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Innovation in Recruitment Summit 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

£349.00 – £399.00
Innovation in Recruitment Conference


How this conference will help improve your recruitment…

This conference will take an in-depth look at the latest innovations in recruitment, with a focus on workforce planning, digital & social media strategies and the latest technologies.

  • The event will give you the tools to develop cost-effective solutions that support your business agenda.
  • This conference will help you streamline recruitment strategies and improve your candidate experience.
Here’s some quick links to help you find the information you need about this event: Innovation in Recruitment Conference

Hayley Griffin

This conference will help you keep up to day with the latest developments in recruitment, which is especially important now the ‘war for talent’ is heating up again!

Hayley Griffin
Conference Producer




This event will help you…

  • Develop an innovative approach to traditional recruitment methods
  • Revamp the sourcing strategy and create innovative recruitment advertising strategies
  • Making your brand stand out amongst competition for talent
  • Build virtual on line communities to improve talent pooling
  • Manage volume recruitment
  • Understand the latest technology developments
  • Achieve demonstrable efficiency and value
  • Link recruitment to business outcomes
  • Reach the global workforce


Book NowOther professionals like you have found this event useful.  Here’s what they said:

  • “Very formative and expertise was demonstrated. Found the conference to be very motivating” – Team Leader, Aecom
  • “Speakers all very interesting” – HR Recruitment Leader, KBR(UK) Ltd
  • “Very good conference, inspirational!” – Global expertise lead, Accenture
  • “Excellent presentations from companies leading in innovation of recruitment” – Recruitment officer, Prudential
  • “Speakers gave good innovative approaches and concise information – Resourcing manager, London Borough of Sutton and Merton




09:00 Coffee and registration
Chair’s opening remarks

Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Creating a pipeline and increasing brand awareness
  • Making your brand stand out amongst competition for talent
  • Building brand advocacy internally as well as externally
  • Evolving strategies to match a constantly changing market

Clare Lewis, HR Recruitment Business Partner, Willis

Taking mobile recruitment to the next level
  • Video interviewing and the impact on work life balance
  • Managing the candidate experience

Mark Astley, Lead Resourcing Business Partner, Barclays

10:45 Questions and discussion with speakers
11:00 Refreshments and networking
Book NowWho needs social media when you already source enough good candidates?
  • An HR Director’s perspective
  • The missed opportunities
  • Steps to implement and integrate
  • Measurement and results

Marc Bertrand, HR Director, Northgate, Richard Pearson, Managing Director, ResourceBank and Lisa Jones, Director, Barclay Jones

Managing international recruitment to ensure you get the best people

Gemma Lockhart, Global Head of Recruitment, Essence

12:30 Questions and discussion with speakers
12:45 Lunch and networking
13:45 Knowledge share networking session
Hyper growth & high engagement
  • Managing recruitment through hyper growth and keeping your people engaged
  • Keeping on top of your applications and getting the right people for the job
  • Looking after your temps; from assessments through to retention

Natasha McArthur, Talent Acquisition Manager, Ovo Energy

15:00 Refreshments and networking
Attracting the right talent and volume of applicants
  • Managing application volume for unskilled positions
  • Innovative methods of advertising
  • Being honest and doing things differently
  • Online recruitment strategies

Brian Parkin, ‎Head of Operational Recruitment and Training, Ocado

Technology innovation
  • What’s the future of recruitment technology?

Mirage Islam, Former Group Talent & Technology Specialist, TalkTalk Group Plc

16:20 Questions and discussion with speakers
16:30 Chair’s closing remarks and end of conference


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ResourceBank LogoResourceBank recruits, retains and manages talent on behalf of leading organisations in the UK and Europe. We offer a range of services including recruitment outsourcing, executive search, HR administration outsourcing and workforce assessment. Service delivery and customer satisfaction are the two cornerstones of our approach and, as a result, the majority of our new business is sourced from repeat clients and from recommendation. Every client challenge is treated as a new unique project and our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each and every customer. Established in 1995, we employ nearly 100 professionals supporting a diverse client base including Magnet Group, Tesco, Vector Aerospace, Müller Dairy and Pitney Bowes.

Book NowInformation for potential sponsors Consultants and vendors to the market must book as exhibitors and we reserve the right to refuse admission to any delegate that we deem to be a supplier.  If your organisation would be interested in promoting itself through the wide variety of exhibitions, sponsorship and marketing opportunities available at this event, please email or call sales at sales@symposium-events.co.uk or 020 7231 5100.



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Frequently asked questions

Conference Attendee Questions

Will I get the event presentations?


Download detailed instructions here.

For environmental reasons, we do not print conference presentations.  They become available as a download in your account on this site, shortly before the event.

When your order is completed online, an account it automatically created for you.

Please remember the account login and password you created during the event registration process.  You will need this to access the presentations.

The event presentations are added to this account shortly before the seminar and can then be downloaded. We will notify you when they are available.



In order for people to get the presentations they have to download them from an account on this website. 

If you made the booking, you can download them for your colleague as you already have an account – or they can create their own account.

To create an account, the attendee will need to purchase the documentation directly from the site.  Don’t worry – we will email them a “Coupon Code” to input which makes the purchase free of charge. 

Normally we email all attendees to notify them when the documentation is available online about one week before the event.  We include account set up instructions and the Coupon Code with that email. 



You can find the LOST PASSWORD screen under “MY ACCOUNT” on the top menu of our site or by clicking HERE.


What food and refreshments are provided?

Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


I am a supplier or consultant, can I attend?

Sorry, but suppliers may not attend as delegates.

We do allow a strictly limited number of suppliers to exhibit.  Further exhibitor information can be found here or by calling our sales team on 020 7231 5100.

How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

How do I book an event?

You can book online
Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

You can book by telephone
Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

Event Date Changes

Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

Please see our full terms and conditions here .

  • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
  • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
  • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
  • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.



Book here

Select the number of tickets you require and the appropriate rate (charity or standard) from the “Tickets” section below.  Then click “Add to Cart” to proceed to the payment section where you can choose your payment method, enter any discount codes, etc. and place your booking.


Thursday, 18 September 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£349.00 – £399.00
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Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf, London
South Quay, Marsh Wall
London, E14 9SH United Kingdom


Symposium Events
020 7231 5100