking and Client & Customer Experience, Barclays
|11:50||Using intuitive recruitment analytics techniques
Dominic Embley, Sector Manager – Business Intelligence, HR & Recruitment, Informance
|12:15||The use of technology in the selection process
Rob Farace, Senior Programme Lead – Recruiting, NHS Leadership Academy
|12:40||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|12:50||Lunch and networking|
|13:50||Knowledge share networking session
Round table discussions with your peers to share solutions to your key recruitment challenges
|14:15||Video interviewing: the PepsiCo journey
Daniel Fitzpatrick, Talent Acquisition Lead, PepsiCo
|14:15||Recruiting the best people for highly-skilled roles
Katrina Collier, Social Recruiting Specialist & Symposium Events Trainer
|14:40||Revealing our hidden talents
Ian Thurgood, Former Joint Managing Director, Wilkin and Sons
|14:40||‘Recruit like Bond’: innovative social recruitment
Sara Duxbury, Head of People, Fletchers Solicitors
|15:05||Questions and discussion with speakers||15:05||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|15:15||Refreshments and networking|
|15:30||Why we should wow: repairing the candidate experience
In light of the general shift from agency to in house recruitment, the emphasis is now on the employer to attract, engage, prepare and educate candidates. It is easy for highly attractive employers to fall into the trap of neglecting the last three on this list. We will talk about:
Alex Bennett, Graduate Talent Manager, L’Oréal
Michael Lake, Recruitment Manager, L’Oréal
|15:55||You’ve got to have big data, right?
Matt Bradburn, Talent Acquisition Manager, Lyst
|16:20||Questions and discussion with speakers|
|16:30||Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference|
Director of Policy and Professional Services
Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Tom Hadley is Director of Policy and Professional Services at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). His role focuses on lobbying key Government and EU officials on a range of labour market issues and highlighting REC initiatives to promote industry standards, including enforcement of a Code of Professional Practice, audit schemes and the Diversity Pledge.
Previous roles include six years at the CBI, working at recruitment and economic development consultancy MBA Training Research & Development, a traineeship within the European Commission and working for the in-house legal department of the French multi-national Vivendi.
Director of Talent Acquisition
Ruthie has around 15 years experience in the recruitment industry. Her first 13 years were spent in a number of small, boutique largely contingency firms which set her up perfectly for the pace of the ‘StartUp’ space. She moved ‘in-house’ for Shazam in 2013, and now leads their global hiring.
She believes that brilliant people are the lifeblood of any successful business and is excited to share her experiences in evolving the recruitment practices at Shazam with you all.
Talent Resourcing Manager
With ten years’ recruitment experience from an agency, the charity sector and within FMCG, Rachel currently leads the resourcing team at Kerry Foods, based across the UK and ROI. Having been with the business for nine months, her team of six recruiters have successfully transitioned the business from an RPO to an in-house target operating model, driving outstanding results.
Prior to this, Rachel spent a year consulting within the charity sector, supporting their recruitment processes and subsequent to this she enjoyed five years at Dairy Crest, managing the resourcing team within the HR Shared Service.
When not recruiting, Rachel is married with two young children and has a passion for Pilates and Asian food!
CEO and Co-Global Head of the Employee Practice
Jason is Co-Head of the Global Employee Communications and Engagement Practice and CEO of the MSLGROUP UK office. He is a qualified marketer (CIM) and graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Jason has over 20 years’ blue chip experience in employee communications and engagement.
He has been responsible for evolving MSLGROUP’s employee communications offer over the last seven years to reflect audience and client requirements. Jason’s past and current clients include KPMG, EY, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, HSBC, The Coca-Cola Company, Herbert Smith Freehills and Sainsbury’s.
Head of Executive Resourcing
A seasoned recruitment professional with a range of agency and in-house experience gained across multiple industries.
Maria currently work for Barclays where she is responsible for entry to executive level resourcing across Personal Banking & Client and Customer Experience teams for Barclays UK, leading a team of Resourcing Business Partners and an RPO who together deliver well over 4000 critical hires every year.
Sector Manager – Business Intelligence, HR & Recruitment
For 7 years, Dominic has been advising companies on how to see the whole story within their enterprise. Customers have included MARS, Disney, Tesco, Jaguar Land Rover, Friends Life, Del Monte, Bakkavor and Manchester United Football Club.
He has designed innovative solutions for the HR and Recruitment sector and was involved with an analytics tech start-up that was acquired in 2011. Earlier in his career Dominic was a Director at PPM (a management consultancy) and prior to that a team leader at the Adecco Group.
In his spare time Dominic is a voluntary business mentor for the Princes Trust, a keen motorcyclist and sports fan.
Senior Programme Lead – Resourcing
NHS Leadership Academy
Former Joint Managing Director
Wilkin and Sons
Ian Thurgood spent ten years at the head of Wilkin and Sons, renowned for its ‘Tiptree’ preserves.
He was variously responsible for global sales, marketing and business diversification. Most recently Ian was involved in change leadership, building a strong team for the future and developing new growth areas such as the ‘Tiptree’ tea room group.
Wilkin and Sons has long nurtured an unconventional approach to recruitment. Ian built upon that philosophy, improving recruitment processes and at times stripping things back to organisational basics to promote long-term thinking.
Ian is a Fellow of the CIM and is currently writing about entrepreneurial decision-making.
Social Recruiting Specialist & Symposium Events Trainer
Since 2009, Katrina Collier has been showing SMEs to global Corporates around the world how to source their staff on social media; transforming HR & Recruiters into Certified Searchologists.
London UK based, Katrina is a social recruiting specialist; a global trainer and keynote speaker, sharing proven techniques gained from over a decade of full cycle recruitment and social recruiting experience.
Katrina is one of The 100 Most Influential People in HR & Recruiting on Twitter and her social recruiting opinion is quoted in HRreview, SHRM, The Staffing Stream, and Cambridge University’s Strategies for Success. She writes avidly on The Searchologist Live, and is a regular HR & Recruitment speaker.
When she’s not on a plane, you’ll find her tweeting @WinningImpress and on Instagram, LinkedIn & Facebook amongst others.
Head of People
As Head of People at Fletchers Solicitors, a Sunday Times Top 100 employer, Sara is responsible for defining and implementing the talent, training and HR strategy.
A qualified psychologist and executive coach, with an extensive retail background; Sara is a people person through and through. She has revolutionised the way Fletchers deals with HR and recruitment.
Out of work, Sara can often be found shoe shopping and is an avid Newcastle United supporter, showing she isn’t quite perfect.
Graduate Talent Manager
Alex joined L’Oréal from Bath University as an intern in 2011 working within the Graduate Recruitment space and was subsequently appointed to the permanent role coordinating graduate activities.
After a short spell outside of the Company at the BBC in 2014 Alex returned to L’Oreal as the HR Officer within the HR Retail team working with the Beauty Consultants and field teams.
Alex has recently been appointed as the Graduate Talent Manager, bringing a wealth of knowledge of the graduate arena, an expertise in assessing graduate talent and the passion to drive a creative programme of activities with a social and digital steer.
Michael Lake started in recruitment at the start of 2010 in the City of London, recruiting finance staff into top global law firms working in the professional staffing agency of Adecco – Badenoch and Clark. In 2012 he went “in house” recruiting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Discovery Networks International, the international arm of Discovery Communications Inc (home of the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and several other household TV channels).
Since joining L’Oréal in October 2014, Michael has been tasked with increasing talent acquisition across Europe as part of the group’s drive to recruit highly talented and qualified candidates for the “Emerging Markets”.
A big part of this strategy is partnering with top business schools in the region who are educating experienced people from those markets to help offer them opportunities after graduation. The other main prong to the Emerging Markets strategy is actively mapping and targeting experienced international hires across Western Europe in a headhunting style.
Talent Acquisition Manager
Matt has 7 years experience designing and implementing Talent and People Ops strategies for tech companies across the world.
Recently he’s worked for high growth, VC backed businesses like Qubit and Lyst; doubling growth in a short period of time, whilst focusing on maintaining a great company ethos.
He is passionate about the role of talent in shaping businesses and is co-founder of DBR, London’s biggest Slack, talks and meetup group for Internal Talent professionals.
We are MSLGROUP in the UK.
We’re a communications agency with digital, insight and creativity at its heart. We help some of the world’s leading employers to build and protect their reputations and relationships – inside and outside their organisations. Our clients include Associated British Foods, ABInbev, BG Group, Canon, BMW, BP, EY and GSK.
We help organisation’s around the world to deliver their business and people strategies by understanding, attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining top talent. Our work spans the entire ‘Employee Lifecycle’ from EVP development to attraction and engagement. Our teams combine expertise in consultancy, insight and strategy development to activation – including creative, writing, digital and technical development.
As part of the global MSLGROUP network we have more than 3,500 colleagues worldwide. MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement business, advising clients on all aspects of their multi-stakeholder communications.
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