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Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition

Monday, 14 December 2015 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition

Moving from Recruitment to Strategic Talent Acquisition

14 December 2015 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, London


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Recruitment is going through a major shift at the moment, responding to the already somewhat more positive economic environment and the renewed focus on the war for talent given rising skills shortages, as well as changing candidate expectations. Smart organisations are also taking advantage of new opportunities and meeting new requirements for looking for the best candidates using increasingly diverse sources and by using a range of different approaches.

This seminar will review the major inputs to the shift in recruitment, using research, case examples, and the trainer’s and participants’ own experiences. In addition, the course will consider the impacts of the shift on participants’ recruitment activities, recruiter capabilities and their recruitment functions.

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The five vital tools you will learn about on this course:

By the end of the course you will:

  1. Understand how recruitment can be designed as a strategic approach to talent acquisition
  2. Have reviewed the technologies available to support recruitment activities and how these can be built into recruitment processes
  3. Be able to identify the best measures, benchmarks and analytics to help monitor the implementation of recruitment activities
  4. Understand the likely progression of the recruiting function
  5. Be able to plan for and navigate through the changing nature of recruitment, selecting the best approaches

Learn more about how you can develop your own strategic talent acquisition programme, from course tutor Jon Ingham

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You should attend this course if you are an:

  • VPs, Directors and managers of talent management, staffing, resourcing, recruitment and talent acquisition
  • HR staff concerned with employer branding or how they can best integrate with Recruitment
  • Staff from recruitment agencies and RPO providers

People like you have attended this event.  This is what they had to say…

Here is just some of the feedback left by previous attendees:

  • “Enjoyed the collaboration style of the day where people could add to the conversation at any time.”
    – Talent Manager, Brambles
  • “Interesting and opened up new ideas for me and my business.” – Head of Resourcing and Development, BSI
  • “Great day, really interesting content. Lots to take back to the team!” – Resource Consultant, Bupa
  • “Great environment to gain the update on what is possible – good for lots of ideas – thank you.” – HR Manager, ACO Technologies plc
  • “Exactly what I’d hoped for.” – Group Resourcing and Development Manager, Imperial Tobacco
  • “Excellent and inspiring.” – HR Advisor, GL Garrad Hassan
  • “Lots to take in and understand what will be relevant to put in place in our organisation. Jon is extremely knowledgeable and interesting – excellent training at the right level.” – Recruitment Consultant, NSPCC
  • “Really enjoyable and interesting.” – HRBP, Kwik Fit
  • “Good course, a lot of good information and ideas; was helpful to consolidate ideas or help think in a different way!” – UK Resourcing Manager, Arla Foods UK
  • “Really liked Jon’s approach and style and experiences. Good networking opportunity.” – HR Manager, Bromford Housing Group Ltd

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9:30  Registration and Coffee
10:00  Welcome, Introductions and Objectives for the day
10:15  Strategic Recruitment

  • Opportunities for differentiation and competitive advantage
  • Linking recruitment to human capital strategy and workforce planning focused on critical roles in the organisation
  • Developing an organisation’s employer or talent brand – factors that are important to candidates and effectively promoting what the organisation provides
  • Employee referrals: developing employees as organisational advocates and providers of sourced candidates
 11:30  Technology in Recruitment

  • Recent evolutions in technology and the opportunities these provide for recruitment
  • Best practices in use of e-recruitment and internet based applications
  • The challenges and benefits of the use of web 2.0 and social media (Linkedin, Twitter etc) including proximity apps such as Foursquare for push and pull recruitment purposes
 12:45  Lunch and Discussion
 13:45  Delivering on the Deal

  • Planning for engagement and retention of recruited employees – ensuring the promised job and organisational benefits are delivered
  • The key drivers of engagement and retention which are common to different demographics / psychographics, and how these can also vary according to individual
  • The increasing need to personalise the offer to appeal to diverse motivations
 14:30  Afternoon Tea
 14:45  The Future of the Recruiting Function

  • Reviewing options for delivering services to meet organisational recruitment needs
  • Developing recruiting as a business partner
  • Identifying measures and metrics to support recruitment processes including recommendations on best practice and best fit metrics
 15:45  Conclusions and Action Planning

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Jon Ingham

HR Strategy Consultant

Jon is a leading specialist in strategic people management and organizational development issues. He regularly speaks and provides training in Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia and has also lectured on strategic management, change management and human resources on executive MBA courses across Europe.

He is the author of Strategic HCM: Creating value through people (2006) and is currently completing a second book called Social advantage. He also posts regularly to blogs with these same titles and has recently been recognized as the top global online influencer in talent management.

Before working with Symposium, Jon served as Director of Human Capital Consulting, Europe for Buck Consultants / ACS, as Head of HR Consulting for Penna and as International HR Director for Ernst & Young after working as an IT and change management consultant for Andersen Consulting. Jon delivers a number of Symposium training workshops on HR issues such as business partnering, workforce planning, business and HR process design, organizational design and development and HR innovation.

Jon has a BA in Psychology, a Masters in Engineering and an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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