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The recruitment outlook

Recruiting the right people for your organisation is undoubtedly getting harder in 2015. For the first time since the recession the number of advertised jobs has overtaken the number of job seekers, putting the candidate in a much stronger position. The UK is now suffering from an ever-increasing 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, with all organisations now looking, not just to strengthen existing talent pipelines and recruitment processes, but to harness the latest innovation to give them that vital edge they need.

This conference will take an in-depth look at the latest innovations in recruitment, bringing you the leading theory and expertise and discussing new technologies; helping you to stand out from competition in a tough market and find the right skills for hard-to-fill roles faster.

One of the highlights of the Symposium calendar

Symposium head of conference production, Hayley Griffin said, “Our delegates will hear case studies from top brands who have innovated; learn what makes them stand out and achieve success. We’ve put together an agenda that will help them develop an innovative approach to traditional recruitment methods. Of course, its all aimed at making sure their organisations can fill those hard-to-fill positions and skilled roles faster.”

Year on year the Innovation in Recruitment Summit helps organisations of all sizes revamp their sourcing strategies and create innovative recruitment advertising strategies, making their brand stand out amongst the intense competition for talent

Our speakers have led the way with innovations such as virtual online communities to improve talent pooling, gamification, video, mobile, data analytics and advances in social media, enabling them to reach a global workforce.

The expert speakers

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David Hunter, manager of talent acquisition EMEA & US for Skyscanner, will be speaking to delegates about attracting candidates where there are skills shortages, or what he calls ‘feeding the unicorn’

Our production team were excited a few days ago when they told us that David Hunter, manager of talent acquisition in EMEA and US for global travel search engine Skyscanner, had joined an already strong speaker line-up.

An experienced recruitment professional having worked across consultancy, RPO and in-house roles 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 one recruiter, but role forward three years and, with a global team of 14 now delivering 300 hires across 9 global offices, the travel specialists have really taken off!

David will be sharing the secrets of his success in building Skyscanner’s recruitment function and discussing his views on how best to attract talent when faced with dramatical skills shortages. 

Media partners

Our long term event partnership with HRreview continues ahead of the conference again this year. This week you can find a recruitment special edition, featuring a full preview of our event on September 24 in Kensington, London and a plethora of feature articles, analysis, news, opinion and free resources on recruitment in 2015 by going to

Book now!

Delegate places are going fast now since our agenda was announced, and we want you and your organisation to benefit from this event, a must in any HR and recruitment practitioner’s calendar. To book your place in September, call 0207 231 5100 or go to the Innovation in Recruitment Summit homepage.